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New York Times, Monday, May 8, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { B G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 337 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,315
Across
1. Large water bird. : SWAN
5. Movable article on stage. : PROP
9. Headless, in heraldry. : ETETE
14. Sound of laughter. : HAHA
15. Four seasons. : YEAR
16. Not as strict. : LAXER
17. Acquit. : EXONERATE
19. Laud. : EXTOL
20. Gave rest to. : RELAXED
21. Varied. : DIVERSE
23. Compass direction. : ENE
24. Ones: Fr. : UNES
26. Admit. : CEDE
27. Noun suffix. : ADE
28. With 1 Down, Kipling's tiger. : KHAN
30. Hero of "Der Freischütz." : MAX
33. Phrase. : EXPRESSION
37. Documentary. : FILM
38. City in Spain, now called Jerez. : XERES
39. Diminutive suffixes. : ETS
40. Saint's day, in Italy. : FESTA
41. Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
42. Mitigates. : EXTENUATES
44. White ___. : SOX
45. Shakespearean role. : KATE
46. Baseball great. : OTT
47. Feminine suffixes. : INES
49. Hindu queen. : RANI
51. Moslem name. : ALI
54. Pairs again. : REMATES
57. Joined. : SPLICED
59. Be present. : EXIST
60. Oath. : EXPLETIVE
62. Energetic. : VITAL
63. Place. : LIEU
64. Black birds. : ANIS
65. Distinction. : STYLE
66. Marine appendages. : FINS
67. Agenda. : LIST
Down
1. See 28 Across. : SHERE
2. Pale. : WAXEN
3. Make ___ in (consume a sizable portion of). : AHOLE
4. Emile Zola heroine. : NANA
5. Seeds of apples, pears, etc. : PYRENES
6. 19th cen. novelist. : READE
7. Cereal grass. : OAT
8. Part of a sentence: Abbr. : PRED
9. Lucky number. : ELEVEN
10. Put a strain on. : TAXED
11. Radical. : EXTREMIST
12. Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
13. Gardner. : ERLE
18. Oozes. : EXUDES
22. "But ___ tell you anyhow . . . " : ICAN
25. Draw a fish bait over the surface of the water. : SKITTER
27. Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
29. Garden equipment. : HOSE
31. Old: Ger. : ALTE
32. Holyday. : XMAS
33. Letters. : EXES
34. Stranger: Comb. form. : XENO
35. Nearness. : PROXIMITY
36. Canonical hour. : SEXT
37. Exploit. : FEAT
40. Trifling. : FUTILE
42. Comfort. : EASE
43. Puzzle. : NONPLUS
45. Kitchen container. : KETTLE
48. Rhinal. : NASAL
50. Quaking. : ASPEN
51. Grapeseeds. : ACINI
52. Overalls. : LEVIS
53. Useful Latin phrase. : IDEST
54. Races the motor: Colloq. : REVS
55. Stage direction. : EXIT
56. Id. : SELF
58. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
61. Twelve. : XII

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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