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New York Times, Tuesday, May 9, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,316
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1. Makes over. : RECASTS
8. Gift for a 35th anniversary. : CORAL
13. Didactic writer. : MORALIST
14. Astronomer's muse. : URANIA
16. Descendant of the Wright biplane. : AIRLINER
17. Correct mss. : REDACT
18. Interweave. : PLAIT
19. "___ Sylphides." : LES
21. Peasant's shoe. : SABOT
22. Impart. : LEND
23. Paul Bunyan, for one. : GIANT
25. ___ avis. : RARA
26. Educator's degree. : EDD
27. Bakery goodies. : COOKIES
29. ___ semper tyrannis. : SIC
30. Troubadour. : POET
31. Saint of the 5th century. : PATRICK
33. Stuffs. : CRAMS
35. Reason enough. : CAUSE
36. Court usher. : BAILIFF
38. Wedge-shaped piece for leveling masonry. : SHIM
39. Water bird. : ERN
40. Her patron is 31 Across. : COLLEEN
42. Crow's call. : CAW
45. Traveler with Passepartout. : FOGG
47. A great amount: Colloq. : REAMS
48. Currency. : CASH
49. Successful. : ONTOP
51. "___ and I," Bacheller novel. : DRI
52. Deceptive. : FALSE
53. Thunderer. : ROARER
55. World-wide police group. : INTERPOL
57. Fugitive from a country. : EMIGRE
58. First animal in the dictionary. : AARDVARK
59. Varnish base. : ELEMI
60. Cut into three parts. : TRISECT
1. Stirred up sediment. : ROILED
2. Page's mission. : ERRAND
3. Hot; burning. : CALID
4. Dismounted. : ALIT
5. Pride, for one. : SIN
6. Great name in literature. : TSELIOT
7. Well-defined trait. : STREAK
8. Blackguard. : CUR
9. What assayers test. : ORES
10. Guide for ships. : RADAR
11. Xenophon's classic. : ANABASIS
12. Sweet substance from root of a plant. : LICORICE
13. Shade tree. : MAPLE
15. Undertake vigorously. : ATTACK
20. Use scissors. : SNIP
23. Likes very much: Slang. : GOESFOR
24. Provides with knowledge. : TEACHES
27. Laugh getter. : COMIC
28. Color, as glass. : STAIN
30. Chum. : PAL
32. Cuban product : RUM
33. Aria from "Rigoletto." : CARONOME
34. Raccoon's cousin. : RINGTAIL
36. In time past. : BEFORE
37. "Whence all but he had ___ . . . " : FLED
38. Type of college course. : SEMINAR
41. Rope. : LARIAT
42. Large cap of felt or sheepskin, worn in Near East. : CALPAC
43. Categorize. : ASSORT
44. Large marine snail. : WHELK
46. Ravine. : GORGE
48. Cut up. : CARVE
50. Beauty shop item, for short. : PERM
52. G-men: Slang. : FEDS
54. ___ publicae (in matters of state): Lat. : REI
56. Part of T.N.T. : TRI

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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