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OLD AND NEW

New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 1961

Author: Threba Johnson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 654 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 19, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original number and clue for 51-Down were buried in the middle of the 73-Down clue.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,349
Across Down
1. Old treasures. : RELICS
7. Star in Gemini. : CASTOR
13. First with the "new look." : DIOR
17. "New Moon," for one. : SHOW
21. Prophet of 875 B. C. : ELISHA
22. Province in Manchuria. : LIAOSI
23. West Point. : USMA
24. Old ___. : ROSE
25. "You are old, ___ . . . " : FATHERWILLIAM
27. "Old Wives' Tale" character. : CONSTANCE
29. Explosive. : TNT
30. Black: Comb. form. : ATRO
31. Boys' favorite author, 19th cen. : ALGER
33. Egyptian king, c. 2500 B. C. : PEPI
34. Material of a certain old bucket. : OAK
35. 1.0567 liquid quarts. : LITRE
37. Captain Hook's henchman. : SMEE
38. Book of the Old Testament. : AMOS
40. Mends. : DARNS
42. Generous. : OPEN
44. Hold in affection. : ENDEAR
46. Egyptian king, 1922–36. : FUAD
47. Half gainer, for one. : DIVE
48. Raja's wife. : RANEE
50. Look at closely. : SCAN
51. New England's pride. : ELMS
52. Relative of a thingumajig. : DINGBAT
55. Glance: Fr. : APERCU
57. Chemical compound. : IODIDE
59. Cutting implements. : SWINGSAWS
61. Education's goal. : CULTURE
63. Boston's ball park. : FENWAY
65. Hero of 1865 juvenile. : HANS
66. Garland. : LEI
67. Prince who became Henry V. : HAL
68. Old. : AGED
70. Creek: Geog. : RIA
71. Eagle-borne hero of Babylonian myth. : ETANA
73. Muezzin's call. : AZAN
74. Namesakes of an Astaire. : ADELES
76. Word-of-mouth betters: Racing slang. : ORALERS
78. Have ___ (be cautious). : ACARE
79. Old American family. : ASTOR
81. What the old guard does. : STANDSPAT
83. Battleground of 1346. : CRECY
84. First-rate, new style. : SUPER
85. Durrell character. : MELISSA
86. Hardy. : ROBUST
88. Writer James ___. : AGEE
89. Old Italian playing card. : TAROT
90. Theological degree. : THD
92. River of the Old World. : NILE
93. "What is it?" : YES
96. Quill. : PEN
97. Old sign-off, "Yr. obdt. ___." : SERV
98. Blacksmiths. : SHOERS
101. "Old Wives' Tale" author. : BENNETT
103. Trite. : HACKNEYED
106. Creeks. : INLETS
108. Old Spanish custom. : SIESTA
109. Unity. : ONENESS
110. Jeune fille. : ELLE
112. Soaks. : SOPS
114. More shrewd. : CUTER
115. Right, in jive talk. : REET
116. Old-time armor. : MAIL
117. Obliquely. : ASLANT
119. Caesura. : REST
120. Vary. : ALTER
122. Uttered. : TOLD
123. Soprano Gluck. : ALMA
124. Bower. : ARBOR
126. Conjunction. : NOR
127. Faithful wife, in Tennyson poem. : ENID
129. Western ___, mandate of New Zealand. : SAMOA
131. Mountain: Comb. form. : OREO
132. Large tree of P.I. : DAO
135. Old ladies. : GRANDAMES
138. Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. : BANKOFENGLAND
141. Strange: Scot. : UNCO
142. Nothing more than. : MERE
143. "The ___ Silas Lapham." : RISEOF
144. Filled to excess. : CLOYED
145. Recites. : SAYS
146. Sea bird. : ERNE
147. Beautifies. : ADORNS
148. Relative of "hijacks." : HEISTS
1. Robbed, old style. : REFT
2. ___ vital (vital impulse). : ELAN
3. "Old Curiosity Shop" character. : LITTLENELL
4. Somewhat: Suffix. : ISH
5. Foil. : CHEAT
6. "No Exit" author. : SARTRE
7. Addison's signature in the Spectator. : CLIO
8. Be ill. : AIL
9. Animal fabled to live in fire. : SALAMANDER
10. Ditchdigger, for one. : TOILER
11. River into the Missouri. : OSAGE
12. "___ of he Ancient Mariner." : RIME
13. Bar-le-___ (currant jam). : DUC
14. Crustacean. : ISOPOD
15. All, in stage directions. : OMNES
16. Grate. : RASP
17. Feminine title. : SRA
18. "The Old Maid" author (with "de"). : HONOREBALZAC
19. Inhabitant of old Italy. : OSCAN
20. "Three ___." : WEEKS
26. Women in the British navy. : WRENS
28. News. : TIDINGS
32. Space: Ger. : RAUM
36. Passive. : INERT
37. ___ Marmara. : SEAOF
39. Old Bay State: Abbr. : MASS
41. Certain statistics: Abbr. : AVGS
42. Plant of goosefoot family. : ORACH
43. New Guinea. : PAPUA
45. 7th cen. date. : DCI
46. ___ Market. : FLEA
47. Don't: Scot. : DINNA
49. Its capital is Quito. : ECUADOR
51. New Delhi embassy architect. : EDWARDSTONE
52. Reveille drum rolls. : DIANS
53. Bored, old style. : AWEARY
54. Malay wild ox. : TSINE
56. Exhorter. : URGER
58. Skull bulges. : INIONS
60. Another "Old Maid" author. : WHARTON
62. Fish. : EEL
64. Sharp cry. : YELP
69. Merit. : DESERVE
72. Rent. : TEAR
73. Vinegar: Comb. form. : ACET
74. To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
75. French town. : STLO
77. David's nephew. : ASAHEL
78. "___ and Old Lace." : ARSENIC
79. Like certain stables. : AUGEAN
80. "The Old Man and the Sea" star. : SPENCERTRACY
82. Islets. : AITS
83. Diminutive suffixes. : CULES
84. Daudet novel. : SAPHO
85. Tudor and Stuart. : MARYS
87. Apron part. : BIB
89. Small anvil. : TEEST
91. Sewer of new clothes. : DRESSMAKER
93. Old times. : YESTERDAYS
94. Feminine diminutives. : ETTES
95. Move suddenly. : START
97. Flouted. : SNEERED
99. What "the old woman" lived under. : HILL
100. Old Roman dress. : STOLA
102. Nerve: Prefix. : NEURO
104. Joint. : KNEE
105. New ___. : DEAL
107. Royat or Dax. : SPA
111. Box tops. : LIDS
113. Kind of drum. : SNARE
116. New. : MODERN
117. Shakespearean king. : ALONSO
118. Ditch. : TRENCH
120. Breed of cattle. : ANGUS
121. 1869 heroine. : LORNA
122. Old-___. : TIMER
123. "The way of a man with ___." : AMAID
125. Goblin: Scot. : BOGLE
128. Cognomen. : NAME
130. Mountain gap: Span. : ABRA
131. Ons and ___. : OFFS
133. Swiss-French author. : ANET
134. Advantage. : ODDS
136. Our: Fr. : NOS
137. Live through. : SEE
139. Augumentative ending. : OON
140. Law: Fr. : LOI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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