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New York Times, Friday, July 14, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,382
Across
1. Stalls. : BOOTHS
7. Extreme conservative. : DIEHARD
14. Casual. : OFFHAND
16. Fashionable. : INVOGUE
17. Balance ___. : OFPOWER
18. Straight route. : BEELINE
19. Grassland. : LEA
20. Maintain. : KEEP
22. Most important sides. : FRONTS
23. English composer. : ARNE
25. Make thin or less dense. : RAREFY
27. Tropical shrub with fragrant flowers. : JASMINE
29. Bremen or United States. : SHIP
33. Norwegian dramatist. : IBSEN
36. And the like. : ETCETERA
38. Notice. : PLACARD
41. Dispersed. : STREWED
42. Flattery: Colloq. : SOFTSOAP
44. Beaches. : SANDS
45. Is indebted to. : OWES
46. Went counter to. : CROSSED
49. Short, light, informal story. : SKETCH
50. Playground. : YARD
54. Period of conditional freedom. : PAROLE
58. Irrational number. : SURD
60. Kitten's sound. : MEW
61. Work. : OPERATE
63. Length, as of movie film. : FOOTAGE
65. Small change. : PENNIES
66. Obsequies. : FUNERAL
67. Holds out. : EXTENDS
68. Proper and fitting. : DECENT
Down
1. Refrain word in a college song. : BOOLA
2. Bid. : OFFER
3. "The pipes ___." : OFPAN
4. However. : THO
5. Falcon. : HAWK
6. Smiles derisively. : SNEERS
7. Dip bait gently into the water. : DIB
8. Actually. : INEFFECT
9. All possible. : EVERY
10. Entire: Comb. form. : HOLO
11. Decidedly not for. : AGIN
12. Undersized animal. : RUNT
13. Letters. : DEES
15. "Air castle." : DREAM
21. ___ dieu. : PRIE
24. Drives out. : EJECTS
26. Noun suffixes. : ENTS
28. Genus of ducks. : ANAS
29. Reliable. : STEADY
30. Cut. : HEWN
31. Made angry. : IRED
32. Launching areas at Canaveral. : PADS
33. ___ facto. : IPSO
34. Put forth (blossoms). : BLOW
35. Not out. : SAFE
37. Gaelic. : ERSE
39. Darted ahead swiftly. : ROCKETED
40. Oppose and defy. : DARE
43. Kitchen utensils. : POTS
47. Worn or rough spot. : SCUFF
48. One of a set of ships' ropes. : SHROUD
49. Destroyed. : SLAIN
51. To love: Latin. : AMARE
52. One of King Lear's daughters. : REGAN
53. Lived. : DWELT
54. Master of the heroic couplet. : POPE
55. Top. : APEX
56. Figure in a lease. : RENT
57. Department of France. : ORNE
59. Finished. : DONE
62. Letter. : ESS
64. Sleuth. : TEC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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