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New York Times, Friday, July 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,389
Across
1. Trumpet. : BLAST
6. First name in films. : ALEC
10. Pause-filling sound. : AHEM
14. Letter of the alphabet. : AITCH
15. Where Cuzco is. : PERU
16. Comic animal. : POGO
17. River of Hades. : LETHE
18. River through Munich. : ISAR
19. Units of light intensity. : PYRS
20. Chaperons. : DUENNAS
22. Relatives of lycées. : ECOLES
24. Spanish ___. : MAIN
25. Kind of show. : VARIETY
26. Shelters. : HAVENS
29. Late apartheid advocate of U. S. A. : MALAN
30. "___ in the hand . . . " : ABIRD
31. Play by Lindsay and Crouse. : TALLSTORY
35. Conducted. : LED
36. Sully. : TARNISH
38. Day, in Spain. : DIA
39. Designating good eggs. : FRESHLAID
41. Dress up. : PRINK
43. Ancient capital of Macedonia. : PELLA
44. Crotchety ones: Colloq. : CRANKS
45. Symbol of exile. : SIBERIA
48. Enjoyable. : GOOD
49. Of tweed, serge, etc. : WOOLEN
50. Eager desire. : LONGING
53. Object of ardent admiration. : IDOL
54. Full of wonder. : AWED
56. Showers. : RAINS
58. Departed. : GONE
59. Speech: Comb. form. : LOGO
60. Up, in baseball. : ATBAT
61. Coaster. : SLED
62. Bewildered. : LOST
63. Perle of Washington. : MESTA
Down
1. French dance. : BAL
2. Told stories. : LIED
3. Island in N. Pacific. : ATTU
4. Man of intrigue. : SCHEMER
5. On the spot. : THENANDTHERE
6. Of bees. : APIAN
7. Fewer. : LESS
8. Period. : ERA
9. Panaceas. : CUREALLS
10. Ordain. : APPOINT
11. Rule book of card games. : HOYLE
12. Plumed bird. : EGRET
13. Describing a rock garden. : MOSSY
21. Yugoslav city. : NIS
23. Intensified production effort. : CRASHPROGRAM
25. Lawful. : VALID
26. To some extent: Colloq. : HALF
27. But: Ger. : ABER
28. Refer to: Lat. : VIDE
29. Excessive enthusiasm. : MANIA
31. Part of a refrain. : TRALA
32. Thor's father. : ODIN
33. Sports center. : RINK
34. Tibetan fauna. : YAKS
37. As a whole. : ALLINALL
40. Signified. : SPELLED
42. Diffuse. : RADIATE
44. Peruse. : CON
45. Gulps down. : SWIGS
46. Chemical used in antiseptics. : IODOL
47. Famous frontiersman. : BOONE
48. Beckett character. : GODOT
50. Supports. : LEGS
51. Sharp prongs. : NIBS
52. Insect. : GNAT
55. Court. : WOO
57. Terminal: Abbr. : STA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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