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New York Times, Wednesday, July 26, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,394
Across Down
1. Part of a candle. : WICK
5. Type of train: Abbr. : SPEC
9. Historic city in Palestine. : GAZA
13. Needlecase. : ETUI
14. Mythical queen. : LEDA
15. ___ from the blue. : ABOLT
17. Great name in the theatre. : BERNHARDT
19. Norway. : NORGE
20. Quapaw tribesman. : ARKANSASINDIAN
22. ___ River. : EAST
23. Paid homage in a certain way. : KNEELED
24. Musical instrument. : BANJO
26. Gay songs. : LILTS
27. Hero of Shaw play. : ANTONY
29. Ah me! : ALAS
30. Sibling: Abbr. : BRO
33. Balsam. : TOLU
34. Heroine of "Our Town." : EMILY
36. Large number: Colloq. : SLEW
37. Ship's plank. : SNY
38. Energetic one,. : DOER
39. Hebrew prophet. : SAMUEL
41. Gazelles of the Sudan. : DAMAS
42. Students. : COEDS
43. Maker of pumps. : SHOEMAN
46. Papal name. : PIUS
47. Very uneasy (with "on"). : PINSANDNEEDLES
51. Pays up. : ANTES
52. Listen secretly. : EAVESDROP
54. Symbolic bird. : STORK
55. French name for German river. : RHIN
56. Alter ___. : EGOS
57. Boston and New York: Abbr. : SPTS
58. "My gal" and namesakes. : SALS
59. Tenant's concern. : RENT
1. Entanglement. : WEB
2. Virginia willow. : ITEA
3. Popularly. : CURRENTLY
4. Nocturnal, arboreal animal. : KINKAJOU
5. Incline. : SLANT
6. Type of ad: Abbr. : PERS
7. Old Norse poetry. : EDDA
8. Appalachian range. : CATSKILL
9. Water birds. : GANNETS
10. Homes. : ABODES
11. Weasel-like animal of Africa. : ZORIL
12. Sea lettuce and rockweed. : ALGAE
16. Watch over. : TEND
18. Is wearing. : HASON
21. Dentist's concern. : INLAYS
24. Clubs. : BATS
25. Later on. : ANON
26. Dens. : LAIRS
28. Petty officer in the Navy. : YEOMAN
30. Popular suiting. : BLUESERGE
31. Famous Army surgeon. : REED
32. Symbolic birds. : OWLS
35. Takes a winding course. : MEANDERS
36. Burn inwardly. : SMOULDER
38. Table linens. : DAMASKS
40. Chemicals. : ACIDS
41. Wilderness. : DESERT
43. Watering places. : SPAS
44. Suggests. : HINTS
45. Successful. : ONTOP
46. Parts of hammer heads. : PEENS
48. Okinawa port. : NAHA
49. Unfortunate. : EVIL
50. And ___. : SOON
53. Sibilant signal. : PST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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