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New York Times, Thursday, July 27, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,395
Across Down
1. Roams about. : GADS
5. Essence. : HEART
10. Overlook. : MISS
14. Branch of biology: Abbr. : ECOL
15. Famous award. : OSCAR
16. Science: Abbr. : ANAT
17. Program in the news. : MANINSPACE
19. Warehouse fee: Abbr. : STGE
20. Dance. : STEPIT
21. Tie. : DEADHEAT
23. Rara avis. : ONER
25. Step. : STAIR
26. Stood in awe. : MARVELED
30. Waves. : SWELLS
33. Pains' companions. : ACHES
34. Oxlike animal. : BISON
36. Out, in So. Africa. : UIT
37. Commotion. : STIR
38. ___ lamb. : LEGOF
39. Coin of India. : ANNA
40. Heir. : SON
41. Not hollow. : SOLID
42. Arabian. : OMANI
43. Puts up. : ERECTS
45. Meddled (with). : TAMPERED
47. Black. : SOOTY
49. Evening: Fr. : SOIR
50. Figuratively, trouble. : HOTWATER
53. Sharpshooter. : SNIPER
57. Jot. : ATOM
58. Although not present: Lat. : INABSENTIA
60. Not one. : NONE
61. Former first lady. : MAMIE
62. Fix socks. : DARN
63. Very perceptive. : KEEN
64. Namesakes of Geraint's wife. : ENIDS
65. Outbuilding. : SHED
1. Perfect things. : GEMS
2. Skin ___. : ACAT
3. Bargain-sealing word. : DONE
4. Sweater. : SLIPOVER
5. Inn. : HOSTEL
6. Sixth sense: Abbr. : ESP
7. School: Abbr. : ACAD
8. Track events. : RACES
9. Talks about. : TREATSOF
10. Golf club. : MASHIE
11. Of the interval when the moon is invisible. : INTERLUNAR
12. Heroic tale. : SAGA
13. Printing term. : STET
18. Cards. : NINES
22. Beginning. : DAWN
24. ___ yell. : REBEL
26. En ___. : MASSE
27. Thespian. : ACTOR
28. Artificial gem. : RHINESTONE
29. Numeral. : DIGIT
31. Small lunar crater. : LINNE
32. Sedate. : STAID
35. Beverages. : SODAS
38. Procrastinated. : LOSTTIME
39. Eskimos. : AMERINDS
41. Covered walk. : STOA
42. Suppose. : OPINE
44. Westerners. : COWMEN
46. Velvety plants. : MOSSES
48. City in China. : YENAN
50. 560 yds. of yarn. : HANK
51. Siouan tribe. : OTOE
52. Branches: Biol. : RAMI
54. Memphis deity. : PTAH
55. Ireland. : EIRE
56. Shoe part. : RAND
59. Proposal. : BID

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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