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New York Times, Monday, July 3, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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1. Summer hats. : STRAWS
7. Spanish. : HISPANIC
15. Extreme; ultra: Slang. : TOOTOO
16. A praising mention. : ACCOLADE
17. Heat, as glass, to fix laid-on colors. : ANNEAL
18. Gives an account of. : NARRATES
19. Passing fancy. : FAD
20. Dictionary item: Abbr. : DEF
22. On the other side. : ACROSS
23. Very fine, fluffy mass, as of smoke. : FLOC
25. Appear bright and gay. : LAUGH
28. Designates. : ASSIGNS
31. Early in the 10th century. : CMIV
35. Plotted. : CONSPIRED
38. Lift the spirit of. : ELATE
39. Excuse. : PRETEXT
40. Give support to. : ENDORSE
42. "There's ___ mine in the sky . . . " : AGOLD
43. Out of the ordinary. : IRREGULAR
45. Ago: Scot. : SYNE
46. Flavoring agent. : ANISEED
47. Seaweeds. : ALGAE
48. Locality. : SPOT
52. Narrow headband. : FILLET
56. City in Oklahoma. : ADA
59. Him: Fr. : LUI
60. Tailless. : ACAUDATE
63. Not celebrated. : UNSUNG
65. Educated. : LETTERED
66. Posture. : STANCE
67. Appraises. : ASSESSES
68. Mender of pots and pans. : TINKER
1. Body of assistants. : STAFF
2. Pertaining to musical sound. : TONAL
3. Last movement of a sonata. : RONDO
4. Dined. : ATE
5. Blue dye from a plant. : WOAD
6. Menu item. : SOLE
7. River of central China. : HAN
8. City in Peru. : ICA
9. Scrawny animals. : SCRAGS
10. Place for the rocking-chair set. : PORCH
11. Having wings. : ALAR
12. Initials on the international scene. : NATO
13. March day, in ancient Rome. : IDES
14. Bad ___ to. : CESS
21. Coquet's pastime. : FLIRTING
24. Stronghold. : CASTLE
26. Lifetime. : AGE
27. In the depths. : UNDERSEA
29. Hurried. : SPED
30. Age for Milne poems. : SIX
31. Mare's-tails. : CLOUDS
32. Crumbly soil. : MARL
33. "___ Lovely Day Today." : ITSA
34. Change direction. : VEER
35. Debit and credit men: Abbr. : CPAS
36. Carousal. : ORGY
37. Type of sign. : NEON
38. Brink. : EDGE
41. Born: Fr. : NEE
44. River mouth: Span. : RIA
46. Chancel tables. : ALTARS
47. Mosquito that can carry yellow fever virus. : AEDES
49. Give out a twanging sound. : PLUNK
50. Weight. : OUNCE
51. Shere Khan. : TIGER
52. Memorable canine. : FALA
53. Desserts. : ICES
54. Former coins of Riga. : LATS
55. Pear-shaped instrument. : LUTE
57. Sprinkle. : DUST
58. Hostile to: Colloq. : ANTI
61. Golfers' meeting place. : TEE
62. Newspaper men: Abbr. : EDS
64. ___ Marino. : SAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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