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PLAYTHINGS

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1961

Author: Norma Schier
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,398
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1. Ad ___ (to the stars): Lat. : ASTRA
6. Principal. : GRAND
11. A measure, in music. : BAR
14. Place in opposition. : MATCH
19. Less used. : NEWER
20. Fisherman. : EELER
21. ___ de France. : ILE
22. Emperor, 936–973. : OTHOI
23. Users of playground equipment. : TWOFORTHESEESAW
26. Fertile earth. : LOESS
27. Feign. : ASSUME
28. Not latent. : ACTIVE
29. Absorption in phantasy: Psychol. : AUTISM
31. Devices used in Beckett play. : TAPES
33. Card game. : ECARTE
35. Short for a brain wave test. : EEG
37. Senatorial first name. : ESTES
40. Individual needed for sort of quorum. : THETENTHMAN
44. French nobleman: Abbr. : VTE
45. Way: Abbr. : RTE
46. Course of study: Colloq. : PREMED
47. Compass point. : SSE
48. Sinn ___. : FEIN
49. TV detective. : GUNN
51. Rise again. : RESURGE
53. Legion of ___. : DECENCY
56. Recently. : OFLATE
58. Shropshire. : SALOP
61. Containers. : TRAYS
62. Piano practice. : FIVEFINGEREXERCISE
67. Kowalski in "Streetcar." : STAN
68. Furred animal, for short. : COON
69. Vein: Anat. : VENA
70. Deer. : STAG
72. Inexpensive entertainment. : THETHREEPENNYOPERA
76. Nickelodeon features. : SLOTS
77. Type of crime. : ARSON
78. Type of poet. : LYRIST
80. Wisconsin products. : CHEESES
82. Roman chapel. : SISTINE
86. Normandy city. : STLO
87. Flower. : IRIS
88. Sup. : EAT
91. Lets. : LEASES
92. On this side of: Prefix. : CIS
93. Part of pewter. : TIN
94. Certain muscles. : COMPRESSORS
97. Science dealing with fishes: Abbr. : ICHTH
99. Last. : END
100. Joins. : UNITES
101. How two hearts may beat. : ASONE
103. Playful one. : KITTEN
105. Encourage. : ASSURE
109. Conform to. : ANSWER
113. Baltic island. : SAARE
114. Designating a unique event. : ONCEINALIFETIME
117. Dickens character. : AGNES
118. Pint-size. : LIL
119. Let in. : ADMIT
120. Mrs. Berlin. : ELLIN
121. Surround. : BESET
122. Somerset stream. : EXE
123. Fictional rabbit. : MOPSY
124. From ___ day. : DAYTO
1. Theatre group. : ANTA
2. Bastes. : SEWS
3. Cards. : TWOS
4. Prove false. : REFUTE
5. Bouquets. : AROMAS
6. Bring. : GET
7. Goes over the same old arguments. : REHASHES
8. Movie star's first name. : ALEC
9. Fit one within another. : NEST
10. Three: Ger. : DREI
11. Divides. : BISECTS
12. ___ parisienne. : ALA
13. Heated over. : REWARMED
14. Like lava. : MOLTEN
15. Thine: Fr. : ATOI
16. Long-lasting affliction. : THESEVENYEARITCH
17. Make-up. : COSMETICS
18. Possessive. : HIS
24. Fabric. : REP
25. Uniform. : EVEN
30. Broadway first name. : UTA
32. Existence: Fr. : ETRE
34. Exclamations. : AHS
36. Manner of origin: Suffix. : GENY
37. Hence: Lat. : ERGO
38. Cloths. : STUFFS
39. Figures in a counting rhyme. : TENLITTLEINDIANS
41. Moved: Fr. : EMU
42. Brevity. : TERSENESS
43. Mystery story award. : EDGAR
46. Introduction: Abbr. : PREF
48. Celebrators. : FEASTERS
50. Indians. : NAVAHOES
52. Coffee breaks: Brit. : ELEVENSES
54. And so on: Abbr. : ETC
55. Animated. : CRISPY
57. Beliefs. : TENETS
59. Bovines. : OXEN
60. Famed Quaker. : PENN
63. German pronoun. : ICH
64. Ibsen girl. : NORA
65. Theatre ___. : GOER
66. Beam of light. : RAY
71. Having certain illumination. : GASLIT
73. Poet's monogram. : TSE
74. Furs: Fr. : POILS
75. Cheers: Span. : OLES
76. Depreciation. : SHRINKAGE
79. Balderdash. : TOSH
80. Summon. : CITE
81. Indian. : SEMINOLE
83. Truth, in Chinese religion. : TAO
84. Levantines. : ISRAELIS
85. Eliot ___, T-man on TV. : NESS
89. Quick to learn. : APT
90. Subject of the Dormouse's story. : TREACLE
94. Prettiest. : CUTEST
95. The same. : ONE
96. To be: Lat. : ESSE
97. "A friend ___ . . . " : INNEED
98. ___ guerre. : CESTLA
102. Snerd, for one. : OAF
104. Yum-yum is one. : TREE
106. Where Anna went. : SIAM
107. Cancel. : UNDO
108. Sloping walk. : RAMP
110. Sly. : WILY
111. Send forth. : EMIT
112. Nevada city. : RENO
113. Holy day: Abbr. : SAB
115. Water sprite. : NIX
116. Noun suffix. : ITY

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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