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New York Times, Saturday, July 8, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,376
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1. Vex. : PESTER
7. Excellent. : CAPITAL
14. Former kingdom of Spain. : CASTILE
15. Salad fruit. : AVOCADO
16. City in Oregon. : ASTORIA
17. Attack verbally. : BELABOR
18. Steps for wall climbing. : STILE
19. Saint-Nazaire's river. : LOIRE
21. John Boyd ___, Nobel peace prize winner. : ORR
22. Approximately. : SOME
23. Poets or singers of great ability. : SWANS
24. Emmy's cousin. : TONY
25. Country on the Caspian. : IRAN
26. Exclamation of disbelief. : PAH
27. Nubbin. : EAR
29. One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NAT
30. Huron Indian, foe of Uncas. : MAGUA
32. Biennial plant with esculent root. : BEET
35. Utter repeatedly. : ITERATE
37. Objet d'art. : BIBELOT
40. Work on galleys. : EDIT
41. Part of NASA. : SPACE
43. ___ carte. : ALA
44. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : FEM
46. Treat. : USE
47. Help. : ABET
48. Vital force. : LIFE
51. Ready for action. : ARMED
53. Diamond used for industrial purposes. : BORT
54. Bustle. : ADO
55. Imagine as possible. : DREAM
56. Chamois-like animal of Asia. : GORAL
57. Child of Leontes, in "Winter's Tale." : PERDITA
59. Realm of an eastern ruler. : EMIRATE
61. Hellborn. : SATANIC
62. Nullified. : NEGATED
63. Fitting environment. : ELEMENT
64. Did a sleuth's job. : TAILED
1. Clergyman's position. : PASTORATE
2. Judged. : ESTIMATED
3. Purloined. : STOLEN
4. Jade. : TIRE
5. Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
6. Yardstick for purchasing power. : REALWAGES
7. Country home of a sort. : CABIN
8. Reluctant. : AVERSE
9. Barber's sign. : POLE
10. Peruvian city. : ICA
11. Social prohibition. : TABOO
12. Bedeck. : ADORN
13. Londoner's truck. : LORRY
14. Big name in fashions. : CASSINI
20. Where Waikiki is. : OAHU
23. Tiff. : SPAT
24. Fiddlewood, for one. : TREE
28. Constantin's title. : ABBE
30. Consort. : MATE
31. Humiliation. : ABASEMENT
33. Highly wrought. : ELABORATE
34. Bore. : TOLERATED
36. Plentiful. : RIFE
38. Describing some pastry. : ICED
39. Gossiped. : TATTLED
42. Catamount. : PUMA
45. Swallow. : MARTIN
47. Away from the mouth: Zool. : ABORAL
48. Slip back. : LAPSE
49. Faultless. : IDEAL
50. Loud: Mus. : FORTE
52. Go back to a former condition. : REACT
55. Entertain at a meal. : DINE
56. Colette heroine. : GIGI
58. Structure at Gatun. : DAM
60. ___ culpa. : MEA

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

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