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New York Times, Saturday, August 12, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Q
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,411
Across
1
Boot loop. : STRAP
6
Invariably. : EVER
10
About. : ASTO
14
Poet's lady. : LAURA
15
Particle. : IOTA
16
Preposition. : UPON
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Good form in the pool. : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
20
Patrol boats. : PTS
21
Bend. : FLEX
22
Talkative. : CHINNY
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What "veni" means. : ICAME
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Family room equipment. : HIFI
26
European turf grass. : ITALIANRYE
30
Devotees: Suffix. : ISTS
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French artist. : MONET
34
See 6 Across. : EER
35
Small talk. : CHAT
36
Conjunction. : AND
37
Abstinences. : FASTS
39
Year in the future. : MMI
40
Style of dress. : GARB
42
Man's nickname. : ABE
43
Game bird. : QUAIL
45
Robert ___. : ELEE
46
Relative of a sort. : DUTCHUNCLE
49
Slipped. : SLID
51
Query again. : REASK
52
Famous town in Italy. : ASSISI
54
Cap's partner. : GOWN
55
Corrode. : EAT
58
Party décor. : CHINESELANTERNS
61
Minister to. : TEND
62
Pacific island. : TRUK
63
Abounding in: Suffix. : ULENT
64
Star in Lyra. : VEGA
65
Views. : SEES
66
A long way. : MILES
Down
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Cuff. : SLAP
2
Snug. : TAUT
3
Menu item. : RUSSIANDRESSING
4
School subject. : ART
5
Frozen dessert. : PARFAIT
6
TV "sister." : EILEEN
7
Voice: Fr. : VOIX
8
Greek letter. : ETA
9
Western VIPs. : RANCHERS
10
Producing gold. : AURIFIC
11
Menu item. : SPANISHMACKEREL
12
Gown's partner. : TOWN
13
Exclusively. : ONLY
18
___ mater. : ALMA
19
Greek letter. : CHI
24
Noun suffix. : CLE
26
Representation. : IMAGE
27
Of sound. : TONAL
28
Plant again. : RESET
29
Even now. : YET
31
Ceylonese. : TAMIL
32
Set of steps. : STILE
37
Craze-makers. : FADDISTS
38
___ Hassan. : ABU
41
Heroine of a Pope poem. : BELINDA
43
Amount. : QUANTUM
44
Ones: Colloq. : UNS
47
Sounds from the frog pond. : CROAKS
48
Roughly squared. : HEWN
50
Honshu bay. : ISE
52
"Hamlet" finale. : ACTV
53
Fairyfolk of Ireland. : SHEE
54
Viscid stuff. : GLUE
56
Sister ___. : ANNE
57
Sibilant sounds. : TSTS
59
Before. : ERE
60
Whitney. : ELI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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