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New York Times, Monday, August 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,420
Across
1. Facial expressions. : SMILES
7. City on the Vistula. : WARSAW
13. Aerial navigation aid. : TELERAN
15. Spanish city. : SEVILLE
16. Dixie city. : ATLANTA
17. Beetles. : WEEVILS
18. Sounds from space. : BEEPS
19. Numerical prefix. : TRI
21. Early king of France. : CAPET
22. Wood. : LOGS
23. Zoo attraction. : LIONS
25. Theatre seat. : LOGE
26. Period. : ERA
27. Headhunters. : SAVAGES
29. Father of Abner. : NER
30. Pump. : SLIPPER
32. Theme in Looking-Glass Land. : CHESS
34. Hair adornments. : BOWS
35. Colors. : HUES
36. Part of Hispaniola. : HAITI
38. Sunshade. : PARASOL
41. Sun shade. : TAN
42. Paul Pry. : SNOOPER
44. Sea: Fr. : MER
46. Nile bird. : IBIS
48. Sounds of surprise. : GASPS
49. Part of Burma. : PEGU
50. Hesitant. : TIMID
52. Look over. : SEE
53. Side dish. : SALAD
54. One ___. : ATATIME
56. Artlessness. : NAIVETE
58. Distinguishing qualities. : NATURES
59. Goblins. : SPRITES
60. Mine shaft excavations. : STOPES
61. Cups, saucers, etc. : TEASET
Down
1. Steadfast. : STABLE
2. Celestial bodies. : METEORS
3. Lawless. : ILLEGAL
4. Bounds. : LEAPS
5. Water birds. : ERNS
6. Held session. : SAT
7. Diminutive. : WEE
8. With: Fr. : AVEC
9. Competing. : RIVAL
10. Certain garments. : SLIPONS
11. Declares. : ALLEGES
12. Turn toward the sunset. : WESTER
14. Aborigines. : NATIVES
15. Modern music. : SWING
20. Din. : ROAR
23. Crested plover. : LAPWING
24. Guards. : SECURES
27. Locates. : SPOTS
28. Clip. : SHEAR
31. There: Lat. : IBI
33. Letter. : ESS
35. Befalls. : HAPPENS
36. Native environment. : HABITAT
37. Lively: Mus. : ANIMATO
38. Propound. : POSE
39. Egg dishes. : OMELETS
40. Inheritor. : LEGATEE
41. Giant deities. : TITANS
43. Gobi regions. : OASES
45. Most boorish. : RUDEST
47. Command to a dog. : SITUP
49. City near Milan. : PAVIA
51. Disastrous. : DIRE
53. King's title. : SIRE
55. French pronoun. : MES
57. Skillful. : APT

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