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New York Times, Friday, August 25, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Symbol of official delay, inaction, etc. : REDTAPE
8. Signs of spring. : THAWS
13. Blundering benefactor. : DOGOODER
14. Ribbons. : SASHES
16. Circus stars. : ACROBATS
17. Describing small women. : PETITE
18. What place? : WHERE
19. Nasser's bloc. : UAR
21. Terra ___. : COTTA
22. State of: Suffix. : NESS
23. At hand. : ONTAP
25. Reluctance units. : RELS
26. Beale and Basin. : STS
27. Nickname of Deputy Attorney General White. : WHIZZER
29. Zodiac sign. : LEO
30. Part of a comet's head. : COMA
31. High spirits. : ELATION
33. Oodles. : REAMS
35. Wake up. : LIVEN
36. Protection against waves. : SEAWALL
38. Small high plateau. : MESA
39. Coupons: Abbr. : CPS
40. Girlish quality. : NAIVETE
42. Church bench. : PEW
45. College curriculum. : ARTS
47. Habeas corpus and certiorari. : WRITS
48. Hack. : TAXI
49. Between tread and tread. : RISER
51. German "alas!" : ACH
52. Engraving tool. : BURIN
53. Stage whispers. : ASIDES
55. Make statistics. : TABULATE
57. Bandicoot. : BADGER
58. Partial. : ONESIDED
59. Soup vegetables. : LEEKS
60. Copied. : RETYPED
Down
1. Vestment like a surplice. : ROCHET
2. Way out. : EGRESS
3. Ways in or out. : DOORS
4. ___ sure. : TOBE
5. Political group. : ADA
6. Flower named for tobacco. : PETUNIA
7. Substitute. : ERSATZ
8. Cookbook abbreviation. : TSP
9. Hic, ___, hoc. : HAEC
10. Famous fur trader. : ASTOR
11. Polite prevarication. : WHITELIE
12. Choose. : SETTLEON
13. Sunrises. : DAWNS
15. Use herbs. : SEASON
20. Demolish. : RAZE
23. Electrical principle. : OHMSLAW
24. Pills. : PELLETS
27. Eve. : WOMAN
28. Cause to grow. : RAISE
30. Bird call. : CAW
32. Power project. : TVA
33. Evil for evil. : REPRISAL
34. Part of Manhattan. : EASTSIDE
36. Goldbug. : SCARAB
37. Coin in Amalfi. : LIRA
38. Firedamp. : METHANE
41. Hugo. : VICTOR
42. Show off. : PARADE
43. Went out. : EXITED
44. Companion of dined. : WINED
46. Marsh grass. : SEDGE
48. Kind of tree. : TULIP
50. Smell to high heaven. : REEK
52. At work. : BUSY
54. Elders: Abbr. : SRS
56. Stake. : BET

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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