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New York Times, Thursday, August 31, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,430
Across Down
1. Honors in bridge. : ACES
5. Kilt. : SKIRT
10. Fly fisherman's problem. : SNAG
14. Source of a commission. : SALE
15. River of Italy. : TIBER
16. Hue. : TONE
17. From ___ (occasionally). : TIMETOTIME
19. Jacket. : ETON
20. Like some marchers. : INSTEP
21. Describing certain highways. : DUALLANE
23. Red berries. : HAWS
25. Calm. : STILL
26. Middle-of-the-roader. : MODERATE
30. Lebanon seaport. : SAIDA
33. Attention. : EAR
34. Conservative: Colloq. : STANDPATTER
37. Street ___. : ARAB
39. Pitiless. : CRUEL
40. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
41. Summer cooler. : LIMESHERBET
44. Man's nickname. : LEN
45. Extra meal. : SNACK
46. And so on. : ETCETERA
48. Spoil. : TAINT
51. French town. : STLO
52. Shorter and more thickset. : STUMPIER
55. Part of a noted Russian name. : RIMSKI
59. Instrument. : LYRE
60. Concept in economics. : PRODUCTION
62. Jason's ship. : ARGO
63. Hecuba's husband. : PRIAM
64. Symbols of royal power. : ORBS
65. Cattleman's concern. : BEEF
66. Kennel sounds. : YELPS
67. Appropriate. : MEET
1. Italian town. : ASTI
2. Oldest son of Eve. : CAIN
3. Graceful trees. : ELMS
4. Bubble. : SEETHE
5. Track device. : STOPWATCH
6. Contents of a ditty bag. : KIT
7. Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
8. Legendary twin. : REMUS
9. 41 Across, for instance. : TREAT
10. Star-shaped. : STELLATE
11. Very. : NOTALITTLE
12. Straightway. : ANON
13. ___ Littler. : GENE
18. Saline drops. : TEARS
22. Mona ___. : LISA
24. Be glaring. : STARE
26. Part of the American plan. : MEALS
27. Put one's ___ (interfere). : OARIN
28. Playwright. : DRAMATURGE
29. Habituate. : ENURE
31. Discourage. : DETER
32. A kind of theatre. : ARENA
35. Obligations. : DEBTS
36. Musical picks. : PLECTRUMS
38. Happened to. : BECAMEOF
42. Omit. : SKIP
43. Purposeful. : TELIC
47. Drum. : TOMTOM
49. Biting. : NIPPY
50. Pomme de ___. : TERRE
52. Thick slice. : SLAB
53. Ancient city. : TYRE
54. Displease. : ROIL
56. Father. : SIRE
57. Japanese city. : KOBE
58. Academy: Abbr. : INST
61. Skip, as a stone over water. : DAP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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