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New York Times, Saturday, August 5, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,404
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1. Emblem. : BADGE
6. A Musketeer. : ATHOS
11. Matched. : PAIRED
12. Ancient Greek lyre. : CHELYS
14. Discordant. : JARRING
15. Large kettle. : CALDRON
17. Sun or moon. : ORB
18. Make believe. : PRETEND
20. Ethan Allen's brother. : IRA
21. Secured by oblique nailing. : TOED
23. Wipe out. : ERASE
24. Unit in electricity. : WATT
25. Depart from the script. : ADLIB
27. Approves. : OKS
28. Obsession. : MANIA
29. Penult is one. : SYLLABLE
31. Indefinite number: Dial. : PASSEL
32. Effervescent. : EBULLIENT
34. Falstaff. : FATMAN
37. Rulers. : EMPERORS
41. Astringents. : ALUMS
42. Knock. : RAP
43. Doctrine. : TENET
44. Arm bone. : ULNA
45. Advanced. : MOVED
47. Rival of Hera. : LETO
48. She: Ger. : SIE
49. Appeared gradually. : FADEDIN
51. Hebrew letter. : SIN
52. Having left a will. : TESTATE
54. White and smooth. : IVORINE
56. Part of Venice. : RIALTO
57. Sierra ___. : NEVADA
58. Ohio city. : NILES
59. Irritate. : GRATE
1. Gym item. : BARBELL
2. Breeze. : AIR
3. Fall in drops. : DRIP
4. Kind. : GENRE
5. Semicircular molding. : EDGEROLL
6. Admittance. : ACCESS
7. Scots peer. : THANE
8. Retained. : HELD
9. ___ maid. : OLD
10. Damascenes. : SYRIANS
11. Poor imitation. : PARODY
13. Raid. : SORTIE
14. Spanish dances. : JOTAS
16. Brazilian port. : NATAL
19. ___ of (say goodbye to). : TAKELEAVE
22. Quandary. : DILEMMA
24. Spendthrift. : WASTREL
26. Turkish titles. : BABAS
28. French artist. : MANET
30. Chignon. : BUN
31. Zip. : PEP
33. Hindering. : IMPEDING
34. Opera role. : FAUST
35. Loire tributary. : ALLIER
36. Turns the dial. : TUNESIN
38. To ___ (out of reach). : ONESIDE
39. Eye part. : RETINA
40. 14 pounds. : STONE
42. Roundups. : RODEOS
45. Dull finish. : MATTE
46. Grebe or loon. : DIVER
49. Season. : FALL
50. "New" star. : NOVA
53. Asian. : TAI
55. Rodent. : RAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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