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TIMES SQUARE

New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 1961

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 718 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,405
Across
1. Gypsy. : ROM
4. Greek letter. : SIGMA
9. Melody. : CHANT
14. Supergiant heavenly body. : CSTAR
19. Animated. : ALIVE
22. Confederation. : UNION
23. Orbed. : LUNAR
24. "___ I love thee? . . . " : HOWDO
25. Very short space of time. : SPLITSECOND
27. Reunion. : OLDHOMEWEEK
29. Jai alai ball. : PELOTA
30. ___ Shepherd, James Hogg. : ETTRICK
32. Hurried. : SPED
33. Woman's degree in arts. : LLA
34. ___ hour. : ELEVENTH
36. Snow gliders. : SKIS
38. Salad greens. : ENDIVES
40. ___ fides. : BONA
42. ___ far as. : INSO
43. Boxing term. : CLINCH
45. Challenge. : DARE
46. Sea bird. : ERN
47. Observes. : NOTES
48. Frequent: Slang. : HANGOUT
50. Passageways. : RAMPS
53. Gourmet. : EPICURE
55. Chinese river. : HAN
56. English river. : TEES
58. V. Lopez's theme piece. : NOLA
59. Agitates violently. : CHURNS
60. Salesman's prize. : REORDER
64. Resort to. : SEEK
66. Not any: Law. : NUL
67. Harness parts. : HAMES
68. Carte. : MENU
69. And others: Lat. : ETAL
71. Great-souled one, in India. : MAHATMA
73. Australian state: Abbr. : NSW
74. Naval title: Abbr. : COMDR
75. Rushed. : RACED
77. Belted. : SASHED
78. Wax palm of Brazil. : CARNAUBA
81. Explosive forces. : MEGATONS
83. Dig up. : EXHUME
86. Lying flat. : PRONE
88. Spread. : WIDEN
89. Air: Abbr. : ATM
92. German. : DEUTSCH
94. Thousands of ages. : EONS
95. Of the dawn. : EOAN
96. "___ Reason." : AGEOF
98. ___ Saud. : IBN
99. Sinew. : THEW
101. Young animals. : KITTENS
103. ___ dame. : GRANDE
104. Makes hay. : TEDS
106. Times. : ERAS
108. Legal right in India. : HAK
109. Sewing machine attachment. : BRAIDER
110. Type of team. : SCRUB
112. Abashed by guilt. : ASHAMED
115. Greek porticos. : STOAS
117. Upshot. : END
118. Fluffs. : ERRS
120. Serfs. : HELOTS
121. One of triplets. : TRIN
122. Wagon. : DRAY
123. Food fish. : HADDOCK
126. "The ___ Love," Gershwin song. : MANI
127. Outdoor activity. : FIELDDAY
129. Civil War general. : ORD
130. Frenchman. : GAUL
132. Makes still. : BECALMS
134. Latin epic. : AENEID
137. Legal time allowance. : YEARANDADAY
140. The "gay nineties." : MAUVEDECADE
142. Attack with force. : LAYON
143. Start of a famous hymn. : OCOME
144. Army: Abbr. : MILIT
145. One-time dictator. : PERON
146. Letters. : ESSES
147. Advantage. : STEAD
148. Arabic A's. : ALIFS
149. Roguish. : SLY
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1. Scrape. : RASP
2. Greek pitcher. : OLPE
3. Golden ages. : MILLENNIUMS
4. Petition. : SUE
5. Perfume. : INCENSE
6. Paintings in Florence. : GIOTTOS
7. August. : MONTH
8. Man's name: Abbr. : ANDR
9. Report for work. : CLOCKIN
10. Bulky. : HULKING
11. Conjunction. : AND
12. Slangy denials. : NAHS
13. Topical head. : TROPE
14. Cheese. : CHEDDAR
15. Plant. : SOW
16. Year. : TWELVEMONTH
17. Girl's name. : ADELE
18. East African trees. : ROKAS
20. Stringed instrument. : VIOLA
21. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
26. Deliverers. : SAVIORS
28. Repair. : MEND
31. Fijian, for example. : ISLANDER
35. Grafted: Fr. : ENTE
37. Kiltie. : SCOT
39. Where Yezd is. : IRAN
40. Nut tree. : BEECH
41. Jane Eyre, for one. : ORPHAN
43. Scorch. : CHAR
44. Color tones. : HUES
47. Hebrew letters. : NUNS
49. Abound. : TEEM
51. Hat ornament. : PLUME
52. ___ days (youth). : SALAD
54. Hair style. : CREWCUT
55. Diurnal. : HOURBOOK
57. Spring. : SEASON
60. Make a new survey. : REMAP
61. Continue. : ENDURE
62. City of Judah. : ETAM
63. Busy time for sportsmen. : RACEWEEK
65. Persian title. : KHAN
68. Weekday: Abbr. : MON
70. Multitude. : LEGION
72. Javelin. : ASSAGAI
74. Day nursery: Fr. : CRECHE
76. Baby's prattle. : DADAS
79. Dutch city: Abbr. : AMST
80. Years: Lat. : ANNI
82. Decade. : TEN
83. Prepares copy. : EDITS
84. Corsair's ship. : XEBEC
85. March 20 to June 28, 1815. : HUNDREDDAYS
87. Of beauty. : ESTHETIC
90. Time of youth. : TENDERYEARS
91. City near Bologna. : MODENA
93. Jealous wife of myth. : HERA
96. Brazilian birds. : ARAS
97. Man's nickname. : FERDY
100. Thin coat of paint. : WASH
102. Small boys. : TADS
103. Family man. : GRANDAD
105. Irrational number. : SURD
107. Ark passenger. : SHEM
109. Seethe. : BOIL
111. Shoes. : BROGANS
113. Steam-sloop of 1862–64. : ALABAMA
114. Wealthy. : MONEYED
115. Incentives. : STIMULI
116. Very lively: Fr. : TRESVIF
119. Scope of vision. : SCAN
122. "___ of the Hours." : DANCE
123. Name in games. : HOYLE
124. Precincts. : AREAS
125. Fame. : KUDOS
127. Threshing instrument. : FLAIL
128. Serious. : DEEP
131. Milk: Prefix. : LACT
133. Spiritual mother. : AMMA
135. Golden calf. : IDOL
136. Contradict. : DENY
138. Fish dish. : ROE
139. Buck's mate. : DOE
141. Ands: Fr. : ETS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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