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New York Times, Tuesday, August 8, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,407
Across
1. Giant. : TITAN
6. Island near Vesuvius. : CAPRI
11. Library displays. : MSS
14. "___ Ben Jonson." : ORARE
15. Strange. : ALIEN
16. Choose. : OPT
17. President's retreat. : WARMSPRINGS
19. Now: Scot. : NOO
20. Family favors. : NEPOTISM
21. ___ one's laurels. : RESTON
23. Capt. Flint's creator. : RLS
24. Productive. : FERTILE
25. 1962. : NEWYEAR
29. Athenian. : ATTIC
30. Alas, in Eire. : OCH
31. Grimaces: Colloq. : SNOOTS
33. Heraldic band. : FESS
36. Null's partner. : COID
38. Mamma ___!. : MIA
39. Chigger. : FLEA
40. Voice part. : ALTO
41. ___ Athena. : PALLAS
44. Something to stand on. : LEG
45. Having fairy charm. : ELFIN
47. Everybody's problem. : ECONOMY
49. Castle on the Rhine. : SCHLOSS
51. ___ degree. : TOA
52. Clothespress. : CLOSET
53. Effect a delay. : GAINTIME
58. ___ de vie. : EAU
59. Washington slept here. : MOUNTVERNON
61. Elf or brownie. : NIS
62. Asian range. : ALTAI
63. Varnish ingredient. : ROSIN
64. Three: It. : TRE
65. Makes tidy. : NEATS
66. Sleep sound. : SNORE
Down
1. Urban unit. : TOWN
2. Dies ___. : IRAE
3. Waterproof. : TARP
4. National Guard headquarters. : ARMORY
5. Snuggles. : NESTLES
6. Compacts. : CARS
7. Koran teacher. : ALIM
8. Flagpole on the links. : PIN
9. One answer to R. S. V. P. : REGRETS
10. Introduce. : INSERT
11. Design on reverse of a nickel. : MONTICELLO
12. Bobbin. : SPOOL
13. Famous jurist. : STONE
18. Italian. : PISAN
22. Inflexible. : STIFF
24. Femme ___. : FATALE
25. ___ Lisboa. : NOCA
26. College course: Abbr. : ECOL
27. Caroline's home. : WHITEHOUSE
28. Italians. : ROMANS
32. Fuel. : OIL
34. Appear. : SEEM
35. Highly seasoned. : SAGY
37. Puppets. : DOLLS
41. Double escudo. : PISTOLE
42. Part of "Macbeth." : ACTIV
43. Oklahomans. : SOONERS
46. Enemy. : FOEMAN
48. Sodium carbonate. : NATRON
49. Bouquet. : SCENT
50. ___ de lune. : CLAIR
53. Insect. : GNAT
54. Monkhood. : ATIS
55. ___ far as. : INSO
56. Scottish poet. : MOIR
57. Nine: Prefix. : ENNE
60. Actress Hagen. : UTA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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