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New York Times, Wednesday, August 9, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,408
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1. Plunders. : ROBS
5. Candida's creator. : GBS
8. Kitchen appliances. : RANGES
14. French writer Faure. : ELIE
15. Native of Asia. : LAO
16. Delian god. : APOLLO
17. Stravinsky suite. : FIREBIRD
19. Hero of Verdun. : PETAIN
20. Most eccentric. : ODDEST
21. Andiron. : FIREDOG
22. Letters. : WYES
23. G. I. : JOE
24. Ave. and blvd. : STS
25. Evian. : SPA
27. What chaser is to search. : ANAGRAM
31. Guardian. : WATCHDOG
34. Decathlon star Johnson. : RAFER
38. Moore and others. : ARCHIES
39. Empress. : TSARINA
41. Irish playwright. : BEHAN
42. Feathered friends. : CATBIRDS
43. Swizzle stick. : STIRRER
46. Mainly: Abbr. : ESP
47. Literary collection. : ANA
50. Glimmer. : RAY
51. Confess. : AVOW
54. Pointer. : BIRDDOG
57. Market places. : AGORAS
59. Historic sea. : AEGEAN
60. Duty period on shipboard. : DOGWATCH
62. Wall bracket. : SCONCE
63. Bigger: Abbr. : ENL
64. War craft. : LCIS
65. Miss Prynne. : HESTER
66. Tiny. : WEE
67. Put the ___. : SHOT
1. Sports official: Abbr. : REF
2. Medley. : OLIO
3. Go on a nature outing. : BIRDWATCH
4. Shabby. : SEEDY
5. Slide. : GLISSADE
6. British title: Abbr. : BART
7. Turf. : SOD
8. Sword. : RAPIER
9. Mimic. : APER
10. Message. : NOTE
11. Showy flowers, for short. : GLADS
12. Creator of Prufrock. : ELIOT
13. Juke box items. : SONGS
18. Quilting ___. : BEE
21. London weather. : FOG
23. Notch. : JAG
25. Mop. : SWAB
26. Cut. : PARE
28. French pronoun. : NOS
29. Part of the U. A. R. : ARAB
30. Husband: Fr. : MARI
32. Mr. Addams. : CHAS
33. Suggestion. : HINT
35. Do a Forest Service job. : FIREWATCH
36. Odds' partner. : ENDS
37. Grate. : RASP
39. To: Scot. : TAE
40. Ramble. : STRAGGLE
42. Exclaim. : CRY
44. Mangle. : IRONER
45. Dishcloth. : RAG
47. Disconcert. : ABASH
48. Relative. : NIECE
49. Odysseus' dog. : ARGOS
52. Pledge. : VOW
53. Examinations. : ORALS
55. Opposite of a bump. : DENT
56. Fish. : DACE
57. First-rate. : AONE
58. I know: Lat. : SCIO
60. Moisture. : DEW
61. Independence man. : HST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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