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New York Times, Friday, September 1, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,431
Across
1. Musical finale. : CODA
5. Course of action. : PATH
9. Tender. : OFFER
14. Way out. : EXIT
15. Fairytale ugly. : OGRE
16. Sword. : BLADE
17. Grizzly. : BEAR
18. Dance. : REEL
19. Crop-___. : EARED
20. Except that. : UNLESS
22. Spruces up. : SMARTENS
24. Brother of Japheth. : SHEM
26. Exclamation of contempt. : POH
27. Beginning of a play. : ACTONESCENEONE
34. ___ and cry. : HUE
35. Circular area. : RADIUS
36. Not ashore. : ASEA
37. Shoelace tip. : AGLET
39. Where the Knesset meets: Abbr. : ISR
40. Goose. : IDIOT
41. Fish. : EELS
42. Squamous. : SCALED
44. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
45. Hypocrite's forte. : CROCODILETEARS
48. Oklahoma city. : ADA
49. ___ not. : WHAT
50. Herdsmen of a sort. : COWPOKES
55. Glide away. : ELAPSE
59. Lend ___ (hearken). : ANEAR
60. Polo team. : FOUR
62. Blessing. : BOON
63. Type of fabric. : SUEDE
64. Prong. : TINE
65. King of Judah. : AMON
66. Invited. : ASKED
67. Passed along smoothly. : SLID
68. Bifocal. : LENS
Down
1. One of the Philippines. : CEBU
2. Bovines. : OXEN
3. Telephone. : DIAL
4. Quiescent. : ATREST
5. Lars ___. : PORSENA
6. Long period. : AGE
7. Very: Fr. : TRES
8. Tiller. : HELM
9. Titania's spouse. : OBERON
10. Montana Indian. : FLATHEAD
11. Food. : FARE
12. Sir Anthony. : EDEN
13. National Leaguers. : REDS
21. Scanty. : SHORT
23. Anthropoids. : APES
25. Note Florentine name. : MEDICI
27. Joiner's tool. : AUGER
28. Orchestral instrument. : CELLO
29. West Indian hemp. : SISAL
30. Shore bird. : CURLEW
31. Willow twig. : OSIER
32. Lights. : NEONS
33. Breaks fast. : EATS
34. This: Lat. : HAEC
38. Wild adventure. : ESCAPADE
40. Utopian. : IDEAL
42. Where Mt. Rushmore is: Abbr. : SDAK
43. Pure: celestial. : ETHERED
46. Perfumed. : ODORED
47. Kettledrum. : ATABAL
50. House, in Italy. : CASA
51. Responsibility. : ONUS
52. Time period. : WEEK
53. Salamanders. : EFTS
54. Land. : SOIL
56. Fruit. : POME
57. Early. : SOON
58. River into the Danube. : ENNS
61. Single: Prefix. : UNI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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