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New York Times, Monday, September 11, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,441
Across Down
1. Rule. : SWAY
5. Shot by Hoppe. : MASSE
10. Place of honor. : DAIS
14. City in Kansas. : IOLA
15. Assyrian war god. : ASHUR
16. All: Prefix. : OMNI
17. Excellent: Scot. : BRAW
18. Musical member. : CHORUSGIRL
20. Descriptive of beauty. : SKINDEEP
22. Sea bird. : PETREL
23. Merit. : EARN
24. Musical VIP. : STAR
25. Arctic plain. : TUNDRA
28. Discards. : CASTOFFS
32. Japanese name. : ITO
33. Moral. : ETHIC
35. Condescend. : STOOP
36. Parts of locks. : BITS
38. Curtain time at the opera. : EIGHT
40. Aspersion. : SLUR
41. Choose. : ELECT
43. Table centerpieces. : VASES
45. A Gershwin. : IRA
46. Tributary of the Mississippi. : REDRIVER
48. Not quite. : ALMOST
50. Oriental princes. : AGAS
51. Musical group. : TRIO
52. Certain fabrics. : CREPES
55. Jungle beasts. : LEOPARDS
59. Returns, as to former habits. : REVERSIONS
61. Snug. : TAUT
62. Completed. : OVER
63. By ___ (by a very small margin). : ANOSE
64. Sicilian city. : ENNA
65. Writes. : PENS
66. Tahoe, Crater, etc. : LAKES
67. Time for action. : DDAY
1. Brothers and sisters. : SIBS
2. Opus. : WORK
3. Jai ___. : ALAI
4. Gaped. : YAWNED
5. Soften by steeping. : MACERATE
6. Very pale. : ASHEN
7. Look for bargains. : SHOP
8. Boulogne-___-Mer. : SUR
9. Gushes suddenly. : ERUPTS
10. Certain gaits. : DOGTROTS
11. Eastern ruler. : AMIR
12. Concerning. : INRE
13. Window part. : SILL
19. Two on the aisle. : SEATS
21. Venture. : DARE
24. Wagner role. : SACHS
25. Italian river. : TIBER
26. Useful, old style. : UTILE
27. Famous. : NOTED
28. Churchillian symbol. : CIGAR
29. Ledger page. : FOLIO
30. Plus ___. : FOURS
31. Herringlike fish. : SPRAT
34. Busy places. : HIVES
37. Etchers' tools. : SCRAPERS
39. Fragrant flowers. : TEAROSES
42. Cat. : TIGER
44. Ferry landing. : SLIP
47. Feudal tenant. : VASSAL
49. Surrounded by a ditch. : MOATED
51. Verb form. : TENSE
52. Cut short. : CROP
53. "Le ___," Manon aria. : REVE
54. In line. : EVEN
55. Pay attention! : LOOK
56. Strip of shoe leather. : RAND
57. Name for the Danube. : DUNA
58. Sojourn. : STAY
60. " . . . three men ___ tub." : INA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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