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New York Times, Wednesday, September 13, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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1. Relative of sonar. : RADAR
6. Colorful fish. : OPAH
10. Crones. : HAGS
14. Part of a nerve cell. : AXONE
15. Large book. : TOME
16. French friend. : AMIE
17. Swedish manual training system. : SLOYD
18. Musical effect. : SLUR
19. Aromatic plant. : SAGE
20. One of the "impossibles." : PERPETUALMOTION
23. Poetic contraction. : OER
24. Substance in chemistry. : REAGENT
25. Hot baths. : THERMAE
29. Pour (rain). : TEEM
30. Part of New York. : EASTSIDE
32. Jackson's Secretary of War. : EATON
36. Unless: Lat. : NISI
37. Pulse. : THROB
40. Metric weight. : KILO
41. General course. : TREND
43. Painter of a sort. : ENAMELER
45. Ancient Syria. : ARAM
48. Isolde's lover. : TRISTAN
49. Raisin cordial. : ROSOLIO
52. Man's name: Abbr. : EDW
53. Record, as of a race horse. : PASTPERFORMANCE
58. Remarkable: Scot. : UNCO
59. Vasco da ___. : GAMA
60. Founder of Ottoman dynasty. : OSMAN
61. Eye drop. : TEAR
62. Epochs. : AGES
63. Narrow: Prefix. : STENO
64. Period of time. : TERM
65. Tear. : RENT
66. Schoolbooks. : TEXTS
1. Grate. : RASP
2. Rotating bar. : AXLE
3. Means of access. : DOOR
4. 5-word adage. : ANYPORTINASTORM
5. Buys back. : REDEEMS
6. Honshu city. : OTSU
7. ___ circle. : POLAR
8. Lucky piece. : AMULET
9. Ancient Athenian statues. : HERMAE
10. 3-word adage. : HASTEMAKESWASTE
11. Forcefully: poet. : AMAIN
12. Leg of mutton. : GIGOT
13. Experienced. : SEEN
21. Quality. : TRAIT
22. Curved molding. : OGEE
25. Pavilion. : TENT
26. Curls. : HAIR
27. Existence: Lat. : ESSE
28. Old English letter. : EDH
31. Before: Poet. : ERE
33. Tip or slant. : TILT
34. Olive genus. : OLEA
35. Norse goddess. : NORN
38. Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
39. Plainer. : BARER
42. Let fall. : DROP
44. In the exact middle. : MIDMOST
46. Sour malt liquid. : ALEGAR
47. Desert illusion. : MIRAGE
49. Wife of a rajah. : RANEE
50. Acting prize. : OSCAR
51. "I will make you fishers ___." : OFMEN
53. Green stroke. : PUTT
54. Kiln. : OAST
55. State: Abbr. : NMEX
56. Salient angle. : CANT
57. Eve's grandson. : ENOS

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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