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New York Times, Thursday, September 21, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,451
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1. Spheres. : ORBS
5. Fish. : SHAD
9. ___ at the bit. : CHAMP
14. Green, in heraldry. : VERT
15. Shrub yielding a narcotic. : COCA
16. Governor. : RULER
17. Thought. : IDEA
18. Be guided by. : OBEY
19. Nimble. : AGILE
20. Oppressed. : DOWNTRODDEN
23. Scout. : BOY
24. Accomplishes. : DOES
25. Dried fruit. : RAISINS
27. Harmony. : ACCORD
30. Horn: Prefix. : CERAT
31. Forming high waves or seas. : SURFY
32. Defy. : CHALLENGE
36. Norwegian saint. : OLAF
37. Wedges of wood, metal, etc. : SHIMS
38. Yorkshire river. : AIRE
39. Lists. : REGISTERS
41. Force. : IMPEL
42. Precipitous. : STEEP
43. Rains. : FORAYS
44. Bank worker. : CASHIER
47. Fodder pit. : SILO
48. Fitting. : APT
49. Disheartened. : CRESTFALLEN
54. Chance piece of luck: Slang. : BREAK
56. Earth. : DIRT
57. De ___ (elegant). : LUXE
58. Belgian city. : LIEGE
59. Nevada's neighbor. : UTAH
60. Enough: Archaic. : ENOW
61. Church official. : ELDER
62. Young animals. : PUPS
63. Nyet men. : REDS
1. Roman poet. : OVID
2. Fix over. : REDO
3. Make tea. : BREW
4. Aloof. : STANDOFFISH
5. Tallied. : SCORED
6. Men of the road. : HOBOS
7. Tennis term. : ACED
8. Reveries. : DAYDREAMS
9. Of the skull. : CRANIAL
10. Embrace. : HUG
11. Suspect's necessity. : ALIBI
12. Juicy fruit. : MELON
13. Weighs heavily (on). : PREYS
21. Conservative. : TORY
22. Nobles. : EARLS
26. Political machine of a sort. : STEAMROLLER
27. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
28. Diminutive suffix. : CULE
29. Rugged rock. : CRAG
30. Cricket sound. : CHIRP
32. Took heart. : CHEEREDUP
33. Asiatic palm. : NIPA
34. Lady Jane ___. : GREY
35. Aquarium sights. : EELS
37. Range animal. : STEER
40. Something puzzling: Colloq. : STICKER
41. City in Kansas. : IOLA
43. Fractions. : FIFTHS
44. Message from afar. : CABLE
45. Spring time. : APRIL
46. Charger. : STEED
47. Harness part. : STRAP
50. In ___ (in position). : SITU
51. Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
52. O. T. book: Abbr. : EXOD
53. Intelligence. : NEWS
55. Generation. : AGE

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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