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New York Times, Monday, September 25, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,455
Across
1. ___ facie. : PRIMA
6. Log conveyance. : RAFT
10. Soft mineral. : TALC
14. Dormouse. : LEROT
15. Israeli port. : ACRE
16. Flat plinth. : ORLO
17. Sheeplike. : OVINE
18. Stratum. : VEIN
19. Bell ringing. : PEAL
20. Probate term. : TESTATE
22. ___ Eve. : ADAMAND
24. Shade tree. : ASH
25. Musical effects. : TREMOLOS
26. Well-behaved. : MANNERLY
30. Prince, in Abyssinia. : RAS
31. South African iris. : IXIA
32. River into the Seine. : EURE
34. Trading ___. : STAMP
38. 100 years: Abbr. : CEN
39. City on the Ganges. : BENARES
41. French month. : MAI
42. Make ___ with (enter into secret plans). : ADEAL
44. Time ___ half. : ANDA
45. Kansas forte. : CORN
46. Animal's cry. : MAA
48. Voice quality. : NASALITY
50. Ringed planet's namesake. : SATURDAY
54. Sooner than. : ERE
55. Exhibit. : PRESENT
56. Adaptability. : PLIANCY
60. Roast: Fr. : ROTI
61. Althorn. : ALTO
63. Springe. : SNARE
64. Egyptian sun god. : AMON
65. Tin foil for mirrors. : TAIN
66. ___ Springs, 1781 battle site. : EUTAW
67. Special flavor. : TANG
68. Catch sight of. : ESPY
69. Catches sight of. : SPOTS
Down
1. Novel scheme. : PLOT
2. Dream: Fr. : REVE
3. Rainbow flower. : IRIS
4. Where Little Big Horn is. : MONTANA
5. Relaxed. : ATEASE
6. Talk with excessive enthusiasm. : RAVE
7. Hair's-breadth. : ACE
8. Monk. : FRIAR
9. Gentle. : TENDER
10. Highest. : TOPMOST
11. Of a space. : AREAL
12. Grassy plain. : LLANO
13. Common ailments. : COLDS
21. "So give ___ cheers . . . " : THREE
23. Gather. : AMASS
25. "Where law ends, ___ begins." : TYRANNY
26. Silicate. : MICA
27. Chopped. : AXED
28. Maris' number. : NINE
29. Green moth. : LUNA
33. Earth goddess. : ERDA
35. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
36. Shopping center. : MART
37. Like Vermont hillsides. : PINY
39. Trumpet sound. : BLARE
40. Display frame. : EASEL
43. Laughable. : AMUSING
45. Profit: Slang. : CLEANUP
47. Grown together: Bot. : ADNATE
49. Ascends. : ARISES
50. Lean eater. : SPRAT
51. Pleasant odor. : AROMA
52. Wyoming range. : TETON
53. African range. : ATLAS
56. Something small of its kind. : PONY
57. Front-page acronym. : NATO
58. Supporter of: Suffix. : CRAT
59. Trees. : YEWS
62. Foul ___. : TIP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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