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New York Times, Wednesday, January 13, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Across Down
1. Gardener’s concern. : BULB
5. Stitch. : TACK
9. Firm and fresh. : CRISP
14. Cap-___ (from head to foot). : APIE
15. He: Lat. : ILLE
16. Lofty retreat. : AERIE
17. Relative of monkeyshines. : HORSEPLAY
19. Vegetable. : PLANT
20. Periwinkles. : SNAILS
21. Half-wild horses. : MUSTANGS
23. Calendar item. : DATE
25. Look sulky. : POUT
26. Samuel Langhorne ___. : CLEMENS
29. Part of a shotgun. : BREECH
33. Une ___ (once): Fr. : FOIS
34. Sack ___. : RACE
36. Actor Albert. : EDDIE
37. Make a choice. : OPT
38. Guards on the way. : ESCORTS
40. South Atlantic state: Abbr. : WVA
41. Verdant. : GREEN
43. Split. : TORE
44. Japanese legisture. : DIET
45. Deep red. : GARNET
47. By the hundred. : PERCENT
49. Beetle larva. : GRUB
51. Fluid measure. : DRAM
52. Phrase on air letters. : PARAVION
56. Dried roots of a tropical plant. : IPECAC
60. Lake in U.S.S.R. : ONEGA
61. Jabber. : GIBBERISH
63. Doctrine. : TENET
64. Single. : UNAL
65. Mental image. : IDEA
66. Native of Gotland. : SWEDE
67. White ___. : SALE
68. Parties. : TEAS
1. Exclamations of contempt. : BAHS
2. Well-versed in: Colloq. : UPON
3. Money in Naples. : LIRA
4. Over and above. : BESIDES
5. Touts. : TIPSTERS
6. By ___ means. : ALL
7. Shellfish. : CLAM
8. Raise in tone. : KEYUP
9. Bags. : CAPTURES
10. Told. : RELATED
11. Country visited by Eisenhower. : IRAN
12. Relate in poetry. : SING
13. Cossets. : PETS
18. Biblical land. : ELAM
22. Cry. : SOB
24. Decree. : ENACT
26. Dried coconut meat. : COPRA
27. Metric unit. : LITER
28. Shovel of a dredge. : SCOOP
30. Poet Markham. : EDWIN
31. Relative of the genet. : CIVET
32. Preliminary round in a race. : HEAT
33. Jules Verne character. : FOGG
35. Tripped. : ERRED
38. Weaken. : ENERVATE
39. Epithet for Ivan IV. : TERRIBLE
42. Promised. : ENGAGED
44. Black mark. : DEMERIT
46. Philippine tree. : TUI
48. Inverness. : CAPE
50. Pseudo. : BOGUS
52. Large amounts of money: Colloq. : POTS
53. Afresh. : ANEW
54. M. Coty. : RENE
55. Ship of 1492. : NINA
57. Killing: Suffix. : CIDE
58. On the deep. : ASEA
59. Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
62. ___ masque. : BAL

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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