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New York Times, Friday, January 15, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.61, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across
1. Chief tributary of the Volga. : KAMA
5. Family member. : MAMA
9. Port of Iraq. : BASRA
14. Eden dweller. : ADAM
15. Black. : EBON
16. Hold fast: Naut. : BELAY
17. ___ one’s time. : BIDE
18. French West Indies twin island. : GUADELOUPE
20. Country of the Bantu. : UGANDA
22. ___ Aviv. : TEL
23. Not so much. : LESS
24. Limb. : LEG
25. Inlet from the sea. : ARM
27. Philippine archipelago. : SULU
29. With milk: Fr. : AULAIT
32. Cheerless. : DISMAL
36. Part of Paris. : PASSY
38. Cut into small cubes. : DICED
40. Swedish name for Turku. : ABO
41. Rudiments. : ABCS
42. Pole used in Gaelic games. : CABER
43. Island group, W. Pacific. : TRUK
44. Meadow. : LEA
45. Meaner. : BASER
46. ___ fruitti. : TUTTI
47. Liverpool’s river. : MERSEY
49. One of the Society Islands. : TAHITI
51. ___ Mater. : ALMA
53. Irish Sea island. : MAN
54. Sea force: Abbr. : NAV
57. Intimate friend. : CHUM
60. Query. : ASK
62. American elk. : WAPITI
64. West Indies island. : HISPANIOLA
67. Bluish-green. : AQUA
68. Opera recordings. : ARIAS
69. Et ___. : ALII
70. Ringlet. : CURL
71. Cathedral officials. : DEANS
72. Fascist. : NAZI
73. Knows: Scot. : KENS
Down
1. Capital of Afghanistan. : KABUL
2. River into Gulf of Venice. : ADIGE
3. Indian Ocean island. : MADAGASCAR
4. Sobeit. : AMEN
5. Ancient city near Athens. : MEGARA
6. Arabic word for “father.” : ABU
7. Castle ditch. : MOAT
8. S. A. mountains. : ANDES
9. Large container: Abbr. : BBL
10. Wind-god of Greek myth. : AEOLUS
11. Twist. : SLUE
12. Knocks. : RAPS
13. Certain votes. : AYES
19. One who escapes. : ELUDER
21. Popular M. C. and newscaster. : DALY
26. King with the “golden touch.” : MIDAS
28. Cover. : LID
30. The Senate: Abbr. : USS
31. India’s neighbor. : TIBET
33. West Indies island. : MARTINIQUE
34. Touch (on). : ABUT
35. Norse god. : LOKI
36. Symbol of victory. : PALM
37. ___ in one’s bonnet. : ABEE
39. One of the Molucca Islands. : CERAM
42. Jamaican island. : CAYMAN
43. King ___. : TUT
45. ___ canto. : BEL
46. Diminutive of a girl’s name. : TINA
48. Japanese skiff. : SAMPAN
50. Fiftieth state. : HAWAII
52. Native of 1 Down. : ASIAN
55. To ___ (to just the right degree). : ATURN
56. Small bottle. : VIALS
57. African lake. : CHAD
58. Engage. : HIRE
59. Our information outfit: Abbr. : USIA
61. Peninsula of N. Europe. : KOLA
63. United group. : PACK
65. Beast of burden. : ASS
66. Nickname for a queen. : LIZ

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