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New York Times, Saturday, January 2, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,823
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1. Esparto grass. : ALFA
5. Campus scrimmage. : RUSH
9. Authoritative book. : BIBLE
14. Whirring sound. : BURR
15. Status quo ___. : ANTE
16. Famed Berlin hotel. : ADLON
17. Deliverer from evil spirits. : EXORCISER
19. Be affected by some influence. : REACT
20. A kind of trickery. : LEGERDEMAIN
22. A status symbol. : CAR
23. Crystal gazers. : SEERS
24. "As through a glass ___." : DARKLY
26. Fort ___. : SUMTER
29. ___ tenens: a substitute. : LOCUM
30. Parts of overseas addresses. : APOS
31. Another kind of trickery. : SHELLGAME
35. Typographers union: Abbr. : ITU
36. P. R. handout. : RELEASE
38. ___ Blas. : GIL
39. Practicers of 20 Across. : CONJURERS
41. Garden flower. : PINK
42. At the present time. : TODAY
43. Smart ___. : ALECKS
45. Rival of Athens. : THEBES
47. Composer of 11 Down. : ARLEN
49. Insurrectionist, for short. : REB
50. Practicer of 11 Down. : NECROMANCER
55. Having wings. : ALATE
57. Mystical source of rabbits. : OUTOFAHAT
58. ___ fatuus (will-o'-the-wisp). : IGNIS
59. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
60. ___ Nostrum. : MARE
61. Great ___. : LAKES
62. Persist. : LAST
63. Austrian river. : ENNS
1. Biblical shepherd. : ABEL
2. De ___. : LUXE
3. Name for Mowgli. : FROG
4. Apprehends. : ARRESTS
5. Marauder. : RAIDER
6. Ours: Ger. : UNSER
7. Parts of goblets. : STEMS
8. Goddess. : HERA
9. Person hard to get rid of. : BARNACLE
10. Chemical suffix. : IDE
11. Mystic art in tune of '40s. : BLACKMAGIC
12. Union chapter. : LOCAL
13. Vestibule. : ENTRY
18. Indian. : CREE
21. False gods. : IDOLS
25. Oriental. : RUG
26. Ketch of the Levant. : SAIC
27. Doing: Colloq. : UPTO
28. Tricky pitchman. : MOUNTEBANK
29. Meadows. : LEAS
31. Weaver's reed. : SLEY
32. Pronoun. : HER
33. Female success symbol. : MINK
34. Members of order founded 1868. : ELKS
36. Lack of polish. : RUDENESS
37. Wipe out. : ERASE
40. MacLeish subject. : JOB
41. Boz, for example. : PENNAME
43. Practically. : ALMOST
44. Petal. : LEAF
45. Path. : TRAIL
46. Girl's name meaning "holy." : HELGA
47. Island off Venezuela. : ARUBA
48. Rosters. : ROTAS
51. Lignite. : COAL
52. Biggers' detective. : CHAN
53. Make money. : EARN
54. Road map items: Abbr. : RTES
56. Ascot. : TIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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