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New York Times, Friday, January 22, 1960

36-Down : Titles of courtesy: Abbr.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 54-Across clue had "S.M.U.s"; corrected it to "S.M.U.'s."

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S
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P
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O
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A
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B
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D
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N
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T
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R
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F
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B
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O
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G
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A
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K
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E
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M
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P
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L
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A
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O
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G
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D
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B
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D
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S
T
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I
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Q
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R
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S
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A
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P
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R
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F
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F
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,843
Across
1
Part of a teapot. : SPOUT
6
With ___ grace (ungraciously). : ABAD
10
___ cost (gratis). : ATNO
14
Brownish gray. : TAUPE
15
Austria-born atomic scientist. : RABI
16
Tin plate in thin sheets. : TAIN
17
Up and about. : ASTIR
18
Support for a railway. : CROSSTIES
20
Up ___ ears (heavily involved). : TOONES
22
Fortuitously. : BYCHANCE
23
Dervish. : FAKIR
25
Group of eight. : OCTET
26
Famous Danish physicist. : BOHR
28
Automobile adjunct. : GASTANK
32
Test. : EXAM
33
___ Creed. : NICENE
34
Baked dish. : PIE
37
Monocle. : LENS
38
"With ___ In My Heart." : ASONG
39
Small flounders. : DABS
40
As well as. : AND
41
Creator of Tristram Shandy. : STERNE
42
Turkey's neighbor. : IRAQ
43
Small, graceful animal. : ROEDEER
44
Vessels: Abbr. : STRS
45
Fall-blooming plant. : ASTER
48
Square accounts. : REPAY
50
Nonsensical talk. : CLAPTRAP
54
Home of S. M. U.'s Mustangs. : DALLAS
57
Short cut. : TIMESAVER
59
Region: Poet. : CLIME
60
Norse god. : ODIN
61
Golfer's warning. : FORE
62
Invigorating. : TONIC
63
Wool fabric. : FELT
64
Metal block used with a bolt. : TNUT
65
Melodious. : SWEET
Down
1
Office copy, for short. : STAT
2
El ___. : PASO
3
Beyond control. : OUTOFHAND
4
Roused to opposition. : UPINARMS
5
Old World sandpiper. : TEREK
6
___ de l'Etoile. : ARC
7
Fishhook part. : BARB
8
Send ___ on a man's errand. : ABOY
9
Center of a daisy. : DISC
10
Assault. : ATTACK
11
Spoil. : TAINT
12
Relative. : NIECE
13
Start. : ONSET
19
Gave light. : SHONE
21
Designated. : SIGNATE
24
Enhanced. : RAISED
26
Composer Bartok. : BELA
27
Draft animals. : OXEN
29
Reckoning. : SCORE
30
Currency bill: Slang. : TENNER
31
Incensed. : ANGERED
34
Kind of telephone circuit. : PARTYLINE
35
Metal piece of a certain shape. : IBAR
36
Titles of courtesy: Abbr. : ESQS
39
Refuse to approve. : DISALLOW
41
Arranges. : SORTS
43
Be conscience-stricken. : REPENT
45
___ God. : ACTOF
46
Glissade. : SLIDE
47
Native of Ceylon. : TAMIL
49
Agreements. : PACTS
51
Float. : RAFT
52
Bristol's river. : AVON
53
Bolivia's neighbor. : PERU
55
Girl friend: Fr. : AMIE
56
Denomination. : SECT
58
Not active: Abbr. : RET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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