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New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,115
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1. Profitable. : GAINFUL
8. Go two by two. : PAIROFF
15. Liberate. : UNLOOSE
16. Claim. : ASSEVER
17. Name in hats. : STETSON
18. Play ___ (abide by the rules). : THEGAME
19. Schoolbooks. : TEXTS
20. Expert. : ACE
22. Sailing term. : ALEE
23. Resembling: Suffix. : OID
25. Because of. : UNDER
28. Ambiguity. : DOUBLEENTENDRE
34. Andrew's sister. : ANNE
35. Person. : MAN
36. Wretchedness. : MISERY
38. Moist. : WET
39. Deserved. : MERITED
41. Brother. : FRA
42. Musical instrument. : GUITAR
44. Figures: Abbr. : NOS
45. Forbearing. : MEEK
46. Punning. : PLAYINGONWORDS
49. Aggregate. : TOTAL
50. One: Ger. : EIN
51. ___ singing, jazz improvisation. : SCAT
54. Indoor arena, for short. : GYM
56. Symbol of spring. : LILAC
60. Sampling the voters' preferences. : POLLING
63. Ancient. : OLDTIME
65. Person to whom property is transferred. : ALIENEE
66. Symbol of wisdom. : SOLOMON
67. Hungry. : STARVED
68. Ingredient of synthetic rubber. : STYRENE
1. Outburst, as of laughter. : GUST
2. Status quo ___. : ANTE
3. Holly tree. : ILEX
4. One of Hamlet's choices. : NOTTOBE
5. Cousin of a stick-in-the-mud. : FOSSIL
6. Service organization. : USO
7. River into the Arctic. : LENA
8. Obvious. : PATENT
9. Combustion product. : ASH
10. Honshu bay. : ISE
11. Views. : REGARDS
12. Shape of an arena. : OVAL
13. In law, a wife. : FEME
14. ___ and easy. : FREE
21. Artfully. : CUNNINGLY
24. Mark of remissness. : DEMERIT
26. Feudal land. : DEMESNE
27. Faithful wife of legend. : ENID
28. Hound, southern style. : DAWG
29. Ahead, as on the links. : ONEUP
30. To the point that. : UNTIL
31. Attention. : EAR
32. Allude (to). : REFER
33. Made a faux pas. : ERRED
37. Asian ruminants. : YAKS
39. County of Ireland. : MAYO
40. In addition. : TOO
43. Gossip. : TATTLER
45. Classroom officer. : MONITOR
47. Annoyed by scolding. : NAGGED
48. With great enthusiasm. : WILDLY
51. Vichy and others. : SPAS
52. Young animal. : COLT
53. Inter ___. : ALIA
55. Rock garden specialty. : MOSS
57. Fruit. : LIME
58. Egyptian sun god. : AMON
59. Suffix meaning recent. : CENE
61. List of goods shipped: Abbr. : INV
62. Born: Fr. : NEE
64. Motion picture site. : LOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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