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New York Times, Saturday, November 19, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,145
Across
1. Mountainous Mexican state. : MORELOS
8. Threads. : STRANDS
15. Cow. : OVERAWE
16. Stately vehicle. : CHARIOT
17. Loosened up. : RELAXED
18. Where Transylvania is. : RUMANIA
19. Very: Fr. : TRES
20. Nobles. : DUKES
22. American inventor. : BELL
23. King of Judah. : ASA
24. Sheltered place. : LEE
25. Edward ___. : VII
26. Not as much. : LESS
28. Bodies of water. : PONDS
30. Understood. : SEEN
31. Indulges in unwonted gaiety. : STEPSOUT
33. Routes. : PATHS
35. Troubles. : AILS
36. Low-lying country: Poet. : VALE
37. Condiment from the Far East. : CURRY
39. Small share. : PITTANCE
43. At any ___ (at least). : RATE
44. Spectacles, scissors, etc. : PAIRS
46. Memorable songwriter. : KERN
47. Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
48. Nickname for a princess. : MEG
49. Nickname for a queen. : VIC
50. Golden Treasury pieces. : ODES
52. Jewish festival. : PURIM
54. ___ beans. : LIMA
55. Sahara phenomena. : MIRAGES
57. City in Arizona, on Mexican boundary. : NOGALES
59. Amphibole. : EDENITE
60. Interstices. : AREOLAE
61. Colored highly with rouge. : RADDLED
62. Unties. : LOOSENS
Down
1. Human beings. : MORTALS
2. Excess type, in printing. : OVERSET
3. Press agent's article. : RELEASE
4. Periods. : ERAS
5. Careless. : LAX
6. Was beholden to. : OWED
7. Steadily industrious. : SEDULOUS
8. Long writing. : SCREED
9. To this degree. : THUS
10. Piston. : RAM
11. Gamin. : ARAB
12. Ancient capital on the Tigris. : NINEVEH
13. Table décor. : DOILIES
14. Red Square name. : STALIN
21. Where Maidstone is. : KENT
27. Lank. : SPARE
28. Water animal. : POLYP
29. Tiffs. : SPATS
30. Minute ___. : STEAK
32. Title. : SIR
34. High in pitch: Music. : ALT
36. 17th century spinet. : VIRGINAL
37. Play of 1897. : CANDIDA
38. Said. : UTTERED
39. Square pillar. : PIER
40. One of the Chamberlains. : NEVILLE
41. ___ War, 1853–56. : CRIMEAN
42. Surrounds with. : ENCASES
43. Lodger. : ROOMER
45. Diverted. : AMUSED
51. Dull reddish-yellow color. : SAND
52. Man's nickname. : PETE
53. Malay tribesman. : MORO
54. Cambodia's neighbor. : LAOS
56. "___ Blas." : GIL
58. ___ Washington. : GEO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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