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New York Times, Wednesday, November 9, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,135
Across
1. Huck and Jim's transport. : RAFT
5. Situated in front. : FORE
9. Council. : BOARD
14. Wing: Fr. : AILE
15. Acronym in the Army. : AWOL
16. Chou ___. : ENLAI
17. Feat on the diamond. : GRANDSLAM
19. First scene in "La Bohème." : ATTIC
20. Notable Donizetti ensemble. : SEXTET
21. Tie at Aqueduct. : DEADHEAT
23. Varsity replacements. : SUBS
25. Prevail. : RULE
26. Third king of Judah. : ASA
29. Male sheep. : TUPS
31. Part of a circle. : SECTOR
35. Custom. : WONT
37. Proofreader's abbreviation. : CAPS
39. Urbane. : SUAVE
40. Kirghiz mountain range. : ALAI
41. Mix, as dough. : KNEAD
43. Censure severely. : FLAY
44. Declaims noisily. : RANTS
46. Any contest of skill, courage, etc. : GAME
47. Mardi Gras is one. : FETE
48. Currents of air. : DRAFTS
50. Wander. : ROAM
52. His: Fr. : SES
53. Lake Superior cargoes. : ORES
55. Star in Draco. : ADIB
57. Phenomena of modern life: Slang. : RATRACES
61. Break through. : BREACH
65. Violin maker. : AMATI
66. Nickname of a famous flier. : LONEEAGLE
68. Charlotte Corday's victim. : MARAT
69. Kind of moth. : LUNA
70. Saline drop. : TEAR
71. Marksmen. : SHOTS
72. Small barracuda. : SPET
73. Tributary of the Po. : ADDA
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1. Name for a shaggy dog. : RAGS
2. Yorkshire river into the Ouse. : AIRE
3. Plant with blue flowers. : FLAX
4. Nomads' dwellings. : TENTS
5. Quick profit: Slang. : FASTBUCK
6. Symbol of wisdom. : OWL
7. Boston Post ___. : ROAD
8. Gantry. : ELMER
9. British university officials. : BEADLES
10. With payment deferred: Slang. : ONTHECUFF
11. Der ___. : ALTE
12. Non-Moslem in Moslem country. : RAIA
13. Reference book: Abbr. : DICT
18. Old Testament book: Abbr. : DEUT
22. Out of: Ger. : AUS
24. Directly: Colloq. : SPANG
26. Adjudge. : AWARD
27. ___ plexus. : SOLAR
28. Pineapple. : ANANA
30. Lance. : SPEAR
32. "The ___ of Hoffmann." : TALES
33. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
34. Kings: Span. : REYES
36. Retaliation in kind. : TITFORTAT
38. Last home of R. L. S. : SAMOA
42. Down-and-outer. : DEADBEAT
45. Mackinac and Magellan. : STRAITS
49. Adjective for wine. : SEC
51. Mud. : MIRE
54. Vends. : SELLS
56. Blessed: Lat. : BEATA
57. Batters. : RAMS
58. Maid, in Calicut. : AMAH
59. Edible root of Hawaii. : TARO
60. Potage. : SOUP
62. Ready for geriatrics. : AGED
63. Robed. : CLAD
64. Consort of Zeus. : HERA
67. Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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