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New York Times, Monday, December 12, 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: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Hudson River spring visitant. : SHAD
5. Federation of 1959, in Africa. : MALI
9. Palatable. : SAPID
14. TV recording vehicle. : TAPE
15. ___ the air (undecided): Colloq. : UPIN
16. Alamogordo's county. : OTERO
17. Mediterranean port of Spain. : ADRA
18. Musical character. : REST
19. Exit, pursued by ___: "The Winter's Tale." : ABEAR
20. One of the Strauses. : ISIDOR
22. Original fare on the London tube. : TWOPENNY
24. Kind of desk. : ROLLTOP
26. Spheres. : ORBS
27. Hawkeye. : IOWAN
29. Escaped punishment. : GOTOFF
33. Not a soul. : NOONE
36. Slacken. : RELAX
38. ___ volée (on the wing): Fr. : ALA
39. Competent. : ABLE
40. Out. : NOTIN
41. Discovery of 1895. : XRAY
42. Baseball's Williams. : TED
43. Spartan serf. : HELOT
44. Hereditary class. : CASTE
45. Succulent sea food. : OYSTER
47. Don. : PUTON
49. Enjoy. : HAVE
51. Portion of a distance. : PARTWAY
55. Cheers. : ENLIVENS
59. Beauty-parlor term. : HAIRDO
60. Poet who wrote "A Visit from St. Nicholas." : MOORE
61. Duellist's challenge: Fr. : DEFI
63. Topmost point. : PEAK
64. Island people. : IRISH
65. Fail to do. : OMIT
66. Bellboy. : PAGE
67. So much, in music. : TANTO
68. Spiders' nests. : NIDI
69. Pieced (out). : EKED
Down
1. Way up, or down. : STAIR
2. "She ___ many children . . . " : HADSO
3. Spring time. : APRIL
4. Time limit of a sort. : DEADLINE
5. Well-known name in TV. : MURROW
6. Killer in the Rue Morgue. : APE
7. Catalogue. : LIST
8. Asunder. : INTWO
9. Makeshift rostrum. : SOAPBOX
10. Under most favorable circumstances. : ATBEST
11. Wedge-shaped part of a hammer head. : PEEN
12. Crown Prince Riza's country. : IRAN
13. Flat-bottomed boat. : DORY
21. County in Nebraska. : OTOE
23. Harmonium. : ORGAN
25. Done by word of mouth. : PAROL
28. Colonial salutation of Algonquin origin. : NETOP
30. Sculls. : OARS
31. Piece of scenery. : FLAT
32. Songstress Alice ___. : FAYE
33. Acronym in the headlines. : NATO
34. Answer the helm. : OBEY
35. Early automotive figure. : OLDS
37. Illuminated. : LITUP
40. Emotional control. : NERVE
41. Socrates' bad-tempered wife. : XANTIPPE
43. Sailor's cry. : HEAVEHO
44. Heroine of "Last of the Mohicans." : CORA
46. Tantalus' torture. : THIRST
48. Where Papeete is. : TAHITI
50. Not sideways. : ENDON
52. Inflict (vengeance, etc.). : WREAK
53. Proverb. : ADAGE
54. United in pairs. : YOKED
55. Exude. : EMIT
56. The doll, in "A Doll's House." : NORA
57. Cut of meat. : LOIN
58. Partially: Prefix. : SEMI
62. Tapering pin used in rope splicing. : FID

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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