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New York Times, Tuesday, December 13, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,169

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Type of story. : FABLE
6. Figure in cartoons. : UNCLESAM
14. Fear. : TERROR
15. Jellylike substance. : GELATINE
16. Fur. : ERMINE
17. Pigment containing iron. : HAEMATIN
18. Nail polish. : ENAMEL
19. Strike smartly. : RAP
20. In the last month: Abbr. : ULT
21. Encountered. : MET
22. Ancient. : OLDEN
25. "Ivory, ___ and Peacocks." : APES
26. ___ in urbe (the country in the city): Lat. : RUS
28. Those in want. : NEEDERS
30. Without leaks. : AIRTIGHT
32. Reddish brown. : RUSSET
36. Malicious looks. : LEERS
37. Ad ___ (to the point): Lat. : REM
39. Filter. : SIEVE
40. Concurrence. : ASSENT
42. Operators of river boats. : RAFTSMEN
44. Ancient Greek instrument for scraping bather's skin. : STRIGIL
46. Black viscid product. : TAR
47. Battering devices. : RAMS
50. Adversary. : ENEMY
51. Time on the Coast: Abbr. : PST
53. "Unaccustomed ___ am . . . " : ASI
54. Attach firmly. : WED
55. Oxide of the lightest known metal. : LITHIA
58. Sun room. : SOLARIUM
61. Implant deeply. : ENROOT
62. Immediate vicinity. : PRESENCE
63. Fruit of a tree. : ACORNS
64. Outsider. : STRANGER
65. Fortunes. : FATES
Down
1. Where certain plants are grown. : FERNERIES
2. Frameworks used with modeling clay. : ARMATURES
3. Part of a homburg. : BRIM
4. Isolated. : LONE
5. Soon: Poet. : ERELONG
6. Exclamation of aversion. : UGH
7. Drew close. : NEARED
8. Charwoman. : CLEANER
9. Source of light. : LAMP
10. Greek letter. : ETA
11. What Late Late Show viewers do. : SITUP
12. Like an old woman. : ANILE
13. Noun-forming suffixes. : MENTS
14. Be prolific. : TEEM
23. Lew, the comedian. : LEHR
24. Clean. : DETERGE
25. Fielding play. : ASSIST
27. Emphasis. : STRESS
29. Corrosion. : RUST
30. According to. : ALA
31. Negative verbal contraction. : ISNT
33. System of signaling. : SEMAPHORE
34. Outward turnings. : EVERSIONS
35. Big Cassino. : TEN
38. Commit mayhem. : MAIM
41. Cornering: Colloq. : TREEING
43. Part of a book. : FLYLEAF
45. Bring about. : INDUCE
47. Scrapes. : RASPS
48. Of ___. : ASORT
49. Track man. : MILER
52. Knits with a shuffle. : TATS
54. Small songbird. : WREN
56. Atahualpa, for example. : INCA
57. Gait. : TROT
59. Hebrew name meaning "healer." : ASA
60. Mal de ___. : MER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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