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New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,180
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1. Ask to be informed. : DEMAND
7. Controlled with a thong. : LEASHED
14. Reindeer. : CARIBOU
15. Previously. : ALREADY
16. Not gregarious. : ASOCIAL
17. Flash with lightning: Ger. : BLITZEN
18. English county. : SHIRE
19. Minded. : CARED
21. ___ nutshell. : INA
22. Pre-conquest Mexican Indian. : TECO
23. Shrew. : VIXEN
24. Red or black insects. : ANTS
25. Period. : ERA
26. Orbiting object. : COMET
27. Shoe attachment. : CLEAT
28. Christmases. : YULES
29. Uncordial. : FROSTY
30. Trim. : DAPPER
32. Racket used in a field sport. : CROSSE
33. Turkey oak of southern Europe. : CERRIS
34. Satellites. : MOONS
35. Functioned. : ACTED
36. Medieval poet. : DANTE
37. Kind of crow. : DAW
40. Henri and Louis. : ROIS
41. Veranda. : PORCH
42. Farm animal. : MARE
43. ___ longa, vita brevis. : ARS
44. British coins. : PENCE
45. Driver of 17, 23, 26, 48 Across, 1, 26, 36, 37 Down. : SANTA
46. Familiar feathered friend. : CATBIRD
48. High-stepping horse. : PRANCER
50. Peter "fell into ___, and saw heaven opened . . . " : ATRANCE
51. Where leather is made. : TANNERY
52. Jane, a wife of Henry VIII. : SEYMOUR
53. Sweet. : SUGARY
1. Agitator of a churn. : DASHER
2. Beethoven symphony. : EROICA
3. Small: Comb. form. : MICRO
4. Rose's spouse. : ABIE
5. Not taboo, in Hawaii. : NOA
6. Stringed musical instrument. : DULCIMER
7. Lip ornament of primitive tribes. : LABRET
8. The Lady of the Lake. : ELLEN
9. Dry. : ARID
10. Establish. : SET
11. Obscurity. : HAZINESS
12. Toothless. : EDENTATE
13. Succession of rulers. : DYNASTY
14. Social group. : CASTE
20. Central lines. : AXES
23. Field mice. : VOLES
24. At ___ (puzzled). : ALOSS
26. Son of Venus. : CUPID
27. Beldam. : CRONE
28. Town in Flanders. : YPRES
29. Frivolity. : FROTH
30. Garnish. : DECORATE
31. Aesthetic ability. : ARTISTRY
32. Thoughts. : CONCEPTS
33. South American capital. : CARACAS
34. Playwright Connelly. : MARC
36. Thunder: Dutch. : DONDER
37. Coryphee. : DANCER
38. Highway. : ARTERY
39. Irksome. : WEARY
41. Perceived: Fr. : PERCU
42. Food in the wilderness. : MANNA
44. Evergreen of Spanish America. : PINO
45. Hymned. : SANG
47. Sound of quick hard blow. : BAM
49. Sir Benegal Rama ___. : RAU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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