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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,162
Across Down
1. Country. : LAND
5. Gather. : AMASS
10. Glaswegian. : SCOT
14. To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
15. Like corduroy roads. : BUMPY
16. Unexciting. : TAME
17. Fundamental. : PRIMORDIAL
19. "Messiah" chorus. : AMEN
20. Corn flour of the Southwest. : PINOLE
21. Church dedicated in 1626. : STPETERS
23. Homogeneous group. : CLASS
25. Call, as a taxi. : HAIL
26. Take away something desirable (from). : DETRACT
29. Like mud. : VISCOUS
32. Gumbo. : OKRA
33. Harangue. : TIRADE
35. Useful prefix. : PRE
36. Rope. : RIATA
38. Bird in a Persian legend. : ROC
39. Use up slowly. : DRAIN
41. Kentucky's neighbor: Abbr. : IND
42. Musical sign. : REPEAT
45. Infuriates. : IRES
46. Eternal. : AGELESS
48. Low-slung cart. : TRUNDLE
50. "___ Dimittis," the song of Simeon. : NUNC
51. For the time ___. : BEING
52. Treatise or dissertation. : TRACTATE
55. Certain fractions. : NINTHS
59. Branches: Biol. : RAMI
60. Sleuth of a sort. : PRIVATEEYE
62. Retired. : ABED
63. Ardent. : EAGER
64. Clique. : CLAN
65. Passport item. : VISA
66. Abrasive. : EMERY
67. Highlander: Var. : KELT
1. Man of the northland. : LAPP
2. Town in Longfellow poem. : ATRI
3. German negative. : NEIN
4. Advocate of rule by the majority. : DEMOCRAT
5. Talk out of one's troubles, in psychoanalysis. : ABREACT
6. Symbol of obscurity. : MUD
7. Wrong. : AMISS
8. Gaiter. : SPAT
9. Small, graceful girl. : SYLPHID
10. Inactive. : STATIC
11. Giraffe. : CAMELOPARD
12. Hebrew dry measure. : OMER
13. Measure of thousands. : TENS
18. Spicy stew. : OLLA
22. Alleviated. : EASED
24. Stock, race, family. : STIRPS
26. 16th cen. Genoese admiral. : DORIA
27. Supplementing (with "out"). : EKING
28. Certain business assets. : TRADENAMES
29. Leave: Colloq. : VACATE
30. "Regent of the sun," in Milton. : URIEL
31. Perceive. : SENSE
34. Common alias. : ROE
37. Common verbal contraction. : ARENT
40. Kind of pheasant. : RINGNECK
43. Man on the run. : ESCAPEE
44. Threefold. : TRINARY
47. Brightest star in a constellation. : LUCIDA
49. Fixed standard. : UNIT
51. Grayish-tan. : BEIGE
52. Tourist: Abbr. : TRAV
53. Nobel prize physicist. : RABI
54. Public vehicle. : TRAM
56. Operating at a distance: Comb. form. : TELE
57. Transparent: Comb. form. : HYAL
58. Dispatched. : SENT
61. Translation: Abbr. : VER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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