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New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,164
Across
1. Move very slowly. : INCH
5. Cavil: Colloq. : CRAB
9. Bean plants. : SOYS
13. Author Vidal. : GORE
14. A glory. : AURA
15. Banjo sound. : TWANG
17. Good earth. : LOAM
18. Impasse. : BLINDALLEY
20. Not justified. : UNCALLEDFOR
22. Road surface. : TAR
23. Patella site. : KNEE
24. Desert. : FORSAKE
26. French co. : CIE
28. Aid: Abbr. : ASST
31. Coal tar product. : DYE
32. Forest in "As You Like It." : ARDEN
34. Toodle-oo. : TATA
36. Musical group. : TRIO
40. First King of Israel. : SAUL
41. Mixed greens. : SALAD
42. Big Bend State: Abbr. : TENN
43. Military cap. : KEPI
44. "Pony." : TROT
45. Hot beverage. : TODDY
46. Ben ___. : HUR
48. French resort. : NICE
50. Steersman for the crew. : COX
51. Full of fun. : JOCULAR
55. Cortisone drug. : ACTH
57. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
58. Sandwich makings. : SWISSCHEESE
63. Exclamation of surprise. : GREATSCOTT
65. Give ear to. : HEED
66. Beleaguerment. : SIEGE
67. Son of Isaac. : ESAU
68. ___ out (supplied what was lacking to). : EKED
69. Sprit. : SPAR
70. Hounds. : DOGS
71. Behold. : ESPY
Down
1. Arctic abode. : IGLU
2. Meridian. : NOON
3. Broke down. : CRACKEDUP
4. Brawny fellow. : HEMAN
5. Certain messages. : CABLES
6. Standard. : RULE
7. Jejune. : ARID
8. Canadian resort. : BANFF
9. Shining brightly. : STARRY
10. Strigine bird. : OWL
11. Resort on the Black Sea. : YALTA
12. Prowl. : SNEAK
16. Spiral motion. : GYRE
19. Thingumbob. : DOODAD
21. Fatless. : LEAN
25. Fracas. : SETTO
26. Hogshead. : CASK
27. Dies ___. : IRAE
29. Headliner. : STAR
30. Hawk's claw. : TALON
33. Yale. : ELIHU
35. French comedian. : TATI
37. Sign of health. : REDCHEEKS
38. ___-China. : INDO
39. Cameo gem. : ONYX
41. Soda fountain items. : STRAWS
45. Carnegie ___. : TECH
47. Relative of a balmacaan. : ULSTER
49. Mescal. : CACTUS
51. Notches. : JAGS
52. Plant with fragrant roots. : ORRIS
53. Move stealthily. : CREEP
54. Put through a kitchen device. : RICED
56. Titter. : TEHEE
59. Comme ci, comme ça! : SOSO
60. Red deer. : STAG
61. Leak out. : SEEP
62. Whirl. : EDDY
64. Turkish commander. : AGA

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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