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New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,875
Across
1. Uncultivated. : WILD
5. Steep declivity. : SCARP
10. Measure of wood. : CORD
14. Global area. : ASIA
15. Hambletonian race horse. : PACER
16. Oriental name. : ABOU
17. Cutter. : SLED
18. Parade formation. : ARRAY
19. Alcove. : NOOK
20. General Gabler's daughter. : HEDDA
22. Fictional detective. : NEROWOLFE
24. Arizona city on the Colorado. : YUMA
26. Say sharply (with "out"). : RAP
27. My: Fr. : MES
30. Speaker's reference. : NOTES
33. Juniper tree. : CEDAR
37. Man without a country. : EXPATRIATE
40. Santa Maria's sister ship. : NINA
41. King or queen. : CARD
42. Word of apology. : SORRY
43. Theatre sign. : EXIT
44. Early in the 10th century. : CMIV
45. Famous U. S. aircraft carrier. : ENTERPRISE
47. Composite flower. : ASTER
49. Clip. : SHEAR
50. Anguilla. : EEL
51. "Du Bist die ___," well-known Schubert song. : RUH
53. Ruler. : TSAR
55. Woman of historic mystery. : ANASTASIA
60. Li'l Abner's last name. : YOKUM
64. Siren of the silent screen. : BARA
65. Plants of a region. : FLORA
67. Great Siberian river. : LENA
68. State in Saud's domain. : ASIR
69. Fabled giant. : TITAN
70. Tight curl. : FRIZ
71. Old-time vehicle. : SHAY
72. Caesar's mortal wounds. : STABS
73. Companion of pride, lust, etc. : ENVY
Down
1. Dry bed of a stream. : WASH
2. Wight, for one. : ISLE
3. German song. : LIED
4. Head of the family. : DADDY
5. Palm Springs, for one. : SPA
6. Boutonniere flowers. : CARNATIONS
7. Parcel of land. : ACRE
8. Opposite of the van. : REAR
9. Former military band leader. : PRYOR
10. Bride's kitchen aid. : CANOPENER
11. Old Greek coin. : OBOL
12. Place for a night club. : ROOF
13. Prince Philip. : DUKE
21. Charley's impersonation. : AUNT
23. Servicewoman. : WAC
25. Code first used in 1844. : MORSE
27. Holy city. : MECCA
28. Midyears. : EXAMS
29. Nautical pole. : SPRIT
31. World. : EARTH
32. Homeless waif. : STREETARAB
34. Setting for Stephen Foster songs. : DIXIE
35. Liqueur flavoring. : ANISE
36. Honey badger. : RATEL
38. Satan (with "the"). : ADVERSARY
39. Mexican wildcats. : EYRAS
46. Say grace. : PRAY
48. Groove. : RUT
52. Ax handles. : HAFTS
54. Man Pocahontas married. : ROLFE
55. French exclamation of disapproval. : ABAS
56. American poet-humorist. : NASH
57. Diva's specialty. : ARIA
58. Hobble skirt feature. : SLIT
59. Greek letter. : IOTA
61. Memorable composer of musicals. : KERN
62. Institution of higher learning: Abbr. : UNIV
63. Intricate. : MAZY
66. Response: Abbr. : ANS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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