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New York Times, Wednesday, February 24, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J W Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,876
Across Down
1. French seaport. : HAVRE
6. French town on English Channel. : STMALO
12. Short biography. : MEMOIR
13. Water carnival. : AQUACADE
15. Running out. : EBBING
16. News flash. : BULLETIN
17. Vehicle. : TRUCK
18. Stability. : POISE
19. Kindergartner. : TOT
20. Vex: Colloq. : RILE
21. Movie and song title. : LAURA
22. Their: Fr. : LEUR
23. Gilbert and Sullivan heroine. : IDA
24. Western Indian. : PIUTE
25. To the point. : TERSE
26. Principal. : CENTRAL
28. Dressmaker's strategy. : DART
30. Discolor. : STAIN
31. Zoologist's concern. : FAUNA
34. Molded mass of food. : LOAF
36. Pension, perhaps. : STIPEND
38. Spanish card game. : OMBER
41. Poplar. : ASPEN
43. Through. : PER
44. Caret-shaped marks. : VEES
45. Evident. : CLEAR
46. Lake in foothills of Alps. : COMO
47. Consumed. : ATE
48. Vocal composition for church use. : MOTET
49. South African novelist. : PATON
50. Very well educated. : LETTERED
52. Growing in high altitudes. : ALPINE
53. Secluded. : SOLITARY
54. Poetry. : VERSES
55. Causes aversion. : REPELS
56. Departures. : EXITS
1. Islands off Scotland. : HEBRIDES
2. Walking. : AMBULANT
3. Give expression to. : VOICE
4. Sports arena. : RINK
5. Unit of work. : ERG
6. Acted as an escort. : SQUIRED
7. Center of oil-producing region. : TULSA
8. Tom. : MALE
9. Expert. : ACE
10. Last mentioned, of two. : LATTER
11. What comparisons are. : ODIOUS
12. Of a system of weights and measures. : METRIC
13. On every side. : ABOUT
14. ___ nous. : ENTRE
18. John ___ Jones. : PAUL
21. Vine. : LIANA
22. Cessation. : LETUP
24. Antonym of 29 Down. : PRIOR
25. Feature of a wedding gown. : TRAIN
27. Legends. : TALES
29. In pursuit of. : AFTER
32. Employer of relatives. : NEPOTIST
33. Windflowers. : ANEMONES
35. Shows uncertainty. : FALTERS
36. Young oyster. : SPAT
37. Airplanes flown by remote control. : DRONES
38. Ellipses. : OVALS
39. Shooting star. : METEOR
40. Overhang. : BEETLE
42. Threadbare. : SEEDY
45. Structure of an atoll. : CORAL
46. Island in Bay of Naples. : CAPRI
48. Apportion. : METE
49. Fold: Comb. form. : PLEX
51. Foul ___, in baseball. : TIP
52. Latin greeting. : AVE

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

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