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New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,877
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1. Prepare tea. : BREW
5. Greenbacks. : TENS
9. Take captive. : CATCH
14. River into the Danube. : LECH
15. Genus of olives. : OLEA
16. River into the Orinoco. : APURE
17. King of Israel. : OMRI
18. Pay attention to. : HEAR
19. In a while. : LATER
20. Finishing stroke: Fr. : COUPDEGRACE
23. Digit. : TOE
24. Have a wearing effect (on). : PREY
25. Candies. : BONBONS
27. Satan, in the New Testament. : BELIAL
30. Giant ___ of Asia. : PANDA
31. Together with. : ALONG
32. Canaries. : SONGSTERS
36. Sleep like ___. : ALOG
37. Bushy clump. : TOD
38. So. : TRUE
39. Meat dish. : LAMBCHOPS
42. Region: Poet. : CLIME
43. Cooking and table fats. : OLEOS
44. Last word of "Sweet and Low." : SLEEPS
45. Nautical rope. : HALYARD
48. Scored, in tennis. : ACED
49. War area of 1944. : ETO
50. Feat of strength or skill. : TOURDEFORCE
55. Approximately. : ABOUT
57. East Indian tree. : POON
58. Thickening for soup: Fr. : ROUX
59. Creamy foodstuff. : PASTE
60. Pungent. : TART
61. Raison d'___. : ETRE
62. Direct. : STEER
63. Poems set to music. : ODES
64. Weeps. : SOBS
1. Farm ___, in Washington. : BLOC
2. San ___, Italy. : REMO
3. Unbleached. : ECRU
4. Scapegoat. : WHIPPINGBOY
5. Close behind. : TOHEEL
6. Type of poem. : ELEGY
7. Approach. : NEAR
8. Spanish dances. : SARABANDS
9. Roman date. : CALENDS
10. Paraguay-Brazil border river. : APA
11. All, in music. : TUTTO
12. Legendary king of Thebes. : CREON
13. Start of a toast. : HERES
21. Pass too slowly. : DRAG
22. Legislature: Abbr. : CONG
26. Rackets used in ancient game. : BATTLEDORES
27. Semitic deity. : BAAL
28. She, in Spain. : ELLA
29. Take shape. : LOOM
30. Stern decks on sailing ships. : POOPS
32. Confronted fearlessly. : STOODUPTO
33. One end of the Welland Canal. : ERIE
34. Cut of meat. : RUMP
35. Discerns. : SEES
40. Hubbub. : CLATTER
41. Protagonist. : HERO
42. Symbol in music. : CLEF
44. Noses. : SCENTS
45. Large amounts: Colloq. : HEAPS
46. Up, in baseball. : ATBAT
47. Detached. : LOOSE
48. Worship. : ADORE
51. Highway. : ROAD
52. Newspaper section, for short. : ROTO
53. Restrain. : CURB
54. Letters. : EXES
56. Indian. : UTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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