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New York Times, Monday, February 29, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,881
Across
1. Compass. : SCOPE
6. Did the crawl. : SWAM
10. Type of control. : SELF
14. Calm. : ALLAY
15. Scene of Eisenhower visit. : CANAVERAL
17. Framework. : CADRE
18. Neighboring republic. : OLDMEXICO
19. Literary forms. : ODES
20. Sharp tool. : AWL
21. Thurber's Walter ___. : MITTY
22. Intimate. : NEAR
24. Empty. : INANE
26. Frondizi's country (with "the"). : ARGENTINE
29. River in New Jersey. : TOMS
33. Monetary unit: Abbr. : DOL
34. Rang a bell. : DINGED
36. Cabbage dish. : SLAW
37. "Mon ___ Pierrot." : AMI
38. Thus far. : YET
39. ___ Moines. : DES
41. Roderick ___, Scott chieftain. : DHU
42. Jumble. : MESS
44. Coat. : RAGLAN
46. River into the Yangtze. : HAN
47. London district. : SOHO
48. Having faith in. : CREDITING
50. ___ Slavic, a European language. : BALTO
53. Grand in style. : EPIC
54. Kitchen utensil. : SIEVE
56. Acknowledge. : OWN
58. Supplemented (with "out"). : EKED
61. Bygone social system. : OLDREGIME
63. Utah city. : PROVO
64. Historic waterway. : NILERIVER
65. Island in Firth of Clyde. : ARRAN
66. Went fast. : SPED
67. Ancient metropolis. : TYRE
68. Fort ___, Indiana. : WAYNE
Down
1. City in Maine. : SACO
2. Robed. : CLAD
3. Anglo-Saxon. : OLDENGLISH
4. Fire worshiper of India. : PARSEE
5. Kind of witness. : EYE
6. Boat for freight. : SCOW
7. Enclosing with an upright structure. : WALLING
8. Conjunction. : AND
9. Member of P.T.A. : MAMMA
10. Concert groups. : SEXTETS
11. Part of the Latin verb "esse." : ERIT
12. Describing frail fabrics. : LACY
13. Girl's nickname. : FLO
16. Metal deposit. : VEIN
20. More Bohemian. : ARTIER
23. Presidential nickname. : ANDY
25. Stylus. : NEEDLE
26. Peak in the Cascade range. : ADAMS
27. Shakespearean character. : ROMEO
28. Undamaged. : INTACT
30. Epithet of a noted Tennessean. : OLDHICKORY
31. Influential writer on naval affairs (1840–1914). : MAHAN
32. Wielded, as a golf club. : SWUNG
35. Lessen the intensity of. : DEADEN
40. Cut. : SNIP
43. Made serious. : SOBERED
45. Cleaning brush. : GROOMER
49. ___ del Fuego. : TIERRA
51. Assert. : AVER
52. Lawful: Slang. : LEGIT
54. Undergarment. : SLIP
55. Empty. : IDLE
57. Existed. : WERE
59. Man's name. : EVAN
60. Achieved. : DONE
61. Wicket sides, in cricket. : ONS
62. Plant. : IVY
63. Rabbit's foot. : PAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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