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New York Times, Wednesday, February 3, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { B J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,855
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1. Fish that attach themselves to sharks. : REMORAS
8. Jack the nipper. : FROST
13. Baseball arithmetic. : AVERAGES
15. Frog or fledgling. : PEEPER
16. Strict disciplinarian. : MARTINET
17. Seek to attain. : ASPIRE
18. Reference book: Abbr. : ENC
19. Takes off. : DEPARTS
21. 633,000 educators. : NEA
22. Harden with heat. : SEAR
24. Begin to do. : SETAT
25. Habitation of a sort. : TENT
26. Bar legally. : ESTOP
28. Too-well-dressed man. : DUDE
29. Slayer of Castor. : IDAS
30. Sea duck. : SCOTER
32. Seductive sea nymph. : SIREN
34. Cleaned the slate. : ERASED
36. Punctual. : ONTIME
39. Carrier: Colloq. : TOTER
41. Purloins. : STEALS
43. Not filmed or taped. : LIVE
46. Frappé. : ICED
48. Very pale. : ASHEN
49. Father of Cainan. : ENOS
50. Shade of brown. : COCOA
52. Restaurant phrase for certain food orders. : TOGO
53. “Love ___ neighbor.” : THY
54. Precursors. : HERALDS
56. Needlefish. : GAR
57. N. M. U. member. : SEAMAN
59. Agreeable. : PLEASANT
61. Instantly important. : URGENT
62. Prominence. : SALIENCE
63. Characters in “Iolanthe.” : PEERS
64. Passed along, as news. : RELAYED
1. Famous Pharaoh. : RAMESES
2. Disappear gradually. : EVANESCE
3. Noted cartographer of 16th cen. : MERCATOR
4. Table scrap. : ORT
5. Sortie. : RAID
6. Second Mrs. Copperfield. : AGNES
7. Leaked through. : SEEPED
8. Band on an escutcheon. : FESS
9. Corded fabric. : REP
10. Reckoned. : OPINED
11. Resident of Catfish Row. : SERENA
12. Unusual delights. : TREATS
14. Position of affairs. : STATUS
15. Designs. : PATTERNS
20. One field for hams. : RADIO
23. Takes turns. : ROTATES
25. Most minute. : TINIEST
27. Coin in Manila. : PESO
31. Discreet. : RETICENT
33. Diminutive of a girl’s name. : ETTA
35. Homemaker’s aesthetic problem. : DECOR
37. Wood resistant to termites. : MAHOGANY
38. Refinement. : ELEGANCE
40. Second-hand tires. : RECAPS
42. Laughed loudly: Colloq. : SNORTED
43. Abates. : LETSUP
44. Belong, as rights. : INHERE
45. Journey. : VOYAGE
47. Four quarters. : DOLLAR
51. Role in “Die Fledermaus.” : ADELE
54. The Brinker boy. : HANS
55. Jib or royal. : SAIL
58. Debussy’s “La ___.” : MER
60. Heavy swell. : SEA

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

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