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New York Times, Saturday, February 6, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,858
Across Down
1. ___ Valley, scene of winter Olympics. : SQUAW
6. Small herrings. : SPRATS
12. Vassar graduate. : ALUMNA
13. Lytton ___, English biographer. : STRACHEY
15. Modern brewing equipment. : TEABAG
16. Type of work. : PARTTIME
17. One of the Cyclades. : TINOS
18. Pullman. : CAR
19. Heroine of “Crime and Punishment.” : SONIA
20. Certain business men: Abbr. : AGTS
21. Sea shell. : CONCH
23. Dietary substances. : FATS
24. Greek letter. : CHI
25. Russian troupe of dancers. : BOLSHOI
27. Appoint. : SET
28. Annoyed the speaker. : HECKLED
30. Happy season. : YULE
32. Natural talent. : DOWER
33. Circe. : SIREN
36. Taxicab. : HACK
38. Felt acutely remorseful. : SMARTED
40. Church title: Abbr. : ABP
43. One of the “beats.” : KEROUAC
45. Ben ___. : HUR
46. Airplane movement. : LOOP
48. Small yellow bird. : SERIN
49. ___ noire. : BETE
50. Indicating mark. : ARROW
52. British legislators. : MPS
53. Yankee star. : BERRA
54. Old-fashioned handbag. : RETICULE
56. Study again. : REREAD
57. Keep. : MAINTAIN
58. “Our better selves,” according to A. B. Alcott. : IDEALS
59. Planet between Uranus and Jupiter. : SATURN
60. Sounds, as of laughter. : PEALS
1. Took a winter ride. : SLEIGHED
2. Marine Corps base in Virginia. : QUANTICO
3. Bosses on heraldic shields. : UMBOS
4. Duck genus. : ANAS
5. Wit. : WAG
6. Designating certain foods. : STARCHY
7. Penn Station monogram. : PRR
8. Coiffure aids of former days. : RATS
9. ___ God. : ACTOF
10. ___ a rail. : THINAS
11. Hebrew or Arab. : SEMITE
12. Append. : ATTACH
13. Crosses. : SPANS
14. Baker’s substance. : YEAST
18. Characteristic of Alaska. : COLD
21. Effects by force. : COERCES
22. Laurence ___, author of “Victoria Regina.” : HOUSMAN
25. Cheerless. : BLEAK
26. Pertaining to ancient Troy. : ILIAC
29. Kilowatt hour: Abbr. : KWH
31. Slip. : ERR
34. Delicate. : ETHEREAL
35. Nonbelligerents. : NEUTRALS
37. Moscow pile. : KREMLIN
38. Je ___ (I am): Fr. : SUIS
39. Views with 40 Down. : DREADS
40. Trepidation. : ALARM
41. North wind. : BOREAS
42. Shakespearean character. : PORTIA
44. “For of all sad words of tongue ___ . . . ” : ORPEN
47. Promontory. : POINT
49. College in Kentucky. : BEREA
51. Carry Nation’s group. : WCTU
53. George Eliot’s Adam. : BEDE
55. Middle East group: Abbr. : UAR
56. Extent of rough, broken water. : RIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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