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New York Times, Saturday, March 12, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
David Steinberg notes:

45-Down clue, "Tip on a finial," had additional smudged print on original after "finial." Unable to decipher this, so left clue as "Tip on a finial."

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H
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O
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H
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S
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A
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S
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T
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L
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A
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I
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O
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B
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D
F
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N
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L
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K
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L
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K
E
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G
C
D
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S
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L
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W
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L
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R
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O
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P
H
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R
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B
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R
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W
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D
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C
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E
R
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A
L
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M
O
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O
N
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N
D
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G
U
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S
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R
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I
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D
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S
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I
C
Y
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E
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V
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L
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Y
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E
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N
U
T
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R
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E
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F
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E
L
L
S
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Y
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E
T
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A
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I
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P
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Z
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P
H
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R
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F
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I
N
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S
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D
O
G
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E
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L
O
D
E
S
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G
A
O
L
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D
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A
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B
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E
Y
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H
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A
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D
O
W
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A
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P
A
C
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S
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G
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S
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R
R
Y
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E
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L
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S
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S
A
K
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S
© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,893
Across
1
Exclamations. : HOHOS
6
Italian wine city. : ASTI
10
Turkestan mountain range. : ALAI
14
Seaport of N. Japan. : OTARU
15
Item for a TV panelist. : BLINDFOLD
17
Silk voile. : NINON
18
Resemble. : LOOKALIKE
19
Abbreviation used in arithmetic. : GCD
20
Great number: Colloq. : SLEW
22
Lemur. : LORIS
23
Biblical land, rich in gold. : OPHIR
25
Concocted. : BREWED
27
Breakfast food. : CEREAL
29
Antered animals. : MOOSE
30
Perpendicular. : ONEND
31
Rifles. : GUNS
32
Frees (of). : RIDS
36
Gelid. : ICY
37
Harmful power, in ancient superstition. : EVILEYE
40
Pecan. : NUT
41
Coral ridge. : REEF
43
House additions. : ELLS
44
Girl's name. : YETTA
46
Philippine hardwood trees. : IPILS
48
Breeze. : ZEPHYR
49
School tests. : FINALS
51
Calf. : DOGIE
52
Veins. : LODES
53
Prison. : GAOL
54
Apply gently. : DAB
57
Cosmetic. : EYESHADOW
60
Quickly. : APACE
62
Alternating in the lead. : SEESAWING
63
Crowd closely together. : SERRY
64
Celtic. : ERSE
65
Dregs. : LEES
66
"For both our ___." : SAKES
Down
1
Warehouse, in China. : HONG
2
Of the ears. : OTIC
3
"What immortal ___ Could frame thy fearful symmetry?" : HANDOREYE
4
Spanish gold. : ORO
5
Awning for store fronts. : SUNSHADE
6
More adept. : ABLER
7
Lethargic. : SLOW
8
Uncle, in Spain. : TIO
9
Printer's concern. : INK
10
Blooming. : AFLOWER
11
River in France. : LOIRE
12
Combination of methane and metal: Chem. : ALKID
13
Roman date. : IDES
16
Valleys. : DALES
21
Small: Dial. : LIL
24
Ball point. : PEN
25
Skeleton. : BONES
26
Optimistic. : ROSY
27
Coconut husk fiber. : COIR
28
Noun suffix. : ENCE
29
Studies (over). : MULLS
31
Aquatic respiratory organs. : GILLS
33
Unaware. : INTHEDARK
34
Obligation. : DUTY
35
Be brilliant. : STAR
38
Conceal. : VEIL
39
Lens. : EYEGLASS
42
Adroitness. : FINESSE
45
Tip on a finial. : EPI
47
Ottoman title. : PASHA
48
Collection of animals. : ZOO
49
Hall. : FOYER
50
Thoughts: Fr. : IDEES
51
Hounds, Southern style. : DAWGS
52
___ majesty. : LESE
53
Disappeared. : GONE
55
160 square yards. : ACRE
56
Turkish titles. : BEYS
58
Tool for leather work. : AWL
59
Wither. : DIE
61
Vegetable. : PEA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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