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New York Times, Friday, March 18, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J M W X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,899
Across
1. Entomologist's collection. : BUGS
5. Stumpy tail of a rabbit, deer, etc. : SCUT
9. Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
13. Rounded shape. : OVAL
14. Olympian goddess. : HERA
15. Bole of a tree. : TRUNK
17. Possible meter reading. : ZERO
18. Closes. : ENDS
19. Friendly Islands. : TONGA
20. Like Caesar's wife. : ABOVESUSPICION
23. Andean country. : PERU
24. Jobs for a footboy. : ERRANDS
25. Antiquated. : PASSE
28. Banked (on). : RELIED
30. 21 plus. : AGE
31. Word in a lawsuit. : PLEA
33. Where Bonneville Dam is. : OREGON
37. Is sorry for. : RUES
39. One of Degas' names. : EDGAR
41. Star performer. : DIVA
42. ___ back seat (gives way). : TAKESA
44. Greek goddess of war. : ENYO
46. Year in Claudius' time. : LIV
47. Leap about. : CAVORT
49. Rough's partner. : READY
51. Hails with a salvo. : SALUTES
54. Slavic name. : IVAN
56. Eisenhower slept here, December 1959. : QUIRINALPALACE
60. Aptitude. : FLAIR
61. He "spills his broth on the tablecloth." : GOOP
62. Novel. : BOOK
64. Color: Span. : TINTE
65. Taro root. : EDDO
66. Solo. : LONE
67. "Simon ___." : SAYS
68. Seventh son. : SEER
69. Schiaparelli. : ELSA
Down
1. Charles Dickens. : BOZ
2. Part of the eye. : UVEA
3. Costume. : GARB
4. Vessels. : SLOOPS
5. Diaphanous. : SHEER
6. Expressed disapproval of. : CENSURED
7. Far East language. : URDU
8. Part of a mortarboard. : TASSEL
9. Dresser. : ATTIRER
10. Embellished with needlework. : BROCADED
11. Arrest: Slang. : RUNIN
12. "___ We Trust." : INGOD
16. Jayhawker State: Abbr. : KANS
21. Washington official: Colloq. : VEEP
22. Monastic house. : PRIORY
25. Division. : PART
26. Contents of an olla jar. : AGUA
27. Resort to. : SEEK
29. Unhesitating. : EAGER
32. Baking soda, for example. : LEAVEN
34. River across the desert plains. : GILA
35. Author of the "Heroides." : OVID
36. Shade of blue. : NAVY
38. Social ___. : SECURITY
40. Exact opposite. : ANTIPODE
43. Certain literary works. : SATIRES
45. Using words. : ORAL
48. Siouan Indians. : OSAGES
50. Empower. : ENABLE
51. Common measure: Abbr. : SQFT
52. Port of ancient Greece. : AULIS
53. Tropical vine. : LIANA
55. Steam. : VAPOR
57. Deposit of ore. : LODE
58. Not excited. : COOL
59. Long periods of time. : EONS
63. New Zealand parrot. : KEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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