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New York Times, Friday, March 25, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,906
Across Down
1. Kernel. : MEAT
5. Candle. : TAPER
10. Glaswegian. : SCOT
14. ___-China. : INDO
15. Penobscot town. : ORONO
16. Miscellany. : OLIO
17. Nordic name. : NELS
18. Softens, as hearts. : MELTS
19. Grating sound. : RASP
20. Battle of the Revolution, Aug. 6, 1777. : ORISKANY
22. Expunges. : ERASES
24. She sings Zerlina. : ROBERTAPETERS
26. God: Ital. : DIO
27. Piloted. : STEERED
30. Bone of the ear. : INCUS
33. Pondered. : MUSED
35. A certain affirmative. : OUI
36. Canvas cover, for short. : TARP
37. For heavens' ___! : SAKES
38. Nucleus. : CORE
39. Estimated Time of Arrival. : ETA
40. Adjective for a business man. : TIRED
41. Certain voters. : WOMEN
42. Performer from Italy. : MONTAND
44. Pallid. : WAN
45. New star at the Met. : BIRGITNILSSON
51. Storage boxes. : CHESTS
53. Attack with vigor: Colloq. : WADEINTO
54. All ___. : EARS
55. Prominent Biblical tree. : OLIVE
57. Hernando De ___. : SOTO
58. Beige. : ECRU
59. Ninth day before the Ides. : NONES
60. Very: Fr. : TRES
61. Portree is its capital. : SKYE
62. Biblical verb form. : GOEST
63. Withered. : SERE
1. Melancholy tone, in music. : MINOR
2. January, in Spain. : ENERO
3. Extemporize: Colloq. : ADLIB
4. Flipped a coin. : TOSSEDUP
5. Salad berry. : TOMATO
6. Squaw Valley structure. : ARENA
7. Flowerlike water animal. : POLYP
8. Noun suffix. : ENT
9. Ornaments with ribbons. : ROSETTES
10. Two words for a day in June. : SORARE
11. Part of a school. : CLASSROOM
12. River near Chantilly. : OISE
13. Parts of pajamas. : TOPS
21. Mr. Kringle. : KRIS
23. American bacteriologist. : REED
25. Ancient chariot. : ESSED
28. Tributary of the Seine. : EURE
29. Ich ___ (I serve): Motto of Prince of Wales. : DIEN
30. Particular. : ITEM
31. Adm. Brown commands its Mediterranean fleets. : NATO
32. Red fruit. : CRANBERRY
33. ___ Gras. : MARDI
34. Instrument, for short. : UKE
37. Monotonous. : SINGSONG
38. Is formed (of). : CONSISTS
40. Acidulous. : TART
41. Ridge in weave of cloth. : WALE
43. Web. : TISSUE
44. Most roomy. : WIDEST
46. Grow in convolutions, like a morning-glory. : TWINE
47. Hubs. : NAVES
48. Night sound. : SNORE
49. Water mammal. : OTTER
50. Part of a springe. : NOOSE
51. Letters. : CEES
52. Saddle horse. : HACK
56. Card game. : LOO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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