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New York Times, Monday, March 28, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,909
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1. Bucephalus, for one. : STEED
6. Relative. : SISTER
12. String of beads. : CHAPLET
14. Operate a jet. : AVIATE
15. Publicity item. : RELEASE
16. Income source. : RENTALS
18. Scott character. : ELLEN
19. Witticism. : MOT
21. One of Nasser's names. : GAMAL
22. Palm leaves: Var. : OLAS
23. Boxes. : SPARS
25. Church event. : RITE
26. Shrew's cousin. : NAG
27. Ancient people of Mexico. : TOLTECS
29. Born: Fr. : NEE
30. Indonesian island with four peninsulas. : CELEBES
32. Most primitive. : RUDEST
34. Numbers. : ONES
35. Port at the mouth of the Dvina. : RIGA
36. Trough for hay. : MANGER
39. Bathhouses. : CABANAS
42. "Who ___?" : AMI
43. Dandie Dinmont. : TERRIER
45. Small flounder. : DAB
47. Pastel-green moth. : LUNA
49. Campus authorities. : DEANS
50. Thwart. : FOIL
51. Warning. : ALERT
53. Diplomat: Abbr. : AMB
54. Trench on the moon's surface. : RILLE
55. Regarded highly. : REVERED
57. Very wise ones. : ORACLES
59. Right to possess something. : TENURE
60. Scottish martyr who converted John Knox. : WISHART
61. Device for mixing. : SHAKER
62. Mountain ridges. : SPURS
1. Floor covering. : SHELLAC
2. Feudal tax. : TALLAGE
3. Swords. : EPEES
4. Enthusiasm. : ELAN
5. ___ que (as soon as): Fr. : DES
6. French writer. : SARTRE
7. Common verbal contraction. : IVE
8. Campus gathering. : SING
9. Mongol tribesman. : TATAR
10. Cotton cloth. : ETAMINE
11. Tells the story of. : RELATES
12. Uncle of Oedipus. : CREON
13. Places of worship. : TEMPLES
17. Icy coating. : SLEET
20. Iowa crop. : OATS
23. Made serious. : SOBERED
24. Professional penmen. : SCRIBES
27. Principle. : TENET
28. Honeyed words. : SUGAR
31. Record of progress. : LOG
33. Virginia river. : DAN
35. Hopeful harbinger. : RAINBOW
36. Of the cheek. : MALAR
37. Charms. : AMULETS
38. Sennacherib's city. : NINEVEH
39. Pack full. : CRAM
40. "___ went farther in those days."—Wm. Evarts, 1880. : ADOLLAR
41. Fast vessels. : SAILERS
44. Professor's assistant. : READER
46. "With milk and honey ___ . . . " : BLEST
48. Scene of conflict. : ARENA
50. Three-cornered lace cape. : FICHU
52. W Pacific island. : TRUK
54. Harsh sound. : RASP
56. Sooner than. : ERE
58. ___ de veau (calf's sweetbread): Fr. : RIS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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