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New York Times, Thursday, March 3, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 331 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,884
Across
1. Wedge-shaped piece for leveling masonry. : SHIM
5. Get well. : HEAL
9. Fosters. : REARS
14. Crescent-shaped figures. : LUNE
15. Radial bones. : ULNA
16. Acclaim. : ECLAT
17. On any occasion. : ONCE
18. French city. : METZ
19. Assigned amount. : QUOTA
20. Anything else of a similar sort: Colloq. : WHATHAVEYOU
23. Tire. : FAG
24. Whetstone. : HONE
25. Peanut ___. : BRITTLE
27. Famed cellist. : CASALS
30. Reluctant. : LOATH
31. "___ Mio." : OSOLE
32. They finish second. : RUNNERUPS
36. Berber of Moroccan coast. : RIFF
37. Aspect. : FACET
38. Potpourri. : OLIO
39. Hindrances. : DRAWBACKS
41. Abide. : DWELL
42. Back street. : ALLEY
43. Rhubarb. : HASSLE
44. Theatricalize. : PLAYACT
47. Struggle. : BOUT
48. Careless. : LAX
49. Commencement wear. : MORTARBOARD
54. Friends: Lat. : AMICI
56. Helpful hints. : AIDS
57. ___ cone. : NOSE
58. The Trojans fell for his trick. : SINON
59. Canadian Indian. : CREE
60. Begrudge. : ENVY
61. London statue. : MAGOG
62. Knows: Scot. : KENS
63. Venomous serpent mentioned in Greek writings. : SEPS
Down
1. Tardy. : SLOW
2. Interrogative interjection. : HUNH
3. Former empire of South America. : INCA
4. Be willing to compromise with. : MEETHALFWAY
5. Homines. : HUMANS
6. Pupil: Fr. : ELEVE
7. Money in the pot. : ANTE
8. Do-nothing. : LAZYBONES
9. Compensate for. : REQUITE
10. Old French coin. : ECU
11. Soaring. : ALOFT
12. Amount of assessment. : RATAL
13. The theatre. : STAGE
21. Predicament: Colloq. : HOLE
22. Praying figure. : ORANT
26. Attack viciously (with "at"). : THROWSTONES
27. Cloth with ribbed surface. : CORD
28. District of Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
29. Divan. : SOFA
30. Providential. : LUCKY
32. Churchill Downs. : RACETRACK
33. Rubber trees. : ULES
34. Baseball: Slang. : PILL
35. Flatfish. : SOLE
37. Hawk genus. : FALCO
40. Censorious. : BLAMING
41. Smear. : DAUB
43. Percherons. : HORSES
44. Item in a blood bank. : PLASM
45. Poem by Keats. : LAMIA
46. Chopping. : AXING
47. Where the Black Forest is. : BADEN
50. White wall. : TIRE
51. Super. : AONE
52. Letter on an invitation. : RSVP
53. Tunisian pashas. : DEYS
55. Columbine call. : COO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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