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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
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Wedge-shaped piece for leveling masonry. : SHIM
5
Get well. : HEAL
9
Fosters. : REARS
14
Crescent-shaped figures. : LUNE
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Radial bone. : ULNA
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Acclaim. : ECLAT
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On any occasion. : ONCE
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French city. : METZ
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Assigned amount. : QUOTA
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Anything else of a similar sort: Colloq. : WHATHAVEYOU
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Tire. : FAG
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Whetstone. : HONE
25
Peanut ___. : BRITTLE
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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
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Knows: Scot. : KENS
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Venomous serpent mentioned in Greek writings. : SEPS
Down
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Tardy. : SLOW
2
Interrogative interjection. : HUNH
3
Former empire of South America. : INCA
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Be willing to compromise with. : MEETHALFWAY
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Homines. : HUMANS
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Pupil: Fr. : ELEVE
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Money in the pot. : ANTE
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Do-nothing. : LAZYBONES
9
Compensate for. : REQUITE
10
Old French coin. : ECU
11
Soaring. : ALOFT
12
Amount of assessment. : RATAL
13
The theatre. : STAGE
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Predicament: Colloq. : HOLE
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Praying figure. : ORANT
26
Attack viciously (with "at"). : THROWSTONES
27
Cloth with ribbed surface. : CORD
28
District of Saudi Arabia. : ASIR
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Divan. : SOFA
30
Providential. : LUCKY
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Churchill Downs. : RACETRACK
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Rubber trees. : ULES
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Baseball: Slang. : PILL
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Flatfish. : SOLE
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Hawk genus. : FALCO
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Censorious. : BLAMING
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Smear. : DAUB
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Percherons. : HORSES
44
Item in a blood bank. : PLASM
45
Poem by Keats. : LAMIA
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Chopping. : AXING
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Where the Black Forest is. : BADEN
50
White wall. : TIRE
51
Super. : AONE
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Letters on an invitation. : RSVP
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Tunisian pashas. : DEYS
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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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