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New York Times, Saturday, April 2, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,914
Across Down
1. Symbol for one kind of March weather. : LAMB
5. Light, two-wheeled carriages. : TRAPS
10. Petitions. : ASKS
14. Tropic plant. : ALOE
15. Spartan serf. : HELOT
16. Vex: Colloq. : RILE
17. Tropic shrub. : WILDPEPPER
19. Ball of thread. : CLEW
20. Mandarin oranges. : SATSUMAS
21. Century plants. : AGAVES
23. Three-pip die. : TREY
24. Plant germ. : SPORE
25. Nautical waterproofs. : TARPS
27. Regretted. : DEPLORED
30. Of the ear. : AURAL
31. Published. : AIRED
32. Weekday: Abbr. : FRI
33. Members of the green-thumb set. : FLOWERGARDENERS
36. Hardy shade tree. : ELM
37. Trawl. : SEINE
38. Range of the Alps, in Austria. : NORIC
39. Suitable for the wardrobe. : WEARABLE
41. Two of a kind. : TWINS
42. Epithet for Clemenceau: Fr. : TIGRE
43. Brazilian macaws. : ARAS
44. Black Sea peninsula. : CRIMEA
46. Fruit-tree pest. : OLIVEFLY
50. Places: Lat. : LOCI
51. Wax myrtle. : CANDLETREE
53. Wise ___ owl. : ASAN
54. Outdo. : EXCEL
55. Duck. : TEAL
56. Language of Buddhism. : PALI
57. Premonitors. : SEERS
58. Nobleman. : EARL
1. Statutes. : LAWS
2. Inter ___. : ALIA
3. Shed features. : MOLT
4. Cleaverworts : BEDSTRAW
5. Compositions. : THEMES
6. Make some return for. : REPAY
7. Home of the edelweiss. : ALPS
8. "The Gold Bug" author. : POE
9. Hard up: Slang. : STRAPPED
10. Triple Crown jockey of 1941. : ARCARO
11. Plant with powdery fronds. : SILVERFERN
12. Swiss painter in Blue-Four movement. : KLEE
13. Bastes. : SEWS
18. Herb in Zane Grey title. : PURPLESAGE
22. Texas tickseed. : GOLDENWAVE
24. Greenhouse: Fr. : SERRE
25. Filmy fabric. : TULLE
26. Sweet or spicy. : AROMATICAL
27. Artemis: Fr. : DIANE
28. "To ___ human . . . " : ERRIS
29. Commercial deduction: Abbr. : DISC
30. Quite ___. : AFEW
31. Deft and active. : AGILE
34. Reinforces. : REBRACES
35. Champney rose. : NOISETTE
40. Adriatic port and resort. : RIMINI
41. Musical ornaments. : TRILLS
43. Dyewood tree. : ALDER
44. Sound of thunder. : CLAP
45. Flower girl. : ROSA
46. If ever. : ONCE
47. Odin's wife: Var. : FREA
48. Cordelia's father. : LEAR
49. Cheer. : YELL
52. Ancient tool. : AXE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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