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New York Times, Friday, April 22, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,934
Across
1. Sign on used goods. : ASIS
5. Cowboy's attire. : CHAPS
10. Saltwort. : KALI
14. Denver building. : MINT
15. Automaton. : ROBOT
16. To ___ (everybody). : AMAN
17. Groundwork. : BASE
18. Carefree. : INSOUCIANT
20. Deadlock. : IMPASSE
22. Confuse. : FLUSTER
23. Moved slowly or aimlessly. : IDLED
24. Uno, due, ___. : TRE
25. Flowers. : POSIES
27. Exciting. : STIRRING
32. Ancient chariot. : ESSED
33. Canine sounds. : WOOFS
34. European kingdom: Abbr. : NOR
35. School: Abbr. : ACAD
36. Fudge. : CANDY
37. Great land mass. : ASIA
38. Angora. : CAT
39. Part of R. F. E. : RADIO
40. Rapture. : BLISS
41. Like a hermit. : EREMITIC
43. Trailers of rustlers. : POSSES
44. Poetic time. : EVE
45. Gaze with malignant satisfaction. : GLOAT
46. Very: Colloq. : GOODAND
50. Section of London. : EASTEND
53. Narrow-mindedness. : INSULARITY
55. Cuzco Indian. : INCA
56. Scandinavian name. : NILS
57. Too much: Mus. : TANTO
58. "Three acres and ___." : ACOW
59. Covered walk in Athens. : STOA
60. Keep an ___ (look after). : EYEON
61. Condition: Suffix. : NESS
Down
1. Both: Comb. form. : AMBI
2. Where Anna taught. : SIAM
3. Thicken, as by evaporation. : INSPISSATE
4. Stabilized. : STEADIED
5. Turning points. : CRISES
6. Sharpened. : HONED
7. Degrees. : ABS
8. Exclamation imitative of blowing away. : POOF
9. Make worthless. : STULTIFY
10. Ex-ruler. : KAISER
11. Amo, amas, ___. : AMAT
12. Ocean route. : LANE
13. Verb form: Abbr. : INTR
19. Cooing sounds. : CURRS
21. Sea ___, type of speedboat. : SLED
25. Law and order. : PEACE
26. Synonym for "Ben Hur." : OSCAR
27. Pertaining to sound. : SONIC
28. Uproar. : TODO
29. The quality of being demanding. : INSISTENCE
30. Hubbub. : NOISE
31. Fescue. : GRASS
33. African watercourse. : WADI
36. Form into a chain. : CATENATE
37. Variety of police dog. : ALSATIAN
39. Match. : RIVAL
40. Sounds from the bleachers. : BOOS
42. One of the Gorgons. : MEDUSA
43. "If music be the food of love, ___." : PLAYON
45. Succeed in reaching. : GETTO
46. Wins, in a card game. : GINS
47. Step ___. : ONIT
48. Fjord, arm of the Skagerrack. : OSLO
49. Cart. : DRAY
51. Army men. : NCOS
52. Cousins of grackles. : DAWS
54. Noun suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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