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New York Times, Wednesday, April 27, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Dark bluish-red. : PLUM
5. Arcturus. : STAR
9. Become. : GROW
13. Hebrides island. : IONA
14. Variety. : STYLE
15. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
16. Emblem of abundance. : CORNUCOPIA
18. "Green Gables" girl. : ANNE
19. Imperfection in a board. : KNOTHOLE
20. Took a chance. : RISKED
22. Where Valletta is. : MALTA
23. Ham's companion. : EGGS
24. Besides: Prefix. : PARA
25. Young ladies from Bonn. : FRAULEINS
30. Former Straits Settlement. : PENANG
32. He was "all over like a hairy garment." : ESAU
33. In no degree. : NOT
34. Science of guns: Abbr. : ARTY
35. Better skilled. : ABLER
37. American Indian. : OTOE
38. Edward ___. : VII
39. Turn around a pivot. : SLUE
40. Strip (of). : DIVEST
42. Tyll Eulenspiegel's activities. : ESCAPADES
45. "___ Mable." : DERE
46. Bugle call. : TAPS
47. Hebrew measures. : OMERS
49. Persian god of light. : MITHRA
52. Famous Egyptologist. : BREASTED
55. Land measures. : ACRE
56. 300-mi.-long lake in Northwest Territories. : GREATSLAVE
58. Enter. : GOIN
59. Bizarre. : OUTRE
60. Auricular. : OTIC
61. Log hut of Russian peasant. : ISBA
62. Captain Hook's aide. : SMEE
63. What "sennight" means. : WEEK
Down
1. Tool. : PICK
2. Bird. : LOON
3. Lacking in sentiment. : UNROMANTIC
4. Huge tropical fish. : MANTARAY
5. King of Norway, 1016–28. : STOLAF
6. Roman, for one. : TYPE
7. Indian name. : ALI
8. Military force. : REARGUARD
9. Perfume center of France. : GRASSE
10. Sports arena. : RINK
11. River of France. : ORNE
12. Devil's-paintbrush, for one. : WEED
14. Caledonian. : SCOT
17. Polish dancer. : UHLAN
21. Innuit's home. : IGLU
23. Relaxation. : EASE
24. Elfin beings. : PERIS
26. Signature of a famous general. : RELEE
27. Part of I. C. C. : INTERSTATE
28. Loop formed by a slip knot. : NOOSE
29. Proofreader's direction. : STET
30. Do road work. : PAVE
31. Pacific islands, off Ecuador. : GALAPAGOS
36. Signs of spring. : BUDS
37. Taking more time than necessary. : OVERSLOW
39. Yard. : SPAR
41. Opinions. : IDEAS
43. Minerva. : ATHENA
44. "And what is ___ . . . " : SORARE
48. Portion (out). : METE
49. Wise men of old. : MAGI
50. Twenty: Comb. form. : ICOS
51. Stream flowing into a river: Abbr. : TRIB
52. ___ noire. : BETE
53. Girl's nickname. : EVIE
54. Seventh word of "Casablanca." : DECK
57. Card game. : RUM

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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