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New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,942
Across
1. Narrow groove. : STRIA
6. Concurs. : ASSENTS
13. Fall between two ___. : STOOLS
14. Drive into the open. : SMOKEOUT
16. Appear unexpectedly. : CROPUP
17. ___ State. : LONESTAR
18. Beyond the Styx. : HADES
19. Card game. : LOO
20. Satisfy. : SLAKE
21. Minerva's birds. : OWLS
22. Baptismal vessels. : FONTS
24. ___ mavourneen. : ERIN
25. Cockney's dwelling. : OME
26. Valiant, humorously. : DOUGHTY
28. As well as. : AND
29. Animal used in heraldry. : LEOPARD
31. Minestrone. : SOUP
33. Nap: Colloq. : SNOOZE
34. Embraces. : CLASPS
38. Musician's stand. : DESK
40. Roughly outlined. : SKETCHY
41. Penrod's pal. : SAM
44. Mews. : STABLES
46. Man's name: Abbr. : HAR
47. Pitfall. : TRAP
49. Remained resolute. : STOOD
50. Short for a girl's name. : TONI
51. Something old. : RELIC
53. Surprised exclamation. : YOW
54. Flora and fauna. : BIOTA
55. Ingredients for cordials. : ANISEEDS
57. Flag. : PENNON
58. French sleeping car. : WAGONLIT
59. Bejewels. : ENGEMS
60. Groups of nine. : ENNEADS
61. Noblemen. : PEERS
Down
1. Very unimportant persons. : STRAWMEN
2. Casual farewell. : TOODLEOO
3. Marlines. : ROPES
4. Grandfather of Priam. : ILUS
5. Ophidian. : ASP
6. ___ as (since). : ASLONG
7. Polishes. : SMOOTHS
8. Descendant. : SON
9. ___ out (adds something missing to). : EKES
10. Village near Amiens. : NESLE
11. New Zealand tree, the mahogany pine. : TOTARA
12. Sudanese port on Red Sea. : SUAKIN
13. Cultural institutions. : SCHOOLS
15. Tendency. : TREND
19. Stentorian. : LOUD
22. Natural resources. : FORESTS
23. Put in a supply of. : STOCKED
26. Bewilders. : DAZES
27. Yearly seasons. : YULES
30. Seedcase. : POD
32. Timely. : PAT
35. Prairie ___. : SCHOONER
36. Apparitions. : PHANTOMS
37. Levantines. : SYRIANS
39. Stridulant insect. : KATYDID
40. Not interesting. : SLOW
41. Hat material. : STRAW
42. Roman scenes of contest. : ARENAE
43. Traduce. : MALIGN
45. Increases: Colloq. : BOOSTS
48. River in the Garden of Eden. : PISON
50. Color slightly. : TINGE
52. Geological period: Comb. form. : CENE
54. Molto ___. : BENE
56. Early musical syllable. : ELA
57. Zing. : PEP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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