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New York Times, Monday, May 16, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K W X }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,958
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1. Rodeo performer. : RIDER
6. Happy. : ELATED
12. Shaped like a pine needle. : ACEROSE
14. Comfort. : SOLACE
15. Nullified. : NEGATED
16. Noble house in Verona. : CAPULET
18. Dixie food. : GRITS
19. Bridge sections. : SPANS
21. R. R. abbreviation. : ARR
22. ___ duck. : LAME
23. Tuned sets of organ pipes. : STOPS
24. Widespread. : RIFE
25. Season in Paris. : ETE
26. Make amends. : ATONE
27. Book by renowned hostess. : PERLE
28. Inhabitants. : DENIZENS
30. Namesakes of Henry James heroine. : DAISYS
31. Luxor's river. : NILE
32. House plant. : FERN
33. Role in "Porgy and Bess." : SERENA
36. Signals for Paul Revere. : LANTERNS
40. Kind of paper. : CREPE
41. Small pastries. : TARTS
42. Cereal grain. : OAT
43. Huckleberry Finn's conveyance. : RAFT
44. Capital of Ecuador. : QUITO
45. Group of fifteen nations. : NATO
46. Custom. : USE
47. Famous French conductor. : MUNCH
48. Navigator's device. : LORAN
49. Gathered wild fruit. : BERRIED
51. Casey's friend, in "Uncle Tom's Cabin." : EMELINE
53. Device for squeezing orange juice. : REAMER
54. Scholarly men. : SAVANTS
55. Plant of the milkwort family. : SENEGA
56. Evening the score. : TYING
1. Prevailing system. : REGIMEN
2. Choleric. : IRATE
3. Part of the Morse Code. : DOTS
4. In the style of: Suffix. : ESE
5. U. S. arsenal. : REDSTONE
6. Regain liberty. : ESCAPE
7. Foreign aid. : LOANS
8. Location of Brenner Pass. : ALPS
9. Greek letter. : TAU
10. Cream-filled desserts. : ECLAIRS
11. Insect with mottled wings. : DEERFLY
12. Tried artful means. : ANGLED
13. Waxy substance. : CERATE
17. Kilmer poem. : TREES
20. Operatic soprano. : PONS
23. Pillar: Lat. : STELA
24. Queen in France. : REINE
26. Six-atom compound. : AZINE
27. Ability as, "a man of ___." : PARTS
29. Not qualified. : INEPT
30. Tooth: Comb. form. : DENTO
32. At maximum distance. : FARTHEST
33. Undersized. : SCRUB
34. Typists' assistants. : ERASERS
35. Sports official. : REFEREE
36. Secular. : LAIC
37. Like a lion. : ROARING
38. Floating. : NATANT
39. Megaliths. : STONES
41. Arctic plain. : TUNDRA
44. Character in "The Caine Mutiny." : QUEEG
45. The "Man Without a Country." : NOLAN
47. Thespian. : MIME
48. Founder of Biblical priesthood. : LEVI
50. Sought public office. : RAN
52. Merry month. : MAY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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