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New York Times, Tuesday, May 17, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
David Steinberg notes:

Original 27-Down clue had an umlaut over the "o" in "Brontës"; corrected this by putting it over the "e."

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P
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M
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C
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G
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H
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P
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C
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H
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P
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C
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C
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D
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S
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M
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O
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S
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M
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P
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A
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G
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N
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O
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V
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D
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B
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B
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C
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A
C
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S
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A
M
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N
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C
K
© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,959
Across
1
Jack of clubs, in loo. : PAMS
5
Small pieces, as of butter. : PATS
9
Sharp projections. : BARBS
14
Inter ___. : ALIA
15
Egyptian cross with loop at the top. : ANKH
16
___ prix (at all costs): Fr. : ATOUT
17
Raiders of World War II. : COMMANDOS
19
Country of the Gold Coast. : GHANA
20
Tornado or cyclone. : TWISTER
21
Eisenhower's right-hand man. : HAGERTY
23
Particle of chaff. : PALEA
25
Source of a "quickie" meal. : CAN
26
French scene of auto races. : LEMANS
29
Old-time barroom. : GROGSHOP
34
In the thick of. : AMID
35
Nocturnal sound. : SNORE
36
Altar in the sky. : ARA
37
Hoarfrost. : RIME
38
Type of entertainer. : CLOWN
39
Malayan dagger. : CRIS
40
551. : DLI
41
Problem for city planners. : SLUMS
42
Unfolds: Poet. : OPES
43
Tree on the banks of the Wabash. : SYCAMORE
45
Word of honor. : PAROLE
47
American rank and file: Colloq. : GIS
48
Holiday music. : NOELS
50
Ardent fan. : DEVOTEE
54
Single-handed. : UNAIDED
58
Alaskan Eskimo. : ALEUT
59
Corot painting. : LANDSCAPE
61
German word of request. : BITTE
62
Grayish blue. : BICE
63
Sicilian youth in love with Galatea. : ACIS
64
Indian black buck. : SASIN
65
Western world: Abbr. : AMER
66
Isthmus. : NECK
Down
1
Covenant. : PACT
2
Below, on shipboard. : ALOW
3
Opera role. : MIMI
4
Hammett's hard-boiled sleuth. : SAMSPADE
5
Discussion groups. : PANELS
6
M. Gide. : ANDRE
7
Ring decision. : TKO
8
"Keep quiet!" : SHSH
9
Impedimenta. : BAGGAGE
10
City of King Paul's court. : ATHENS
11
Voice of the crowd. : ROAR
12
Infield play. : BUNT
13
Live. : STAY
18
___ end (finished). : ATAN
22
Fruit of a tree. : ACORN
24
Nickname. : AGNOMEN
26
Garnishes. : LARDS
27
One of the Brontës. : EMILY
28
Impersonator. : MIMIC
30
Squabbles: Colloq. : ROWS
31
One of the Marxes. : HARPO
32
Old-style window. : ORIEL
33
Outdated. : PASSE
35
Disparaging remark. : SLUR
38
Oppressive. : CLOSE
39
Napoleon was one. : CORSICAN
41
Infatuated. : SMITTEN
44
Rodent related to the guinea pig. : AGOUTI
45
New middleweight champion. : PENDER
46
Sign of regret. : ALAS
49
Small portion. : OUNCE
50
Flounders. : DABS
51
Kazan of Broadway. : ELIA
52
Relatives of 47 Across. : VETS
53
Island between Corsica and Italy. : ELBA
55
Fresh-water fish. : DACE
56
Majestic. : EPIC
57
Secretary. : DESK
60
Objective. : AIM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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