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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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© 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 Outdated.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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