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New York Times, Wednesday, May 18, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,960
Across
1. American ostriches. : RHEAS
6. Coin dating from 1360. : FRANC
11. Quarters. : FOURTHS
13. Inquiries for missing letters, packages, etc. : TRACERS
15. Act without restraint. : RUNRIOT
16. Left the house. : WENTOUT
17. A reproductive body. : EGG
18. Changing direction. : VEERING
20. Equivocate. : LIE
21. Brandish. : SHAKE
23. Service group: Abbr. : ROTC
24. Italian university city. : PISA
25. Employ. : HIRE
26. Boy's toy. : PEASHOOTER
28. Well-known Conrad story. : TYPHOON
30. Footways. : PATHS
31. Relatives of Glengarries. : TAMS
32. Adam's third son. : SETH
33. Small job. : CHORE
35. Time periods. : SEASONS
38. Special insurance charges. : GROUPRATES
40. Mother of Apollo. : LETO
42. Tilt to one side. : LIST
43. Shepherd-prophet. : AMOS
44. Needleworker. : SEWER
45. Month: Abbr. : OCT
46. Intensive expression as, "What ___ is that?" : ONEARTH
48. No gentleman. : CAD
49. Wing attachment on a plane. : SKIDFIN
51. Opening to look through. : EYEHOLE
53. Namesakes of a moon goddess. : SELENAS
54. Absent-minded one. : DREAMER
55. Companion of a mortise. : TENON
56. Abalone shell. : ORMER
Down
1. Live without comforts. : ROUGHIT
2. Country of the Magyars. : HUNGARY
3. Make a fluff. : ERR
4. Adjective suffix. : ATIVE
5. Pump. : SHOE
6. Item on a grocery list. : FRENCHPEAS
7. Resounded. : RANG
8. Perform. : ACT
9. Stone tool from 10,000 B.C. : NEOLITH
10. Goes wandering about. : CRUISES
11. Unfaded. : FRESH
12. Hi-fi's. : STEREOS
13. Reproaches. : TWITS
14. Fat: Comb. form. : STEAR
19. Chestnut. : ROAN
22. Held aloof. : KEPTOUT
24. Pavement pit. : POTHOLE
26. Silky haired dog. : POMERANIAN
27. Food. : OATS
29. Musical instrument. : HARP
32. Becomes boiling mad. : SEESRED
33. Fair play: Colloq. : CRICKET
34. Unfriendly. : HOSTILE
35. Greek portico. : STOA
36. Recently arrived. : NEWCOME
37. Light-fingered one. : STEALER
38. Shine. : GLOSS
39. Assents. : AMENS
41. Law's partner. : ORDER
44. Diaphanous. : SHEER
46. "A citizen ___ mean city." : OFNO
47. Beginner. : TYRO
50. Small room. : DEN
52. Son of Noah. : HAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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