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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,962

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Units of measurement, 19.2 trillion miles. : PARSECS
8. Clergymen. : CURATES
15. Interstices. : AREOLAE
16. Hard rubber. : EBONITE
17. Historic British cruiser. : REPULSE
18. Discounts. : REBATES
19. Describing basketball players. : TALL
20. Acid salt. : ESTER
22. Shopping center. : MART
23. Be indebted to. : OWE
24. Exclamation. : AHA
25. Compass point. : NNE
26. Washington players. : NATS
28. Generalized epithet of approval. : SWELL
30. Decree. : FIAT
31. Medicine chest items. : EYECUPS
33. Certain stories. : SERIALS
35. VIP in Burma. : UNU
36. Original washing machine. : TUB
37. Game bird. : BUSTARD
41. Italian man's name. : ROBERTO
45. Out of the wind. : ALEE
46. Cardinal number. : SEVEN
48. Cattail. : REED
49. Bleacherite. : FAN
50. ___ Paulo. : SAO
51. Broadway sign. : SRO
52. Went speedily. : FLEW
54. Speaks imperfectly. : LISPS
56. ___ Pompilius. : NUMA
57. Friction match. : LUCIFER
59. Peculiar to a locality. : ENDEMIC
61. Flow forth. : EMANATE
62. Lack of guile. : NAIVETE
63. Earth areas. : DESERTS
64. One kind of lawbreaker. : SPEEDER
Down
1. Start of a magazine feature. : PARTONE
2. Playground of a sort. : AREAWAY
3. Filled. : REPLETE
4. Embodiment. : SOUL
5. Building part. : ELL
6. New Jersey Senator. : CASE
7. Up-and-down motions. : SEESAWS
8. Breakfast fare. : CEREALS
9. Deütschland ___ alles. : UBER
10. What second-story men do. : ROB
11. Far East land: Var. : ANAM
12. Fairy queen. : TITANIA
13. Epithet for a triangle. : ETERNAL
14. Musical groups. : SESTETS
21. ___ thing. : THE
27. Horny plate, as tortoise shell. : SCUTE
28. Win one's ___ (establish one's reputation). : SPURS
29. Pretend. : LETON
30. Valuable raw material. : FIBER
32. Girl's name. : UNA
34. Chafe. : RUB
37. Thwarted. : BAFFLED
38. Poe poem. : ULALUME
39. Five Nations tribe. : SENECAS
40. Urges. : DESIRES
41. Resumes. : REOPENS
42. Went on. : RESUMED
43. Insect. : TERMITE
44. German chieftain of 5th century. : ODOACER
47. Duct: Anat. : VAS
53. Sommelier's concern. : WINE
54. Baltic dweller. : LETT
55. Crisp cookie. : SNAP
56. Firn. : NEVE
58. Wide's companion. : FAR
60. Tool. : DIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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