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New York Times, Saturday, May 21, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,963

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Ultimates and perfections. : ABSOLUTES
10. Popular stage name. : ETHEL
15. Part of a whole. : COMPONENT
16. Beach. : SHORE
17. Financial official. : TREASURER
18. Hope. : TRUST
19. Single. : UNAL
20. Sends signals. : SEMAPHORES
22. Via. : PER
23. Untaxed, as goods. : DUTYFREE
24. River bank: Scot. : BRAE
25. Consume. : EAT
26. Policemen of a sort. : MPS
29. Commonly shared. : MUTUAL
32. Heraldic. : ARMORIAL
34. Startling warning. : ALARM
35. Uniforms of a sort. : ODS
36. Slow, in music. : LENTO
37. Releases from an embrace. : UNCLASPS
39. Short poem. : SONNET
40. "Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
41. Golfers' meeting place. : TEE
42. Utah's lily. : SEGO
43. Dollars and cents, pounds and pence. : CURRENCY
45. Type of craft. : SUB
48. Meddler. : INTERFERER
51. Sen. Curtis. : CARL
52. Answering in the negative. : NOING
53. Arboreal rodent. : TREEMOUSE
55. Grounds around a cathedral. : CLOSE
56. Mexican pancakes. : TORTILLAS
57. Sharpens. : HONES
58. Poisonous compounds. : ARSENATES
Down
1. Behave playfully: Colloq. : ACTUP
2. Carried. : BORNE
3. Political weapon. : SMEAR
4. Popular jewel. : OPAL
5. Spanish article. : LOS
6. Out-of-the-way. : UNUSUAL
7. Cylindrical. : TERETE
8. Antagonist. : ENEMY
9. Machine-gunners. : STRAFERS
10. Science of artistic and play activities. : ESTHETOLOGY
11. Pang. : THROE
12. Appointed time. : HOUR
13. Gaelic tongue. : ERSE
14. "___ Face It." : LETS
21. Baby buggy. : PRAM
23. Playwrights. : DRAMATURGES
24. Knot in thread or cloth. : BURL
26. Where St. Cloud is: Abbr. : MINN
27. Former head of the Marines. : PATE
28. Where the money goes. : SLOT
29. Heavy hammer. : MAUL
30. Forearm bone. : ULNA
31. Sailing direction. : TACK
32. Commercials. : ADS
33. University city in Nevada. : RENO
35. Tuneful show. : OPERETTA
38. Bondman of feudal times. : SERF
39. Hide. : SECRETE
42. Taunts. : SNEERS
43. Swing a thurible. : CENSE
44. Fumble or bobble. : ERROR
45. ___ Ste. Marie. : SAULT
46. She-bears: Lat. : URSAE
47. Give benediction. : BLESS
48. Part of a foot. : INCH
49. ___ contendere, legal plea. : NOLO
50. Noun suffix. : TION
51. Soda flavor. : COLA
54. Least amount: Abbr. : MIN

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

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