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New York Times, Monday, May 30, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,972
Across Down
1. Sieve. : SIFT
5. Words of agreement. : AMENS
10. Leap lightly. : SKIP
14. Call it ___. : ADAY
15. Of atmospheric weight or pressure. : BARIC
16. House, in Italy. : CASA
17. Goldfish or dace. : CARP
18. Button chrysanthemum. : BRIGHTEYES
20. Native of the Caucasus. : OSSET
22. Covered wagons: Colloq. : SCHOONERS
23. Copy: Abbr. : IMIT
25. Stated emphatically. : TOLD
26. Seine: Lat. : SAGENA
28. Civil Liberties group. : ACLU
29. Projection on a wheel. : CAM
32. City on Lake Erie. : ASHTABULA
34. Alone. : SOLO
35. "Rio ___." : RITA
36. Relative of a woodcock. : SNIPE
38. Swan: Lat. : OLOR
39. Celt. : GAEL
40. Role in Verdi opera. : DESDEMONA
42. Conclusion. : END
43. Hawaii's Senator Long. : OREN
45. Force. : ENERGY
46. Great river of Asia. : AMUR
47. ___ little (very much). : NOTA
48. "Death of ___." : ASALESMAN
53. Exhibit interest: Colloq. : SITUP
56. Serious person. : SOBERSIDES
58. Well-known actor. : MUNI
59. Frigg's spouse. : ODIN
60. Finish. : ENDUP
61. Colleen's name. : ERIN
62. Tonsure site. : PATE
63. Describing a bower. : LEAFY
64. Gratify to the full. : SATE
1. City or river in Maine. : SACO
2. Greek hero, slayer of Castor. : IDAS
3. Sagacious. : FARSIGHTED
4. Useful alloy. : TYPEMETAL
5. Yarn for the warp. : ABB
6. Red member of the solar system. : MARS
7. Author Ambler. : ERIC
8. Old-fashioned headgear. : NIGHTCAPS
9. Formal education. : SCHOOL
10. Upward heaving of a ship. : SCEND
11. The "Children's Ambassador." : KAYE
12. Tributary of the Elbe. : ISER
13. Take place. : PASS
19. Balsam. : TOLU
21. Little Christina. : TINA
24. Loops on garments. : TABS
26. Noncom. : SARGE
27. Chinese. : ASIAN
28. Stranger. : ALIEN
29. Florid ornaments in vocal music. : COLORATURA
30. Onward. : ALONG
31. Eel. : MORAY
33. Sap. : UNDERMINE
34. On various occasions. : SOMETIMES
37. British statesman. : EDEN
41. Biblical 905-year-old. : ENOS
43. Tenth of an ephah. : OMER
44. Playwright Crouse. : RUSSEL
46. Coeur d'___, Idaho. : ALENE
48. Dripping wet. : ASOP
49. Pop. : SODA
50. ___ of all right (something heartily approved). : ABIT
51. River of Italy. : ADDA
52. Pont ___, bridge over the Seine in Paris. : NEUF
54. One part. : UNIT
55. Symbol of Maine. : PINE
57. Northern ___, winter apple. : SPY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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