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New York Times, Tuesday, May 31, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J M V X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,973
Across Down
1. Mont ___. : BLANC
6. Wearies. : IRKS
10. Vault. : SAFE
14. Hi-fi term. : AUDIO
15. Nothing. : NONE
16. Wildcat of Mexico. : EYRA
17. State of inactivity. : STAGNATION
19. Construct. : REAR
20. Roman comic playwright, c150 B.C. : TERENCE
21. Praises. : TALKSUP
23. Oil cask, on a whaler. : RIER
24. Siamese. : TAI
25. Eucharistic vessels. : PATINAE
28. Inventories. : COUNTS
31. Rawboned creature. : SCRAG
32. Partner of shaven. : SHORN
34. Johnny of 1861. : REB
36. River of central England. : TRENT
37. Bon ___. : TON
38. Mild cigar. : CLARO
40. The main. : SEA
41. Derived from oil. : OLEIC
43. Split ___. : HAIRS
44. Packed closely. : STOWED
46. Controversial. : ERISTIC
48. Place for baby. : PEN
49. Lessor's charge. : RENT
50. Spanish man's name. : RICARDO
54. Like a feline in coloring. : TIGRINE
58. Asian land. : IRAQ
59. Makes unwilling. : INDISPOSES
61. Small deerlike animal, the chevrotain. : NAPU
62. Element in the atmosphere. : NEON
63. Oriental. : ASIAN
64. Carpal joint. : KNEE
65. Historic "strip" of Palestine. : GAZA
66. Raison ___. : DETRE
1. Fiber used in rope. : BAST
2. Instrument of Oriental origin. : LUTE
3. Jewish month. : ADAR
4. Native of Lagos. : NIGERIAN
5. F. P. A.'s memorable column. : CONNINGTOWER
6. Concerned. : INTERESTED
7. Reine's spouse. : ROI
8. Problem. : KNOT
9. Green, for example. : SENATOR
10. Pianist, director of Marlboro music festival. : SERKIN
11. Certain vocal votes. : AYES
12. Housewife in Bonn. : FRAU
13. Famous Westerner. : EARP
18. Plural suffix, in zoology. : ACEA
22. Canaveral item. : LAUNCHINGPAD
25. Sounds enjoining silence. : PSTS
26. Homesteader's holding, 160 ___. : ACRES
27. Process a product. : TREAT
28. Music maker. : CONCERTINA
29. Characteristic. : TRAIT
30. Saw: Comb. form. : SERRI
33. ___ polloi. : HOI
35. Russet pear. : BOSC
39. Subject of well-known Thomas Moore song. : LASTROSE
42. ___ library. : LENDING
45. Not reflecting light. : OPAQUE
47. Former Brazilian money. : REIS
50. Relative of an arena. : RINK
51. Neighbor of 58 Across. : IRAN
52. Type of garment. : CAPE
53. Way of writing a draft classification. : ONEA
55. What-___ (a thingumbob). : ISIT
56. Almost. : NEAR
57. Feudal slaves. : ESNE
60. Commercial abbreviation. : DOZ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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