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New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,947
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1. Strip of wood, flooring, etc. : BATTEN
7. Former lives. : PASTS
12. One side of a coin. : REVERSE
13. World power. : AMERICA
16. British surveyor in India, 1806–43. : EVEREST
17. Fool's gold. : PYRITES
18. Sum of money. : PENNY
19. Greek letter. : TAU
21. Tennis error. : FAULT
22. Work units: Physics. : ERGS
23. Painter of ballet dancers. : DEGAS
25. French composer. : LALO
26. Stout. : ALE
27. Bordeaux's river. : GARONNE
29. Surface preservative. : TAR
30. Absolute rulers. : TYRANTS
32. Describing moonlight. : SILVERY
34. Indo-Chinese. : TAI
35. Travel term. : VIA
36. Be worthy. : DESERVE
40. Pacific port. : SEATTLE
44. Bugle plant. : IVA
45. Plants of the pea family. : LENTILS
47. Brink. : RIM
48. Admiral of 1917–18. : SIMS
50. Checks. : STEMS
51. Burgos boy. : NINO
52. "Take Me ___." : ALONG
54. Say sharply (with "out"). : RAP
55. Moroccan port. : RABAT
56. Chamberlain of Britain. : NEVILLE
58. Typist's problem. : ERASURE
60. Vilify. : TRADUCE
61. Spins. : ROTATES
62. Band instruments. : REEDS
63. Where cattails grow. : SWALES
1. ___ Hills, home of the stars. : BEVERLY
2. Angry man. : AVENGER
3. Sea birds. : TERNS
4. Card. : TREY
5. Letter. : ESS
6. Fisherman. : NETTERS
7. New Guinea tribesman. : PAPUANS
8. One of the Lowells. : AMY
9. Man of 1066. : SERF
10. Andersonville drama. : TRIAL
11. Place. : SITUATE
12. Tell to someone else. : REPEAT
14. Stock of wines. : CELLAR
15. "Tell me ___." : ASTORY
20. Past. : AGO
23. Latin cases. : DATIVES
24. Whines. : SNIVELS
27. Knot on a tree trunk. : GNARL
28. Biblical prophet. : ELIAS
31. Consumed. : ATE
33. Large tank. : VAT
36. Soi-___ (self-styled): Fr. : DISANT
37. More sinful. : EVILER
38. Device for heating water. : SAMOVAR
39. Menu items. : ENTREES
40. Smiles sillily. : SIMPERS
41. Praise. : TRIBUTE
42. Andalusian city. : LINARES
43. Overplays: Colloq. : EMOTES
46. Maté. : TEA
49. Sly and malicious: Slang. : SNIDE
51. Twangy. : NASAL
53. Cement. : GLUE
55. Pro ___. : RATA
57. Arithmetic abbreviation. : LCD
59. Fracas. : ROW

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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