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New York Times, Friday, June 10, 1960

29-Down : Former monetary unit of China.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,983
Across
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Cooling device. : ICER
5
Where Nassau is. : BAHAMAS
12
Capitol group. : SENATE
14
First slight beginning. : RUDIMENT
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Diverted. : AMUSED
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Troublemaker of a sort. : AGITATOR
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Candy. : MINT
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Poles of a sort. : STILTS
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Crete's mountain. : IDA
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___ China. : INDO
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Treats. : USES
23
Period of time. : WEEK
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Saline drop. : TEAR
25
Arouse. : STIR
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By itself: Lat. : PERSE
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Noun suffix. : ENT
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Laborer. : PEON
29
Being at a distance: Poet. : YON
30
Chief. : STELLAR
32
Backdrop. : CURTAIN
36
Scottish name. : IAN
37
Small talk. : CHAT
38
Female rabbit. : DOE
39
"___ as a jaybird." : SASSY
42
Foreign negative. : NEIN
43
Moon goddess. : LUNA
44
Two-wheeled carriage. : TRAP
45
Stay: Archaic. : BIDE
46
Descended. : ALIT
47
There: Lat. : IBI
48
Island of Malaya. : PENANG
50
Utterly destroy. : RAZE
51
Firearm. : REPEATER
53
Relatives of hogbacks. : ARETES
55
Owners of estates in the South. : PLANTERS
56
Not extreme. : MODEST
57
Footwear. : SANDALS
58
Biblical book. : AMOS
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Overwhelm. : INUNDATE
2
Bright star in Gemini. : CASTOR
3
Opposite of "hiver." : ETE
4
Sunrise hues. : REDS
5
Man with a horn. : BUGLER
6
Mine tunnels. : ADITS
7
Profitable plays. : HITS
8
Doctors' group. : AMA
9
Profession. : METIER
10
Electric terminals. : ANODES
11
Line of planking on a ship's hull. : STRAKE
12
Rich fabrics of Middle Ages. : SAMITES
13
Renowned. : EMINENT
14
"A ___ in the Sun." : RAISIN
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Socrates was one. : TUTOR
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Departed. : WENT
25
Relative of 36 Across. : SEAN
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Wine. : PORT
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Rialto speciality. : PLAY
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Former monetary unit of China. : YUAN
31
Speak imperfectly. : LISP
32
French poodle, for example. : CHIEN
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Flatters. : ADULATES
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Reduces to minute parts. : IONIZES
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Most adroit. : NEATEST
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___ of Lebanon. : CEDARS
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Family. : STIRPS
40
Scene of victory for Alexander the Great, 331 B. C. : ARBELA
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One of the Marianas. : SAIPAN
42
Forty-___. : NINERS
43
Texas city. : LAREDO
45
Nut palm of Far East. : BETEL
48
___-cake. : PATA
49
Vasco da ___. : GAMA
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Finis. : END
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Gypsy. : ROM

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

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