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New York Times, Saturday, July 16, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 6.16, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,019
Across
1. Blunder. : MISSTEP
8. Small pieces. : SCRAPS
14. What no stones are sometimes left. : UNTURNED
16. Haberdashery item. : CRAVAT
17. Function of a motel. : STOPOVER
18. Leave the business whirl. : RETIRE
19. Mental perception. : KEN
20. Favorite beatnik word. : LIKE
21. Quantity consumed. : INTAKE
22. Descriptive of the steppes. : TREELESS
24. Hunter's assistant. : BEATER
25. Frostier. : RIMIER
26. Civil defense items. : SHELTERS
28. Abrasive substance. : EMERY
29. "All men are ___." : LIARS
30. Serf. : ESNE
31. Tilts. : CANTS
32. Kind of paper. : LAID
36. They're finessed for. : KINGS
37. Line: Fr. : LIGNE
38. Hunting dog. : SPRINGER
42. Sends in. : REMITS
43. Where Inkerman is. : CRIMEA
44. Works with a machine. : OPERATES
46. Jack the ___. : RIPPER
47. S. C.'s Senator Johnston. : OLIN
48. Common verb. : ARE
49. Transfix. : IMPALE
50. The great white shark, for example. : MANEATER
52. Ball. : PELLET
53. Most uncompromising. : STERNEST
54. Parts of wheels. : TREADS
55. Serves under. : ASSISTS
Down
1. Highly scented Australian plant. : MUSKTREE
2. Waiting periods. : INTERIMS
3. Cairns. : STONEMEN
4. Have a late snack. : SUP
5. Obsolescent common carrier. : TROLLEY
6. Begrudging person. : ENVIER
7. Looks somewhat curiously. : PEEKS
8. Pointed instruments for woodwork. : SCRIBERS
9. Spaces in a battlement. : CRENELS
10. Machine-gun sound. : RATTAT
11. Fly. : AVIATE
12. Dorothy or Eleanor. : PARKER
13. Gives direction. : STEERS
15. Theatre area. : DRESSINGROOMS
23. Green country. : EIRE
27. Sailors. : HATS
29. Maiden ___. : LANE
31. Products containing Latakia. : CIGARETS
32. S. American capital. : LIMA
33. Clamors for change. : AGITATES
34. Concern. : INTEREST
35. Blancmanges, trifles, etc. : DESSERTS
36. Genuflected. : KNEELED
37. Alan Jay and Max. : LERNERS
38. Basis of any TV show. : SCRIPT
39. First grade book. : PRIMER
40. Visible vibration. : RIPPLE
41. Large African antelope. : IMPALA
42. Queens: Fr. : REINES
45. Important S. American river. : PLATA
51. Blackbird. : ANI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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