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New York Times, Friday, August 19, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Officer's aide: Abbr. : ASST
5. Army post on Governors Island. : FTJAY
10. Traps. : BAGS
14. Humane organization. : SPCA
15. Papal veil. : ORALE
16. Country land. : ACRE
17. Barbecue. : COOK
18. Crop. : RIDINGWHIP
20. City on Rhone delta. : ARLES
22. Pray. : BEG
23. Scented. : OLENT
24. Summer clothes. : PEDALPUSHERS
27. Plant. : FERN
28. Game. : TAG
29. Compass point. : SSE
32. Shoes. : FOOTWEAR
36. Up-to-the-minute, as news. : REDHOT
38. Top. : ACME
39. Washed. : CLEAN
41. ___ River. : EAST
42. Hunger (for). : STARVE
44. Boot. : OVERSHOE
46. Bon ___. : TON
47. Mount near ancient Troy. : IDA
49. Biblical figure. : ESAU
50. Accelerate: Slang. : STEPONTHEGAS
55. Lost. : ATSEA
58. NATO, for example: Abbr. : ORG
59. Form. : STYLE
60. Relative of a black marketeer. : BOOTLEGGER
63. Bear: Lat. : URSA
64. Member of the opposition. : ANTI
65. Crying. : TEARY
66. Fate. : DOOM
67. Welcome benefit. : BOON
68. Use a thurible. : CENSE
69. Spot. : ESPY
Down
1. Composers' society: Abbr. : ASCAP
2. Seed. : SPORE
3. Termagant. : SCOLD
4. Resemble. : TAKEAFTER
5. Preposition. : FOR
6. Court. : TRIBUNAL
7. Ornamental stones. : JADES
8. Land. : ALIGHT
9. Oriental currency. : YEN
10. Shouts noisily. : BAWLS
11. Yearn (for). : ACHE
12. Facial expression. : GRIN
13. Month: Abbr. : SEPT
19. Stuff. : GORGE
21. Destroyed. : SLEW
25. Come before. : PRECEDE
26. Zealous and sincere. : EARNEST
29. Eastern ruler. : SHAH
30. Middling. : SOSO
31. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
32. Tight. : FAST
33. Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
34. Arabian country. : OMAN
35. Car of years ago. : REO
37. Obsolescence. : DESUETUDE
40. Nemeses. : AVENGERS
43. Necessary. : VITAL
45. Cheers. : RAHS
48. Orbit point farthest from the earth. : APOGEE
50. Begin. : SETIN
51. Musical instrument. : ORGAN
52. Types of planes. : GYROS
53. Contemporary writer in political field. : ALSOP
54. The ___ side (least attractive aspect). : SEAMY
55. Rhyme scheme of a quatrain. : ABAB
56. ___ avail (without profit). : TONO
57. Hernando De ___. : SOTO
61. Useful Latin abbreviation. : ETC
62. Cereal. : RYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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