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New York Times, Saturday, August 20, 1960

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,054
Across Down
1. "Man with a racket." : GONZALES
9. Specialty of 1 Across. : TENNIS
15. Birdman of a sort. : AVIARIST
16. Imagine. : IDEATE
17. ___ line (agreed with a set course). : FELLINTO
18. Preferable. : BETTER
19. Cleaving tools. : FROES
20. Glowing coal. : EMBER
22. Japanese apricot. : UME
23. Superlative suffix. : EST
24. A certain socket. : EYEPIT
26. Stick of a fan. : BRIN
27. Relative of a martingale. : REIN
29. Betoken. : OMEN
30. Browse. : GRAZE
31. Backed. : SECONDED
33. Handled roughly. : MAULED
34. Hollow stem. : REED
35. Contemporary artist. : DALI
36. First; original. : PRIMAL
39. Fisherman's necessities. : LICENSES
43. Queenly. : REGAL
44. Symbolic bird. : DOVE
45. Silk: Ital. : SETA
46. Egyptian sun god. : AMON
47. Rigid insistence on nicety. : PURISM
49. Beam. : RAY
50. Hide ___ hair. : NOR
51. Worked a claim. : MINED
52. Trumpeter bird. : AGAMI
54. Appear unexpectedly. : CROPUP
56. Diamondback. : TERRAPIN
58. Squire's place. : ESTATE
59. ___ arbutus (Mayflower). : TRAILING
60. Stopped. : RESTED
61. Values. : ASSESSES
1. Old codgers. : GAFFERS
2. Supervise. : OVERSEE
3. Pertaining to a great river. : NILOTIC
4. Middleweight champ in the 1940's. : ZALE
5. Come up. : ARISE
6. Author Yutang. : LIN
7. Prized. : ESTEEMED
8. Danced to jazz tunes. : STOMPED
9. Dalai Lama's land. : TIBET
10. River in Germany. : EDER
11. Equipment for 9 Across. : NET
12. At ease. : NATURAL
13. Make an invoice. : ITEMIZE
14. Tranquilized. : SERENED
21. Crib. : BIN
25. Tirolese tune. : YODEL
26. Brown bears. : BRUINS
28. William the Conqueror was one. : NORMAN
30. Wind. : GALE
32. Dodger infielder. : NEAL
33. Official staffs. : MACES
35. Compasses. : DIVIDERS
36. Spirited steed. : PRANCER
37. Penitence. : REMORSE
38. People of Luzon. : IGOROTS
39. Actress Young. : LORETTA
40. God once worshiped in Alexandria. : SERAPIS
41. Bunting. : ETAMINE
42. Saws; proverbs. : SAYINGS
44. Grayish-brown. : DUN
47. Spoke in shrill tones. : PIPED
48. Mme. Curie. : MARIE
51. Silent. : MUTE
53. Guys' dates. : GALS
55. One of the Nixons. : PAT
57. Short-napped fabric. : RAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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