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New York Times, Tuesday, August 23, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,057

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Small, shaggy Scottish terrier. : CAIRN
6. Sauce for meat. : CATSUP
12. Orchestral instrument. : BASSOON
14. Island west of Borneo. : SUMATRA
15. Old Nick. : EVILONE
16. Daring. : PROWESS
17. Describing winter coats. : LINED
18. Nursery sound effects. : WAILS
20. Where the orchestra sits. : PIT
21. Got down. : ALIT
22. Cooking devices. : SPITS
23. Plant tendril. : BINE
24. Money on the Ginza. : YEN
25. Oar holder. : THOLE
26. Work incentive. : BONUS
27. Motoring problems. : DETOURS
29. Kind. : CLASS
30. The chase. : HUNT
31. Burn. : CHAR
32. Symbolic garment. : SHIRT
34. Noisy party: Slang. : SHINDIG
37. Bridge sections. : SPANS
38. Short thick piece: Colloq. : CHUNK
39. Cul-de-___. : SAC
41. Chinese society. : TONG
42. Lucky chance: Slang. : FLUKE
43. Swiss scenic spot. : COMO
44. Finish. : END
45. Side. : FLANK
46. Greek physician of 2d century. : GALEN
47. Bulldog or city ___. : EDITION
49. Come forth. : EMANATE
51. Noblewoman. : PEERESS
52. Recounts. : RELATES
53. Fine lines on type faces. : SERIFS
54. Where Swansea is. : WALES
Down
1. Quibbled. : CAVILED
2. Silly. : ASININE
3. Dot of land in a lake. : ISLET
4. Land measure. : ROOD
5. French refusal. : NON
6. Hair style. : CURLS
7. Biblical book. : AMOS
8. Playing marble. : TAW
9. Footwear style. : STEPINS
10. Pennsylvania college. : URSINUS
11. Creamy foodstuffs. : PASTES
12. Make (a rope) secure: Naut. : BELAY
13. Eisenhower's vacation place. : NEWPORT
14. Rancor. : SPITE
19. Troubles. : AILS
22. Move to one side. : SHUNT
23. Plank. : BOARD
25. City on the Loire. : TOURS
26. Printed form to be filled in. : BLANK
28. Tangible object. : THING
29. Animal's backbone. : CHINE
31. Polo period. : CHUKKER
32. Poetic foot. : SPONDEE
33. More skillful. : HANDIER
34. Eschew. : SHUN
35. Set apart. : ISOLATE
36. Reproductive cells. : GAMETES
37. Immerses. : STEEPS
38. Social units. : CLANS
40. Pastry shells. : CONES
42. Embroidery silk. : FLOSS
43. Grand ___ in Venice. : CANAL
45. Feudal estate. : FIEF
46. Festive. : GALA
48. Numerical prefix. : TRI
50. Sea bird. : MEW

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

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