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New York Times, Wednesday, September 14, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { C J X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 33-Across had "continent" twice; deleted one of them.

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H
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O
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P
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Q
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M
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E
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K
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E
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D
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O
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F
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T
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P
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B
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H
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I
G
L
O
O
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O
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S
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M
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K
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F
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P
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T
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N
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P
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D
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R
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,079
Across
1
Cask's circuit. : HOOP
5
Assigned amount. : QUOTA
10
True: Fr. : VRAI
14
Munitions, for short. : AMMO
15
Recant. : UNSAY
16
Great cycles of years. : EONS
17
Small warbler. : WREN
18
Make merry. : ELATE
19
Theban god. : AMON
20
Play set in ancient Britain. : KINGLEAR
22
Not erect. : ASLANT
24
Counting-out word. : EENY
25
Colorants. : DYES
26
Source of power. : STEAM
28
Deals with in writing. : TREATSOF
32
Thun's river. : AAR
33
Of a certain continent: Comb. form. : AFRO
35
Numerical combining form. : TETRA
36
Weatherman's guess. : PROBABLYSHOWERS
40
Arctic abode. : IGLOO
41
Peak of Thessaly. : OSSA
42
River island. : AIT
43
Wiseacre. : SOLONIST
45
Mardi Gras gear. : MASKS
48
Iniquities. : SINS
49
Occupy wholly. : FILL
50
Jubilant. : FESTAL
53
Ease. : PALLIATE
57
Traffic ___. : LANE
58
Raised on end. : ATILT
60
Affair on the field of honor. : DUEL
61
Munich's stream. : ISAR
62
___ bad. : NOTSO
63
Common Latin abbreviation. : ETAL
64
Short pins or bolts. : PEGS
65
Dean of a group. : DOYEN
66
See 20 Across. : ROLE
Down
1
Kestrel or kite. : HAWK
2
Father of Ahab. : OMRI
3
Forerunner. : OMEN
4
Kind of silk. : PONGEE
5
Early poem by Shelley. : QUEENMAB
6
Untwist, as a rope: Naut. : UNLAY
7
Ridges of glacial sand. : OSAR
8
Make knotted lace. : TAT
9
Affirmative reply, with "sir." : AYEAYE
10
Table fare. : VEALSTEW
11
City of the Olympics. : ROMA
12
Shortly. : ANON
13
Common verbal contraction. : ISNT
21
Meadow. : LEA
23
Collective Pacific defense group. : SEATO
25
Rubbish. : DROSS
26
U. S. nuclear submarine. : SARGO
27
Fish with the bait in motion. : TROLL
28
Appointment to meet. : TRYST
29
T-bone. : STEAK
30
Fragrant root. : ORRIS
31
Unfading, as colors. : FAST
32
Sacred bull of Ptah. : APIS
34
Soft embroidery silk. : FLOSS
37
Opposite of the knockers. : BOOSTERS
38
Supposed abode of the Muses. : AONIA
39
Portrait on a ten spot. : HAMILTON
44
Remote from the sea. : INLAND
46
"This above ___ . . . " : ALL
47
Device on a trombone. : SLIDER
49
Misleading. : FALSE
50
Saucy: Colloq. : FLIP
51
Quiet. : EASE
52
Impediment. : SNAG
53
Commiseration. : PITY
54
Convertible or compact. : AUTO
55
Shade of blue. : TEAL
56
Mademoiselle. : ELLE
59
More than enough. : TOO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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