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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
PS notes: Original clue for 33-Across had "continent" twice; deleted one of them.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,079
Across Down
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
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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