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New York Times, Friday, September 2, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,067
Across
1. Poetic contraction. : TWAS
5. Defeat. : BEST
9. Dress with care. : PRIMP
14. Busy place. : HIVE
15. Pen name of 1820. : ELIA
16. Arm bones. : RADII
17. Yearly salary for some government men. : ONEDOLLAR
19. Sugar preparation. : ICING
20. Mayor's abode in New York City. : GRACIEMANSION
22. For that reason. : THEN
23. Time of day. : NOON
24. Credentials. : PAPERS
27. Nettles. : STINGERS
31. Soap plant. : AMOLE
32. Transports by truck. : HAULS
33. Important Washington group. : AEC
34. Diversify. : VARY
35. Rooms for assembly. : HALLS
36. Box. : SPAR
37. Citizen of: Suffix. : ITE
38. Cotton cloth of Latin America. : MANTA
39. Pin for an oar. : THOLE
40. Scatters. : DISBANDS
42. Swiss. : CHEESE
43. Handicap allowances. : ODDS
44. Tree of Africa. : SHEA
45. Historic Berkshire edifice. : WINDSORCASTLE
50. Robert Morley role. : WILDE
51. Lake in Maine. : MOOSEHEAD
53. Unnaturalized. : ALIEN
54. Birds. : EMUS
55. Within: Comb. form. : ENDO
56. Peruses. : READS
57. Excellent. : RARE
58. Poetic verb form. : DOST
Down
1. All the same. : THO
2. Unit of military aircraft. : WING
3. Declare to be true. : AVER
4. Demurely. : SEDATELY
5. Misrepresents. : BELIES
6. Lochinvar's bride. : ELLEN
7. Kingdom of musical comedy. : SIAM
8. Venomous spider. : TARANTULA
9. Lockups. : PRISONS
10. Sport. : RACING
11. Personal: Comb. form. : IDIO
12. State: Abbr. : MINN
13. Farm animal. : PIG
18. Artist's color. : OCHRE
21. Knots of wool. : NOILS
24. Fearful; timid. : PAVID
25. Noted violin maker. : AMATI
26. Minute openings. : PORES
27. Sea dogs. : SALTS
28. Signature of a literary light. : EAPOE
29. Former Spanish coins. : REALS
30. Mass of pebbles at the foot of a slope. : SCREE
32. Better formed. : HANDSOMER
35. Workers. : HANDS
36. Enclosed in a case. : SHEATHED
38. Excites violently. : MADDENS
39. "___ are the times that try men's souls." : THESE
41. Pledged. : BONDED
42. Gliding step, in dancing. : CHASSE
44. Range over, as in search. : SCOUR
45. Sly trick. : WILE
46. Hip bones. : ILIA
47. City on the Tevere. : ROMA
48. Soft, light fabric. : LENO
49. Diving bell inventor. : EADS
50. Cold ___. : WAR
52. On the ___ (at the exact time). : DOT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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