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New York Times, Monday, September 5, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,070

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Rainbows. : ARCS
5. Small branch. : TWIG
9. Cut down (a ship) by removing decks. : RAZEE
14. Glance askance. : LEER
15. Solemnity. : RITE
16. Vast: Archaic. : ENORM
17. Spending money. : ALLOWANCE
19. Record of one event. : ANNAL
20. Where Dover is: Abbr. : DEL
21. The four hundred. : HIGHSOCIETY
23. Beefeater. : YEOMAN
25. Town near Padua. : ESTE
26. Assumed name. : ALIAS
29. Large sea fowl resembling geese. : SOLANS
33. Unanimity of opinion. : CONSENSUS
37. Angry one. : RAGER
38. Came down. : ALIT
39. Factors in heredity. : GENES
41. Bear: Lat. : URSA
42. Retailer's source of income. : SALES
44. Despots. : AUTOCRATS
46. Punish; mulct. : AMERCE
48. King of Greece. : PAULI
49. Makings of paper. : PULP
51. Cleopatra's ___ in Central Park. : NEEDLE
55. Fountain drink. : VANILLASODA
60. Incarnadine. : RED
61. Caliban's opposite. : ARIEL
62. Fictional heroes of the good old days. : ROVERBOYS
64. For the ___ (temporarily). : NONCE
65. Angers. : IRES
66. Before: Prefix. : ANTE
67. Relative of 14 Across. : SNEER
68. Mailed. : SENT
69. Lean to one side: Naut. : HEEL
Down
1. What Eadie was. : ALADY
2. Subject of book by D. S. Freeman. : RELEE
3. Victor Herbert played it. : CELLO
4. Rialto sign. : SRO
5. Education. : TRAINING
6. Take flight. : WING
7. Hankering. : ITCH
8. Graylags. : GEESE
9. Nuclear ___. : REACTOR
10. Heroine of William Douglas' love song. : ANNIELAURIE
11. Region. : ZONE
12. It was: Lat. : ERAT
13. One of the Peggottys. : EMLY
18. Moby Dick. : WHALE
22. Wartime intelligence unit. : OSS
24. Capital performance. : MASTERPIECE
27. Voyaging. : ASEA
28. Dawn. : SUNUP
30. Site of Taj Mahal. : AGRA
31. Secluded retreat. : NEST
32. Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
33. Hombre's home. : CASA
34. Hebrew universe. : OLAM
35. Khartoum's river. : NILE
36. Silk: Ital. : SETA
40. Most dependable. : SOUNDEST
43. Thames rower. : SCULLER
45. Prove innocent. : CLEAR
47. Building extension. : ELL
50. Herter's birthplace. : PARIS
52. Airplane motor sound. : DRONE
53. Historic island. : LEYTE
54. One of the Fords. : EDSEL
55. Trucks. : VANS
56. Short river into the Loire. : ARON
57. ___ times out of ten. : NINE
58. Disgruntled: Colloq. : SORE
59. Symbol of heat. : OVEN
63. Pooh's companion. : BAH

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

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