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New York Times, Friday, September 9, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 19-Across had "humming bird"; corrected this to "hummingbird."

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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,074
Across
1
Thicket. : COPSE
6
The Dolomites. : ALPS
10
Highest point. : ACME
14
Oily compound. : OLEIN
15
Pulled apart. : TORE
16
Rubber trees. : ULES
17
Finnish islands. : ALAND
18
Water bird. : LOON
19
Fly like a hummingbird. : DART
20
Source of the Mississippi. : LAKEITASCA
22
Man or Wight. : ISLE
23
Two-jawed device. : VISE
24
Figures of speech. : TROPES
26
Erose. : GNAWED
30
Saturate. : STEEP
32
Leisure. : EASE
33
Italian wine center. : ASTI
35
Obelisk. : SHAFT
39
Modern weapon. : MISSILE
41
Give a right to. : ENTITLE
43
Apertures for coins. : SLOTS
44
Heroine of "Last of the Mohicans." : CORA
46
Symbol of courage. : LION
47
Foolish: Slang. : BATTY
49
Intensify. : DEEPEN
51
Judge's private room. : CAMERA
54
Cooking device. : SPIT
56
Sapphira, for instance. : LIAR
57
Fuel. : NATURALGAS
63
Seed covering. : ARIL
64
Support for a ship's frame. : KEEL
65
Time off. : LEAVE
66
Italian painter. : RENI
67
Misjudges. : ERRS
68
___ alia. : INTER
69
Arabian gulf. : ADEN
70
Dorothy Perkins. : ROSE
71
Useful Latin phrase. : IDEST
Down
1
Anthracite. : COAL
2
Earthen jar. : OLLA
3
Highest point. : PEAK
4
Trigonometric function. : SINE
5
Salad plant. : ENDIVE
6
First talking satellite, Dec. 18, 1958. : ATLAS
7
With least restraint. : LOOSEST
8
Method of doing something: Abbr. : PROC
9
Legislative body. : SENATE
10
Hi-fi enthusiast. : AUDIOPHILE
11
Embrace. : CLASP
12
Blackbird. : MERLE
13
Colorado park. : ESTES
21
Referring to inflow and outflow. : TIDAL
25
Musical interval. : REST
26
Pearls. : GEMS
27
Seize: Colloq. : NAIL
28
Alliance: Abbr. : ASSO
29
International problem. : WESTBERLIN
31
Row. : TIER
34
Following. : SECT
36
On tiptoe. : ATIP
37
Floating ice. : FLOE
38
Volunteer State: Abbr. : TENN
40
Tributary of the Danube. : ISAR
42
Lowest point. : NADIR
45
Menu item. : OYSTERS
48
Type of ship. : TANKER
50
Useful Latin phrase. : ETALII
51
Miss Barton of the Red Cross. : CLARA
52
Made public. : AIRED
53
Where Augusta is. : MAINE
55
Regular beat. : PULSE
58
Of planes. : AERO
59
Impart. : LEND
60
Hell ___ Bridge over East River. : GATE
61
Prayers. : AVES
62
Spanish painter. : SERT

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later.

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