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DIVERTISSEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 1960

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 158, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.81, Missing: { F J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 182, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,831
Across
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Recreation. : PASTIME
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Man from Pocatello. : IDAHOAN
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Takes a holiday: Slang. : VACATES
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Rural Utopia. : ARCADIA
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The "loaves and fishes." : MIRACLE
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Like the tide on rocks. : ERODENT
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Method. : PROCESS
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Church book. : PSALTER
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What "truth is always." : STRANGE
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Dizzy perch. : AERIE
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Cleopatra's loyal maid. : IRAS
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Lassoed. : LARIATED
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Essex river. : CAM
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Be at hand. : WAIT
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Sound sleeper. : SNORER
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Pitcher. : VESSEL
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Origin. : GERM
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Mrs. in Mexico. : SRA
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Circus feature. : TIGHTROPE
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The good earth. : SOD
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Leagues: Ger. : BUNDE
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Vehicle for the chair-borne. : SEDAN
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Substance. : METAL
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Scot's name. : IAN
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Civil War general. : CUSTER
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Went fishing. : ANGLED
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Chuck, for instance. : MEAT
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Winner at Vicksburg. : GRANT
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Semaphore expert. : SIGNALER
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Made whole. : HEALED
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Demanded more music. : ENCORED
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Slogged along. : TRUDGED
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Snappy relish. : HORSERADISH
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Somerset stream. : EXE
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Disturbed. : ROILED
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Martial affair. : WAR
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Spanish philosopher (1864–1936). : UNAMUNO
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Cocoon dweller. : PUPA
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Begin. : ENTER
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Chance to enjoy life. : LEISURETIME
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Escamillo's title. : SENOR
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Blue dye used by early Britons. : WOAD
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Use up supplies. : DEPLETE
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Diminutive suffixes. : IES
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Cherry red. : CERISE
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Misplay. : ERR
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A passing over. : PRETERITION
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Prince of Mycenae. : ORESTES
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Giant of Doubting Castle. : DESPAIR
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No-iron fabric. : DACRON
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Most hair-raising. : SCARIEST
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" . . . ___ of robins in her hair . . . " : ANEST
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Tubal-___, worker in brass. : CAIN
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Passes close to. : SHAVES
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Sugary mixtures. : ICINGS
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First-rate: Colloq. : ACE
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Man with a pibroch. : PIPER
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On the move. : ASTIR
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Noted persons. : NAMES
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Philippine peak. : APO
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David and Asaph. : PSALMISTS
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Frost in the air. : NIP
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Pronouns. : HIMS
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Catkins: Bot. : AMENTA
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Simple, trusting fellows. : NAIVES
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Portuguese measure, 115 gals. : PIPA
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Have being. : ARE
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Relative of Doll Tearsheet. : SLATTERN
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Chassé. : STEP
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Tempo stick. : BATON
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French composer. : BERLIOZ
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Poet of "Orlando Furioso." : ARIOSTO
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Master of sarcasm. : IRONIST
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Mark of rank. : INSIGNE
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Post exchange. : CANTEEN
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Golden. : AUREATE
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Grew canines. : TEETHED
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Place of amusement. : THEATRE
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Calmed. : STILLED
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Bananalike fruits. : PAPAWS
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Obligation not met on time. : ARREARS
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Lava and slag. : SCORIAE
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Silently implied. : TACIT
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___ fixe (obsession). : IDEE
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Badly: Prefix. : MIS
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Lessening strain. : EASING
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Lent. : IMPARTED
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Discourse upon. : DISSERT
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Scorpio's neighbor. : ARA
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Place for a concert. : HALL
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Two quatrains. : OCTAVE
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___ flammam (to feed the flame): Lat. : ALERE
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Portia's waiting maid. : NERISSA
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Fixed, in law. : VESTED
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Co-operative, in U.S. S. R. : ARTEL
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Ribbed cloth. : CORD
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Political group. : ADA
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Type of store. : TENCENT
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Fencer's position. : ENGARDE
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Device to trim fruits. : STEMMER
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Creator of Fu Manchu. : ROHMER
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Just the thing, at twilight. : ASONG
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Earned first base. : SINGLED
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Something of a gypsy. : ROAMER
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Keen enjoyment. : GUSTO
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Songbird. : TANAGER
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Ways to spend 73 Across. : PLEASURETRIPS
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Group, as of congenial people. : BUNCH
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Bounced baby on the knee. : DANDLED
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Repetition. : ITERATION
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Nova Scotia cape. : CANSO
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Began. : LED
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Coeur d'___, Idaho. : ALENE
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Queen: Fr. : REINE
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Scattered. : STREWED
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Shipment from Mesabi. : IRONORE
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Sources of soft music. : GUITARS
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The Oaks, for example. : HORSERACE
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The man from Molokai. : DAMIEN
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Get together again. : REUNITE
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Startling revelations. : EXPOSES
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Beloved. : DEAREST
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Cheered. : HAILED
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Doom palms of Africa. : DUMS
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Cried. : WEPT
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Continue firmly. : PERSIST
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Sinister glances. : LEERS
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City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
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Student of tomorrow. : SEERESS
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Puts clothes in the sun. : DRIES
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Neck scarves. : CRAVATS
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Sudden sharp feelings. : PANGS
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___ Islands of Greece. : IONIAN
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Oxalis. : OCA
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Window squares. : PANES
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Absolve a sinner. : SHRIVE
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Old-time figured cloth. : TAPET
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Interval in music. : SEMITONE
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Live in. : INHABIT
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Native of Africa. : CAIRENE
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Dip in water. : IMMERSE
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Touch. : CONTACT
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Fresco base. : PLASTER
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First. : INITIAL
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Witty retort. : RIPOSTE
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Flabbergasted. : AMAZED
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Like the titmice. : PARINE
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Warm brown tones. : SEPIAS
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Breathed after a sprint. : PANTED
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Matchless. : ALONE
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Father of Abraham. : TERAH
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Group of speakers. : PANEL
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Murmuring breath. : SIGH
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___ bene. : NOTA
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Famed opera star. : BORI
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On fire. : LIT
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Group of games, in squash. : SET
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Beaten path. : RUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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