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New York Times, Wednesday, January 13, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Gardener’s concern. : BULB
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Stitch. : TACK
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Firm and fresh. : CRISP
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Cap-___ (from head to foot). : APIE
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He: Lat. : ILLE
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Lofty retreat. : AERIE
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Relative of monkeyshines. : HORSEPLAY
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Vegetable. : PLANT
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Periwinkles. : SNAILS
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Half-wild horses. : MUSTANGS
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Calendar item. : DATE
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Look sulky. : POUT
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Samuel Langhorne ___. : CLEMENS
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Part of a shotgun. : BREECH
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Une ___ (once): Fr. : FOIS
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Sack ___. : RACE
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Actor Albert. : EDDIE
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Make a choice. : OPT
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Guards on the way. : ESCORTS
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South Atlantic state: Abbr. : WVA
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Verdant. : GREEN
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Split. : TORE
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Japanese legisture. : DIET
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Deep red. : GARNET
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By the hundred. : PERCENT
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Beetle larva. : GRUB
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Fluid measure. : DRAM
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Phrase on air letters. : PARAVION
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Dried roots of a tropical plant. : IPECAC
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Lake in U.S.S.R. : ONEGA
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Jabber. : GIBBERISH
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Doctrine. : TENET
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Single. : UNAL
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Mental image. : IDEA
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Native of Gotland. : SWEDE
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White ___. : SALE
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Parties. : TEAS
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Exclamations of contempt. : BAHS
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Well-versed in: Colloq. : UPON
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Money in Naples. : LIRA
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Over and above. : BESIDES
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Touts. : TIPSTERS
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By ___ means. : ALL
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Shellfish. : CLAM
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Raise in tone. : KEYUP
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Bags. : CAPTURES
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Told. : RELATED
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Country visited by Eisenhower. : IRAN
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Relate in poetry. : SING
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Cossets. : PETS
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Biblical land. : ELAM
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Cry. : SOB
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Decree. : ENACT
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Dried coconut meat. : COPRA
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Metric unit. : LITER
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Shovel of a dredge. : SCOOP
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Poet Markham. : EDWIN
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Relative of the genet. : CIVET
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Preliminary round in a race. : HEAT
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Jules Verne character. : FOGG
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Tripped. : ERRED
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Weaken. : ENERVATE
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Epithet for Ivan IV. : TERRIBLE
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Promised. : ENGAGED
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Black mark. : DEMERIT
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Philippine tree. : TUI
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Inverness. : CAPE
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Pseudo. : BOGUS
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Large amounts of money: Colloq. : POTS
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Afresh. : ANEW
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M. Coty. : RENE
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Ship of 1492. : NINA
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Killing: Suffix. : CIDE
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On the deep. : ASEA
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Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
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___ masque. : BAL

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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