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New York Times, Friday, January 15, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.61, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,836
Across
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Chief tributary of the Volga. : KAMA
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Family member. : MAMA
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Port of Iraq. : BASRA
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Eden dweller. : ADAM
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Black. : EBON
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Hold fast: Naut. : BELAY
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___ one’s time. : BIDE
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French West Indies twin island. : GUADELOUPE
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Country of the Bantu. : UGANDA
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Not so much. : LESS
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Limb. : LEG
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Inlet from the sea. : ARM
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Philippine archipelago. : SULU
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With milk: Fr. : AULAIT
32
Cheerless. : DISMAL
36
Part of Paris. : PASSY
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Cut into small cubes. : DICED
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Swedish name for Turku. : ABO
41
Rudiments. : ABCS
42
Pole used in Gaelic games. : CABER
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Island group, W. Pacific. : TRUK
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Meadow. : LEA
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Meaner. : BASER
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___ fruitti. : TUTTI
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Liverpool’s river. : MERSEY
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One of the Society Islands. : TAHITI
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___ Mater. : ALMA
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Irish Sea island. : MAN
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Sea force: Abbr. : NAV
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Intimate friend. : CHUM
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Query. : ASK
62
American elk. : WAPITI
64
West Indies island. : HISPANIOLA
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Bluish-green. : AQUA
68
Opera recordings. : ARIAS
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Et ___. : ALII
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Ringlet. : CURL
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Cathedral officials. : DEANS
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Fascist. : NAZI
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Knows: Scot. : KENS
Down
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Capital of Afghanistan. : KABUL
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River into Gulf of Venice. : ADIGE
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Indian Ocean island. : MADAGASCAR
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Sobeit. : AMEN
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Ancient city near Athens. : MEGARA
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Arabic word for “father.” : ABU
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Castle ditch. : MOAT
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S. A. mountains. : ANDES
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Large container: Abbr. : BBL
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Wind-god of Greek myth. : AEOLUS
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Twist. : SLUE
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Knocks. : RAPS
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Certain votes. : AYES
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One who escapes. : ELUDER
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Popular M. C. and newscaster. : DALY
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King with the “golden touch.” : MIDAS
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Cover. : LID
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The Senate: Abbr. : USS
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India’s neighbor. : TIBET
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West Indies island. : MARTINIQUE
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Touch (on). : ABUT
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Norse god. : LOKI
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Symbol of victory. : PALM
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___ in one’s bonnet. : ABEE
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One of the Molucca Islands. : CERAM
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Jamaican island. : CAYMAN
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King ___. : TUT
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___ canto. : BEL
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Diminutive of a girl’s name. : TINA
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Japanese skiff. : SAMPAN
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Fiftieth state. : HAWAII
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Native of 1 Down. : ASIAN
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To ___ (to just the right degree). : ATURN
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Small bottles. : VIALS
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African lake. : CHAD
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Engage. : HIRE
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Our information outfit: Abbr. : USIA
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Peninsula of N. Europe. : KOLA
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United group. : PACK
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Beast of burden. : ASS
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Nickname for a queen. : LIZ

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