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New York Times, Sunday, January 17, 1960

121-Across : Sharp tips.

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 14, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 26
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,838
Across
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"Four Quartets" author. : ELIOT
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"Twice-told ___." : TALES
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Commander in War of 1812. : BIDDLE
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The 49th. : ALASKA
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"The Second Mrs. Tanqueray" author. : PINERO
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Instructed. : EDIFIED
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"Four Saints in Three Acts" author. : GERTRUDESTEIN
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The 130th asteroid. : ELECTRA
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Title. : AGA
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Axillary. : ALAR
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Accompanied. : ESCORTED
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Thrice a day, in prescription parlance. : TID
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Audrey Hepburn role. : RIMA
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Rara ___. : AVIS
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Of a joint: Comb. form. : ARTHR
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Jar. : OLLA
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Type of belief. : DEISM
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Words expressing ratio. : ISTO
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Palm. : SAGO
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Zane and Jane. : GREYS
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This measures by sixties. : SECONDHAND
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"New World Symphony" composer. : DVORAK
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Adored one. : IDOL
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Sandy color. : BEIGE
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Foreign. : EXOTIC
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Launching platform. : PAD
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The 433d asteroid. : EROS
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Priggish. : SMUG
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Nasal ailment. : NASITIS
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Particle. : ATOM
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Bide ___. : AWEE
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"To ___ human." : ERRIS
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___ voce. : SOTTO
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Clean again. : REWASH
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Famous 5th and others. : AVENUES
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Worn out. : DONEIN
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Obsession. : MANIA
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Flaps. : SLATS
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French actor Jacques ___. : TATI
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Cut: Scot. : SNEG
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Silly. : ASININE
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Ingenuous. : NAIF
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River of a storied bridge. : KWAI
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Conscription system: Abbr. : SSS
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In one piece. : ENBLOC
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Roman garment. : STOLA
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"The joke's ___." : ONME
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The No. 1 followed by 100 zeros. : GOOGOL
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Fourth estate. : NEWSPAPERS
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Relative of first mate. : BOSUN
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Is off one's guard. : NAPS
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"Two Years Before the Mast" author. : DANA
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Awkward. : INEPT
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Rigan. : LETT
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Of Old Norse writings. : EDDIC
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Ruling family, 1461-85. : YORK
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55-mi. river to North Sea. : YSER
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"___ Town." : OUR
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Pronounce in a certain way. : SIBILATE
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Auricular. : OTIC
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More than one: Abbr. : PLU
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Excessive application. : OVERUSE
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Words following "Twelfth Night." : ORWHATYOUWILL
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Irons. : PRESSES
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Sharp tips. : SPIRES
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"The Seven-___ Mountain." : STOREY
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Extinguished: Fr. : ETEINT
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Chemist's liquid. : ESTER
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Soared: Colloq. : KITED
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Threnodies. : ELEGIES
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Wyoming peak, 9,020 ft. : LARAMIE
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Bendy plant. : OKRA
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Ancient stone table. : TAULA
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Stake. : ANTE
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F. F. V.'s. : LEES
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Heath shrubs. : ERICAS
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Arizona's neighbor. : SONORA
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A famous Fifth. : BEETHOVENS
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Dillydallier. : IDLER
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What S. Grundy did on Saturday. : DIED
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Air Force award: Abbr. : DFC
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Three who had cold paws. : LITTLEKITTENS
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Weirdly. : EERILY
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2d name of Henry Wallace. : AGARD
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End. : PERISH
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Baby's first syllables. : DADAS
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British cartoonist. : DAVIDLOW
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Football position: Abbr. : RTGD
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Spore sacs. : ASCI
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Pierce. : STAB
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Discourses. : ORATIONS
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Fashion. : MODE
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Singles. : ONES
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Mato ___, Brazil. : GROSSO
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Girl's name. : NORAH
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A famous fourth. : DIMENSION
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Chemical combining form. : OXA
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Teacher in India. : GURU
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White bird. : EGRET
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Dickens wrote about two. : CITIES
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A kind of violet. : PARMA
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Relaxed. : ATEASE
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Famous No. 10. : DOWNINGSTREET
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"The Seventh ___." : SEAL
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Lieder. : SONGS
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Boxing event. : MAINBOUT
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George Eliot's name. : EVANS
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"Seven Gothic Tales" author's first name. : ISAK
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"___, O Ship of State!" : SAILON
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State: Fr. : ETAT
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The moon. : DIANA
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Kind of bed Shakespeare left to his wife. : SECONDBEST
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Describing our political system. : TWOPARTY
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Wooden pin. : NOG
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Ran away. : FLED
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Band of Zulu warriors. : IMPI
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Off. : AWAY
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Counting-out word. : EENY
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___-da (dandyish). : LADI
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Grimaces: Colloq. : SNOOTS
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Breathe. : RESPIRE
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Signified. : SPELLED
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Howl: Radio. : BLOOP
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Hors d'___. : OEUVRE
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Hairy. : PILOSE
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Steep declivities. : SCARPS
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In fact. : TRULY
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Iron: Ger. : EISEN
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Where to buy 91 Across. : KIOSK
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Striped cotton fabric. : SUSI
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Taunting reminder. : TWIT
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Honor: Ger. : EHRE
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Skin: Comb. form. : CUTI
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Royal Society of Edinburgh: Abbr. : RSE
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Air: Comb. Form. : AER
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Know: Archaic. : WOT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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