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New York Times, Tuesday, January 24, 1961

36-Down : Flatter excessively.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,211
Across
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Utters a cry of victory. : CROWS
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Love poems by Ovid. : AMORES
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Great ___. : BRITAIN
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British crown colony. : BAHAMAS
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Opposite. : REVERSE
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African river into the Indian Ocean. : LIMPOPO
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Poetic time. : EVE
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Depresses. : DAMPENS
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___ Juana. : TIA
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Punsters. : WITS
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Legal paper. : LEASE
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One of a series of rows. : TIER
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Picture. : SCENE
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Hold session. : SIT
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Benefits. : BOONS
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Constructed. : ERECTED
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Snow goose. : BRANT
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New state: Abbr. : ALAS
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Letters. : CEES
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Senegal seaport. : DAKAR
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Bilked. : CHEATED
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Youngest son. : CADET
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Chinese tea. : CHA
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Linear unit. : METER
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Manchurian river. : AMUR
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Water carriers. : MAINS
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Former art cult. : DADA
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Fast friend. : PAL
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Associate. : PARTNER
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Shaving ___. : MUG
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Watchword of French Revolution. : EGALITE
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Structure. : EDIFICE
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Cinema shots. : RETAKES
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Garden plants with blue, pink or white flowers. : LUPINES
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George, John and Tom. : DEWEYS
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Ancient Asians. : MEDES
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Fissure. : CREVICE
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Construction worker. : RIVETER
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Native of: Suffix. : OTE
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Division of a city. : WARD
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Rope fiber. : SISAL
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Most competent. : ABLEST
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Where the Penobscot flows. : MAINE
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Electrical units. : OHMS
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Seance sound. : RAP
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Sentiment. : EMOTION
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Wise. : SAPIENT
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Milwaukee products. : BREWS
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Agents of retribution. : NEMESES
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Rises high. : SOARS
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Compensated. : PAID
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Type of footwear. : SNEAKER
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Browned, as almonds. : TOASTED
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Brilliancy of display. : ECLAT
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Cyprinoid fish. : BREAM
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Sailor. : TAR
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Neighborly gathering. : BEE
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Frequency band in TV. : CHANNEL
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Impaired. : DAMAGED
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Flatter excessively. : ADULATE
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IOU of a sort. : CHIT
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Cotton cloth. : ETAMINE
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Infers. : DEDUCES
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Gambol. : CAPER
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Gentle touch. : CARESS
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Is furious. : RAGES
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Companionable. : MATEY
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Stonecrop. : SEDUM
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Medieval weapon. : PIKE
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Ready for action. : RIPE
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Legal profession. : LAW
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Wooden pin: Naut. : FID

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

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