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New York Times, Tuesday, January 31, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Across
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Experience. : HAVE
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Went by jet. : FLEW
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Mine car. : TRAM
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"___ in one's bonnet." : ABEE
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Jacob's substitute bride. : LEAH
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"___ the bee sucks . . . " : WHERE
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Rustic party. : BARNDANCE
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Protection. : AEGIS
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Possessive pronoun. : ITS
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Daydreaming. : INTHECLOUDS
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Crumpet. : TEACAKE
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Hebrew month. : ELUL
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Unclose: Poet. : OPE
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Mays, Maris, etc. : ALLSTARS
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Designating a certain course of study. : PREMEDICAL
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Short distance. : STEP
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Crowbar. : LEVER
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Common carriers: Abbr. : RRS
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What the Jumblies went to sea in. : SIEVE
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Surrounded by. : AMID
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Cautious political strategy. : WAITANDSEE
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Urbane. : POLISHED
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Post's "Winnie ___." : MAE
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Half: Prefix. : DEMI
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English breed of dog for hunting. : HARRIER
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Oklahoma. : SOONERSTATE
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Port in New Guinea. : LAE
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Set straight. : ALINE
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Tinpan alley denizen. : TUNESMITH
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Tigers, Cubs, etc. : NINES
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City near Kyoto. : OTSU
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Baby's favorite. : MAMA
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Retrievers. : DOGS
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Boy: Lat. : PUER
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Sir Anthony. : EDEN
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Equestrienne's outfit. : HABIT
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Lessen. : ABATE
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Follower of vice. : VERSA
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Poetic contraction. : EEN
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Bordered. : FLANKED
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Festina ___ (make haste slowly): Lat. : LENTE
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All, one by one. : EACH
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Cry of delight. : WHEE
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Book by Colin Wilson, 1956. : THEOUTSIDER
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Adjusts. : REGULATES
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Bone dry. : ARID
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Disorder. : MESS
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Barriers. : WALLS
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Item of infant's wear. : DIAPER
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Battery item. : CELL
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Coca, May, Raye, etc. : COMEDIENNES
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Biting. : ACRID
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Go on. : LAST
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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Fall with a dull sound. : PLAP
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San ___, resort in N. Italy. : REMO
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Malefaction. : EVILDOING
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"Dies ___," hymn. : IRAE
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Gins. : SNARES
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Propeller sound. : WHIR
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Olympic athlete. : AMATEUR
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Pintail ducks. : SMEES
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Medieval guild of merchants. : HANSE
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It begins with Achilles' wrath. : ILIAD
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Message on Alice's cake. : EATME
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American actress (1860–1916). : REHAN
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Beach. : SAND
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Mishmash. : OLIO
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Railroad crossing sign. : STOP
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Ballerina's skirt. : TUTU
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Frenchwoman's title: Abbr. : MME

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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