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New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,194

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Across
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Error: Colloq. : MISCUE
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Bright star in Virgo. : SPICA
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Painting, sculpture, etc. : FINEARTS
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Brownie. : KOBOLD
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Diabolic. : INFERNAL
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Greek god. : APOLLO
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Ananias and Sapphira. : LIARS
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Thin films of moisture. : MISTS
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German "etc." : USW
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Spaces of time. : EONS
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Very small gnat. : MIDGE
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Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
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Explosive. : TNT
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French landscapist. : MONET
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Old card game of Spanish origin. : OMBRE
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Mountain gaps. : GATES
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Unalaskans. : ALEUTS
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Cigars. : CLAROS
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What "nisi" means. : UNLESS
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Iracundity. : CHOLER
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Composer of "Pomp and Circumstance." : ELGAR
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Apian dwellings. : HIVES
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Frenchmen. : GAULS
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River of Wales and England. : USK
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Sobeit. : AMEN
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TV name. : BERLE
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Noun suffix. : ANCE
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Honey, in pharmacy. : MEL
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19th century party boss. : HANNA
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French statesman. : DEBRE
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Nucleus of an atom. : PROTON
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Celestial. : ETHEREAL
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Garment of a sort. : SARONG
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Business transactions. : DEALINGS
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Stumbling blocks. : SNAGS
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Candy. : SWEETS
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7-point type. : MINION
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A minor. : INFANT
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Haruspices. : SEERS
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Parking problems. : CARS
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Samovar. : URN
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Dress fabrics. : ETAMINES
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Ray. : SKATE
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Light explosive sounds. : POPS
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Tribesman of Nigeria. : IBO
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Italian navigator. : COLUMBUS
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"___ and conditions of men." : ALLSORTS
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___ mignon. : FILET
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Playground gear. : SLIDES
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Uses a divining rod. : DOWSES
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Companion of Maj. : SGT
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Car. : MOTOR
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Mohammedan noble. : AMEER
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Equines. : MARES
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Wide-mouthed jars. : OLLAS
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Physician of old. : GALEN
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Quoin. : ANGLE
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Foolish fancies. : CHIMERAS
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Forsaken. : LOVELORN
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Howls. : ULULATES
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Bites noisily. : CHAMPS
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Merited. : EARNED
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Army man: Abbr. : GEN
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Became more genial. : UNBENT
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Scrawny ones. : SCRAGS
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Carinae. : KEELS
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Type of hairdo. : BANGS
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High retreat. : AERIE
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Chinese warehouse. : HONG
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Remove, as from a galley. : DELE
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___ degree (somewhat). : TOA
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Command to a horse. : HAW

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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