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New York Times, Tuesday, January 9, 1962

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,561
Across
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Rescues. : SAVES
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Hymns of praise. : PSALMS
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Excellence. : QUALITY
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High up. : AERIAL
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Grimy. : UNCLEAN
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High perch. : TREETOP
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Bow-shaped. : ARCED
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Fragrant rootstock. : ORRIS
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Of all: Scot. : AVA
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Depend (on). : LEAN
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Parody. : SPOOF
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Arabian gulf. : ADEN
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Tangle. : MAT
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Black-eyed. : SUSAN
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Surrounded by. : AMONG
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More lethargic. : SLEEPIER
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Tall, tapering structures. : SPIRES
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Draw ___. : LOTS
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Rattles. : JARS
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Make up one's mind. : DECIDE
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Cash ___. : REGISTER
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Incensed. : IRATE
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Type of residence. : HOTEL
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Direction. : ENE
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Only. : MERE
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Catches the breath. : GASPS
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Christmas figures. : MAGI
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Group of physicians. : AMA
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___ tender. : LEGAL
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Enter suddenly. : POPIN
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Endowing with talent. : GIFTING
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Pearly shell. : ABALONE
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Raise a nap. : TEASEL
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Nullified. : NEGATED
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Status. : ESTATE
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Onlookers. : EYERS
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Pouchlike. : SACCATE
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Hero of Ticonderoga. : ALLEN
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Competed (with). : VIED
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Summaries. : SYNOPSES
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Customer. : PATRON
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Finishing mark on type. : SERIF
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Counterpart of Mars. : ARES
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Norwegian statesman. : LIE
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Arena man. : MATADOR
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Yugoslav. : SLOVENE
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Scruples. : QUALMS
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Fictional. : UNREAL
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Hunger feelings. : PANGS
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Thunder. : ROAR
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Retinue. : SUITE
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Out of order. : AMISS
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English pottery. : SPODE
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Spring time. : APRIL
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The cream. : ELITE
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Wise men. : SAGES
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Means of travel. : JETPLANE
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Famous nickname in baseball. : DIMAG
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Hermit. : EREMITE
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Water bottles. : CARAFES
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Miss Dartle. : ROSA
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Adjuncts to P. M. affairs. : TEAPOTS
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Power source. : ENGINE
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Caused to slow down (with "in"). : REINED
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Argue about terms. : HAGGLE
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Small fur animal. : GENET
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Neighbor to a bicuspid. : MOLAR
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Mona ___. : LISA
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Young attendant. : PAGE
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Make lace. : TAT
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Turkish title. : BEY

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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