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New York Times, Monday, October 2, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,462
Across
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Chinese port. : AMOY
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Merge. : BLEND
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Roll of wire. : COIL
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Great ___. : DANE
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Symbol of the easy life. : RILEY
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Intangible emanation. : AURA
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Annapolis students. : MIDSHIPMEN
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School auxiliaries. : PTAS
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Tropical cuckoo. : ANI
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Modern shawm. : OBOE
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Old-time love knot. : AMORET
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Prickly weed. : NETTLE
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Heroine of 1884. : RAMONA
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Point on the Isle of Man. : AYRE
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Permit. : LICENSE
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Transformations. : WIGS
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Shakespearean jester. : YORICK
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State: Abbr. : KEN
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Richard III's great need. : HORSE
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Young animal. : CUB
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Celerity. : SPEED
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Give ___ whirl. : ITA
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Peaceful. : IRENIC
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Advantages. : ODDS
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Window display figure. : MANIKIN
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Part of a brake. : SHOE
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Cattle dealer. : DROVER
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Type of verse. : IAMBIC
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Fabled water sprite. : UNDINE
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Apiece. : EACH
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Vive le ___! : ROI
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5-centime pieces. : SOUS
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Hand drum. : TAMBOURINE
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M. C.'s need. : MIKE
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Arab chieftain. : EMEER
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Olympian god. : ARES
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Pixilated. : DOTTY
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Certain votes. : YEAS
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Copywriter. : ADMAN
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Down East. : MAINE
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Bit of gossip: Fr. : ONDIT
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Word of consent. : YES
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"Under the table" item. : BRIBERY
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Chinese poet. : LIPO
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Playwright Rice. : ELMER
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Born. : NEE
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Forceful. : DYNAMIC
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Gang leader of the 1920's. : CAPONE
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Exceeded in official grade. : OUTRANKED
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Least likely. : LAST
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Saintly. : HOLY
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Burlesques. : MOCKS
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Kremlin press group. : TASS
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Legal pleas. : ALIBIS
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Early geological period. : EOCENE
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Tiny pearl. : SEED
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Book ___. : ENDS
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Caprice. : WHIM
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Greek letter. : IOTA
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Noble. : GRANDDUKE
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Get past. : RUN
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Sacred image. : EIKON
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Ballad. : POEM
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Fastened firmly. : RIVETED
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Salad plant. : CHICORY
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Spring blooms. : IRISES
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Where Waikiki is. : OAHU
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Sat again. : REMET
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Pickle. : BRINE
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Ancient region in Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Skies: Fr. : CIELS
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West Point. : USMA
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Roulette bet. : NOIR
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Sanction. : ABET
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Latin verb form. : AMO
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Beam. : RAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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