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New York Times, Thursday, October 20, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,115

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Across
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Profitable. : GAINFUL
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Go two by two. : PAIROFF
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Liberate. : UNLOOSE
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Claim. : ASSEVER
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Name in hats. : STETSON
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Play ___ (abide by the rules). : THEGAME
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Schoolbooks. : TEXTS
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Expert. : ACE
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Sailing term. : ALEE
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Resembling: Suffix. : OID
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Because of. : UNDER
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Ambiguity. : DOUBLEENTENDRE
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Andrew's sister. : ANNE
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Person. : MAN
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Wretchedness. : MISERY
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Moist. : WET
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Deserved. : MERITED
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Brother. : FRA
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Musical instrument. : GUITAR
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Figures: Abbr. : NOS
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Forbearing. : MEEK
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Punning. : PLAYINGONWORDS
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Aggregate. : TOTAL
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One: Ger. : EIN
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___ singing, jazz improvisation. : SCAT
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Indoor arena, for short. : GYM
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Symbol of spring. : LILAC
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Sampling the voters' preferences. : POLLING
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Ancient. : OLDTIME
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Person to whom property is transferred. : ALIENEE
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Symbol of wisdom. : SOLOMON
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Hungry. : STARVED
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Ingredient of synthetic rubber. : STYRENE
Down
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Outburst, as of laughter. : GUST
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Status quo ___. : ANTE
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Holly tree. : ILEX
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One of Hamlet's choices. : NOTTOBE
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Cousin of a stick-in-the-mud. : FOSSIL
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Service organization. : USO
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River into the Arctic. : LENA
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Obvious. : PATENT
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Combustion product. : ASH
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Honshu bay. : ISE
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Views. : REGARDS
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Shape of an arena. : OVAL
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In law, a wife. : FEME
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___ and easy. : FREE
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Artfully. : CUNNINGLY
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Mark of remissness. : DEMERIT
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Feudal land. : DEMESNE
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Faithful wife of legend. : ENID
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Hound, southern style. : DAWG
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Ahead, as on the links. : ONEUP
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To the point that. : UNTIL
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Attention. : EAR
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Allude (to). : REFER
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Made a faux pas. : ERRED
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Asian ruminants. : YAKS
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County of Ireland. : MAYO
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In addition. : TOO
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Gossip. : TATTLER
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Classroom officer. : MONITOR
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Annoyed by scolding. : NAGGED
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With great enthusiasm. : WILDLY
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Vichy and others. : SPAS
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Young animal. : COLT
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Rock garden specialty. : MOSS
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Fruit. : LIME
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Egyptian sun god. : AMON
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Suffix meaning recent. : CENE
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List of goods shipped: Abbr. : INV
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Motion picture site. : LOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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