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New York Times, Friday, October 20, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { H J M Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Across
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Songbird. : TANAGER
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Ladder-like. : SCALAR
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Certain to succeed. : SUREFIRE
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Place of amusement. : CASINO
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Thrilling. : ELECTRIC
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African antelopes. : ORIBIS
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Common solecism. : AINT
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Make public. : DELATE
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Cathedral city of England. : ELY
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Early U. N. assembly president. : SPAAK
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Overcoat. : ULSTER
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Feast. : REPAST
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Hunters' prey. : STAGS
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Adjuvant. : AID
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Morning receptions. : LEVEES
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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Tower. : STEEPLE
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Extirpates. : RIPSOUT
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German philosopher. : KANT
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Fix (prices): Colloq. : FREEZE
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Baseball player's record. : RBI
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Catapult. : SLING
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Trees. : ALDERS
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Repair shop. : GARAGE
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Old playing card. : TAROT
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Golf term. : PAR
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Polar phenomenon. : ICECAP
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City on the Brazos. : WACO
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Small kite. : ELANET
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Fish spears. : TRIDENTS
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Inborn. : NATIVE
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Broadens. : ENLARGES
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Oozed. : SEEPED
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Descriptive of some eyes. : DEEPSET
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Spring flower. : TULIP
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Sports place. : ARENA
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Ambrosia. : NECTAR
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Time of day: Abbr. : AFT
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Encircle. : GIRD
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Iroquoian. : ERIE
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Solitary. : RECLUSE
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Clansmen. : SCOTS
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Marks used by proofreaders : CARETS
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"Unaccustomed ___ am ... " : ASI
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Epithet for Simon Bolivar. : LIBERATOR
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Optimistic. : ROSY
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Heavy waves. : SEAS
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Modified. : ALTERED
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Source of iodine. : KELP
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Vous ___ (you are): Fr. : ETES
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Wealth of a sort. : PELF
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Medial sum. : AVERAGE
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Dig. : GRUB
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Ancient Egyptian king. : SETI
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Invites. : ASKS
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Resident of Ravenna: Abbr. : ITAL
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Blacken the name of. : DENIGRATE
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Colossal or jumbo. : SIZE
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Spirit lamp. : ETNA
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Sprightly. : PERT
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Picked out. : ELECTED
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Afflict. : GRIEVE
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Wood workers. : SAWERS
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Played. : ACTED
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Area for livestock. : RANGE
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Musical composition. : OCTET
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Buffet. : TOSS
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Writes. : PENS
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Wings. : ALAE
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"Rule Britannia" composer. : ARNE
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Heavy timber. : PILE
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Stinging cold. : NIP
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Skip, as a stone on the surface of water. : DAP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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