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HOUSE PARTY

New York Times, Sunday, October 22, 1961

Author:
Diana R. Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 595 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,482
Across
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"Alison's House," for one. : DRAMA
6
Loafer. : SHOE
10
Gremlins. : IMPS
14
Portico. : STOA
18
Alfresco. : OUTOFDOORS
20
Part of a duplex apartment. : STAIRSTEPS
22
Discourage. : WETBLANKET
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Symbol of hospitality. : WELCOMEMAT
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Military term. : DDAY
25
Cosmetic. : ROUGE
26
In a frenzy. : AMOK
27
Beginning. : ALPHA
28
Constant. : FIRM
29
Tigers' rivals. : ELIS
31
"Aux ___ citoyens!" : ARMES
32
Endurance. : STAMINA
36
Sun god. : AMON
37
Idols of the Philippines. : ANITOS
39
___ place. : HIDING
40
Compact kitchens. : STEPSAVERS
42
Broach. : TAP
45
See 94 Down. : ERRED
46
State: Abbr. : FLOR
47
Plant. : SOW
48
Fruit. : LIME
49
Blessing. : BOOM
50
Contrive. : PLAN
51
Swards. : LAWNS
53
Silk voile. : NINON
54
Uraeus. : ASP
55
Silk hat: Colloq. : STOVEPIPE
57
Busy times for cashiers. : PAYDAYS
59
Relatives. : INLAWS
61
Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
62
Warning. : CAVEAT
63
Brief and compact. : CONCISE
65
VIP treatment. : REDCARPET
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Subside. : EBB
70
Successful. : ONTOP
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Little ___. : RHODY
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Works. : GOES
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Girl's nickname. : CARO
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Ordinal suffixes. : ETHS
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Hoot. : BOO
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Young fish. : PARR
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Excellent: Slang. : SUPER
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Bambi's mother. : DOE
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Kitchen equipment. : DEEPFREEZE
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Endeavored. : STROVE
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Establishes. : BUILDS
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Pay (up). : ANTE
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Fly ___. : SWATTER
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Cheerful. : SUNNY
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___ Harte. : BRET
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Take part. : PLAY
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Toby, for one. : UNCLE
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Dingle. : DALE
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Small piece of land: Var. : ISLOT
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Wall part. : DADO
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Inscrutable countenances. : POKERFACES
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Comfortable situation. : FEATHERBED
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In best bib and tucker. : DRESSEDOUT
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Shelved, as a bill. : ONTHETABLE
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Mel and family. : OTTS
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Jokers. : WAGS
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Silk fabric: Fr. : GROS
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Cross as ___. : ABEAR
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Elwood P. of "Harvey." : DOWD
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Repented. : RUED
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Famous name in Melville. : MOBY
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Labor union. : AFL
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State of Mexico. : SONORA
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Bunk. : HOKUM
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State: Abbr. : OREG
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Prizer. : ESTEEMER
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Details. : ITEMS
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Saint-___, French port. : MALO
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Metal tool. : PICK
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Rialto sign. : SRO
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1866 novel. : STELMO
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Much ado about nothing. : TEMPESTINATEAPOT
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Silvery fish. : OPAHS
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Nick Charles' dog. : ASTA
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Courage. : DARING
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Rustic gallants. : SWAINS
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Suffers. : SMARTS
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Discovery. : FIND
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Cut off. : LOP
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Melody. : AIR
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Part of anc. Arabia. : SHEBA
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Weather satellite. : TIROS
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Part so small as to be negligible. : ADROPINTHEBUCKET
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Bearing. : MIEM
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Agreed. : ATONE
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Bath's river. : AVON
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Publication. : NEWSPAPER
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Poles. : SLAVS
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"___ were marching . . . " : ASWE
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Port of China. : AMOY
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Enclosures. : PENS
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Garden spot. : FLOWERBED
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Girl's name. : LIDA
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School auxiliaries. : PTAS
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American hero's nickname. : LINDY
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Biblical books: Abbr. : APOC
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Familiar veto word. : NYET
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___ cover. : SLIP
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Variegated. : PIED
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Birds. : AVES
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Army men. : NCOS
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100 lacs, in India. : CRORE
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Campus girl. : COED
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Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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Mansard. : ROOF
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Looking with eagerness. : AGAZE
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Note, in music. : BREVE
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Gimlet. : BORER
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Dances: Colloq. : HOPS
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Brief. : CURT
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Bicker. : PETTIFOG
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Sojourn. : STAY
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Railroad cars. : DINERS
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Nevada city. : ELY
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Most excellent. : RAREST
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Compass point. : ENE
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Envelop. : SWATHE
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Except that. : UNLESS
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Lazy ones. : SLOTHS
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Angry sound. : SNORT
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Cordons ___, first-rate cooks. : BLEUS
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Teacher of Aristotle. : PLATO
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Hair style: Colloq. : UPDO
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Baby's first word. : DADA
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Slipped ___. : ACOG
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College student: Abbr. : SENR
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Monotonous. : DRAB
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Priestly title. : ABBE
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Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
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River into the Baltic. : ODER
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Not many. : FEW
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Greek letter. : ETA

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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