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New York Times, Thursday, October 26, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,486
Across
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Entree. : ROAST
6
Recording medium. : TAPE
10
Water sport. : POLO
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Daisy's cousin. : ASTER
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Astronaut Shepard. : ALAN
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Level. : EVEN
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Bridal attendant. : FLOWERGIRL
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Jasmine, pekoe, etc. : TEAS
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Spinnaker's relative. : TOPSAIL
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Permit. : LICENSE
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6th cen. date. : DVI
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Turn topsy-turvy. : OVERSET
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Soft mineral. : TALC
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Guitarist Segovia. : ANDRES
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Fish. : OPAH
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Grassland. : LEA
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William Shirer subject. : NAZISM
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Harass. : BESET
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Firmament. : SKY
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Transistor set. : RADIO
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Crowd in movie scenes. : EXTRAS
45
Scientific group. : AAS
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Little ___. : NELL
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Stiffener. : STARCH
50
Ivy League member. : YALE
51
Race horse. : TROTTER
55
Boar. : HOG
57
Prove more hardy. : OUTWEAR
58
Believed. : TRUSTED
63
Against. : ANTI
64
15 Across and others. : MENINSPACE
66
British gun. : STEN
67
Merit. : EARN
68
___ Haute. : TERRE
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Ancient city. : TYRE
70
Lag behind. : DRAG
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Confess frankly. : OWNUP
Down
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Float. : RAFT
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Norse city. : OSLO
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Above. : ATOP
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Bastes. : SEWS
5
Tire design. : TREAD
6
Punch endings. : TAGLINES
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Eastern name. : ALI
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Room. : PARLOR
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Give spirit to. : ENLIVEN
10
Stuyvesant or Minuit. : PETER
11
Kilns. : OVENS
12
Hire. : LEASE
13
Start. : ONSET
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Strive to excel. : RIVAL
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Composer Franck. : CESAR
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___ sure. : TOBE
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Summit. : APEX
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Conclusive. : LAST
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River into the Loire. : CHER
30
African seaport. : DAKAR
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Absurdly funny. : ZANY
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Notion. : IDEA
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Threshold. : SILL
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Breakwater. : MOLE
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Liking. : TASTE
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Salty sport. : YACHTING
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Cooked. : STEAMED
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Shaven and ___. : SHORN
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In ___ (behind in paying, working, etc.). : ARREAR
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Breakfast item. : TOAST
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Stunted. : RUNTY
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Aquatic mammal. : OTTER
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Strong thread. : TWINE
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Keen enjoyment. : GUSTO
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Cast forth. : SPEW
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Mountain lake. : TARN
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Beige. : ECRU
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Profound. : DEEP
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FDR program. : NRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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