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New York Times, Monday, October 30, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,490
Across
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Malay ruler. : RAJA
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Wise men. : MAGI
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Basic principles. : ABCS
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Lethal weapon. : ABOMB
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Biblical land. : ARAM
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Nonsense: Slang. : BLAH
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___ eclipse. : SOLAR
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Move out of the way. : STEPASIDE
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Dons. : PUTSON
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Strip of wood. : SLAT
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1933 agency. : NRA
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Black dust. : SOOT
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Way up. : LADDER
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Sprite. : ELF
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Medicine. : DRUG
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In the center of. : AMID
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Author Uris. : LEON
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Tennyson heroine. : MAUD
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Be of use. : AVAIL
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The "Widow Capet." : MARIEANTOINETTE
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Pass, as time. : SPEND
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Schools: Abbr. : SEMS
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Clarinet, for instance. : REED
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Embroiders. : SEWS
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Headland. : NESS
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Wee: Scot. : SMA
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Adjective for the Milky Way. : ASTRAL
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Mallard. : DUCK
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Angola's neighbor: Abbr. : SWA
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Rich coal region. : RUHR
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List of mistakes. : ERRATA
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Time of youth and inexperience. : SALADDAYS
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Fertile spot. : OASIS
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"___ Well ... " : ALLS
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Mirth. : GLEE
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Coolidge's V. P. : DAWES
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Tableland. : MESA
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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For fear that. : LEST
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File. : RASP
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Eastern name. : ABOU
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Sudden shock. : JOLT
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Gather together. : AMASS
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P.T.A. members. : MAS
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Wiles. : ARTS
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Hibernian. : GAEL
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African antelope. : IMPALA
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Roll call abbreviation. : ABS
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Certain appointments. : BLINDDATES
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Military group. : CADRE
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Clip wool. : SHEAR
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Children in a family. : BROOD
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Cossack chief. : ATAMAN
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Opera role. : NORMA
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Malay titles. : TUANS
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Olympic contestant. : DIVER
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Shade trees. : ELMS
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Bound. : LEAP
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Acts in advance of. : FORESTALLS
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___ Morgen. : GUTEN
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Forty-___. : NINER
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Having a cupola. : DOMED
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Detail. : ITEM
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Mother of Castor. : LEDA
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Famous Windsor. : EDWARD
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Offspring. : ISSUE
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Broken drift ice. : SLUDGE
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Young codfish. : SCROD
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Indian state. : ASSAM
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Marshy spot. : SWALE
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S. African village. : KRAAL
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Dutch painter. : HALS
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Grains. : RYES
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"God have mercy on such ___ ... " : ASWE
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Men's wear. : TIES
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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___ rule. : ASA
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Comprehend. : SEE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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