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New York Times, Tuesday, October 31, 1961

23-Across : Castle keep.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,491
Across
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Pair of oxen. : SPAN
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Bishop's aides: Abbr. : COADS
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Rector's relative. : ABBE
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Pastry. : TART
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Dart. : ARROW
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Free motion. : PLAY
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Church festival : ALLHALLOWS
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Readiness. : EASE
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No: Scot. : NAE
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American painter. : SLOAN
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Formed a curve. : ARCED
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Castle keep. : DUNGEON
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German composer. : GLUCK
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Changeling. : OAF
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Vilified. : TRADUCED
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"___ Dick." : MOBY
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Incensed. : IRATE
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Constellation. : ARA
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Inklings. : IDEAS
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Sward. : SOD
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___ home. : NOTAT
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Reap's precursor. : SOW
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Thousand: Fr. : MILLE
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Nick's dog. : ASTA
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Decisive. : CRITICAL
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Coal mine. : PIT
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Helios, the sun god. : TITAN
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Parts of old-time freezers. : DASHERS
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Riches of a sort. : LUCRE
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Military exercises. : DRILL
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Avril, ___, Juin. : MAI
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Moslem title. : AGHA
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October night vehicle. : BROOMSTICK
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Winter vehicle. : SLED
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Victorian novelist. : READE
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Dr. Jekyll's alter ego. : HYDE
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More eccentric. : ODDER
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___ libre. : VERS
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Raised platform. : STAND
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Pacific island group. : PALAU
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He wrote "The Green Hat." : ARLEN
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To the ___ degree. : NTH
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"The ___ the Wild." : CALLOF
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Drip dry fabric. : ORLON
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Town near Caracas. : AROA
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Road slope. : DOWNGRADE
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Compass points. : SWS
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Insight: Fr. : APERCU
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Bad luck on the path. : BLACKCATS
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Groundwork. : BASE
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Looked at. : EYED
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Cruising. : ASEA
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Contemporary poet. : AUDEN
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Painter of stolen masterpiece. : GOYA
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Language: Abbr. : LAT
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Subterranean imp. : TROLL
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Eram, eras, ___. : ERAT
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The facts. : DATA
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Varied: Abbr. : MISC
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Perfume. : ODOR
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Under a spell. : BEWITCHED
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Rhode ___. : ISLANDRED
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Hit hard. : SMITE
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Solemn pledge. : OATH
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City of Peru. : ICA
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Harangue. : TIRADE
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Pilgrim. : PALMER
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Bits of land: Abbr. : ISLS
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Vacuum tube. : DIODE
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Zola. : EMILE
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Fast car. : RACER
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Dickens villain. : SIKES
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Tie with rope. : LASH
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Unsightly. : UGLY
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Country way. : ROAD
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Family member: Abbr. : BRO
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Hebrew letter. : TAV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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