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LEXICOGRAPHY

New York Times, Sunday, October 9, 1960

Author:
Herbert Lyle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 582 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,104
Across
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Stifles. : DAMPS
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European. : SLAV
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Clumsy craft. : TUBS
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Type of fastener. : UBOLT
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Falstaffian. : OBESE
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Hebrides isle. : IONA
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At the summit. : ATOP
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Sprite. : PIXIE
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Event of 1846–48. : MEXICANWAR
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Hymns. : DOXOLOGIES
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Ivy League man. : ELI
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High land. : TIBET
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Famous has-been. : PERON
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Dinitrotoluene. : DNT
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Numerical prefix. : DECA
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Aegean gulf. : SAROS
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Ship of 1492. : PINTA
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Royal dynasty of Sweden. : VASA
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Extra. : ODD
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Township of Attica. : DEME
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Dame. : LADY
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On ___ (it is said): Fr. : DIT
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The face: Lat. : FACIES
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Noted novelist. : DICKENS
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Craftier. : FOXIER
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Urgent. : EXIGENT
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Sea food. : CRABS
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Long Island community. : MINEOLA
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Further. : ULTERIOR
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Compass point. : ESE
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Certain paintings. : MADONNAS
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African ruler. : DEY
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Wood strips. : SPLINTS
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Yearner. : PINER
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Little: Scot. : SMA
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___ park. : AMUSEMENT
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___ certainty. : OFA
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Village near Verdun. : ORNES
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Western frontier peril. : RAIDERS
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Stadium sound. : RAH
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Spiny shrub. : BOXBRIER
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Year in Trajan's reign. : CIX
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Not reliable. : SLIPPERY
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Major League team. : ORIOLES
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Animal genus. : CANIS
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Overflowed. : SPILLED
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Lure. : LEADON
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Ceremonious events: Rare. : SOLEMNS
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Military command. : ATEASE
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Man's nickname. : LEN
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Runcible spoon. : FORK
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First-rate. : AONE
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Number. : SIX
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Vessels: Abbr. : STRS
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Weather satellite. : TIROS
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Appears vaguely. : LOOMS
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Siestas. : NAPS
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Beverage. : TEA
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Surround. : BOXIN
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Father of Tobias. : TOBIT
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___ Juana. : TIA
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Rooted out. : EXTIRPATED
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Conveying, as oil, gas, etc. : PIPELINING
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Girl's name. : MAIDA
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Cattail. : REED
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Sierra ___. : LEONE
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Hair net. : SNOOD
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Existence: Lat. : ESSE
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Slips. : ERRS
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Game fish. : TUNAS
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Rounded. : DOMED
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White poplar. : ABELE
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North American capital. : MEXICOCITY
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Greek letter. : PSI
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Denomination. : SECT
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Seafarer of fiction. : SINBAD
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Scowled. : LOWERED
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Structural. : ANATOMIC
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Department in SE France. : VAR
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Young'un. : TAD
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Visionaries. : UTOPIANS
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Plate spring openings. : BOXENDS
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Loud, as clothes. : SPORTY
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Come ___. : UPON
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Extensive. : BIG
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Laboratory processes. : OXIDATIONS
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Legal papers. : LIENS
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Seed covering. : TESTA
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Sloths. : AIS
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Mauna ___. : LOA
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Italian river. : ADIGE
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Mysteries. : SECRETS
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Freshman at West Point. : PLEBE
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Fox. : VIXEN
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___-tongue (wild vanilla). : DEERS
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Contributor. : DONOR
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Quarrel. : FEUD
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Spindle. : AXLE
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Cut. : SNIP
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Historic pass in Atlas Mts. : KASSERINE
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Bona ___. : FIDE
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Where Susa was. : ELAM
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Tabula ___ (clean slate). : RASA
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Hydrocarbons. : TOLANES
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Shelves. : MANTELS
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Versifier. : RIMER
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Gives heed. : MINDS
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Greek letters. : NUS
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Chinese river. : PEI
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Highest. : MAXIMAL
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1/6 drachma. : OBOL
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Links call. : FORE
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Proportion, as in crystals. : AXIALRATIO
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Modern fabric. : ORLON
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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Bank: Lat. : RIPA
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Cooking devices. : SPITS
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Ease. : RELAXATION
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Greek god. : ARES
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RLS character. : HYDE
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Portends. : BODES
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Stops up (cracks). : CALKS
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___-air. : PLEIN
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Circlets. : CORONETS
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More supercilious: Colloq. : SNOOTIER
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Series of premises, in logic. : SORITES
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Sneak thief. : SNOOPER
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Direct and focus (the eyes). : FIXATE
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Sets deeply. : EMBEDS
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Checks. : STEMS
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LBJ, for one. : TEXAN
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Plaything. : TOP
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Part of RSVP. : SIL
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Feather. : PINNA
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Wise ones. : SAGES
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Nail. : BRAD
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Awning. : TILT
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Swearing-in words. : IDO
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English river. : DEE
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Common prefix. : PRE
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Recent: Ger. : NEU

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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