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New York Times, Monday, October 9, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,469
Across
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Burned brightly. : BLAZED
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Brown color. : CAMEL
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Utah symbol. : BEEHIVE
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Seasoned highly. : DEVILED
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Poem by Shelley, 1816. : ALASTOR
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Construction worker. : ERECTOR
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Author Yutang. : LIN
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With elbows outward. : AKIMBO
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It flows under Ponte Vecchio. : ARNO
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Citizen of Riga. : LETT
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Make emendations. : EDIT
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Objective. : AIM
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Eschew. : AVOID
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Enough, old style. : ENOW
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Sharp point. : TINE
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Autocrat. : DESPOT
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Roman magistrates. : TRIBUNES
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Jaunt. : TRIP
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Membership. : SEAT
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Antis. : OPPOSERS
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Siesta sounds. : SNORES
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Money in Bologna. : LIRE
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Ten: Prefix. : DECA
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Melpomene's realm. : DRAMA
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Native of: Suffix. : ITE
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Danube tributary. : SAVA
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Duck adept at diving. : SMEW
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Ming ___. : VASE
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Princess carried to Crete by Zeus. : EUROPA
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Snoop. : PRY
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Any pungent saying. : EPIGRAM
60
Conceited: Colloq. : UPSTAGE
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Spread from a center. : RADIATE
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D. S. C. man. : CLEANER
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Assays. : TESTS
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Card game. : HEARTS
Down
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Credit. : BELIEVE
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Sheds. : LEANTOS
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Cries of surprise. : AHS
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Former Hungarian queen. : ZITA
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Call forth. : EVOKE
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Ridicule. : DERIDE
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Game fish. : CERO
8
Prayer. : AVE
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Translucent mineral. : MICA
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Means of transportation. : ELTRAIN
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Like a feline beast. : LEONINE
12
Song. : BALLAD
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IOU signers. : DEBTORS
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Running courses: Suffix. : DROMES
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Thyme is one. : MINT
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Step lightly. : TIPTOE
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Buzzing insects. : DORS
28
Letters of the alphabet. : WIES
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Instructs. : TUTORS
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Bound. : TIED
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"Strike up the ___ ... " : BAND
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Suppose. : PRESUME
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Goldsmith. : OLIVER
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Heart throb. : PITAPAT
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Occupy the chair. : PRESIDE
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Steep crag. : SCAR
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Running wild. : RAMPANT
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Comes forth. : EMERGES
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Twain hero. : SAWYER
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Guarantee. : AVOUCH
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Pippin. : APPLE
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Shield. : EGIS
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Lunches. : EATS
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Voyaging. : ASEA
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Bandicoot. : RAT
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Salt. : TAR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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