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New York Times, Saturday, November 18, 1961

55-Across : Pleasing in simplicity.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,509
Across
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___ Ferry. : DOBBS
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Royal form of address. : MAAM
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"There'll be ___ time ... " : AHOT
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Hersey novel setting. : ADANO
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According to: Ital. : ALLA
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Short for machine oil. : LUBE
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Iron. : METAL
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Held in esteem. : REPUTABLE
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Oriental. : ASIATIC
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Chess opening. : GAMBIT
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Scientific triumph. : BREAKTHROUGH
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"The ___ Queene." : FAERIE
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Common plant. : OAT
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Drone. : BEE
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Fine weather. : INDIANSUMMER
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Salamander. : NEWT
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___ rule. : ASA
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Former champion boxer's nickname. : INGO
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Broadway show, for short. : HOWTOSUCCEED
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TV licenser: Abbr. : FCC
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"___ Walküre." : DIE
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"Show Me the Way to ___." : GOHOME
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City named for a king. : LEOPOLDVILLE
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Quebec lake. : ALLARD
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Pleasing in simplicity. : IDYLLIC
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Optical instrument. : TELESCOPE
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Staff members. : AIDES
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"Summertime," for instance. : ARIA
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Son of Hera. : ARES
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Crystal-lined stone. : GEODE
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Experienced. : SEEN
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Libel or slander. : TORT
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Swiss scientist. : EULER
Down
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Hoover or Shasta. : DAM
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Classic theatres. : ODEA
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Rackets. : BATS
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Jewish fraternal group. : BNAIBRITH
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Sunrooms. : SOLARIA
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Bernstein heroine. : MARIA
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Smart ___. : ALECK
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Peak. : ALP
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English author. : MAUGHAM
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Franciscan mission. : ALAMO
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Confusion. : HUBBUB
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Favor (with). : OBLIGE
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Grow canines. : TEETHE
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French pastry. : TARTE
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___-age. : TEEN
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Spanish name for a saint. : TOMAS
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___ de siècle. : FIN
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Common suffix. : ANE
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Man's name: Abbr. : EDW
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Blasé. : SATED
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Serviceman's friend. : USO
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Advisor of Louis XIII. : RICHELIEU
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___-Scholasticism. : NEO
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Brilliant. : GEM
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Classic art form. : ODE
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Perfumes. : ODORS
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Lynx. : WILDCAT
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Unsightly. : UGLY
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Artist's composite. : COLLAGE
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___ a pancake. : FLATAS
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Quickly: Lat. : CELERE
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Large pet. : COLLIE
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Song of joy. : PAEAN
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Treacherous one. : VIPER
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That is: Lat. : IDEST
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Graven image. : IDOL
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Yield. : CEDE
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Mountain: Prefix. : ORO
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Type of talk: Abbr. : SER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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