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New York Times, Saturday, November 19, 1960

8-Across : Threads.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,145
Across
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Mountainous Mexican state. : MORELOS
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Threads. : STRANDS
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Cow. : OVERAWE
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Stately vehicle. : CHARIOT
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Loosened up. : RELAXED
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Where Transylvania is. : RUMANIA
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Nobles. : DUKES
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American inventor. : BELL
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King of Judah. : ASA
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Sheltered place. : LEE
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Edward ___. : VII
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Not as much. : LESS
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Bodies of water. : PONDS
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Understood. : SEEN
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Indulges in unwonted gaiety. : STEPSOUT
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Routes. : PATHS
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Troubles. : AILS
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Low-lying country: Poet. : VALE
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Condiment from the Far East. : CURRY
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Small share. : PITTANCE
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At any ___ (at least). : RATE
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Spectacles, scissors, etc. : PAIRS
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Memorable songwriter. : KERN
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
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Nickname for a princess. : MEG
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Nickname for a queen. : VIC
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Golden Treasury pieces. : ODES
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Jewish festival. : PURIM
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___ beans. : LIMA
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Sahara phenomena. : MIRAGES
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City in Arizona, on Mexican boundary. : NOGALES
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Amphibole. : EDENITE
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Interstices. : AREOLAE
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Colored highly with rouge. : RADDLED
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Unties. : LOOSENS
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Human beings. : MORTALS
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Excess type, in printing. : OVERSET
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Press agent's article. : RELEASE
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Periods. : ERAS
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Careless. : LAX
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Was beholden to. : OWED
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Steadily industrious. : SEDULOUS
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Long writing. : SCREED
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To this degree. : THUS
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Piston. : RAM
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Gamin. : ARAB
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Ancient capital on the Tigris. : NINEVEH
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Table décor. : DOILIES
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Red Square name. : STALIN
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Where Maidstone is. : KENT
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Lank. : SPARE
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Water animal. : POLYP
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Tiffs. : SPATS
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Minute ___. : STEAK
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Title. : SIR
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High in pitch: Music. : ALT
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17th century spinet. : VIRGINAL
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Play of 1897. : CANDIDA
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Said. : UTTERED
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Square pillar. : PIER
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One of the Chamberlains. : NEVILLE
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___ War, 1853-56. : CRIMEAN
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Surrounds with. : ENCASES
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Lodger. : ROOMER
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Diverted. : AMUSED
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Dull reddish-yellow color. : SAND
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Man's nickname. : PETE
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Malay tribesman. : MORO
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Cambodia's neighbor. : LAOS
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"___ Blas." : GIL
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___ Washington. : GEO

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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