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New York Times, Monday, November 20, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across
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Elflike creature. : PERI
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Baldpate site. : SCALP
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Fragrant ointment. : NARD
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Oil-rich country. : IRAN
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Gazelle. : ARIEL
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Indian. : ERIE
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Ancient Egyptian. : COPT
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Woman in white. : NURSE
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Italian coin. : LIRA
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Avers. : ASSERTS
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Pastry. : STRUDEL
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Lariat: Sp. : REATA
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Meat. : HAM
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Cuts of meat. : TBONES
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Wind instrument. : TROMBONE
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Turn away. : REPEL
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Buzzing sound. : WHIR
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Units. : ONES
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Period. : AGE
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Gentleman's companion. : SCHOLAR
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Academic titles. : DRS
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Monceau, for one. : PARC
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Fruit. : LIME
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Fruit. : OLIVE
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Daydream. : STARGAZE
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Wind instruments. : FLUTES
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Row. : OAR
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Term of endearment. : SWEET
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Tuneful. : MELODIC
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Exciting laughter. : RISIBLE
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Presage. : OMEN
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High C's. : NOTES
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Large waves. : SEAS
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Without: Lat. : SINE
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Official decree. : EDICT
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Pound down. : TAMP
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Pentacle. : STAR
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Dowdy: Colloq. : TACKY
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Prop. : STAY
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Type size. : PICA
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Cupid. : EROS
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Knocks. : RAPS
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Man in white. : INTERNE
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Men in red. : SANTAS
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Pie shell. : CRUST
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Main melody. : AIR
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Not so great. : LESS
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Overabundance. : PLETHORA
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Water lily : NELUMBO
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Dry. : ARID
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To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Fir or pine wood. : DEAL
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Lively dances. : REELS
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Constellation Aries. : RAM
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Parties. : ATHOMES
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Drums, cymbals, bells, etc. : TRAPS
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Much-repeated Biblical word. : BEGAT
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Performing art. : OPERA
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Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
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They say: Fr. : ONDIT
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Courage. : NERVE
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Letters. : ESSES
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See 36 Across. : WHIZ
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Wind instrument. : CLARINET
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Ingenue, heavy, etc. : ROLES
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Singer of a sort. : CROONER
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Musicians. : LUTISTS
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Wander idly. : GAD
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Frisky and cocky: Dial. : FEISTY
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Dismantle. : WRECK
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Velvety plant. : MOSS
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Throw off. : EMIT
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River of Siberia. : LENA
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Musical finale. : CODA
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Unit of musical rhythm. : BEAT
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Priest of Asia. : LAMA
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Catch sight of. : ESPY
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Twitch. : TIC

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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