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New York Times, Friday, December 11, 1964

61-Across : Guard of a sort.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,612
Across
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Shrubby plant of Corsica. : MAQUI
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Nell of stage fame. : GWYN
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Curving upward, as a parrot's beak. : ADUNC
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Council city. : ROME
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Form an opinion. : DEEM
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Fragment. : PIECE
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Cohan hit. : OVERTHERE
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Slangy term for a revivalist. : SOULSAVER
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Western hero. : HEMAN
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Undine's home. : SEA
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Decimal unit. : TEN
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Spanish article. : LOS
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Portion. : DOT
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15th century ruler. : LOUISXI
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Honshu bay. : ISE
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Abase. : DEMEAN
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Barkley, for one. : VEEP
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Heroes of 1844. : THREEMUSKETEERS
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Ruined city in Iran. : SUSA
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"Magic" word for children. : PLEASE
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Famous name in China. : KOO
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Worn down by friction: Rare. : ATTRITE
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Flap. : TAB
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Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
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___ truth (certainly). : OFA
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Unpropitious. : ILL
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Algerian cavalryman. : SPAHI
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Another time. : OVERAGAIN
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Guard of a sort. : LIFESAVER
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Cord. : TWINE
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Adjective suffix. : ICAL
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Yeast. : BARM
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Prongs. : TINES
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Earthy deposit. : MARL
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High: Prefix. : ALTI
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Business man. : AGENT
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Mercator's forte. : MAPS
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Farewell. : ADIOS
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Line. : QUEUE
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Like Lady Godiva. : UNCLAD
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Frozen sweets. : ICES
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Stand of trees. : GROVE
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Loomed. : WOVEN
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Norse giant. : YMER
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Saul's grandfather. : NER
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Kind of tape. : ADHESIVE
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Appear. : SEEM
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Immunologist's concern. : SERA
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Govt. employes. : TMEN
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Poetic pronoun. : THOU
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Essays. : ATTEMPTS
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State symbol. : LONESTAR
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Artistic work. : ODE
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"Mighty ___ rose ... " : LAKA
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Hide's partner. : SEEK
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Dry: Prefix. : XERO
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___ facto. : IPSO
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Fold up. : SHUT
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Whilom. : ERST
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West Point mascot. : MULE
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Native: Suffix. : ESE
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Abalone. : EARSHELL
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Hyson, for one. : TEA
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Arlen heroine. : IRIS
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Important fellow. : BIGWIG
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Open to view. : OVERT
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Scientist Enrico. : FERMI
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Wool, in France. : LAINE
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Napery. : LINEN
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Lanky. : SLIM
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Type of type. : PICA
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Way off. : AFAR
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Football, for one. : OVAL
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___ boy! : ATTA
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Cozy place. : NEST
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Near East fabric. : ABA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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