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New York Times, Monday, December 12, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,168
Across
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Hudson River spring visitant. : SHAD
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Federation of 1959, in Africa. : MALI
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Palatable. : SAPID
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TV recording vehicle. : TAPE
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___ the air (undecided): Colloq. : UPIN
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Alamogordo's county. : OTERO
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Mediterranean port of Spain. : ADRA
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Musical character. : REST
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Exit, pursued by ___: "The Winter's Tale." : ABEAR
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One of the Strauses. : ISIDOR
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Original fare on the London tube. : TWOPENNY
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Kind of desk. : ROLLTOP
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Spheres. : ORBS
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Hawkeye. : IOWAN
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Escaped punishment. : GOTOFF
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Not a soul. : NOONE
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Slacken. : RELAX
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___ volée (on the wing): Fr. : ALA
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Competent. : ABLE
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Out. : NOTIN
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Discovery of 1895. : XRAY
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Baseball's Williams. : TED
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Spartan serf. : HELOT
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Hereditary class. : CASTE
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Succulent sea food. : OYSTER
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Don. : PUTON
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Enjoy. : HAVE
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Portion of a distance. : PARTWAY
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Cheers. : ENLIVENS
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Beauty-parlor term. : HAIRDO
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Poet who wrote "A Visit from St. Nicholas." : MOORE
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Duellist's challenge: Fr. : DEFI
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Topmost point. : PEAK
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Island people. : IRISH
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Fail to do. : OMIT
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Bellboy. : PAGE
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So much, in music. : TANTO
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Spiders' nests. : NIDI
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Pieced (out). : EKED
Down
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Way up, or down. : STAIR
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"She ___ many children . . . " : HADSO
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Spring time. : APRIL
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Time limit of a sort. : DEADLINE
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Well-known name in TV. : MURROW
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Killer in the Rue Morgue. : APE
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Catalogue. : LIST
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Asunder. : INTWO
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Makeshift rostrum. : SOAPBOX
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Under most favorable circumstances. : ATBEST
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Wedge-shaped part of a hammer head. : PEEN
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Crown Prince Riza's country. : IRAN
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Flat-bottomed boat. : DORY
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County in Nebraska. : OTOE
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Harmonium. : ORGAN
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Done by word of mouth. : PAROL
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Colonial salutation of Algonquin origin. : NETOP
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Sculls. : OARS
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Piece of scenery. : FLAT
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Songstress Alice ___. : FAYE
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Acronym in the headlines. : NATO
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Answer the helm. : OBEY
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Early automotive figure. : OLDS
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Illuminated. : LITUP
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Emotional control. : NERVE
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Socrates' bad-tempered wife. : XANTIPPE
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Sailor's cry. : HEAVEHO
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Heroine of "Last of the Mohicans." : CORA
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Tantalus' torture. : THIRST
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Where Papeete is. : TAHITI
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Not sideways. : ENDON
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Inflict (vengeance, etc.). : WREAK
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Proverb. : ADAGE
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United in pairs. : YOKED
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Exude. : EMIT
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The doll, in "A Doll's House." : NORA
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Cut of meat. : LOIN
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Partially: Prefix. : SEMI
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Tapering pin used in rope splicing. : FID

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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