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New York Times, Tuesday, December 13, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,169
Across
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Type of story. : FABLE
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Figure in cartoons. : UNCLESAM
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Fear. : TERROR
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Jellylike substance. : GELATINE
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Fur. : ERMINE
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Pigment containing iron. : HAEMATIN
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Nail polish. : ENAMEL
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Strike smartly. : RAP
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In the last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Encountered. : MET
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Ancient. : OLDEN
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"Ivory, ___ and Peacocks." : APES
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___ in urbe (the country in the city): Lat. : RUS
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Those in want. : NEEDERS
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Without leaks. : AIRTIGHT
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Reddish brown. : RUSSET
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Malicious looks. : LEERS
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Ad ___ (to the point): Lat. : REM
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Filter. : SIEVE
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Concurrence. : ASSENT
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Operators of river boats. : RAFTSMEN
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Ancient Greek instrument for scraping bather's skin. : STRIGIL
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Black viscid product. : TAR
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Battering devices. : RAMS
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Adversary. : ENEMY
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Time on the Coast: Abbr. : PST
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"Unaccustomed ___ am . . . " : ASI
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Attach firmly. : WED
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Oxide of the lightest known metal. : LITHIA
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Sun room. : SOLARIUM
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Implant deeply. : ENROOT
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Immediate vicinity. : PRESENCE
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Fruit of a tree. : ACORNS
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Outsider. : STRANGER
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Fortunes. : FATES
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Where certain plants are grown. : FERNERIES
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Frameworks used with modeling clay. : ARMATURES
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Part of a homburg. : BRIM
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Isolated. : LONE
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Soon: Poet. : ERELONG
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Exclamation of aversion. : UGH
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Drew close. : NEARED
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Charwoman. : CLEANER
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Source of light. : LAMP
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Greek letter. : ETA
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What Late Late Show viewers do. : SITUP
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Like an old woman. : ANILE
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Noun-forming suffixes. : MENTS
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Be prolific. : TEEM
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Lew, the comedian. : LEHR
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Clean. : DETERGE
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Fielding play. : ASSIST
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Emphasis. : STRESS
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Corrosion. : RUST
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According to. : ALA
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Negative verbal contraction. : ISNT
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System of signaling. : SEMAPHORE
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Outward turnings. : EVERSIONS
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Big Cassino. : TEN
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Commit mayhem. : MAIM
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Cornering: Colloq. : TREEING
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Part of a book. : FLYLEAF
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Bring about. : INDUCE
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Scrapes. : RASPS
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Of ___. : ASORT
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Track man. : MILER
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Knits with a shuffle. : TATS
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Small songbird. : WREN
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Atahualpa, for example. : INCA
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Gait. : TROT
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Hebrew name meaning "healer." : ASA
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Mal de ___. : MER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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