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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,534

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Opposite of feast. : FAST
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Old card game. : OMBER
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To ___ (besides). : BOOT
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Voice. : ALTO
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Adriatic port. : FIUME
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Shade of red. : RUBY
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Family symbol. : COATOFARMS
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Conversational phrase. : ISEE
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Yellowstone's neighbors. : TETONS
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Washes. : LAUNDERS
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Compass point. : SSE
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Poetic contraction. : EEN
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Industry's haze. : SMOG
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Riled. : HETUP
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Nymph who made laws. : EGERIA
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Cornered. : ATBAY
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Accepted: Abbr. : RECD
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Dangle : HANG
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Bailiff. : REEVE
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Sault ___ Marie. : STE
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December symbol. : SANTA
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December symbol. : TREE
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Origin. : SEED
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Witch of ___. : ENDOR
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Transported. : ENRAPT
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Competed. : RACED
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One side of a coin. : HEAD
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Greek letter. : RHO
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12th cen. date. : MCI
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Bright. : CHEERFUL
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Bids. : OFFERS
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Olympus dweller. : HERA
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Flaw in an idol. : FEETOFCLAY
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Cupid. : AMOR
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Heaters. : ETNAS
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French cleric. : ABBE
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Region: Abbr. : DIST
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Pixilated. : DOTTY
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All the yesterdays. : PAST
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Data. : FACTS
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Bitter drug. : ALOES
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Put into words. : STATE
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In ___. : TOTO
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Printing process. : OFFSET
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My: Ital. : MIA
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Singer Ives. : BURL
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Flaubert and Austen heroines. : EMMAS
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Began again. : RESUMED
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Quarter deck. : BRIDGEHAND
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Yorkshire river. : OUSE
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Upper: Ger. : OBER
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Nautical chains. : TYES
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What the spade jack has. : ONEEYE
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Creamy drink. : NOG
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Important worker. : NURSE
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Be merciful: Slang. : HAVEAHEART
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Mr. Minuit. : PETER
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African region. : RAND
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Come ___ (inherit). : INTO
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Culture base. : AGAR
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Commedia dell'___. : ARTE
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Sea bird. : TERN
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Stout. : BEER
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Tree. : CEDAR
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Accompany to train, plane, etc. : SEEOFF
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Provided with aides. : STAFFED
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For each. : PER
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Fussy. : CHOOSY
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Caused by. : DUETO
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Kind of toast. : MELBA
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Sea food. : CRABS
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"The best ___ to be." : ISYET
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African lake. : CHAD
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Half: Prefix. : HEMI
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Cupid. : EROS
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Imparted. : LENT
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Large writing paper: Abbr. : FCAP
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Make lace. : TAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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