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New York Times, Thursday, December 14, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,535
Across
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Berbers. : RIFFS
6
Knocks. : RAPS
10
Musical direction. : FFF
13
Toughens. : INURES
15
"___ Rhythm." : IGOT
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Cruise port of South America. : RIO
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"And men are ___ think and act . . . " : FREETO
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Liberality. : FREENESS
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Part of TV. : TELE
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Singing syllables. : LALA
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Bards. : POETS
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Call up. : PHONE
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Carpe ___. : DIEM
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Pennsylvania city. : ALTOONA
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Footwear. : SANDALS
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Zooms. : SOARS
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Tender years. : TEENS
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Arafura. : SEA
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Joust. : TILT
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German cake. : TORTE
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Equine animal. : FOAL
40
Houseboat. : ARK
41
State: Abbr. : CALIF
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German man's name. : ERNST
43
Man in the ring. : REFEREE
45
Pharaoh. : RAMESES
47
1/20th pahlavi. : RIAL
48
Meaning. : SENSE
49
Nobles. : PEERS
51
Tres ___. : BIEN
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Eight: Fr. : HUIT
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Kind of drawing. : FREEHAND
58
Shakespearean king. : ALONSO
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Presidential nickname. : CAL
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Fusible alloy. : SOLDER
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Porcine abode. : STY
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Peau de ___. : SOIE
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Idolize. : ADORE
Down
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Chink. : RIFT
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Concerning. : INRE
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Kerosene. : FUEL
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City in Illinois. : FREEPORT
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Ready to go. : SET
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Garand. : RIFLE
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Where Pearl Mosque is. : AGRA
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Contemporary of Longfellow. : POE
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Certain shoes. : STEPINS
10
Members of a secret order. : FREEMASONS
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Hand: Colloq. : FIST
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Ditch or moat. : FOSS
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Wise man. : SOLON
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Answered negatively. : NOED
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M. France. : ANATOLE
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Exclamations. : HOS
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Jutlander. : DANE
27
"___ is Born." : ASTAR
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Tours' river. : LOIRE
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Speak one's mind. : TALKFREELY
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Liberate. : SETFREE
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Deed's relative. : LEASE
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Tars. : SALTS
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Joseph Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
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Asian weight. : TAEL
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Estate: Law. : FREEHOLD
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Loud sounds. : CRASHES
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German river. : EMS
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Irish Free State. : EIRE
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Money in India. : ANNAS
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Move like a crab. : SIDLE
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Army men. : PFCS
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Part of Q. E. D. : ERAT
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___ Brith. : BNAI
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Remove wrappings. : UNDO
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Elbe tributary. : ISER
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Ran rapidly. : TORE
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Gone by. : AGO
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Mauna ___. : LOA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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