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New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, 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. 4,171
Across
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Corkwood. : BALSA
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Team. : CREW
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Drinks through a straw. : SIPS
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Narcotic. : OPIUM
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Part of a golf course. : HOLE
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Monogram letter: Abbr. : INIT
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Base. : DESPICABLE
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Mineral in thin layers. : MICA
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Facilitates. : EXPEDITES
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Thurber's gift. : HUMOR
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___ easy. : REST
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Marked by courtesy. : POLITE
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Lettuce. : COS
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Slow down, in skiing. : STEM
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Smell ___ (suspect a trick). : ARAT
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Type of voice. : ALTO
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Return to a former position. : REINSTATE
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Educate. : REAR
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Lure. : TEMPT
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Mr. Scrooge, for short. : EBEN
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Line of steep cliffs. : PALISADES
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Pole or Czech. : SLAV
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Katrine, for example. : LOCH
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English cathedral city. : ELY
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Have high regard for. : ADMIRE
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Antagonists. : FOES
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Open and sincere. : FRANK
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Moral strength. : CHARACTER
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Roster. : ROTA
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Urban type of festivity. : BLOCKPARTY
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"___ a man with seven wives." : IMET
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Noisy feast or revel. : RIOT
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Typewriter type. : ELITE
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Grant. : CEDE
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Vision: Comb. form. : OPTO
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Units in the C. G. S. system. : DYNES
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Presage. : BODE
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Top. : APEX
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Speech peculiarity. : LISP
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Teen-ager's term for "tops." : SUPER
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Ammonium compounds. : AMIDES
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Gabbled. : CHATTERED
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Article of clothing. : ROBE
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Parts of buildings. : ELLS
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Minute. : WEE
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Feigns. : SIMULATES
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Unsurpassed. : INIMITABLE
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Ornamental loop on edge of lace, ribbon, etc. : PICOT
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Be conspicuous. : STARE
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Primitive tomb of stone slabs. : CIST
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___ de combat. : HORS
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Gasp out. : PANT
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Goldfish. : CARP
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Genus of evergreens. : OLEA
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Deadlocked. : STALEMATED
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Baltic port. : MEMEL
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Begin. : ORIGINATE
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By the very nature of the case. : IPSOFACTO
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Shade of blue. : TEAL
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One of the seven deadly sins. : ENVY
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Narrative. : TALE
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Channel island, near Guernsey. : SARK
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Largest county in Ireland. : CORK
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Gave in large amounts. : HEAPED
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A continent: Poet. : AFRIC
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Suffix meaning "running." : DROME
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Cleaving off in flakes. : SCALY
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Piece of jewelry. : CLIP
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Bird sound. : HOOT
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One of triplets. : TRIN
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
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Gypsy gentlemen. : RYES
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Family member: Abbr. : BRO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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