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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,536
Across
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Intrepid. : BRAVE
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Debussy's "___ de Lune." : CLAIR
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Resort. : SEASIDE
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Plaited. : BRAIDED
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Annie and others. : ORPHANS
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Christmas symbol. : REDROSE
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Scrooge's word. : BAH
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See 7 Down. : LASSIES
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"Sweetest ___ feller . . . " : LIL
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Calyx division. : SEPAL
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Factory. : MILL
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Is odoriferous. : REEKS
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Girls' nickname. : NAN
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Atmospheric conditions. : HAZES
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After-dieting look. : SLIMMER
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Ranch guests. : DUDES
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Certain tenure of property. : LEASEHOLD
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Bird sounds. : CALLS
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Parts of a billiard table. : POCKETS
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Fur. : CIVET
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Witch's escort. : BAT
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Photos. : SNAPS
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Tea or coffee, sometimes. : ICED
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Restrains. : CURBS
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Office copy, for short. : STAT
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Ganoid fish. : GAR
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Summer shades. : PASTELS
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Singing syllable. : TRA
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Obdurate. : ADAMANT
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Artist of a sort. : DOODLER
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Menu items. : RAGOUTS
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Flattest. : STALEST
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Christmas ___. : SEALS
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Drindl. : SKIRT
Down
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Reproves. : BERATES
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Great painter. : RAPHAEL
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Timber tree. : ASH
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Small container. : VIAL
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Millay and others. : EDNAS
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Gift for a fisherman. : CREEL
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Youngsters. : LADS
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One kind of waves. : AIR
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Put on a pedestal. : IDOLIZE
10
Bounces back. : RESILES
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Unsmiling. : SOBER
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Preservers of Dead Sea Scrolls. : ESSENES
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Celtic man's name. : BRIAN
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Valleys. : DELLS
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Garage purchase. : SPAREPART
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Capable. : SKILLED
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Infuriates. : MADDENS
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Food fish. : SMELT
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Clumsy vessels. : HULKS
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More: Sp. : MAS
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One of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOC
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Gardener's concern. : HOTBEDS
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Locusts. : CICADAS
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Ordinary. : AVERAGE
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Telltale. : TATTLER
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Leanest. : SPAREST
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Corona, for one. : CIGAR
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Hall of Fame exhibits. : BUSTS
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Set going. : START
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Bevels. : CANTS
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Deer tracks. : SLOTS
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Epistle writer. : PAUL
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Saturate. : SOAK
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Extinct bird. : MOA
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6th cen. date. : DLI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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