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New York Times, Friday, December 16, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 52-Across had "Mazzel"; corrected it to "Mazel."

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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,172

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Across
1
18th cen. English poet. : COWPER
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Florida metropolis. : TAMPA
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Quieting influence. : OPIATE
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Vigilant guardian. : CERBERUS
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Money handler. : LENDER
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Estrange. : ALIENATE
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Table scrap. : ORT
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Smirched. : SULLIED
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Throttle of an engine: Slang. : GUN
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Navigation hazard. : REEF
24
Tooth. : MOLAR
25
Insect sounds. : HUMS
26
Sharpen. : STROP
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Duct: Anat. : VAS
29
New Hampshire city. : KEENE
30
Bridge holdings. : TENACES
32
Slip. : ERR
33
Confused. : ADDLED
34
Well-wisher. : FRIEND
37
Wassail. : ALE
38
Monastery church. : MINSTER
39
Social divisions. : CLANS
42
Instead of. : FOR
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Loose garment for women. : SIMAR
45
Sporting event. : HUNT
46
Is absorbed in study (with "over"). : PORES
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Bird's home. : CAGE
49
Protein food. : EGG
50
Induced, in electricity. : FARADIC
52
Mazel ___ (good luck): Yiddish. : TOV
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Self-centered ones. : EGOTISTS
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"What's ___ is still unsure . . . " : TOCOME
57
Long cloaks for women. : PELISSES
58
Musical compositions. : ETUDES
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Renaissance name. : DANTE
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Sitting, as a statue. : SEDENT
Down
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Water ___. : COLORS
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Stage attraction. : OPERETTA
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Spent the season. : WINTERED
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Stuff. : PAD
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Vous ___ (you are): Fr. : ETES
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In ___ natura (in the nature of things): Lat. : RERUM
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German city, birthplace of Karl Marx. : TRIER
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In repose. : ABED
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Brothers. : MEN
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European capital on the Vitava. : PRAGUE
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Season. : AUTUMN
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Well-known diva. : CALLAS
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Hebrew prophet. : ELIAS
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Realize. : SENSE
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"If I ___ you . . . " : LOVED
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Creamy candy. : FONDANT
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Dissenter. : HERETIC
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Grows boring. : PALLS
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___ Kringle. : KRISS
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Letter. : CEE
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Excited. : FIRED
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Roundworm. : NEMATODE
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Travelers' guide, in the Near East. : DRAGOMEN
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Swamp. : MORASS
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Bird call. : CHEEP
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Dragged with effort. : LUGGED
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Portuguese West Africa. : ANGOLA
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Loud, in music. : FORTE
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Reinstate. : REVEST
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Outmoded. : PASSE
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Locations. : SITES
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Handwriting: Colloq. : FIST
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Farm enclosure. : COTE
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Principal constituent of pewter. : TIN
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Ruminant's specialty. : CUD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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