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New York Times, Tuesday, December 19, 1961

27-Across : Mediterranean land.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,540
Across
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Diatribe. : SCREED
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Doctors: Colloq. : MEDICS
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Variety. : CHANGE
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Canadian region. : ACADIA
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Priest of Apollo. : LAOCOON
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Prominent punster. : DURANTE
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Deutschland uber ___. : ALLES
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Propel a boat. : OAR
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"___ Finest Hour." : THEIR
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Card play. : MELD
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African region. : SUDAN
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Poet of quatrains. : OMAR
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Library collection. : ANA
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Mediterranean land. : TUNISIA
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Consumed. : ATE
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Confine. : RESTRICT
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Rumpled. : MUSSED
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Abhor. : HATE
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Water bird. : ERNE
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Ornamentation style. : ROCOCO
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English dialect. : SCOTTISH
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Money in Macao. : AVO
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Stands. : TRIPODS
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___ Paulo, Brazil. : SAO
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American inventor. : BELL
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Studies carefully. : SCANS
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New: Prefix. : NOVO
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"Green Hat" author. : ARLEN
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Witness' words. : IDO
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Spanish rooms. : SALAS
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Arachnid harmful to a tropical plant. : TEAMITE
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Anchoring place. : MOORAGE
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___ wit's ends. : ATONES
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Compose. : INDITE
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Apartment dweller. : TENANT
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Desists. : CEASES
Down
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Type of triangle. : SCALENE
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Mexican cacti. : CHOLLAS
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Went hurry-scurry. : RACED
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Recent space traveler. : ENOS
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Conceit. : EGO
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Inveigh against publicly. : DENOUNCE
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City of India. : MADRAS
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Small shield. : ECU
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Quick movement. : DART
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___ potato. : IDAHO
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Hitchcock products. : CINEMAS
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Surfeit. : SATIATE
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Truman's birthplace, in Missouri. : LAMAR
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Fluffed. : ERRED
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Mining term. : ADIT
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Penelope's problems. : SUITORS
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Hunters. : NIMRODS
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Pamphlet. : TRACT
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Relatives. : AUNTS
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However. : THO
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Affix. : SET
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Profitable. : ECONOMIC
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Moroccan port. : RABAT
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Emulate a trencherman. : OVEREAT
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Compare critically. : COLLATE
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Miner's nail. : SPAD
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Sequester. : ISOLATE
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Primitive ones. : SAVAGES
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Scottish abode. : HOOSE
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Most aloof. : ICIEST
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Juicy fruit. : LEMON
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Nostril. : NARIS
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Noel Coward song. : NINA
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Beverage. : SODA
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Number. : TEN
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___ World. : ONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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