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New York Times, Saturday, December 2, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,523
Across
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Part of a clock. : FACE
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Subject. : TOPIC
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Honorable. : GOOD
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Ailments. : ILLS
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City near Osaka. : IKEDA
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Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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Coagulate. : CLOT
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Solicitous one. : CARER
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Alaskan isle. : ATTU
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Noyes poem (with "The"). : HIGHWAYMAN
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Thunder god. : THOR
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Opens. : UNSEALS
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Sword. : EPEE
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Club officers: Abbr. : TRS
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C'est ___. : LAGUERRE
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Smithy's occupation. : SHOER
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___ lazuli. : LAPIS
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Grain. : OAT
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Crossroads, with 27 Down. : AVENUES
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___ Khan. : AGA
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At variance. : OUT
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Fields of granular snow. : NEVES
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Warble. : YODEL
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Orestes' sister and others. : ELECTRAS
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Military decorations. : VCS
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Eject. : OUST
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Ushers. : SEATERS
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Droops. : LOPS
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Situation of affluence. : EASYSTREET
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At the drop of ___. : AHAT
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Utter impulsively (with "out"). : BLURT
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Dies ___, Latin hymn. : IRAE
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Little one. : MITE
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Shrub yielding a fiber. : RAMIE
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Killing: Suffix. : CIDE
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Danish physicist. : BOHR
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Handles: Lat. : ANSAE
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Dickens character. : HEEP
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Three-cornered kerchief. : FICHU
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Tired out: Slang. : ALLIN
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Plugs up. : CLOGS
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Lover of beauty. : ESTHETE
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Money in Siam. : TICALS
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Approves: Slang. : OKAYS
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Beauty shop item, for short. : PERM
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Thought. : IDEA
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___ Hall. : CARNEGIE
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Pointed beard. : GOATEE
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Kerouac novel. : ONTHEROAD
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Eight, in Italy. : OTTO
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Stern: Scot. : DOUR
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Guarantees. : WARRANTS
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Owl's companion. : PUSSYCAT
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Crossroads, with 37 Across. : LANES
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Southern constellation. : APUS
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Storm. : RAGE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Wild plum. : SLOE
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Drag. : HAUL
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Kind of doctor. : OSTEOPATH
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Money in Sofia. : LEVA
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Part of the spine. : VERTEBRA
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Bird. : OSTRICH
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American general. : CUSTER
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Garment of a sort. : VESTEE
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Levantine land. : SYRIA
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Weird. : EERIE
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Well-named novelist. : READE
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Soak, as tea laves. : STEEP
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Innocent one. : LAMB
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State. : OHIO
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Author Paton. : ALAN
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School problems. : SUMS

Answer summary: 7 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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