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New York Times, Tuesday, December 20, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,176

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Across
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Begone! : AWAY
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Familiar farewell. : TATA
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Kind of hat. : STRAW
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Corner of a diamond. : BASE
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Aces. : ONES
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Commune in S. Italy. : PAOLA
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Shallow. : ANKLEDEEP
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___ a sudden. : ALLOF
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Decrease, as voltage. : STEPDOWN
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Little brook. : RILLET
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Cerberus guards it. : HADES
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Source of income. : RENTS
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Contrived. : DEVISED
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School subject. : ABCS
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Pooh! : BAH
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Fatal. : LETHAL
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Café au ___. : LAIT
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Breed of horse. : ARAB
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Indian song bird. : SHAMA
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Outside: Comb. form. : ECTO
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Initials important to N. Y. C. commuters. : LIRR
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What scouts look for. : TALENT
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"It isn't far from London." : KEW
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Fashioned. : MADE
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Member of Equity. : ACTRESS
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"___ Rookh." : LALLA
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Winged beasts of Venice. : LIONS
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Snow. : FLAKES
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Drew no cards, at poker. : STOODPAT
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Automaton. : ROBOT
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___ of defense. : FIRSTLINE
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Concerning. : ABOUT
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Sicilian city. : ENNA
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London and Lisbon. : PORTS
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Reporter's speciality. : COPY
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Negotiate. : DEAL
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Disconcert. : ABASH
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"We ___ touchdown!" : WANTA
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Requested. : ASKED
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Barked shrilly. : YELPED
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Commotion: Colloq. : TODO
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"___ broom sweeps clean." : ANEW
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Termination of certain numbers. : TEEN
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Uraeus. : ASP
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Place of many castles. : SPAIN
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Fish story. : TALLTALE
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Unfolds. : ROLLSBACK
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Relative of the lily. : ALOE
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Blow gently. : WAFT
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One of the Fords. : EDSEL
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Esophagus: Colloq. : REDLANE
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Tool for enlarging holes. : REAMER
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Priestesses of ancient Rome. : VESTALS
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City on Cayuga Lake. : ITHACA
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"Thou ___ not . . . " : SHALT
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Mention. : CITE
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Pack away. : STOW
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Aromatic gum resin. : BALM
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Operatic melody. : ARIA
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Prisoner's lot. : HARDLABOR
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Appear suddenly. : BREAKOUT
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Specially shaped opening. : TSLOT
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Moved crabwise. : SIDLED
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Baltic people. : LETTS
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Suppose: Colloq. : OPINE
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Wife of Balder. : NANNA
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Purloin. : STEAL
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Bind together by cables, ropes, etc. : FRAP
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Timber wolf. : LOBO
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Fodder vat. : SILO
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Expedition. : TRIP
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"___ can you see . . . " : OSAY
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Exact copy: Abbr. : FAC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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