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New York Times, Wednesday, December 21, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,177
Across
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Felt concern. : CARED
6
Derrick pole. : MAST
10
Worn-out. : USED
14
Worn away. : EROSE
15
Certain bones. : ILIA
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Scruff. : NAPE
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Young of the quahog. : LITTLENECK
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Excuse. : PLEA
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Post-war economic setup: Abbr. : ECA
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Wading bird. : IBIS
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Revised. : EDITED
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Infielders. : BASEMEN
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One side of a coin. : TAILS
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Rococo. : GINGERBREADY
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Brilliant success. : ECLAT
34
Donnybrook. : RIOT
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Pay court. : WOO
36
Financial term. : LOAN
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Cast. : THROW
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Household chore. : WASH
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Financial term: Abbr. : INT
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Shadow: Comb. form. : SCIO
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Right of decision. : SAYSO
43
Understands. : SEESTHELIGHT
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Farm enclosures. : STIES
48
Neighbors of Normans. : BRETONS
52
Let loose, figuratively. : UNCORK
54
Legatee. : HEIR
55
Genus of Kentucky bluegrass. : POA
56
Man of vision. : SEER
57
Cordiality. : HEARTINESS
60
Benedictine. : MONK
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All: Comb. form. : OMNI
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Judicial exactions. : FINES
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Insects. : ANTS
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Hindu sacred literature. : VEDA
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Worrying over trifles. : FUSSY
Down
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Very important person, for short. : CELEB
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Chilean port. : ARICA
3
Rosters. : ROTAS
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Founded: Abbr. : EST
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Bound. : DELIMIT
6
Montana activity. : MINING
7
Liquors. : ALES
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___ transit . . . : SIC
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Respond to applause. : TAKEABOW
10
Take from a heap. : UNPILE
11
Invests safely: Colloq. : SALTSAWAY
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Weapon. : EPEE
13
___ letter. : DEAD
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One of the Holdens. : EBEN
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___ farmer. : DIRT
25
Governor at Juneau. : EGAN
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Outfielders. : TRIO
28
Lord Fauntleroy's real name. : ERROL
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Bunk in a London flophouse. : DOSS
30
Shout to attract attention. : YOHO
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Ivy League champions. : ELIS
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Holder for ice cream. : CONE
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Hidden. : LATESCENT
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Author of "Uncle Vanya": Var. sp. : TCHEKHOV
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Goes quickly. : HIES
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Inventor of the steam engine. : WATT
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Brisk activity. : STIR
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Posse leader. : SHERIFF
44
Relatives of 21 Across. : STORKS
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European peninsula. : IBERIA
46
Pluck. : GRIT
49
Spreads out. : OPENS
50
Proboscises. : NOSES
51
Pert: Dial. : SASSY
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West Point: Abbr. : USMA
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Gaseous element. : NEON
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A round of play, in card games. : HAND
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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Siamese measure. : NIU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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