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New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,542

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Money: Slang. : SCRATCH
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Certain bills. : SINGLES
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"To the shores of ___." : TRIPOLI
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Dancing star. : ASTAIRE
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Money. : REVENUE
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Not aristocratic. : LOWBORN
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"Oh, I ___ cook ... " : AMA
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Eden dweller. : SERPENT
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Air group: Abbr. : NAA
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Counted. : TOLD
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Money, in France. : SOUS
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The national ___. : DEBT
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Take apart. : UNRIP
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Entitlements: Abbr. : RTS
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Wight, for one. : ISLE
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Official. : MAYOR
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Oriental cafes. : TEAHOUSES
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Almost. : NEAR
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King of tragedy. : LEAR
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Ladder to Blunderbore's castle. : BEANSTALK
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Cutter. : KNIFE
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Else: Scot. : ENSE
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Bon ___. : AMI
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Last home of R. L. S. : SAMOA
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Tongue-clucking sounds. : TSKS
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Laban's daughter. : LEAH
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___ Porsena. : LARS
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Sounds like taffeta. : SWISHES
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Prepare. : GET
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Refer to. : MENTION
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Hard to catch. : ELUSIVE
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Print in a certain way. : ENGRAVE
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Giver of money. : ALMONER
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East Indian plants. : SESAMES
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Private back gate. : POSTERN
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Layer. : STRATUM
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Home of great violins. : CREMONA
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Competition. : RIVALRY
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Monkey. : APE
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Units of displacement. : TONS
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Hints. : CLUES
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Sacred: Prefix. : HIERO
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Pitchman's province. : SALESTALK
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"His eye ___ the sparrow." : ISON
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Net weight: Abbr. : NTWT
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Keep talking. : GAB
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Den mother. : LIONESS
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Liable to stray. : ERRABLE
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Senior houses. : SENATES
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Without dross. : PURE
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Famous sisters. : DIONNES
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Daily. : DIURNAL
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Official: Abbr. : PRES
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"That not impossible ___ ... " : SHE
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Transportation systems. : TRAMLINES
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Trees. : OAKS
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Strain ___ gnat. : ATA
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Early. : BETIMES
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Mise ___. : ENSCENE
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"I'm sure we should all be as happy ___." : ASKINGS
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Is situated. : LIES
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Envision. : IMAGINE
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Infinity. : FOREVER
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Oriental. : EASTERN
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In a pile. : AHEAP
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Hi! : HELLO
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Asian gulf. : SIAM
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Made cloth. : WOVE
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Amounts of money. : SUMS
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___ la la. : TRA
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Tosspot. : SOT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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