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New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,180
Across
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Ask to be informed. : DEMAND
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Controlled with a thong. : LEASHED
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Reindeer. : CARIBOU
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Previously. : ALREADY
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Not gregarious. : ASOCIAL
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Flash with lightning: Ger. : BLITZEN
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English county. : SHIRE
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Minded. : CARED
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___ nutshell. : INA
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Pre-conquest Mexican Indian. : TECO
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Shrew. : VIXEN
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Red or black insects. : ANTS
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Period. : ERA
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Orbiting object. : COMET
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Shoe attachment. : CLEAT
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Christmases. : YULES
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Uncordial. : FROSTY
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Trim. : DAPPER
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Racket used in a field sport. : CROSSE
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Turkey oak of southern Europe. : CERRIS
34
Satellites. : MOONS
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Functioned. : ACTED
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Medieval poet. : DANTE
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Kind of crow. : DAW
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Henri and Louis. : ROIS
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Veranda. : PORCH
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Farm animal. : MARE
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___ longa, vita brevis. : ARS
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British coins. : PENCE
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Driver of 17, 23, 26, 48 Across, 1, 26, 36, 37 Down. : SANTA
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Familiar feathered friend. : CATBIRD
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High-stepping horse. : PRANCER
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Peter "fell into ___, and saw heaven opened . . . " : ATRANCE
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Where leather is made. : TANNERY
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Jane, a wife of Henry VIII. : SEYMOUR
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Sweet. : SUGARY
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Agitator of a churn. : DASHER
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Beethoven symphony. : EROICA
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Small: Comb. form. : MICRO
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Rose's spouse. : ABIE
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Not taboo, in Hawaii. : NOA
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Stringed musical instrument. : DULCIMER
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Lip ornament of primitive tribes. : LABRET
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The Lady of the Lake. : ELLEN
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Dry. : ARID
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Establish. : SET
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Obscurity. : HAZINESS
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Toothless. : EDENTATE
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Succession of rulers. : DYNASTY
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Social group. : CASTE
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Central lines. : AXES
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Field mice. : VOLES
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At ___ (puzzled). : ALOSS
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Son of Venus. : CUPID
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Beldam. : CRONE
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Town in Flanders. : YPRES
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Frivolity. : FROTH
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Garnish. : DECORATE
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Aesthetic ability. : ARTISTRY
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Thoughts. : CONCEPTS
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South American capital. : CARACAS
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Playwright Connelly. : MARC
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Thunder: Dutch. : DONDER
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Coryphee. : DANCER
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Highway. : ARTERY
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Irksome. : WEARY
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Perceived: Fr. : PERCU
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Food in the wilderness. : MANNA
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Evergreen of Spanish America. : PINO
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Hymned. : SANG
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Sound of quick hard blow. : BAM
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Sir Benegal Rama ___. : RAU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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