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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1960

1-Down : Unlimited.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { G J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,182
Across
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There is: Fr. : ILYA
5
Besides. : ALSO
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Presidential initials. : FDR
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Symbol of the small town. : MAINSTREET
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Muse of history. : CLIO
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Type of government policy. : MIDDLEOFTHEROAD
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Actor Byrnes of "Sunset Strip." : EDD
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Stage direction. : EXIT
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Guarantee. : ENSURE
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Vociferous. : NOISY
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Darlings. : DEARS
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Uncle: Span. : TIO
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Girl's nickname. : SUSY
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"Say It ___ So." : ISNT
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Comprehends. : SEES
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Designating groups of races. : ETHNIC
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Divining rods. : DOWSERS
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On one's ___ (mentally alert). : TOES
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Inadequate. : POOR
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Endure. : STANDUP
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Exclamatory phrase used in calling. : WHATHO
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River of the lower world. : STYX
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Different spellings: Abbr. : VARS
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PROV
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River in Switzerland. : AAR
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Maritime county of Ireland. : CLARE
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"___ a song to singo ... " : IHAVE
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Constant. : STABLE
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Reared. : BRED
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Irish god of the sea. : LER
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Memorable movie of 1950. : SUNSETBOULEVARD
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Girl's nickname. : ETTA
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Something affording no opportunity for advancement. : BLINDALLEY
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___ Moines. : DES
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Voracious fish. : EELS
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Vic and ___ of radio fame. : SADE
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Unlimited. : IMMENSE
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Planned in detail. : LAIDOUT
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Language of Sholem Asch. : YIDDISH
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Conjunction. : AND
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Plants of the arum family. : AROIDS
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Member of a football team. : LEFTEND
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Group of persons. : SET
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Additional. : OTHER
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Mocking one. : FLOUTER
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Records to start January 1. : DIARIES
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Equestrian shows. : RODEOS
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Weaver's reed. : SLEY
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Where Amarillo is: Abbr. : TEX
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Entries in an account: Abbr. : CRS
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Letters. : ENS
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Sentence structure. : SYNTAX
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At the uppermost point. : ATOP
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Frosted. : ICED
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Celestial being. : SERAPH
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Electrified particle. : ION
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Sensational hits: Slang. : WOWS
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Soothing command to a horse. : SOH
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Capital of the Fiji Islands. : SUVA
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Decree. : STATUTE
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Autocrats. : TYRANTS
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Cookbook direction. : PARBOIL
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Musical sounds of gaiety. : TRALALA
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Waited close by. : HOVERED
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Color excessively. : OVERDYE
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Was impudent to: Dial. : SASSED
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Certain TV films. : RERUNS
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Noun suffix forming diminutives. : CLE
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Leave untouched. : LETBE
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Conception. : IDEA
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Organization for boys: Abbr. : BSA
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Days of yore. : ELD
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Adjective suffix. : BLE
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Musical instruments: Abbr. : VLS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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