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New York Times, Thursday, December 28, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J W X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,549

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Musical instrument. : BAGPIPE
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Lampoon. : SQUIB
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Infuriates. : ENRAGES
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Five score. : HUNDRED
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Source of caviar. : STERLET
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Branch out from a center. : RADIATE
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Ascot. : TIE
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Popular radio broadcast. : OPERA
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Seeps. : OOZES
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Greek temple. : NAOS
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Printers' ___. : INK
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Domino. : MASK
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Compels. : URGES
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Harnessed, as to a plow. : YOKED
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Menu item. : PEAS
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Egyptian god. : BES
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___-toe. : TICTAC
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Cats and goats. : ANGORAS
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Ingenue. : ACTRESS
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Percolated. : SEEPED
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Exclamation of disgust. : UGH
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Sicilian city. : ENNA
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Bard's product. : VERSE
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P. O. machine. : DATER
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Small pastry. : TART
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Born. : NEE
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Mountain peak: It. : CIMA
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At a distance. : ALOOF
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Gloomy. : DREAR
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Christmas child. : TIM
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Army man. : SOLDIER
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Galli-Curci. : AMELITA
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Mixture. : MELANGE
66
Get well again. : RECOVER
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Assembly. : SYNOD
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Affair of chance. : LOTTERY
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Most choice. : BEST
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Against: Prefix. : ANTI
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Plum. : GREENGAGE
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Golf term. : PAR
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Certain residences. : IGLOOS
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Brooder sounds. : PEEPS
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Villa d'___. : ESTE
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Drew back (from). : SHRANK
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Sine ___ non. : QUA
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Remove. : UNDO
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Accepted phrase. : IDIOM
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About 5½ feet, in Spain. : BRAZA
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Summers, in France. : ETES
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Governor Winthrop. : DESK
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Spanish rivers. : RIOS
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B. C. Greek writer. : AESOP
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Yawl's relative. : KETCH
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Tropical tree. : UPAS
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M. Descartes. : RENE
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"What is it?" : YES
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On ___. : DIT
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German state. : BADEN
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Peaches' partner. : CREAM
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Provisional. : TENTATIVE
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Editors' group: Abbr. : ASNE
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Ruler. : CSAR
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Gun the motor. : REV
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Time. : AGE
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Consumer. : USER
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"Oh, my luve is like a ___ rose . . . " : REDRED
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Straightforward. : DIRECT
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Where Hobart is: Abbr. : TASM
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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Parker House specialities. : ROLLS
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The present. : TODAY
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Gem for a brooch. : CAMEO
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Sibelius, for one. : FINN
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Title. : EARL
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Roman road. : ITER
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Crèche figure. : MARY
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The self. : EGO
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Where movies are made. : LOT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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