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New York Times, Friday, December 28, 1962

39-Across : First steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1819.

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,912
Across
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City-state of ancient Greece. : SPARTA
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Firm. : STABLE
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Celebrated in history. : STORIED
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Canadian canal. : WELLAND
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Painter of "The Spirit of '76" : WILLARD
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Agreement. : ENTENTE
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Swiss writer of a classic autobiography. : AMIEL
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Dessert. : ICE
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Of a certain cereal. : OATEN
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Grooves. : RUTS
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Apertures in a flute. : STOPS
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American composer. : KERN
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Year in the 11th century. : MLI
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Ardent desires. : THIRSTS
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___ publicae (in matters of state): Lat. : REI
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R. N.'s domain. : SICKROOM
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Rectifies. : AMENDS
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Merit. : EARN
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Brother, for short. : BRER
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Do a cabinetmaker's job. : SCRAPE
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First steamship to cross the Atlantic, 1819. : SAVANNAH
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Article. : THE
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More abstruse. : SUBTLER
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Before. : ERE
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File. : RASP
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Combines for the common benefit. : POOLS
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Kind of rubber. : PARA
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Inward: Anat. : ENTAD
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Jocular one. : WAG
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Fit or sew together at an angle. : MITER
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Kind of battery. : STORAGE
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Metrical foot. : ANAPEST
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In a calmer state of mind. : SERENER
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Old-fashioned virtue. : MODESTY
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Fortifications. : REDANS
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Wields. : EXERTS
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Incentives. : STIMULI
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Expedient. : POLITIC
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City S of Avignon. : ARLES
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100 dinars. : RIAL
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Thrice: Lat. : TER
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Mathematical process. : ADDITION
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Short for a kind of horse race. : SWEEPS
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Take ___ (take a short rest). : TEN
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Choir member. : ALTO
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Cheerless. : BLEAK
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Symbol of Diogenes' search. : LANTERN
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Registered. : ENTERED
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Hordes. : SWARMS
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Mr. Wilson's neighbor. : DENNIS
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Underground stem, as of the crocus. : CORM
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Prop. : SHOREUP
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Suffers from deprivation. : STARVES
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Drums, cymbals, bells, etc. : TRAPS
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Partial glaze on pottery. : SMEAR
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Large green parrot. : KEA
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Man's name, for short. : ERN
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All-American attraction. : BALLGAME
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Importance. : STRESS
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One of a singing group. : CHANTER
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Bring back (to). : RESTORE
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Greek portico. : STOA
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Most adroit. : NEATEST
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Interrupts. : ARRESTS
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Hale's companion. : HEARTY
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Garden spots. : BOWERS
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Trimmed (off). : PARED
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Young pigeon. : PIPER
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American journalist. : DANA
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Invented. : MADE
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Army man: Abbr. : GEN
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Goddess of night. : NOX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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