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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,550
Across
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Core. : PITH
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___ Flow. : SCAPA
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Sink or ___. : SWIM
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London district. : SOHO
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Biblical villain. : HAMAN
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Command to dobbin. : WHOA
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Birds of a feather. : TWOOFAKIND
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"It ___ Necessarily So." : AINT
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Little fishes. : SARDINES
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S. Carolina river. : SANTEE
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Aces. : ONES
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Proverbially, the mountain's product. : MOUSE
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River of song. : AFTON
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Ibsen character. : ASE
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Subject. : TOPIC
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Greek letter. : TAU
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City of California. : SANTAMONICA
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Piece of sugar. : LUMP
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City in Turkey. : ADANA
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Growl. : GNAR
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Highhandedly. : ARBITRARILY
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Uncle: Dial. : EME
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Psalmist's word. : SELAH
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Waterfall: Var. : LYN
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Disturbance. : UPSET
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One related on the mother's side. : ENATE
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Vasco da ___. : GAMA
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City in N. Italy. : MODENA
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Island prison. : ALCATRAZ
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Think ___ of. : ALOT
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Emphasize. : UNDERSCORE
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Triton. : NEWT
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N. Carolina river. : NEUSE
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Chinese dynasty. : HSIA
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Not a soul. : NONE
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Ringlet. : TRESS
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Cheer. : YELL
Down
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Sibilant signals. : PSTS
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Rose Bowl winner, 1959. : IOWA
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Sif's spouse. : THOR
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Bad luck: Colloq. : HOODOO
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Irish variant of John. : SHANE
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The good things of life. : CAKESANDALE
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Relatives of amigos. : AMIS
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Wash, as for gold. : PAN
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___ on. : ANDSO
10
Farewell performance. : SWANSONG
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New England trees. : WHITEPINES
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"Last Days of Pompeii" character. : IONE
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Chess term. : MATE
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Natives of Helsinki. : FINNS
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Car: Colloq. : AUTO
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Nonsensical. : MEANINGLESS
25
Mountain range in Africa. : ATLAS
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French composer. : FAURE
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Dilapidated. : TUMBLEDOWN
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Unpleasantly conspicuous. : STARY
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What "veni" means. : ICAME
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Mark on a galley. : CARET
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Thun's river. : AAR
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"Les Fleurs du ___." : MAL
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Compact stringed instrument. : PIANETTE
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"Easier said ___ done." : THAN
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American Indians. : YUMAS
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Spotty. : PATCHY
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Twit. : TAUNT
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Farm land. : ACRES
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Well-known educator. : MANN
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Kitchen staple. : OLEO
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In music, together. : ADUE
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Sunset hue. : ROSE
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Fervor. : ZEAL
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Father of Abner. : NER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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