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New York Times, Monday, December 5, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,161
Across
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Shoestring. : LACET
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Deputy: Abbr. : ASST
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First of a Kipling trio. : ARAG
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Different. : OTHER
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Cloak-and-dagger item. : MICROFILM
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Dress material. : VOILE
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Restaurant special. : BLUEPLATE
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House addition. : ELL
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Orthographize. : SPELL
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Claw. : TALON
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Antares, for example. : REDSTAR
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Juicy fruit. : PEAR
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River of Roosevelt Dam. : SALT
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Neolithic times. : STONEAGE
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Sufficient. : AMPLE
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Sidetrack. : SHUNT
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Spanish article. : LOS
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Meadow mouse. : VOLE
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Wild pigs. : BOARS
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Table leaf. : FLAP
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Dog ___ manger. : INA
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Part of a maison. : SALLE
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Simple song. : DITTY
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Continually. : DAYBYDAY
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"Father to the thought." : WISH
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A continent: Abbr. : AMER
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Traffics. : BARTERS
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Sharp. : ACERB
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Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
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Farm animal. : SOW
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Resembling marble, as in being white, smooth, etc. : MARMOREAL
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Famous Chief Justice. : CHASE
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Popular dessert. : ANGELCAKE
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Bashful. : TIMID
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Gaseous element. : NEON
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Desiccated. : ARID
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Mise en ___. : SCENE
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Romeo. : LOVER
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Mexican porridge. : ATOLE
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Simple task. : CHILDSPLAY
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Muraenoid : EEL
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Sawhorse. : TRESTLE
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Reddish-yellow. : AMBER
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Threshold. : SILL
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Works of Epstein. : SCULPTURE
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Three: Ital. : TRE
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Glowing. : AFLARE
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Coin of Morocco. : RIAL
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High: Span. : ALTO
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Operatives of a special sort. : GMEN
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One who makes a choice. : OPTANT
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Exactly suitable. : PAT
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Vendition. : SALE
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Eternities. : EONS
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Resembling fissile rock. : SHALY
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Yet: Colloq. : ALLTHESAME
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___ Island in the Niagara River. : GOAT
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Discern. : ESPY
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Keenly eager. : AVID
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West African monkey. : MONA
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Time period. : SOLARYEAR
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Commanded. : BADE
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Clenched hand. : FIST
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Sign. : SYMBOL
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Guides. : DIRECTS
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Tapsters. : BARMEN
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Method. : WAY
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Packed cotton. : BALED
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Colophony. : ROSIN
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European. : SWEDE
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To ___ (every one). : AMAN
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Malacca. : CANE
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Hence. : ERGO
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Hector Munro. : SAKI
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Sarnoff's outfit. : RCA
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___ jacet. : HIC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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