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New York Times, Tuesday, December 6, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,162
Across
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Country. : LAND
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Gather. : AMASS
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Glaswegian. : SCOT
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To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
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Like corduroy roads. : BUMPY
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Unexciting. : TAME
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Fundamental. : PRIMORDIAL
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"Messiah" chorus. : AMEN
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Corn flour of the Southwest. : PINOLE
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Church dedicated in 1626. : STPETERS
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Homogeneous group. : CLASS
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Call, as a taxi. : HAIL
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Take away something desirable (from). : DETRACT
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Like mud. : VISCOUS
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Gumbo. : OKRA
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Harangue. : TIRADE
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Useful prefix. : PRE
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Rope. : RIATA
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Bird in a Persian legend. : ROC
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Use up slowly. : DRAIN
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Kentucky's neighbor: Abbr. : IND
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Musical sign. : REPEAT
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Infuriates. : IRES
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Eternal. : AGELESS
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Low-slung cart. : TRUNDLE
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"___ Dimittis," the song of Simeon. : NUNC
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For the time ___. : BEING
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Treatise or dissertation. : TRACTATE
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Certain fractions. : NINTHS
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Branches: Biol. : RAMI
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Sleuth of a sort. : PRIVATEEYE
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Retired. : ABED
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Ardent. : EAGER
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Clique. : CLAN
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Passport item. : VISA
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Abrasive. : EMERY
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Highlander: Var. : KELT
Down
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Man of the northland. : LAPP
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Town in Longfellow poem. : ATRI
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German negative. : NEIN
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Advocate of rule by the majority. : DEMOCRAT
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Talk out of one's troubles, in psychoanalysis. : ABREACT
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Symbol of obscurity. : MUD
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Wrong. : AMISS
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Gaiter. : SPAT
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Small, graceful girl. : SYLPHID
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Inactive. : STATIC
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Giraffe. : CAMELOPARD
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Hebrew dry measure. : OMER
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Measure of thousands. : TENS
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Spicy stew. : OLLA
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Alleviated. : EASED
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Stock, race, family. : STIRPS
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16th cen. Genoese admiral. : DORIA
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Supplementing (with "out"). : EKING
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Certain business assets. : TRADENAMES
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Leave: Colloq. : VACATE
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"Regent of the sun," in Milton. : URIEL
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Perceive. : SENSE
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Common alias. : ROE
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Common verbal contraction. : ARENT
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Kind of pheasant. : RINGNECK
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Man on the run. : ESCAPEE
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Threefold. : TRINARY
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Brightest star in a constellation. : LUCIDA
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Fixed standard. : UNIT
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Grayish-tan. : BEIGE
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Tourist: Abbr. : TRAV
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Nobel prize physicist. : RABI
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Public vehicle. : TRAM
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Operating at a distance: Comb. form. : TELE
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Transparent: Comb. form. : HYAL
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Dispatched. : SENT
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Translation: Abbr. : VER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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