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New York Times, Saturday, December 9, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,530
Across
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Household necessity. : DUSTPAN
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City on Lake Washington. : SEATTLE
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City on the Columbia River. : ASTORIA
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The loser. : ALSORAN
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Briefly. : INAWORD
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Harmony. : RAPPORT
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Heroic accounts. : SAGAS
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Wine city of Italy. : ASTI
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___ Park. : HYDE
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Mutineer, for short. : REB
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Curt dismissal. : CONGE
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Minstrel. : BARD
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Sound in a bowl. : RAH
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Mistake remover. : ERASER
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Product of 27 Across. : ODE
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Edible pine seed. : PINON
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Small egg. : OVULE
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Familiar finale of rhyme. : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
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Tropical flower. : LOTUS
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Alert to peril. : ALARM
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Archdeacon's title: Abbr. : VEN
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Meager. : SCANTY
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Before Jack. : IKE
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___ Marquette. : PERE
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Keep an ___ (watch). : EYEON
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Kern song title. : WHO
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Garment. : SARI
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Fabulous ship. : ARGO
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The opposition. : ANTIS
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Limonite. : IRONORE
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Shower down. : CASCADE
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Willa Cather heroine. : ANTONIA
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Oberon's lady. : TITANIA
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"The ___ Sixpence." : MOONAND
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Zeus as an avenging deity. : ALASTOR
Down
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Platform. : DAIS
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Annapolis. : USNA
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Kind of party. : STAG
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Facing. : TOWARD
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Everyday language. : PROSE
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Breeze. : AIR
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Nothing: Sp. : NADA
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Painter Andrea del ___. : SARTO
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Galahad's mother. : ELAINE
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Viper. : ASP
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Lacking in stability. : TOPHEAVY
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Hector's home. : TROY
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Shortening. : LARD
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Heraldic bearing. : ENTE
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Education. : SCHOOLING
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Two-master. : BRIG
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Best man's friend. : GROOM
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Lawn game. : BOWLS
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For this case only: Lat. : ADHOC
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Lariat: Sp. : REATA
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Forest ox. : ANOA
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Urbane. : SUAVE
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Gantry. : ELMER
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Queen: Fr. : REINE
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Meat pie. : PASTY
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Where Fargo is: Abbr. : NDAK
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Turn the dial. : TUNEINON
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Type of beverage. : BREW
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___, year out. : YEARIN
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Minnesota Indians. : PONCAS
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Mountain nymph. : OREAD
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Until: Sp. : HASTA
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Anna's land. : SIAM
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Tuscan river. : ARNO
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Newspaper section. : ROTO
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Eight: Prefix. : OCTA
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So much: Fr. : TANT
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Personal: Prefix. : IDIO
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Dry up. : SEAR
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Off ___ tangent. : ONA
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Feel below par. : AIL

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

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