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SPACE PROBE

New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 1962

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 527 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,594
Across
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Vedic god. : AGNI
5
"___ of Wine . . . " : AJUG
9
Lots. : LOADS
14
___ Morgana. : FATA
18
Collins novel. : MOONSTONE
20
Horns. : CORNUA
21
Contest of anc. Greece. : AGON
22
"Tears, ___, I know not . . . " : IDLETEARS
23
Judy Garland film. : ASTARISBORN
25
Sun god. : SOL
26
Part of A. D. : ANNO
27
Ancient pillar. : STELE
28
Stoneworts. : ALGAE
29
District: Abbr. : TERR
31
Kind of ball game. : NOHIT
34
Revolve. : GYRATE
36
Poe poem. : ISRAFEL
38
Make lace. : TAT
39
Scuffle. : TUSSLE
43
"To live ___, one eats little." : ONHOPE
46
Entangle. : MESH
48
Munich's river. : ISAR
50
Pronoun. : HIM
51
Maugham novel. : MOONANDSIXPENCE
55
Kinswoman of Boaz. : NAOMI
57
Response: Abbr. : ANS
58
Riviera resort. : NICE
59
W. W. II area. : ETO
60
Sales item. : REORDER
62
Pin again. : REPEG
64
Fry play. : VENUSOBSERVED
68
Rank. : TITLE
70
Countrywide: Abbr. : NAT
71
___ culpa. : MEA
72
Jinn. : GENIE
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F. Hugh Herbert play. : THEMOONISBLUE
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Verses: Ir. : RANNS
80
Malign. : SLANDER
82
Dept. for unclaimed mail: Abbr. : DLO
83
Verb used with "thou." : DOST
85
Inner: Prefix. : ESO
86
Rich man. : NABOB
87
Hansberry play. : ARAISININTHESUN
92
Trouble. : AIL
93
Space monkey. : ABLE
95
Carry. : TOTE
96
Rents. : LEASES
97
"Potting Shed" author. : GREENE
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Elf. : FAY
101
Legal bonds or deeds. : ESCROWS
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Successively. : INTURN
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Take a dip. : BATHE
107
___ St. Lawrence, Shaw's home. : AYOT
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"What ___!" : ALIFE
113
Compass. : RANGE
115
___ the finish. : INAT
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Tear. : RIP
119
Bradbury character. : MANFROMMARS
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___ Betsy! : HEAVENSTO
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Behold: Lat. : ECCE
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Dessert. : PIELET
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Time of day. : AFTERNOON
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Fur. : SEAL
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Fresh. : SASSY
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Monarch. : TSAR
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Begrudge. : ENVY
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"Lucky Jim" author. : AMIS
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Beckett creation. : GODOT
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___ prosequi. : NOLLE
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Noun suffix. : INE
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Sun disk. : ATEN
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Chuza's wife. : JOANNA
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Take the top off a house. : UNROOF
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Brazilian Indians. : GES
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Bewildered. : LOST
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___ y Gasset. : ORTEGA
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___ geometry. : ANALYTIC
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German painter. : DURER
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Monkey. : SAI
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Thurber works. : FABLES
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Eager. : AGOG
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Pentateuch. : TORA
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The "Woman in White." : ANNE
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Key opus. : STARSPANGLEDBANNER
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Put forth. : CAST
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Priestley book. : SATURNOVERTHEWATER
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River into the Black Sea. : RION
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Half: Prefix. : HEMI
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Holly tree. : ILEX
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___ loss. : ATA
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Italian painter. : RENI
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"And in the icy silence of ___ . . . " : THETOMB
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Run-down state. : SHODDINESS
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Fruit. : LIME
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Arab ruler. : EMIR
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Caliph's name. : OMAR
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Singers' group. : NONET
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Keeping open house. : HOSPITABLE
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Hope: Lat. : SPES
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Withered. : SERE
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605. : DCV
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"___ evil." : SEENO
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___ prize. : NOBEL
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Sports area. : ARENA
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Work unit. : ERG
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Race: Prefix. : ETHNO
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___ Devi, Indian peak. : NANDA
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Usefulness. : UTILITY
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___ Arabia. : SAUDI
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Uncle: Scot. : EME
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Follow. : ENSUE
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Middling. : SOSO
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Age. : EON
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Offspring. : SONS
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Catch. : SNAG
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Den. : LAIR
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French town. : STLO
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Fashions again. : REFRAMES
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Willow genus. : ITEA
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Shelter. : NEST
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Manageable. : EASY
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Wager. : BET
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Famous tower. : EIFFEL
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History. : ANNALS
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Leaders. : CHIEFS
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Soprano Tebaldi. : RENATA
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Lake in Iran. : URMIA
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Utmost. : BEST
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Actor Welles. : ORSON
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Man of many orbits. : TITOV
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City on the Skunk River. : AMES
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Cluny. : LACE
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Indian. : INCA
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Jane or Zane. : GREY
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Affirm. : AVER
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Mustang. : PONY
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Saturn's wife. : OPS
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Pillbox. : HAT
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Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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