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New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,232
Across
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College on the Hudson. : VASSAR
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Girl's name meaning "heaven." : SELINA
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Planet. : NEPTUNE
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Blessing. : BENISON
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Turns toward the East. : ORIENTS
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Unsophisticated. : ARTLESS
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Rulers. : TSARS
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Slight coloration. : TINGE
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Hurricane center. : EYE
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First-rate. : AONE
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Office supplies. : FOLDERS
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Bowling scores. : SPARES
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Samplings of public opinion. : POLLS
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Reverence. : AWE
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American Indians. : UTES
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City of the Seine. : ROUEN
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Pollen scatterer. : RAGWEED
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Thicket or grove, in Britain. : SPINNEY
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Strong emotion. : ANGER
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Mineral springs. : SPAS
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Canine sounds. : GRS
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Harass. : BESET
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Shore bird. : CURLEW
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North Star. : POLARIS
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Corroded. : ATE
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Split. : RIVEN
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Originated. : AROSE
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Crisp cracker. : SALTINE
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Capable of being stretched. : TENSILE
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Abrasives. : PUMICES
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Did a bookkeeping job. : ENTERED
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Plant runner. : STOLON
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Queens: Fr. : REINES
Down
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Left-hand page. : VERSO
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Pertaining to bees. : APIAN
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Cubic meters. : STERES
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Basks. : SUNS
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Symbol of industry. : ANT
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Made restitution. : RESTORED
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Worsted fabric. : SERGE
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U. S. aircraft carrier. : ENTERPRISE
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Small: Dial. : LIL
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"Change and decay in all around ___ . . . " : ISEE
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Minding other people's business. : NOSY
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Handle: Fr. : ANSE
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___ bene. : NOTA
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Marching musicians. : BANDS
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French islands. : ILES
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Destiny. : FATE
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Presently. : SOON
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Neighbor of the Virgin Islands. : PUERTORICO
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Skin diver's gear. : LUNG
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Sly look. : LEER
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Curves of a ship's planks. : SNYS
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Bedouin. : ARAB
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Decrease. : WANE
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___ Benedict. : EGGS
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Lament. : WEEP
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Track athlete. : SPRINTER
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Companions. : PALS
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Reliable. : SURE
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Where stalactites are found. : CAVES
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Deteriorate. : WORSEN
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Napery. : LINEN
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Watered silk. : MOIRE
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British ___. : ISLES
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___ up, in golf. : TEED
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Egyptian cobras. : ASPS
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Not slack. : TAUT
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Patron saint of sailors. : ELMO
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Opposed. : ANTI
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Sesame. : TIL
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Direction. : ENE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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