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New York Times, Thursday, February 16, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Across
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Quantity of paper. : REAM
5
Operatic role. : TOSCA
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Small three-masted ship. : BARK
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Pacific coast campus: Abbr. : UCLA
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Right ___. : OFWAY
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Augury. : OMEN
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Play by Brendan Behan. : THEHOSTAGE
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Tibia. : BONE
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Tribute. : HOMAGE
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Accept what one has fought against. : EATCROW
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Step. : TREAD
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Verily. : YEA
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Responsibility for wrongdoing. : BLAME
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Magnet. : LODESTONE
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___ avis. : RARA
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Most logical. : SANEST
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Zodiac sign. : RAM
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Possessive. : OUR
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British frigate captured by John Paul Jones, 1779. : SERAPIS
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Edge. : LIP
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Ca ___ (it will go on): Fr. : IRA
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Newspaper VIP. : EDITOR
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Ditch. : MOAT
44
New Mexican town on the Rio Grande. : LASCRUCES
46
Famous miler. : LANDY
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Here: Lat. : HIC
48
Postpone. : DEFER
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Relic. : MEMENTO
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Burmese terminus of Burma Road. : LASHIO
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Bouquet. : ODOR
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Device on an old coin. : INDIANHEAD
62
Andean republic. : PERU
63
2/3 mile, in Russia. : VERST
64
Mythical ship. : ARGO
65
High-hat one. : SNOB
66
Letters. : ESSES
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The art of weaving. : LOOM
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Baseball immortal. : RUTH
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Lovelorn nymph. : ECHO
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Ottoman flag. : ALEM
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Wise man of India. : MAHATMA
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"I've got ___ a man about a dog." : TOSEE
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Frequent: Poet. : OFT
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Part of Africa: Abbr. : SWA
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The basket, in basketball. : CAGE
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Seaman's reply. : AYEAYESIR
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Fierce feline. : BOBCAT
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Cupid, in art. : AMOR
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Officer in Custer's command. : RENO
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Understood clearly. : KNEW
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Folklore being. : OGRE
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Activities at Cape Canaveral. : TESTS
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Visigothic King. : ALARIC
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Subscribed to a cause. : DONATED
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Cook. : BROIL
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Inspiration for many of Petrarch's poems. : LAURA
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Tapestry. : ARRAS
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Remove from office. : DEPOSE
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Modern fabric. : ORLON
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Water sprite. : NAIAD
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Insincere. : EMPTY
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Alluring. : SEDUCTIVE
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Small green finch. : SERIN
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Military officer. : MARSHAL
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Little angel. : CHERUB
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Thin. : LEAN
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Pieces of scenery. : FLATS
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Deck swabs. : MOPS
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Macmillan's predecessor. : EDEN
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Sulu Moslem. : MORO
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People. : ONES
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Protagonist. : HERO
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Shakespearean role. : IAGO
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Famous round-the-world flier. : ODOM
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Men with degrees: Abbr. : DRS
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Honshu bay. : ISE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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