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New York Times, Friday, February 16, 1962

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Wickets. : HOOPS
6
Ribbonlike trimming. : GIMP
10
Wife of Amen-Ra. : MUT
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American novelist. : OHARA
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Native. : ABORIGINE
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Gunpowder ingredient. : NITER
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Giving a complete view. : PANORAMIC
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Very thin cloth. : GOSSAMER
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___ Kringle. : KRISS
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Taking repose. : ABED
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Songbird. : WREN
25
Region of India. : BENGAL
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Gentle. : MAIDENLY
32
Foreign. : ALIEN
33
Familiar farewell. : TATA
34
Roofing material. : TILE
35
Sunken part. : SAG
36
Actress Linda. : DARNELL
39
Machine part. : CAM
40
News brief. : ITEM
42
Pilaster. : PIER
43
Coeur d'___. : ALENE
45
One of the arts. : CERAMICS
47
Titania's spouse. : OBERON
48
___ majesty. : LESE
49
Liquor. : GROG
50
Relative of sonar. : RADAR
53
Ancient Rome's main street. : SACRAVIA
57
Begin. : ORIGINATE
60
"Get away from ___." : ITALL
61
Describing the men of Penzance. : PIRATICAL
62
Town near Amiens. : NESLE
63
Game animal. : ELK
64
Entreats. : BEGS
65
Brants. : GEESE
Down
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Factory, in China. : HONG
2
Mississippi tributary. : OHIO
3
Grain crop. : OATS
4
Portend. : PRESAGE
5
Spanish dance. : SARABAND
6
Yawned. : GAPED
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Building beam. : IBAR
8
Calendar abbreviation. : MON
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___ patria. : PRO
10
Opera role. : MIMI
11
Etats ___. : UNIS
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Gumshoes. : TECS
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Annoyed. : IRKED
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Deep red. : GARNET
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Actor Ferrer. : MEL
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Adam's ale. : WATER
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Coin of Iran. : RIAL
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Essential. : BASIC
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Make joyful. : ELATE
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African river. : NIGER
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Equine features. : MANES
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More precise. : NICER
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Grassy plain. : LLANO
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Red Sea kingdom. : YEMEN
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Moment. : TRICE
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Genus of bees. : APIS
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Striving. : LABORING
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Sweet grape. : MALAGA
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Inheritor. : LEGATEE
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Earn. : MERIT
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Sea animal. : ORC
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Isle of Man men. : GAELS
50
Do ranch work. : ROPE
51
Seed covering. : ARIL
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Short sword. : DIRK
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Type of party. : STAG
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Decorative container. : VASE
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Evils. : ILLS
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Pen point. : NIB
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First-rate: Colloq. : ACE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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