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New York Times, Friday, February 2, 1962

Author:
Alda Zimpel
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,585
Across
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Boom. : SPAR
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Fissures. : RIFTS
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Corvine bird. : CROW
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Hounds' prey. : HARE
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Relative: Colloq. : INLAW
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Abhor. : HATE
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Where the Ob flows. : ASIA
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Irving's Ichabod. : CRANE
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___ meridiem. : ANTE
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Attila. : THESCOURGEOFGOD
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Italian poet. : TASSO
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Boil. : SEETHE
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Expression of disbelief. : UMPH
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Latin admonitions to the reader: Abbr. : NBS
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Nickname in theatre lore. : FLO
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Member of a safari. : BEARER
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Initials on N.Y.C. building. : RCA
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Pole. : SLAV
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Insist upon. : URGE
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Approves: Colloq. : OKAYS
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Light vapor. : HAZE
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German ballad. : LIED
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Fasten. : PIN
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Laundry worker. : IRONER
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Garden area. : LED
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Kind of Buddhism. : ZEN
46
Passed swiftly. : FLEW
47
Lucrezia or Cesare. : BORGIA
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Misbehave. : ACTUP
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Scene of defeat of 20 Across, in 451. : CHALONSSURMARNE
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Sweetbrier. : ROSE
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Cousin of Absalom. : AMASA
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Relative of a salon. : SALA
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So be it. : AMEN
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Pithy. : MEATY
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Diabolic. : EVIL
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Hoover Dam lake. : MEAD
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___ de (in case of). : ENCAS
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Appoints. : SETS
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___ el Arab, river of Iraq. : SHATT
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Turkish title. : PASHA
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Zodiac sign. : ARIES
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Restored to confidence. : REASSURED
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Puerto ___. : RICO
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A pouring in. : INRUSH
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Road signal. : FLARE
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State of being in contact. : TANGENCY
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Minty plant. : SWEETBASIL
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Abrade by rubbing. : CHAFE
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Re-echoed. : RANG
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Palindromic name. : OTTO
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Darnel, for one. : WEED
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Approach. : COME
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Exclamations. : OHS
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18 Across, for instance. : PROPERNAME
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Cheese or fruit tart. : FLAN
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Take it easy. : LAZE
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Past. : OVER
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Gardener's concern. : BULL
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Great Lake. : ERIE
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Having existed long. : AGED
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Operated. : RAN
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Display cabinets. : SHOWCASES
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Nursery rhyme characters. : KINGSMEN
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Quantity of paper. : REAM
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Park feature. : ZOO
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Wife of Constantine the Great. : FAUSTA
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Cooking direction. : BLEND
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Biblical patriarch. : ISAAC
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Crossbeam. : TRAVE
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Dark. : UNLIT
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Sounds of bells. : PEALS
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Stuff (into). : CRAM
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Britain's Foreign Secretary. : HOME
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Voyaging. : ASEA
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Beams of light. : RAYS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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