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New York Times, Tuesday, February 20, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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An old king. : COLE
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Impress. : STAMP
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State. : UTAH
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Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
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Missouri city. : LAMAR
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Noted person. : NAME
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Purchase of a sort. : PIGINAPOKE
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Runners on a vehicle. : SKIS
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Little ___. : EVA
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Similarly. : ALIKE
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Bureau. : CHEST
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Byrd or Bush. : SENATOR
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Faint. : SWOON
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Together: Prefix. : COM
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Test of strength that settles a matter. : SHOWDOWN
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Plate. : DISH
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State. : MAINE
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By way of. : VIA
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Start upon. : ENTER
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More remote. : OFF
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Sediment. : DREGS
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Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
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Bird. : EGRET
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Whilom. : ERST
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Brave. : FEARLESS
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Exclamation. : AHA
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Importune. : TEASE
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Toy instrument. : OCARINA
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Villain's role. : HEAVY
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Desert plants. : CACTI
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Conjunctive. : NOR
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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Accept something fully: Slang. : GOWHOLEHOG
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Island country: Abbr. : ICEL
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Decorate. : ADORN
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Not very good. : SOSO
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Sports rooms: Colloq. : GYMS
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Brawl. : MELEE
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Printer's term. : STET
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Ann and May. : CAPES
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Color. : OLIVE
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Yukon peak. : LOGAN
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Finial. : EPI
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Skiing term. : SLALOM
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Hoglike animal. : TAPIR
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In a frenzy. : AMOK
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Stopgap. : MAKESHIFT
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Common prefix. : PRE
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Shoeless. : UNSHOD
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Gained control of. : TAKENOVER
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French friends. : AMIS
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Order, old style. : HEST
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Western alliance. : NATO
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Awed. : COWED
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Twinge's cousin. : ACHE
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Gained. : WON
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Repositories. : SAFES
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Theatrical accessories. : WIGS
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American cartoonist. : NAST
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Unheeding. : DEAF
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As to. : INRE
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Trick. : STRATAGEM
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System of communication. : MORSECODE
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Kind of race. : RELAY
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Build. : REAR
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Brazilian Indians. : GES
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Sprees. : REVELS
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Unit of a play. : ACTONE
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Greet. : HAIL
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Earthy clay. : OCHRE
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___ water. : INHOT
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Type of loop. : NOOSE
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Jargon. : ARGOT
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British general. : HAIG
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Ref. book. : ENCY
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Military offense. : AWOL
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School of whales. : GAM
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Letter. : ESS

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