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New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,239
Across
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Type of Western hero. : HEMAN
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Function. : ACT
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Carrier of burdens. : BEAST
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Marble. : AGATE
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Very recently. : NOW
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Acquiesce. : AGREE
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Enjoyed. : LIKED
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Wooden pegs. : TREENAILS
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Canine pest. : FLEA
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From stem to stern. : FOREANDAFT
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Gaseous element in the air. : ARGON
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Members of the board: Abbr. : TRS
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Cooking abbreviation. : TBS
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Shell fish. : MUSSEL
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Nanny of the orient. : AMAH
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Sagittarius. : ARCHER
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Busybody. : PRY
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Army missile. : NIKE
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Fixed or fantastic notion. : BEEINONESBONNET
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Ship's path. : LANE
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___ hall. : REC
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Tristram's beloved. : ISEULT
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Supplemented (with "out"). : EKED
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Frauds. : FAKERS
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Largest river of Scotland. : TAY
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Persian title. : MIR
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"A stitch in time ... " : ADAGE
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Self-centered ones. : INTROVERTS
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Electrical units. : OHMS
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Thackeray's middle name. : MAKEPEACE
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Part of one's personality. : TRAIT
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Golf clubs. : IRONS
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Portuguese Mr. : SNR
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Consequently. : HENCE
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Savory. : TASTY
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Essay. : TRY
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Stranger. : ODDER
Down
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Incomplete. : HALF
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William Tell of Norse myth. : EGIL
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Have a tantrum in public. : MAKEASCENE
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"The tribute of ___ is all I crave." : ATEAR
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Man's nickname. : NED
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Chekhov and others. : ANTONS
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Newspaperman: Abbr. : CORR
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Hi-fi appurtenances. : TWEETERS
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Church proclamation. : BANNS
10
Minced oath. : EGAD
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Song for Leontyne Price. : ARIA
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One's own welfare or interest. : SELF
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See 64 Across. : TEST
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Opportunists in an adage. : EARLYBIRDS
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Several. : FOURORFIVE
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Government operators. : GMEN
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Console. : TABLE
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Hiatus. : BREAK
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Small discoloration. : SPECK
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Scott heroine. : ANNE
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Part of a watch. : MINUTEHAND
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Mowgli's friend, the wolf. : AKELA
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Adam Bede's first love. : HETTY
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Went in haste. : HIED
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Part of Asia. : NEAREAST
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Greek mountain. : OSSA
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Diner. : EATERY
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One of Peter Rabbit's sisters. : MOPSY
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One type of skirt. : GORED
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Copy: Abbr. : IMIT
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Japanese city S. of Kyoto. : NARA
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Pugilistic decisions. : TKOS
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Budget item. : RENT
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Canada's Naval Reserve: Abbr. : RCNR
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Rodents of song fame. : MICE
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Kind of silver: Abbr. : STER
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Notwithstanding. : THO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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