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New York Times, Wednesday, February 22, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,240
Across
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NCO's command. : HALT
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Bony fish. : SHAD
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Enclosed. : CASED
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Where R. L. S. died. : APIA
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Greek goddess. : HERA
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Where King Solomon's mines were. : OPHIR
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Negatives. : NOTS
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Of first principles. : ELEMENTARY
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His "law" was that bad money drives out good. : GRESHAM
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A G.I. : PVT
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Certainly. : YES
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Enjoyable event. : TREAT
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Dries up. : SEARS
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The chief or whole. : ALPHAANDOMEGA
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Alexandria is one: Abbr. : SPT
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Seckel or tuna. : PEAR
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Backs plus linemen. : ELEVEN
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Celtics court star. : COUSY
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Worry and hurry. : ADO
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Pacific treaty group. : SEATO
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Northern constellation, the Charioteer. : AURIGA
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Business letter abbreviation. : INST
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Masefield heroine. : NAN
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In control. : PREDOMINATING
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Choice part of a group. : ELITE
50
More chilling. : ICIER
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Unruly throng. : MOB
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Handle. : USE
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Soluble salts. : ALKALIS
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Education's goal. : ENRICHMENT
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Presidential title: Abbr. : CINC
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Desolate. : STARK
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Osprey's cousin. : ERNE
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Johannson's nickname. : INGO
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Sweet one. : HONEY
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Last word of "O Captain! My Captain!" : DEAD
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Hornets' home. : NEST
Down
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Impend. : HANG
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To the left, on shipboard. : APORT
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Belles-lettres. : LITERATURE
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Inflorescence of corn. : TASSEL
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Encase. : SHEATHE
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Skipper's post. : HELM
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Live. : ARE
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Make moist. : DAMPEN
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Lever for operating an airplane. : CONTROLSTICK
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Appropriate. : APT
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Light carriage: Colloq. : SHAY
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De Valera's land. : EIRE
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Prohibitionists. : DRYS
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Circumvent. : EVADE
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Light-hearted. : HAPPYGOLUCKY
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Young pilchard. : SARDINE
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Captain Hook's pal. : SMEE
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Auto club insignia. : AAA
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Heroine of 1847 poem. : EVANGELINE
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"___ horse." : GETA
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Presently. : ANON
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Title once held by Gen. Ridgway. : SCAP
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Decant. : POUR
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Left or right. : SIDE
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"Ode ___ Grecian Urn." : ONA
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People in "Plain and Fancy." : AMISH
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Pompous and formal. : STILTED
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Made an inventory. : ITEMED
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Member of vitamin B complex. : NIACIN
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Circus areas. : RINGS
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Netting. : MESH
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Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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Breakfast food. : BRAN
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Coin of India. : ANNA
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Aberdonian. : SCOT
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Wrath. : IRE
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Before. : ERE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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