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New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,875
Across
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Uncultivated. : WILD
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Steep declivity. : SCARP
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Measure of wood. : CORD
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Global area. : ASIA
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Hambletonian race horse. : PACER
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Oriental name. : ABOU
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Cutter. : SLED
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Parade formation. : ARRAY
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Alcove. : NOOK
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General Gabler's daughter. : HEDDA
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Fictional detective. : NEROWOLFE
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Arizona city on the Colorado. : YUMA
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Say sharply (with "out"). : RAP
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My: Fr. : MES
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Speaker's reference. : NOTES
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Juniper tree. : CEDAR
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Man without a country. : EXPATRIATE
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Santa Maria's sister ship. : NINA
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King or queen. : CARD
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Word of apology. : SORRY
43
Theatre sign. : EXIT
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Early in the 10th century. : CMIV
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Famous U. S. aircraft carrier. : ENTERPRISE
47
Composite flower. : ASTER
49
Clip. : SHEAR
50
Anguilla. : EEL
51
"Du Bist die ___," well-known Schubert song. : RUH
53
Ruler. : TSAR
55
Woman of historic mystery. : ANASTASIA
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Li'l Abner's last name. : YOKUM
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Siren of the silent screen. : BARA
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Plants of a region. : FLORA
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Great Siberian river. : LENA
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State in Saud's domain. : ASIR
69
Fabled giant. : TITAN
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Tight curl. : FRIZ
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Old-time vehicle. : SHAY
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Caesar's mortal wounds. : STABS
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Companion of pride, lust, etc. : ENVY
Down
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Dry bed of a stream. : WASH
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Wight, for one. : ISLE
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German song. : LIED
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Head of the family. : DADDY
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Palm Springs, for one. : SPA
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Boutonniere flowers. : CARNATIONS
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Parcel of land. : ACRE
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Opposite of the van. : REAR
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Former military band leader. : PRYOR
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Bride's kitchen aid. : CANOPENER
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Old Greek coin. : OBOL
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Place for a night club. : ROOF
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Prince Philip. : DUKE
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Charley's impersonation. : AUNT
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Servicewoman. : WAC
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Code first used in 1844. : MORSE
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Holy city. : MECCA
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Midyears. : EXAMS
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Nautical pole. : SPRIT
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World. : EARTH
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Homeless waif. : STREETARAB
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Setting for Stephen Foster songs. : DIXIE
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Liqueur flavoring. : ANISE
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Honey badger. : RATEL
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Satan (with "the"). : ADVERSARY
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Mexican wildcats. : EYRAS
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Say grace. : PRAY
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Groove. : RUT
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Ax handles. : HAFTS
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Man Pocahontas married. : ROLFE
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French exclamation of disapproval. : ABAS
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American poet-humorist. : NASH
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Diva's specialty. : ARIA
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Hobble skirt feature. : SLIT
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Greek letter. : IOTA
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Memorable composer of musicals. : KERN
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Institution of higher learning: Abbr. : UNIV
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Intricate. : MAZY
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Response: Abbr. : ANS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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