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THE SIZE OF IT

New York Times, Sunday, February 26, 1961

Author:
Roberta H. Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 556 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 140, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,244
Across
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Small coin. : COPECK
7
Tenant. : LEASER
13
In the past. : LONGAGO
20
Prayer. : ORISON
21
Kind of goat. : ANGORA
22
Of the seashore. : ORARIAN
23
Small stream in American history. : LITTLEBIGHORN
25
Leaps about. : CAVORTS
26
Fictional sleuth. : MOTO
27
Pain: Suffix. : ALGIA
28
Containing fissile rock. : SHALY
30
All ___ up. : HET
31
Malt brew. : ALE
32
"___ House." : ADOLLS
33
Very thin sheets of metal. : FOILS
34
Weapon on the pampas. : BOLA
35
TV summer fare. : RERUN
37
Fish. : COD
38
Shoes. : PUMPS
39
Son of Eber. : PELEG
40
Small abbr. for a large place. : NYC
42
Fates. : NEMESES
44
Horsemanship. : MANEGE
45
Do the dishes. : WASHUP
48
___ on (loved to distraction). : DOTED
49
Opposite of fem. : MASC
50
What Las Vegas is. : WIDEOPEN
52
Little girl. : SIS
53
VIPs : BIGSHOTS
57
Begin again. : RENEW
58
Contradict. : REBUT
60
Author of children's book. : MILNE
61
Bill's companion. : COO
62
"___ Old Hawaiian Village." : INAN
63
Tinker Bell's companions. : SMALLPEOPLE
65
Pack. : STOW
66
Ready to go. : SET
67
County. : SHIRE
68
Round. : ORBED
69
Condition. : STATE
70
Dwarf plants. : TREELETS
72
Persian chief. : MIR
73
Moist. : DAMPENED
75
Stripes. : BARS
76
Spanish-American trees. : PINOS
78
At anchor. : MOORED
79
Recent best seller. : ACTONE
82
Cold wind on the Riviera. : MISTRAL
84
Big ___. : TOE
85
Little Nell's last name. : TRENT
86
Staffs. : MACES
87
Marble. : TAW
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Pertaining to knobs. : NODAL
93
Catch. : LAND
94
Hemingway character. : PILAR
95
Neckwear. : FICHUS
97
Finial. : EPI
98
Chemical suffix. : ANE
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Histories. : PASTS
100
Eroded. : EATEN
101
Son of Faunus. : ACIS
102
Small falderals. : RIBBONS
104
Unexpectedly brief. : SHORTANDSWEET
108
Toulouse's river. : GARONNE
109
More insinuating. : OILIER
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One of the Kennedys. : EUNICE
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Passed. : ELAPSED
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Go ___. : STEADY
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List. : ROSTER
Down
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Small city in E. France. : COLMAR
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Bird. : ORIOLE
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Kitchen gadget. : PITTER
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This: Span. : ESTO
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Mountain pass. : COL
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Work with the hands. : KNEAD
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Bernhardt role. : LAIGLON
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Made shiny. : ENGILDED
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Eastern titles. : AGHAS
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___ Canals, at rapids of Saint Marys river. : SOO
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Slip. : ERR
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Redeemed. : RANSOMED
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Certain trains. : LOCALS
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Examinations. : ORALS
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Dark blue. : NAVY
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Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
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Open place in the ice. : AIRHOLE
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Table. : GATELEG
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Callboy's call. : ONSTAGE
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Political group. : BLOC
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Roof angles. : HIPS
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Carelessly. : ANYHOW
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Blends. : FUSES
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Law court. : BENCH
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Invisible. : UNSEEN
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Pieces of needlework. : PETITPOINTS
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Old-fashioned. : PASSE
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Hole, in golf. : CUP
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City on the Tigris. : MOSUL
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Attracting force: Comb. form. : MAGNE
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Edible at a baseball game. : WIENER
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Grown together: Bot. : ADNATE
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Licenses. : PERMITS
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Water barrier. : MILLDAM
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Joint. : WRIST
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Man. : BIPED
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Petroleum product. : OCTANE
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Blew a signal. : TOOTED
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Planted. : SOWED
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Wheat: Fr. : BLE
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Unruly group. : MOB
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___ Khan. : SHERE
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Faux pas. : ERROR
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Solid: Comb. form. : STEREO
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Incline. : SLANT
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Golf clubs. : SPOONS
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Item for a small investor. : EBOND
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Avid collector. : MISER
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Quip. : MOT
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Certain modern paintings. : PICASSOS
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Blasé. : SATIATED
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Free. : ATLARGE
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Of the skull. : CRANIAL
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Darkness: Lat. : TENEBRA
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Brewer's necessity. : MALT
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Of milk. : LACTARY
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Skipped. : MISSED
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How soon? : WHEN
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Guile. : DECEIT
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For each. : APIECE
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Famous English doctor. : LISTER
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Kind of velvet. : PANNE
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Weekday of church calendar. : FERIA
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Subject to. : UNDER
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French diva. : PONS
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Barley beards. : AWNS
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Jazz, for short. : BOP
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Big success. : HIT
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Arena cheer. : OLE
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___ loco (in its own place): Lat. : SUO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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