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New York Times, Monday, February 27, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,245
Across
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Far-reaching. : VAST
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Abbreviations in math book. : QEDS
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19 cen. novelist. : DUMAS
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Oriental name. : ABOU
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Part of the iris. : UVEA
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Pointless. : INANE
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Tough position at a stadium. : LEFTFIELD
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Inasmuch as. : SINCE
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Lunch. : EAT
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Conrad heroine. : LENA
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Japanese name for Korea. : CHOSEN
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Theatrical routine. : TRYOUT
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Be deeply moved. : YEARN
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Biblical measure. : OMER
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___ all (in the smallest degree). : LEASTOF
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Sport. : HORSERACING
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Pray: Lat. : ORA
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Send forth. : EMIT
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Figuratively, slander. : MUD
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River in Hungary. : EGER
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Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC
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Lottery of a sort. : NUMBERSGAME
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Distribute proportionately. : PRORATE
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Statistician's need. : DATA
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Affirms. : AVERS
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Small object, relatively useless. : GADGET
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Plains of Argentina. : PAMPAS
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Apteryx. : KIWI
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Narrow inlet, in geography. : RIA
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To have: Fr. : AVOIR
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Certain motoring routes. : SIDEROADS
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Observer. : NOTER
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Prayers. : AVES
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Pledged. : SWORE
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Attired. : CLAD
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Rank beginner. : TYRO
Down
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Personal attendant. : VALET
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"If it were ___, it would bite you." : ABEAR
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Sentimental one. : SOFTY
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Pshaw! : TUT
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Calmer. : QUIETER
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Tied. : EVEN
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Procrastinate. : DELAY
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Deplorable. : SAD
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Symbol of limpness. : DISHRAG
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Relatives of guilds. : UNIONS
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Provides a crew. : MANS
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Noun suffix. : ANCE
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Witnessed. : SEEN
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Gorge in the Franconia Mts. : FLUME
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City of Normandy. : CAEN
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17th century Flemish painter. : OOST
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Slurred over. : ELIDED
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Battering device. : RAMMER
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Aedile's garb. : TOGA
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Town near Utah Lake. : OREM
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Passenger. : FARE
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Promote. : HELP
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Caliph's name. : OMAR
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Puerto ___. : RICO
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Kind of scout. : CUB
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Archaic oath. : EGAD
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Region in N Spain. : NAVARRE
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American Indians. : UTES
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Plant with tattered leaves. : RAGWEED
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Companionway. : STAIR
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Duellist's weapon. : RAPIER
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Technical proficiency. : SKILL
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Sauce. : GRAVY
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Variety of duck. : EIDER
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Italian epic poet. : TASSO
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Criticizes adversely: Colloq. : PANS
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Testify. : AVOW
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Fictional detective. : MOTO
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Notion. : IDEA
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One of the major Air Commands: Abbr. : SAC
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Something to sow. : OAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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