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New York Times, Wednesday, February 3, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { B J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,855
Across
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Fish that attach themselves to sharks. : REMORAS
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Jack the nipper. : FROST
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Baseball arithmetic. : AVERAGES
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Frog or fledgling. : PEEPER
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Strict disciplinarian. : MARTINET
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Seek to attain. : ASPIRE
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Reference book: Abbr. : ENC
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Takes off. : DEPARTS
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633,000 educators. : NEA
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Harden with heat. : SEAR
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Begin to do. : SETAT
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Habitation of a sort. : TENT
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Bar legally. : ESTOP
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Too-well-dressed man. : DUDE
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Slayer of Castor. : IDAS
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Sea duck. : SCOTER
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Seductive sea nymph. : SIREN
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Cleaned the slate. : ERASED
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Punctual. : ONTIME
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Carrier: Colloq. : TOTER
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Purloins. : STEALS
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Not filmed or taped. : LIVE
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Frappé. : ICED
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Very pale. : ASHEN
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Father of Cainan. : ENOS
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Shade of brown. : COCOA
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Restaurant phrase for certain food orders. : TOGO
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“Love ___ neighbor.” : THY
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Precursors. : HERALDS
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Needlefish. : GAR
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N. M. U. member. : SEAMAN
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Agreeable. : PLEASANT
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Instantly important. : URGENT
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Prominence. : SALIENCE
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Characters in “Iolanthe.” : PEERS
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Passed along, as news. : RELAYED
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Famous Pharaoh. : RAMESES
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Disappear gradually. : EVANESCE
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Noted cartographer of 16th cen. : MERCATOR
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Table scrap. : ORT
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Sortie. : RAID
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Second Mrs. Copperfield. : AGNES
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Leaked through. : SEEPED
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Band on an escutcheon. : FESS
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Corded fabric. : REP
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Reckoned. : OPINED
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Resident of Catfish Row. : SERENA
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Unusual delights. : TREATS
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Position of affairs. : STATUS
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Designs. : PATTERNS
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One field for hams. : RADIO
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Takes turns. : ROTATES
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Most minute. : TINIEST
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Coin in Manila. : PESO
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Discreet. : RETICENT
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Diminutive of a girl’s name. : ETTA
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Homemaker’s aesthetic problem. : DECOR
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Wood resistant to termites. : MAHOGANY
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Refinement. : ELEGANCE
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Second-hand tires. : RECAPS
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Laughed loudly: Colloq. : SNORTED
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Abates. : LETSUP
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Belong, as rights. : INHERE
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Journey. : VOYAGE
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Four quarters. : DOLLAR
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Role in “Die Fledermaus.” : ADELE
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The Brinker boy. : HANS
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Jib or royal. : SAIL
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Debussy’s “La ___.” : MER
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Heavy swell. : SEA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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