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New York Times, Sunday, February 5, 1961

Author:
Dortha F. Marks
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.61, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 623 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 179, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Dortha F. Marks has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,223
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Overseers of a sort. : STRAWBOSSES
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Covered with lichen. : MOSSY
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Conspirator in "Julius Caesar." : CASCA
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Sports commentator. : PEEWEEREESE
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Summon. : EVOKE
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Deal out. : ALLOT
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Historic period in Europe. : RENAISSANCE
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Ladylove, in poetry. : DELIA
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Point of view. : SLANT
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Make ___ of (insist on). : APOINT
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Band equipment. : SNAREDRUMS
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Seed covering. : TESTA
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Small amphibian. : NEWT
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Drudge : MOIL
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Flaps, as a sail. : SLATS
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Superior. : HIGHER
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Biologic factor. : GENE
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Too much, in music. : TANTO
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Far off: Prefix. : TELE
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Duellist of 1804. : BURR
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Mythical huntress. : DIANA
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Very pale gray. : PEARL
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Hot winds of the tropics. : SIMOONS
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Denizen of Gilbralter. : APE
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Cute children. : DOLLS
52
Pronoun. : ITS
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Tunic worn with armor. : GIPON
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Pithy. : CONCISE
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Grow smaller. : WANE
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Father. : PATER
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Decorative drape. : SWAG
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Agnes de Mille ballet. : RODEO
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Saint-___. : SAENS
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Fort McIntosh is here. : LAREDO
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Advance obliquely. : EDGE
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Choose. : ELECT
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Relative of treason. : SEDITION
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Conveyances of 19th c. : SURREYS
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"Jewel Song." : ARIA
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Proclaim. : CELEBRATE
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Hindu god. : SIVA
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Hot wind from Africa. : SIROCCO
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Bell sound. : DINGDONG
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Insect's feelers. : PALPS
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Ostentatious display. : POMP
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17th c. diarist. : EVELYN
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"I am the Ruler of the Queen's ___." : NAVEE
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Obligations: Lat. : ONERA
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Native Americans. : UTES
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Part of a roof. : RIDGE
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Mislay. : LOSE
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Man ___, a non-entity. : OFSTRAW
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Made regular trips. : RAN
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Clergymen. : ABBES
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Transgression. : SIN
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Small fish. : SPRAT
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Method: Abbr. : SYS
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Post assigned. : STATION
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Llanos de ___, region of Chaco. : MANSO
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Saint of January 21. : AGNES
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Ball players, for short. : NATS
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Large amount: Colloq. : PILE
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Farm animals. : MARES
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Small flaps. : TABS
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With impunity. : SAFELY
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African. : BANTU
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History's concern. : ERAS
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Lamb. : ELIA
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Mohammedan council. : ULEMA
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Speciality of the Haida Indians. : TOTEMPOLES
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Affectionate gesture. : CARESS
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Boca ___, Fla. : RATON
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Arrowtip poison: Var. : URARI
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Certain passages in opera. : RECITATIVES
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Catkin. : AMENT
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Gigantic. : TITAN
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Law enforcement agency. : STATEPOLICE
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Where the Owl and the Pussycat went. : TOSEA
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Balance. : SCALE
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Certain payments. : ASSESSMENTS
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Announced unexpectedly. : SPRANG
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Early American home. : TEEPEE
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Exalted fame. : RENOWN
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Expected. : AWAITED
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Wine: Ger. : WEIN
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Utmost. : BEST
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Conjunctions. : ORS
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Describing certain sports. : SEASONAL
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Cordage used on shipboard. : SENNIT
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Bake with crumbs. : ESCALOP
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Crystal-gazer. : SEER
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Busybodies. : MEDDLERS
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Including everything. : OVERALL
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Substance dissolved in fluid. : SOLUTE
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Glides lightly. : SKIMS
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Ayes. : YEAS
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Metal. : CASTIRON
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Richard Rodgers musical. : ALLEGRO
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Aftermath of a forest fire. : SLASH
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Tale. : CONTE
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Essence. : ATTAR
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Property. : ESTATE
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Describing a wallflower. : MANLESS
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Jocular. : HUMOROUS
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Pueblo in New Mexico. : TAOS
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Men. : BIPEDS
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Inane : IDIOTIC
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Co-worker of Bohr, Fermi, etc. : EINSTEIN
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Place. : SITE
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Followers of certain policies. : NEWDEALERS
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Theatrical. : STAGY
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Crusaders' seaport. : ACRE
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Still, deep place in a stream. : POOL
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Sweetheart, for one. : ENDEARMENT
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Scandinavian. : SWEDE
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Needlefish. : GAR
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Miocene and Eocene. : AGES
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Legendary founder of Athens. : CECROPS
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Coloring for cloth. : ANILDYE
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Dishes made with bread crumbs. : PANADAS
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Houseman. : SERVANT
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Gov't agency: Abbr. : AEC
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Eyeglasses. : LORGNONS
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Saud of Arabia. : IBN
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Witty retort. : RIPOSTE
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Sharpness. : ACERBITY
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Jabberwocky word. : TOVES
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Compass point: Abbr. : ENE
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Siding. : SPUR
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Jots. : IOTAS
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Genus of Arctic muskox. : OVIBOS
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M. Clemenceau. : GEORGES
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Implore. : PRAY
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Adages. : SAWS
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Former British P. M. : EDEN
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Beach attendants: Abbr. : LGS
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Police procedure. : LINEUP
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Punkahs. : FANS
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Fleet-footed maid of myth. : ATALANTA
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Place of banishment. : SALTMINE
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Orchid, for example. : PARASITE
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State flower of South Dakota. : ANEMONE
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Uranium. : MINERAL
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Short order dishes. : OMELETS
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Ineffective. : STERILE
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Vegetable, in Italy. : PATATA
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Betel palms. : ARECAS
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Newly hatched salmon. : ALEVIN
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Cut in two. : BISECT
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Defies verbally: Slang. : SASSES
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Silk-producing city of India. : SURAT
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Historic mission. : ALAMO
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Wines and dines. : FETES
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Kind of acid. : BORIC
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Sounds of impatience. : TUTS
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She-bear: Ital. : ORSA
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Surpasses. : CAPS
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Particle. : ATOM
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Thy: Fr. : TES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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