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New York Times, Saturday, February 6, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,858

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Across
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___ Valley, scene of winter Olympics. : SQUAW
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Small herrings. : SPRATS
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Vassar graduate. : ALUMNA
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Lytton ___, English biographer. : STRACHEY
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Modern brewing equipment. : TEABAG
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Type of work. : PARTTIME
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One of the Cyclades. : TINOS
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Pullman. : CAR
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Heroine of "Crime and Punishment." : SONIA
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Certain business men: Abbr. : AGTS
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Sea shell. : CONCH
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Dietary substances. : FATS
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Greek letter. : CHI
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Russian troupe of dancers. : BOLSHOI
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Appoint. : SET
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Annoyed the speaker. : HECKLED
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Happy season. : YULE
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Natural talent. : DOWER
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Circe. : SIREN
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Taxicab. : HACK
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Felt acutely remorseful. : SMARTED
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Church title: Abbr. : ABP
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One of the "beats." : KEROUAC
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Ben ___. : HUR
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Airplane movement. : LOOP
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Small yellow bird. : SERIN
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___ noire. : BETE
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Indicating mark. : ARROW
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British legislators. : MPS
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Yankee star. : BERRA
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Old-fashioned handbag. : RETICULE
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Study again. : REREAD
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Keep. : MAINTAIN
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"Our better selves," according to A. B. Alcott. : IDEALS
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Planet between Uranus and Jupiter. : SATURN
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Sounds, as of laughter. : PEALS
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Took a winter ride. : SLEIGHED
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Marine Corps base in Virginia. : QUANTICO
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Bosses on heraldic shields. : UMBOS
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Duck genus. : ANAS
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Wit. : WAG
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Designating certain foods. : STARCHY
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Penn Station monogram. : PRR
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Coiffure aids of former days. : RATS
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___ God. : ACTOF
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___ a rail. : THINAS
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Hebrew or Arab. : SEMITE
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Append. : ATTACH
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Crosses. : SPANS
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Baker's substance. : YEAST
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Characteristic of Alaska. : COLD
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Effects by force. : COERCES
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Laurence ___, author of "Victoria Regina." : HOUSMAN
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Cheerless. : BLEAK
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Pertaining to ancient Troy. : ILIAC
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Kilowatt hour: Abbr. : KWH
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Slip. : ERR
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Delicate. : ETHEREAL
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Nonbelligerents. : NEUTRALS
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Moscow pile. : KREMLIN
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Je ___ (I am): Fr. : SUIS
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Views with 40 Down. : DREADS
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Trepidation. : ALARM
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North wind. : BOREAS
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Shakespearean character. : PORTIA
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"For of all sad words of tongue ___ . . . " : ORPEN
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Promontory. : POINT
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College in Kentucky. : BEREA
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Carry Nation's group. : WCTU
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George Eliot's Adam. : BEDE
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Middle East group: Abbr. : UAR
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Extent of rough, broken water. : RIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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