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Herbert Ettenson
Herbert Ettenson

New York Times, Tuesday, February 6, 1962

16-Across : Billet-doux.

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,589
Across
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Outrigger. : PROA
5
Hebrew letter. : ALEF
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Plastic ___. : BOMB
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Substitute for cash. : CREDITCARD
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Type of girder. : IBAR
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Billet-doux. : LOVELETTER
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Spanish painter. : GOYA
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Primate. : APE
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Silken. : SERIC
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Prussian lancer of 1870. : UHLAN
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Unite by heating. : WELD
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Remaining: Fr. : RESTANT
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Excellent. : RARE
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Carapace. : SHELL
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Year in Trajan's reign. : CII
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Scorpion's Heart. : ANTARES
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Kohinoor. : DIAMOND
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Covered over. : ROOFED
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Rarely seen. : SCARCE
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Diamondbacks. : TURTLES
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Breastbone. : STERNUM
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Some. : ANY
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Handy. : ONTAP
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Rain check. : STUB
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Man in the know. : INSIDER
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Room to swing ___. : ACAT
48
Ringing sound. : CLANG
51
Volcanic mount. : PELEE
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Native of: Suffix. : OTE
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Indian ox. : ZEBU
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Guided missile, movie style. : CUSTARDPIE
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Amst., Lex., Fifth, etc. : AVES
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Busheler's work. : ALTERATION
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Roller coaster. : RIDE
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Gambrinus' invention. : BEER
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Conjunction. : THAN
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Tom, Dick or Harry. : PROPERNOUN
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Disclosing. : REVELATORY
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Verse form. : ODE
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Bothers. : AILS
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Soubrette. : ACTRESS
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Somewhat tardy. : LATISH
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Put up. : ERECTED
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Presidential initials. : FDR
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Loop in a rope. : BIGHT
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Greek coin. : OBOL
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Ancient Mexican. : MAYA
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Coarse feed. : BRAN
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Hammer end. : CLAW
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Golfer, at times. : TEER
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Loosens. : UNLACES
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Rough sketch. : DRAFT
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Tilted: Naut. : ALIST
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Soon: Poet. : ERELONG
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Emblem of abundance. : CORNUCOPIA
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Brooding. : INCUBATION
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Footnote word. : IDEM
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Ionian Sea gulf. : ARTA
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Elysiums. : EDENS
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Opera heroine. : MARTA
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Small stem. : STIPULE
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Zinc. : SPELTER
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"___ Fideles." : ADESTE
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Working. : INUSE
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Stern. : REAR
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___ age. : TEEN
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Autocrat. : CZAR
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Son of Jacob. : LEVI
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Slumber-bound. : ABED
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Form of "esse." : ERAT
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Hack. : CAB
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Degree in theology. : DTH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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