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New York Times, Sunday, March 11, 1962

36-Down : Memorandum.

Author:
Harry Gluck
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 550 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,622
Across
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Burst of activity. : SPASM
6
Husbandly. : MARITAL
13
Starting line. : SCRATCH
20
More sincere. : TRUER
21
Sea ear. : ABALONE
22
Former Barbary state. : TRIPOLI
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Lanes cut in a forest. : RIDES
24
Jumping fences, on horseback. : LARKING
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Type of muscle. : ROTATOR
26
Keen. : AVID
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Delightful. : NICE
28
Fierce. : LEONINE
30
Ibsen character. : ASE
31
Make an edging. : TAT
32
Opposite of swim. : SINK
33
Partial. : HALFWAY
34
Brews. : ALES
35
Pulverize. : ATOMIZE
37
Girl's name, for short. : TONI
38
Abodes. : TENTS
40
Spanish city. : LERIDA
41
Gambler's phrase. : NOODDS
43
Fruit tree. : APPLE
47
___. con. (no one contradicting): Lat. abbr. : NEM
48
Asian land: Poet. : IND
49
Having two natures. : AMPHIBIOUS
53
Genus of monkeys. : CEBUS
56
Of or like: Suffix. : ICAL
57
Fictional man without a country. : NOLAN
58
Per ___. : CENT
59
Mountain spur. : ARETE
60
Large pill. : BOLUS
62
Beaufort scale entries. : GALES
64
Thrice: Prefix. : TER
65
Pedigrees. : LINEAGES
67
Me: Ger. : MIR
69
Beauty spot in California. : YOSEMITE
71
___ Veronica, H. G. Wells heroine. : ANN
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Shinto temple gateway. : TORII
74
Fair lady. : BELLE
76
Seed covering. : TESTA
77
Catafalque. : BIER
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Vine. : LIANA
81
Social gatherings. : TEAS
82
Bird call. : TWEET
83
Presence. : ATTENDANCE
85
The White Hart. : INN
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Samuel's mentor. : ELI
87
Examine again. : RETRY
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A Belgian queen. : ASTRID
90
Calcutta's province. : BENGAL
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Spacious. : AMPLE
98
Next. : THEN
99
Fata ___. : MORGANA
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Ruin by criticism. : DAMN
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Farms. : RANCHES
105
Operatic diva. : PONS
106
Relative of a runner. : MAT
107
One of King David's aides. : IRA
108
Southpaw. : PITCHER
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Tactic. : PLOY
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Bird of prey. : KITE
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Satisfied. : CONTENT
113
Present fashion trend. : ITALIAN
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Social courtesy. : HONOR
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Perfume. : ESSENCE
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Laboratory tube. : PIPETTE
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Mowgli's wolf friend. : AKELA
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Cut deeper, in engraving. : REENTER
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Mowed in a certain way. : SCYTHED
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German name for French river. : MOSEL
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Laminar. : STRATAL
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Trooper. : PRIVATE
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Man of accounts. : AUDITOR
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Origin. : SEED
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___ Grundy. : MRS
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Thin silk net. : MALINE
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Taken ___ (surprised). : ABACK
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Excellent. : RARE
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Kind: Colloq. : ILK
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"___ trouble." : TOILAND
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Earthworm. : ANNELIDAN
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___ lamb. : LEGOF
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Slight furrows. : STRIAE
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Canadian actor. : CRONYN
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Function. : RITE
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S. A. river. : APA
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Aggregate. : TOTAL
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Unite. : CLOSE
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Retains. : HIRES
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Indian ruler. : NIZAM
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : NWT
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One location in a theatre. : SIDESEAT
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Street tough. : HOODLUM
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Kind of jelly. : ASPIC
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Memorandum. : MINUTE
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Of sound. : TONAL
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Pull strap. : TAB
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Inhabitant of Cyprus city. : NICOSIAN
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Atmospheric phenomenon. : SMOG
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Compose verse: Var. : POETISE
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Crescent-shaped object. : LUNETTE
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True copy. : ESTREAT
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Amusement park. : PLAYLAND
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Aureoles. : HALOES
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Noun suffixes. : INES
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Nigerian port. : CALABAR
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Arsenate of copper. : ERINITE
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American journalist. : BENNETT
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Spain and Portugal. : IBERIA
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Kinsman. : SIB
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Pioneers. : SETTLERS
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Deep yellow. : GOLD
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Gives ground. : RETIRES
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Confining. : MEWING
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Amerindian. : INCA
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Moscow name. : LENIN
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Telecast again. : RERAN
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Artistic. : AESTHETIC
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Companion of Falstaff. : NYM
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Cabinet-making material. : EBONY
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Treatment. : THERAPY
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Tomboys. : GAMINES
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France. : ANATOLE
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Football term. : LATERAL
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Souvanna Phouma's title. : PRINCE
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More recent. : LATTER
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Business abbreviation. : ENC
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Dawdled. : MOONED
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Kitchen utensil. : DICER
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Originated. : AROSE
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Parsonage. : MANSE
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Blue ___. : CHIPS
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Baseball term. : PLATE
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Shut up. : PENT
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Substance. : PITH
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He's "got a little list." : KOKO
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Four bells. : TEN
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Obstruction. : LET
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Man on the Ark. : HAM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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