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New York Times, Monday, March 14, 1960

42-Across : Ambiguous.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,895
Across
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Seconds. : ABETS
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Uraeus serpents. : ASPS
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Lift (one's hat). : DOFF
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Decoration. : MEDAL
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Guy. : CHAP
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Affirm. : AVER
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Beach, as on the Côte d'Azur. : PLAGE
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Port of Hawaii. : HILO
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Honey: Comb. form. : MELI
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Mr. Pepys. : SAMUEL
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Modern. : NEOTERIC
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Character in "Trilby." : SVENGALI
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Request. : ASK
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By way of. : VIA
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Iniquitous. : EVIL
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Pitcher's plate: Slang. : SLAB
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Lists of goods: Abbr. : INVS
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Always. : EVER
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Fidelity. : TROTH
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Make ready. : PREPARE
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Ambiguous. : OBSCURE
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Navigation device. : SONAR
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Title. : NAME
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Treat with contempt. : SNUB
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Position for a finial. : ATOP
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Hilarious adventure. : LARK
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River in Scotland. : DEE
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Servicewoman. : WAC
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Feign illness. : MALINGER
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Type of railway. : ELEVATED
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___ Polaris, the polestar. : STELLA
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Relative of 43 Down. : FLOE
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"___ corny as Kansas in August ... " : IMAS
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Three: Fr. : TROIS
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Greek letters. : TAUS
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Knot. : NODE
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Prowls. : LURKS
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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Over again. : ANEW
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North Sea port. : EMDEN
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Electrical abbreviation. : AMPS
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Hungarian name. : BELA
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Relative of Gouda. : EDAM
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Lisbon's river. : TAGUS
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Tubular covering. : SLEEVE
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Berliner's "alas!" : ACH
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Professional signboard: Colloq. : SHINGLE
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Bract of a flower. : PALEA
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Bobbins. : SPOOLS
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British title. : DAME
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Be excessively prevalent. : OVERABOUND
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Genus of cats. : FELIS
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Art museum on Fifth Avenue. : FRICK
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Crowbar. : LEVER
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Awnings. : TILTS
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Movie star from Scotland. : NIVEN
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Bigwigs. : VIPS
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Japanese girdle box. : INRO
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Oatlike. : AVENACEOUS
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Parts of circles. : ARCS
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Quarrel. : SPAT
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Type style. : ROMAN
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Real. : TRUE
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Goddess of youth. : HEBE
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Fragrance. : AROMA
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Floating masses of ice. : BERGS
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Surveying instrument. : ALIDADE
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Surface of old woodwork. : PATINA
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Pot. : KETTLE
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Yarns used in weaving. : WEFTS
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Mitigate. : ALLAY
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Candy flavoring. : LEMON
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In ___ natura (in the nature of things): Lat. : RERUM
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Garment. : VEST
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Title. : LORD
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Prefer. : LIKE
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N. A. M., for one. : ASSN
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Hem. : SEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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