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New York Times, Tuesday, March 15, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,896
Across
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Cheeseparing one. : MISER
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River of Xanadu. : ALPH
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___ Benedict. : EGGS
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Part of the foot. : ANKLE
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Clumsy. : MALADROIT
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Press in narrow folds. : CRIMP
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Remarkably. : UNUSUALLY
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Throat-clearing sound. : HEM
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Fends off. : RESISTS
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French spa, winter resort. : DAX
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Nothing more than. : MERE
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Celebration. : FETE
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Contend with. : OPPOSE
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Type of fertilizer. : BONEMEAL
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Companion to frankfurters. : BEANS
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Scenic range of the Appalachians. : BLUERIDGE
35
Geraint's wife. : ENID
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Hirsute adornment. : BEARD
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Close: Poet. : NIGH
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Type of dress. : STRAPLESS
40
Networks, as of nerve fibers. : RETIA
41
Riley's forte. : EASYLIFE
42
Washer. : RINSER
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Assembly: Abbr. : SESS
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Entranced. : RAPT
45
Ruminant of Asia. : YAK
48
Accomplishes. : ATTAINS
50
Nocturnal bird. : OWL
53
Managers. : OVERSEERS
55
Word of greeting or farewell. : ALOHA
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Derby. : HORSERACE
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Shrivel. : WIZEN
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___ up (confesses). : OWNS
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Squaw Valley equipment. : SKIS
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Celerity. : SPEED
Down
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Unit of speed of sound. : MACH
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Business phrase. : INRE
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Glide. : SKIM
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Tree. : ELM
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Stifle. : REPRESS
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Cause merriment. : AMUSE
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Wool: Comb. form. : LANI
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Golf clothes. : PLUSFOURS
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Was quick. : HASTENED
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Time. : ERA
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Bright yellow. : GOLD
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River into the Colorado. : GILA
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River of the lowest regions. : STYX
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Light overcoat. : DUSTER
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Before: Poet. : ERE
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Blue ___. : MONDAYS
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Distinguished. : EMINENT
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Stout. : OBESE
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Five: Comb. form. : PENTA
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Twos. : PAIRS
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Tired of it all. : BLASE
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Performs a task in journalism. : EDITS
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Agricultural college student. : AGGIE
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Hungarian operettist. : LEHAR
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Cut of meat. : BEEFSTEAK
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Transparent domes, on aircraft. : BLISTERS
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Cater to. : PLEASE
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Cutting tools. : RIPSAWS
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Fled. : RAN
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Soars. : RISES
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Heigh, there! : YOHO
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Declare. : AVOW
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American composer of popular music. : KERN
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Bow: Comb. form. : ARCI
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Area of muddy ground. : OOZE
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Exclamation of delight. : WHEE
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Capture. : LAND
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Fellow of the Royal Society: Latin abbr. : RSS
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___ service. : LIP

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

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