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New York Times, Saturday, March 18, 1961

5-Down : Base of a statue.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,264
Across
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810 years ago. : MCLI
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Residence. : PLACE
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Quarterback's specialty. : PASS
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Sleep like ___. : ALOG
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Talked into going ahead. : LEDON
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Border on. : ABUT
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Resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. : CAROLINEKENNEDY
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Part of the street scene. : HYDRANT
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Founds. : ERECTS
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Leading the field. : ONTOP
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Part of Portuguese India. : GOA
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Be an informer: Slang. : SNITCH
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Lurking. : SLINKING
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Under strain. : TENSE
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Cape of Good Hope discoverer. : DIAZ
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Biblical twin. : ESAU
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One of the Khans. : AGA
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Ft. Worth college: Abbr. : TCU
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Buddhist sect. : ZEN
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Nothing: Lat. : NIL
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Frenchman's name : RENE
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Merry-andrew. : ZANY
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Better than. : ABOVE
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George du Maurier villain. : SVENGALI
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Washington and others. : STATES
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Atomosphere: Lat. : AER
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___ House, borrowed by the French Ambassador. : BLAIR
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Continue unchanged. : REMAIN
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Calling forth. : EVOKING
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Mr. Kennedy's job. : ATTORNEYGENERAL
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Diner's preoccupation. : MENU
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Bellowing. : AROAR
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Enthusiastic review: Slang. : RAVE
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Despot. : TSAR
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Embodiments. : SOULS
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Iona's daughter. : SKYE
Down
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Unit of speed of sound. : MACH
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Earth. : CLAY
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___ Mayor. : LORD
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Indonesians of Luzon. : IGOROTS
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Base of a statue. : PLINTH
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Slow, in music. : LENTO
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Hoosier writer. : ADE
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Industrial fuel. : COKE
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Invigorate. : ENERGIZE
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Relative of a crumpet. : PANCAKE
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Countenance wrongdoing. : ABET
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Detergent phenomenon. : SUDS
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Piggery. : STY
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Pointed arch or window. : LANCET
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Light advertisement. : NEON
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It precedes omega. : PSI
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Headliners. : STARS
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Desert on Gulf of Aqaba. : NEGEV
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Pointless. : INANE
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Torpid. : LAZY
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"The race ___ to the swift ... " : ISNOT
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Artless. : NAIVE
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Red, in heraldry. : GULES
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Twofold. : DUAL
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Empresses. : CZARINAS
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U. N. member. : NATION
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Captivate. : ENAMOUR
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Point. : NIB
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Side show orators. : BARKERS
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Accoutrements. : GEAR
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Certain bank depositors. : SAVERS
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Countenanced by statute. : LEGAL
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Rds. : RTES
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Sicilian height. : ETNA
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Claudius' successor, 54 A. D. : NERO
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Where Basra is: Var. : IRAK
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Hyman Rickover's milieu. : NAVY
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Jollity. : GLEE
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Sum: Abbr. : AMT
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Singular or plural pronoun. : YOU

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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