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New York Times, Thursday, March 2, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,248
Across
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Asiatic country. : ASSAM
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Army staff officer: Abbr. : ADJT
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Cries of surprise. : OHOS
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Something regrettable. : SHAME
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Town in N. France. : LOOS
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Wine. : PORT
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Blind bargain. : PIGINAPOKE
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Piece of music. : TRIO
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___ continuum. : SPACETIME
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Kind of hit in baseball. : LINER
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Esau's father-in-law. : ELON
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Trip. : STUMBLE
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Goof's cousin. : OAF
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Not genuine: Abbr. : IMIT
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Indigo. : ANIL
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City square. : BLOCK
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"___ of sixpence . . . " : SINGASONG
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Water: Span. : AGUA
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Liquid-heating cups. : ETNAS
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Thin piping note. : TWEE
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Close together, as eyes. : NARROWSET
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River into the Rhone. : ISERE
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Inactive. : IDLE
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Endorse. : SIGN
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Wand. : ROD
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Marine eels. : CONGERS
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Large containers. : VATS
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Derisive utterances. : HAHAS
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Make a crackling noise. : CREPITATE
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Composer Kachaturian. : ARAM
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Jenny Wren was one. : DRESSMAKER
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Well: Ital. : BENE
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Japanese aborigine. : AINO
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Greek from of Hebrew name. : ELIAS
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Advantage. : ODDS
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Foretoken. : OMEN
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Feeling. : SENSE
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Serpents. : ASPS
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Santa Maria, for one. : SHIP
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Poetic narrative. : SAGA
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Hooded, fur-lined tippet. : AMICE
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Emperor of Ethiopia, 1889–1913. : MENELIK
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Certain mountain climbers. : ALPINISTS
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Judgment. : DOOM
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Quips. : JOKES
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Part of a Chinese name. : TSE
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Owners of rose-colored glasses. : OPTIMISTS
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Gallant captain of fiction : HORNBLOWER
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Projection window. : ORIEL
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Accumulation. : STORE
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Particle. : ATOM
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Moon goddess. : LUNA
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Touches a player, in a game. : TAGS
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Old Japanese coin. : OBAN
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Rockweed or sea moss. : ALGA
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Kind of necktie. : FOURINHAND
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Prongs. : TINES
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Five hundred and twenty-one. : CARDGAMES
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Political phenomenon. : NATIVESON
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Character in "Quo Vadis." : NERO
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Turned to the right, as horses. : GEED
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Kind of jug. : EWER
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Palm leaves: Var. : OLES
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Close friends: Fr. : INTIMES
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Breaches. : GAPS
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Gypsy boy. : CHABO
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Fitted for rowing. : OARED
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Fabric akin to theatrical gauze. : SCRIM
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Tasteless. : STALE
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M. Coty of France. : RENE
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Related. : AKIN
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Five-o'clock affairs. : TEAS
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Philippine tree. : DAO

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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