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New York Times, Tuesday, March 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.73, Missing: { F H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 244 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,267
Across
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Where the Blue Grotto is. : CAPRI
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County on the English Channel. : DORSET
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German yeast brand. : STOLLEN
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Pertaining to part of the mouth. : UVULAR
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Neatest. : TIDIEST
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New member of the U. N. : NIGERIA
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Enliven. : ANIMATE
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Ascetics of the year one. : ESSENES
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Mezza ___ (not loud): Mus. : VOCE
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Protective power or shield. : EGIS
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Article of clothing. : VEST
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Name for a colleen. : ERIN
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Learned men: Abbr. : DRS
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"___ Fideles." : ADESTE
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Mouth of the Mississippi. : DELTA
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Material used for vases, urns, etc. : ALABASTER
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Turned. : ROTATED
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Authoritative example. : PRECEDENT
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Brilliant success. : ECLAT
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Sleep. : REPOSE
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German article. : DER
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Chinese poet, circa 750. : LIPO
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"___ old cowhand . . . " : IMAN
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South African fox. : ASSE
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European mountains. : ALPS
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Giving flavor to. : SAUCING
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Lingers. : TARRIES
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Citizens' army. : MILITIA
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Simplest form of animal life. : AMOEBAE
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___ Antilles. : LESSER
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Birds in the spring. : NESTERS
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Pilfers. : STEALS
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Appointment to meet. : TRYST
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Addition to a will. : CODICIL
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Food. : ALIMENT
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Entreaty. : PLEA
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Relaxed. : RESTED
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Verb in current headlines. : INTEGRATE
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Desert features. : DUNES
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Sheep: Lat. : OVIS
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Laprobes. : RUGS
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Part of a coat. : SLEEVES
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Deeply convinced. : EARNEST
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Seaport on the Adriatic. : TRIESTE
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Broke (in). : STAVED
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Cassiterite. : TINORE
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Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
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Jersey and Guernsey. : ISLANDS
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Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
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Miami's county. : DADE
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Symbol of war. : ARES
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One who bears witness. : ATTESTANT
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Lyric. : ODE
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Geometric solid. : PRISM
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Forwards. : REMAILS
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Shoulder badge. : EPAULET
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Terse. : CONCISE
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Bordeaux wines. : CLARETS
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Nickname of a little princess. : LILIBET
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Come before the public. : APPEAR
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Pitches. : TOSSES
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Tool for enlarging holes. : REAMER
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Seaweed substances. : AGARS
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Maréchal ___, yellow climbing rose. : NIEL
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Blushing. : ROSY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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