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New York Times, Wednesday, March 23, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,904
Across
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Red deer. : STAG
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Declaim. : ORATE
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Short, swift race. : DASH
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Sussex river. : OUSE
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One of the De Milles. : CECIL
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Quechua chief. : INCA
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Convulsed with laughter: Colloq. : INSTITCHES
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Asterisk. : STAR
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Spent the summer. : ESTIVATED
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Intuitive capacity for detecting. : SCENT
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Russian river. : NEVA
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Smear. : DAUB
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School dance. : HOP
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Transmitted. : SENT
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Panels. : INSETS
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Miscalculates. : ERRS
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Type of homer. : GRANDSLAM
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Unruly disturbance. : RIOT
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Make joyful. : ELATE
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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April 15th asset. : DEPENDENT
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Title. : DUKE
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Worked hard. : SLAVED
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Plant of the pepper family. : KAVA
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Author's originals: Abbr. : MSS
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Wooden clogs worn in Japan. : GETA
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Daughter of Eurytus. : IOLE
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Reaches across. : SPANS
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Hearkened. : LENTANEAR
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Browns. : TANS
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Relative of Eliza Doolittle. : CINDERELLA
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Loosen. : UNDO
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___ den Linden. : UNTER
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Feminine titles: Abbr. : MMES
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Swift. : DEAN
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Equals. : PEERS
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Mystic and ascetic practice. : YOGA
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French fabric. : SOIE
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Large containers. : TUNS
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What an A.D.C. is. : ASST
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Arrive. : GETIN
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Musical interval. : OCTAVE
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Shape of a dollar. : RECTANGLE
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Common symptom. : ACHE
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Bound. : TIED
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Certain railways. : ELS
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Talked over. : DISCUSSED
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Before 1861. : ANTEBELLUM
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Scrutinize carefully. : SCAN
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See 1 Across. : HART
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St. ___, English resort town. : IVES
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Grit. : SAND
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Eat formally. : DINE
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Crowds together. : HERDS
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Bay window. : ORIEL
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Systematic effort to sway opinion. : PROPAGANDA
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Skin from which glove shapes are cut. : TRANK
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Conferences. : TALKS
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Widgeons. : SMEES
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Recent traveler in South America. : STEVENSON
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Loss of civil rights. : ATTAINDER
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Icelandic saga. : EDDA
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Seines. : NETS
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VIP's of 1960. : VOTERS
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Winglike. : ALAR
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"My Mortal ___." : ENEMY
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Ornamental button. : STUD
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Square of glass. : PANE
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Telephone wire. : LINE
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Grafted, in heraldry. : ENTE
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Patron of sailors. : ELMO
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Shake ___ (hurry): Slang. : ALEG
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Tabula ___ (clean slate): Lat. : RASA
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Award. : CUP

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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