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New York Times, Thursday, March 23, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.82, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,269
Across
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Copied closely. : MIMED
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Hickory nuts. : PECANS
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Garland. : ANADEM
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Wage earners collectively. : SALARIAT
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Chevron. : STRIPE
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Liqueur. : ANISETTE
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Alabama. : COTTONSTATE
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Operated. : RAN
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Singly. : ONEATATIME
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Feminine title. : DONA
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Announce. : TELL
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Scene of Christ's first miracle. : CANA
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Master of the Artful Dodger. : FAGIN
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Lean and strong. : WIRY
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Most attractive. : CUTEST
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Stir up. : FOMENT
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Adhesive surface. : CEMENT
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Fearless. : DARING
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Commercial event. : SALE
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"___ Do the Sum." : ICANT
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Energetic. : LIVE
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Engage. : MESH
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Plexus: Anat. : RETE
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Underground movement. : RESISTANCE
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College course, for short. : ECO
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Money. : LEGALTENDER
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Mardi gras. : CARNIVAL
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Donkey ___. : ENGINE
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Verse forms. : TRIOLETS
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Does puzzles. : SOLVES
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Caked tobacco. : DOTTLE
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High and piping, as voices. : REEDY
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Good luck symbol. : MASCOT
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Singsong. : INTONE
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Charles ___, grandfather of Charlemagne. : MARTEL
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Process of preparing mss. for publication. : EDITAL
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Station. : DEPOT
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Republic of Latin America. : PANAMA
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Crème de la crème. : ELITE
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Justifiable claim. : CASE
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"Where ___ the snows . . . " : ARE
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Important element. : NITROGEN
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Beelzebub. : SATANIST
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Minatory. : MENACING
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Lustrous. : SATINY
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Lodger. : TENANT
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Incept. : START
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Belong to a definite time in the past. : DATE
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Show anger. : FUME
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Left. : WENT
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Girls with "heavenly" names. : CELESTES
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King or queen. : FACECARD
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Handelian work. : ORATORIO
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Colliery. : MINE
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Quibble. : CAVIL
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Straightforward. : DIRECT
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Fiber plants. : SISALS
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Diplomat. : LEGATE
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Machine for ironing. : MANGLE
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Salad herb. : ENDIVE
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Took movie shots. : SCENED
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Unorthodoxy. : HERESY
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Merrymaking. : REVEL
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Opera hero. : TENOR
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Joyous tune. : LILT
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"Tell me ___, in mournful numbers . . . " : NOT

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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