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New York Times, Saturday, March 25, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,271

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Across
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School. : SECT
5
Army man: Abbr. : CAPT
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Dot. : SPECK
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Swanny river. : AVON
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Coppermine town near Caracas. : AROA
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Romantic craft. : CANOE
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Season opener. : FIRSTBALL
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Small and insignificant: Slang. : DINKY
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Shoe leather. : ELK
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Typewriter part. : ROLLER
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De Rivoli, de la Paix, etc. : RUES
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Man with a burr. : SCOT
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Indian wheelless trailer. : TRAVOIS
28
Scene in "My Fair Lady." : ASCOT
30
Dominant central mountain ridge. : MASSIF
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School ___. : MARM
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Les Bains or la Chapelle. : AIX
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Wheedle. : CAJOLE
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Bridge openers. : ONEBIDS
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Talk. : PALAVER
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Do electrical repairs. : REWIRE
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Princely nickname. : HAL
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Of the whale. : CETI
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Small boy: Brit. colloq. : NIPPER
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Rubber city. : AKRON
46
On the seaboard. : COASTAL
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Formerly: Archaic. : ERST
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Young animal. : COLT
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Star: Lat. : STELLA
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Crier of "Play ball!" : UMP
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Gluck's "Iphigenia in ___." : AULIS
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Administration opener. : INAUGURAL
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Beforehand. : PRIOR
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Fragrant ointment. : NARD
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Character in a Verne tale. : NEMO
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Girl in a pool. : STENO
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Existence: Lat. : ESSE
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Kind of car. : USED
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Repository for jewels. : SAFE
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Kind of eye. : EVIL
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Bottle opener. : CORKSCREW
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Weights: Abbr. : TNS
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Lodge's relative. : CABOT
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Asian sea. : ARAL
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Old Southern custom. : POLLTAX
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Former silver coins of Germany. : TALERS
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Science degree. : SCD
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Poker opener. : PAIROFJACKS
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Weltschmerz. : ENNUI
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Kinds of coal. : COKES
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Door openers. : KEYS
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Gait. : TROT
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Scalawag. : RASCAL
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1-Down opener. : COMBINATION
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Small bottle. : VIAL
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Cupid. : AMOR
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Kind of nuclear policy. : SANE
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Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
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Experts. : ADEPTS
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Musical show opener. : OVERTURES
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Apollo's mother. : LETO
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Leprechaun land. : ERIN
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Garden flower. : IRIS
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Golf term. : PAR
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Namesakes of "All's Well" heroine. : HELENAS
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Rich surface appearance: Var. : PATINE
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First of a Kipling trio. : ARAG
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"Oyez!" opens it. : COURT
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Kukla's friend. : OLLIE
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Baffle. : ELUDE
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Ammunition of a sort. : CAPS
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Norse name. : LARS
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Fictional aunt. : MAME
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Work doggedly. : PLOD
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Theatre sign. : SRO
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Burmese statesman. : UNU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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