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New York Times, Monday, March 27, 1961

52-Across : Become ardently interested: Colloq.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,273
Across
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Diplomats: Abbr. : AMBS
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Black pottery by Wedgwood. : BASALT
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Life principle. : SPIRIT
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Romeo and Juliet. : ELOPERS
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Lament. : DEPLORE
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Goldfish of a fancy breed. : FANTAIL
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Audience. : EAR
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Breaks apart. : SUNDERS
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Enemy. : FOE
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Sour. : ACID
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Evening prayer reading. : PSALM
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Sound. : HALE
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Flowering shrubs. : ROSES
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Lotion ingredient. : OIL
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Desert region in Israel. : NEGEV
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Sportswear. : SWEATERS
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Paris police. : SURETE
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Cooling devices. : FANS
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Chews for the bovine set. : CUDS
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___ Islands, former name of the Bermudas. : SOMERS
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Cells, as in the Château d'If. : DUNGEONS
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Across: Prefix. : TRANS
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Nominal value. : PAR
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Jostle. : ELBOW
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Poems to be chanted. : ODES
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City near Montpelier, Vermont. : BARRE
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In law, a wife. : FEME
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Force: Lat. : VIS
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Biased. : PARTIAL
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Cover. : LID
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Become ardently interested: Colloq. : ENTHUSE
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Heroine of Scott novel, "The Betrothed." : EVELINE
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Moslem. : SARACEN
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Change or amend. : REVISE
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At the nadir. : LOWEST
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Symbol of smoothness. : SILK
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Inform. : APPRISE
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Unit of length. : MIL
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Family members, in firm names. : BROS
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Sugar solution. : SIRUP
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Came to pass. : BEFELL
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Warning. : ALARM
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Offspring. : SONS
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Quick to learn. : APT
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Foliage. : LEAFAGE
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Eight-line stanza. : TRIOLET
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Large aquatic mammal. : SEACOW
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Muscles. : TENSORS
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Place for a brassard. : SLEEVE
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Darlings. : DEARS
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Speaker's place. : DAIS
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Drowns out. : DEAFENS
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Pronoun used as an intensive. : HERSELF
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Members of galactic clusters. : STARS
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Jog. : NUDGE
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Center of our universe. : SUN
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Partner of Ives. : CURRIER
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Heating devices. : STOVES
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Indicating succession. : ORDINAL
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Conductor. : MAESTRO
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Short, tapering seam. : DART
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Four-sided monolithic pillar. : OBELISK
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By name: Lat. : NOMINE
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Rutabaga. : SWEDE
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Member of P. T. A. : PARENT
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Foundations. : BASES
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Feature of a bungalow. : EAVES
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Dark brown. : PUCE
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Son of Jacob. : LEVI
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Fruit of the hawthorn. : HAW
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"Sweetest ___ feller ... " : LIL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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