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New York Times, Friday, March 31, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,277
Across
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Year when Dante was 35. : MCCC
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Pet sounds. : MEOWS
10
Oriental nurse. : AMAH
14
Humorous slang suffix. : EROO
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Storage spot. : ATTIC
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Asiatic desert. : GOBI
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Important region of Europe. : SAAR
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Zero Mostel vehicle. : RHINOCEROS
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A seaboard. : ATLANTIC
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Came to an end. : RANOUT
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Secular. : LAIC
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Zone. : BELT
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Vaunt. : BOAST
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Moderates. : SLACKSOFF
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To be sure. : INDEED
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Slayer of Castor. : IDAS
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College in Cedar Rapids. : COE
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Arizona river. : GILA
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Lazy one. : IDLER
40
Rodent of South America. : PACA
41
Where Panjim is. : GOA
42
Eurasian border river. : URAL
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Polk's Vice President. : DALLAS
45
Giggled. : SNICKERED
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Began a new hand. : DEALT
49
Coach for hire. : HACK
50
Former P. M., M. P. : EDEN
52
Box score item. : ASSIST
55
Fastidiously. : DAINTILY
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Best seller by Lampedusa. : THELEOPARD
61
Hipbones. : ILIA
62
Invalid. : NULL
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Ballet by Agnes de Mille. : RODEO
64
Esau's father-in-law. : ELON
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But. : ONLY
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Threescore and ten, perhaps. : YEARS
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Subsided. : SANK
Down
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Picturesque tableland. : MESA
2
Suffix used with auto, demo, etc. : CRAT
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Bituminous ___. : COAL
4
Arm of the Pacific, E. of Australia. : CORALSEA
5
Cuban poet and patriot (1853-95). : MARTI
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Subject in philosophy. : ETHICS
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Connected with the ear. : OTIC
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Acquire. : WIN
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Yankee Stadium item. : SCORECARD
10
Certain business men. : AGENTS
11
Filipino. : MORO
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Eastern name. : ABOU
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Listen! : HIST
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Uses oakum. : CALKS
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Man's nickname. : NATE
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Commanded. : BADE
25
Noted English-American organist. : BIGGS
26
Flavoring in soubise sauce. : ONION
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U. N. name. : ADLAI
29
French textile city. : LILLE
30
Florida citrus city. : OCALA
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Kind of point. : FOCAL
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Famine's antithesis. : FEAST
34
Book with numbers of numbers. : DIRECTORY
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New Giant skipper. : DARK
40
Supplies in abundance. : PLENTIES
42
Decree. : UKASE
44
Part of Arabia. : ADEN
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A bit cool. : CHILLY
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More esteemed. : DEARER
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Pranks: Colloq. : DIDOS
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Hydrogen's is 1: Abbr. : ATNO
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Avoid consistently. : SHUN
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Persuade: Colloq. : SELL
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Tot's word. : DADA
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"Dies irae, dies ___ ... " : ILLA
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Winged animal of Venice. : LION
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Nickname for a G. I. : YANK
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He wrote "Israfel." : POE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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