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New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 1962

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,617
Across
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Conspirator against Caesar. : CASCA
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Sacred beetle. : SCARAB
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Teachers. : MENTORS
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Of a subject. : TOPICAL
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Scene of cease-fire accord. : ALGERIA
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Texas city. : ABILENE
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Cut of meat. : STEAK
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Conjunction. : NOR
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Oriental inn. : SERAI
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Place where money is kept. : TILL
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Baffled. : STUCK
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One of the Boones. : DANL
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School subject: Abbr. : SCI
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Detested. : LOATHED
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Chinese pagoda. : TAA
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Backs of necks. : SCRUFFS
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Nuzzles. : NOSES
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Penny ___. : ANTE
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Type of tire: Abbr. : PNEU
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Memorable diva. : PATTI
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Noblewoman. : PEERESS
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Hilarious. : MAD
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Boxer's aides. : SECONDS
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Triangle side. : LEG
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Norway's king. : OLAV
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Juicy. : SAPPY
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Costa ___. : RICA
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Titled women. : DAMES
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Teachers' group. : NEA
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Vehicle. : SEDAN
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Musical instrument. : OCARINA
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Principal. : LEADING
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Mythical being. : CENTAUR
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Men of learning. : SAVANTS
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Describing some grasses. : STEMMY
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Hammer's partner. : TONGS
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Boston basketballers. : CELTICS
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Saintly. : ANGELIC
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Purloin. : STEAL
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Irish county. : CORK
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Hero of "Exodus." : ARI
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Foodstuff. : STARCH
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Male swan. : COB
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Honeybee genus. : APIS
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Vexed: Colloq. : RILED
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Having needlelike leaves. : ACERATE
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Fruits. : BANANAS
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Poles. : MASTS
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Historic trail town. : SANTAFE
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Girl's name meaning "night." : LEILA
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Baseball events. : OUTS
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Sentimentalists. : SOFTIES
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Prominent Democrat. : KENNEDY
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Thespian pair. : LUNTS
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Active ones. : DOERS
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Rodent. : RAT
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Pay court to. : SUE
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Correspondents. : PENPALS
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Fine abodes. : PALACES
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Unyielding. : ADAMANT
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English poet. : POPE
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Winter sport. : SLIDING
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Intersecting lines. : SECANTS
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California Indian. : MODOC
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___ Islands. : CANARY
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Squads or shifts. : GANGS
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Green: Fr. : VERTE
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Fortification. : REDAN
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Asian gulf. : SIAM
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Solomon island. : SAVO
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O. T. book: Abbr. : NUM
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Have tea. : EAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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