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New York Times, Tuesday, March 7, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,253
Across
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Asterisk. : STAR
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Animated. : CRISP
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Young animal. : FAWN
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English composer. : ARNE
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French composer. : RAVEL
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Bitter herb. : ALOE
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A case of "gunpowder treason and plot." : CONSPIRACY
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Hearty dish. : STEW
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Invoice. : STATEMENT
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Paul Morphy's game. : CHESS
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Soothsayer. : SEER
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Couple. : PAIR
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Sum: Abbr. : AMT
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Foray. : RAID
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___ best (in excellent form). : ATONES
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Memorable opera star. : BORI
34
Reward system in politics. : PATRONAGE
36
Island in Galway Bay. : ARAN
37
Lapwing. : PEWIT
38
Raison d'___. : ETRE
39
Acknowledged. : CONFESSED
41
Document under seal. : DEED
42
Property. : ASSETS
43
One's own welfare. : SELF
46
Pen. : STY
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Campus group. : FRAT
48
Ash or yew. : WOOD
50
Defense unit. : FLEET
52
Shortcomings. : DRAWBACKS
57
Forsaken. : LORN
58
Member of a religious group. : PROTESTANT
59
Scotsman's name. : ALEC
60
Sports official. : TIMER
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Edward Murrow's concern. : USIA
62
Merriment. : GLEE
63
Boxes. : SPARS
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Book of the New Testament: Abbr. : MATT
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Indians. : SACS
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Horse's gait. : TROT
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Role in "The King and I." : ANNA
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Musical symbols. : RESTS
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Site of the Battle of Balaklava. : CRIMEA
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Peaches of a certain variety. : RARERIPES
7
Dmitri's brother. : IVAN
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Following. : SECT
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A single thickness. : PLY
10
Shaped. : FASHIONED
11
Seconds at political convention. : ALTERNATES
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Troubles. : WOES
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Popular TV program. : NEWS
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Ibsen hero. : PEER
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Roman censor of Punic War days. : CATO
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Share. : PART
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Manila hemp. : ABACA
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Philippine natives. : MOROS
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Grantee. : TRANSFEREE
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Vice President 1925–29. : DAWES
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Plumed bird. : EGRET
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Out at elbows. : SEEDY
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Logical conclusion. : INFERENCE
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The eastern part of Virginia. : TIDEWATER
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Attention-getting sound. : PSST
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Coup d'___. : ETAT
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Certain train accommodations. : LOWERS
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Watch ornaments. : FOBS
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Fact. : DATUM
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Blue flower. : FLAG
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Droop. : LOLL
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Trickle. : DRIP
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City of the Corso. : ROMA
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House: Span. : CASA
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Interlock. : KNIT
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Office copy, for short. : STAT
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Liquid measures: Abbr. : PTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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