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New York Times, Wednesday, March 7, 1962

38-Down : Dry goods dealer.

Author:
Lee Koch
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,618
Across
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Flavors. : SALTS
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Flower. : CROCUS
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Discerning. : SAPIENT
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Sympathetic. : HUMANE
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Man or monkey. : PRIMATE
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City on an island in San Francisco Bay. : ALAMEDA
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Waiter's concern. : ORDER
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Person who keeps to himself. : LONER
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Historic air group. : RAF
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___ the mark. : TOED
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Plods. : SLOGS
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Article of apparel. : BELT
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Son of Odin. : TYR
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Fill with wonder. : AMAZE
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Dickens heroine. : LUCIE
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Scenic area in the Sierra Nevada. : YOSEMITE
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Shrew or spitfire. : TARTAR
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Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
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Victuals. : EATS
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Military command. : ATEASE
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Everybody. : ALLHANDS
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Coarse cloth for towels. : CRASH
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Move furtively. : SIDLE
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Remnant of food. : ORT
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Slope upward. : RISE
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Harass. : ANNOY
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Chinese gelatin. : AGAR
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Newt. : EFT
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Cleanse. : SCOUR
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In a state of wonder. : AGAPE
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Surprise success item. : SLEEPER
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Los ___. : ANGELES
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Wandering. : ERRANT
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TV concomitants. : DINNERS
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Traps. : SNARES
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Newspaper items. : OBITS
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Frying pans. : SPIDERS
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Directed (at). : AIMED
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Cordelia's father. : LEAR
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Explosive. : TNT
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Starlike. : STELLATE
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Fresh outfit. : CHANGE
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Directions. : RULES
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___ N. Bradley. : OMAR
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Rotating machine part. : CAM
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Bowing down. : UNERECT
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City in central Missouri. : SEDALIA
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Irregular. : SPOTTY
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Watercourse. : ARROYO
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In honor of. : AFTER
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Soft mud. : OOZE
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Bestow approval (on). : SMILE
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Sac, in anatomy. : BURSA
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Christian sect. : AMISH
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Carpenter's machine. : LATHE
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Cancel. : ERASE
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Score. : TALLY
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California in 1848. : ELDORADO
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Lands. : ACRES
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Bagatelles. : TRIFLES
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Oriental. : EASTERN
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Japanese aborigine. : AINU
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Name of two cities on Arizona-Mexico border. : NOGALES
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Dry goods dealer. : DRAPER
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Emphasize. : STRESS
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Loud laughs. : SNORTS
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Suffix in chemistry. : ACENE
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Emissary. : AGENT
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Coast Guard member. : SPAR
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Vedic fire god. : AGNI
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Age. : ERA
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Bill. : NIB

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

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