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FAMOUS FOOLERIES

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 1962

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 160, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 659 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 37
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,643
Across
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Holy person: Sp. : SAN
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Bow: It. : ARCO
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Branching out. : RADIAL
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Restrictive legislation: Colloq. : GAGLAWS
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Hispanic huzza. : OLE
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"Super-spy" who hoaxed his biographer. : GEORGEDUPRE
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Prohibited. : ILLICIT
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Mythical spring. : FOUNTAINOFYOUTH
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Cornered. : UPATREE
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Works of an Italian muralist. : TURAS
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Become passé. : GOOUT
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Neophytes. : TYROS
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Term in geology. : STOSS
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Many popes. : LEOS
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
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Eat. : SUP
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Headlands. : NESSES
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In jeopardy. : ATSTAKE
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Literary hoaxer of Ossian's poems. : JAMESMACPHERSON
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Noun suffix. : ITE
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Prussian astronomer. : BESSEL
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Know ___ (know details, tricks, etc.). : THEROPES
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Congou. : TEA
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Hope for. : DESIRE
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Changed a title. : RENAMED
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"Pinafore." : SHIP
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Faux pas. : GAFFE
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Extempore. : ADLIB
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Coal and oil. : FUELS
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He painted "original Vermeers." : VANMEEGEREN
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Mogul VIP. : NABOB
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Reminder. : MEMO
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Fastens again. : RELACES
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Sweetbrier. : EGLANTINE
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Not tested. : UNTRIED
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Theatrically. : STAGILY
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Shiny fabrics. : SATINES
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Warn wrongly. : MISADVISE
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Civil wrongs. : DELICTA
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Gait. : TROT
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"For he might have ___ Roosian ... " : BEENA
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Inventor of robot chess player. : VONKEMPELEN
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Fur. : SABLE
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Legal phrase. : ANDOR
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Powhatan's son-in-law. : ROLFE
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Before: Lat. : PRAE
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Millet painting. : ANGELUS
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Soak: Dial. : SOG
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Region of France. : ALSACE
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Top: Prefix. : ACR
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Softening device. : MODULANT
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Clio's sister. : URANIA
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Crew man, for short. : COX
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Fake statue of 1869. : THECARDIFFGIANT
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Contestant. : ENTRANT
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Secure. : FASTEN
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Postal abbr. : RFD
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Stake. : BET
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French river. : AUDE
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Faulty. : AMISS
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Rhythm. : METRE
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Ponzi's forte. : FRAUD
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Enlarge. : WIDEN
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Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
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He wrote "original plays" by Shakespeare. : WILLIAMHIRELAND
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Number. : INTEGER
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He started a "Martian invasion." : ORSONWELLES
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Mao ___-tung. : TSE
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Sculptor of fake Etruscan statue. : DOSSENA
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Feathery polyp. : SEAPEN
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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Poetic contraction. : EER
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Having loose strands, as rope. : SOFTLAID
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Lark: Fr. : ALOUETTE
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Personality problems. : NEUROSES
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Deputies: Abbr. : AGTS
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Branch of Dept. of Agriculture. : REA
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Projecting corners. : COIGNES
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Whether ___. : ORNOT
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Naysays. : REFUSALS
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Sanctum. : ADYTUM
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Two musicians. : DUO
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"When ___ out to sea." : IPUT
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Bohemian. : ARTY
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Annealing oven. : LEHR
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Cagliostro's real name. : GIUSEPPEBALSAMO
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Mountain. : ALP
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Spectacles. : GLASSES
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Debris. : LITTER
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___-board. : ACROSSTHE
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Alphabet letters. : WIES
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Jeanne and others: Abbr. : STES
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Sticky stuff. : GOO
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Famous cartoonist. : NAST
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Approach. : ONCOMING
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Actor Dennis ___. : OKEEFE
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Tchaikovsky. : PETR
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Hut. : SHED
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Father of Isaac. : ABRAM
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Black onyx. : JET
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African tree. : SHEA
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Repair. : MEND
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Asian sea. : ARAL
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Eye: Fr. : OEIL
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Dozes. : NAPS
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Beleaguerment. : SIEGE
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Easily overlooked. : IGNORABLE
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English words on foreign films. : SUBTITLES
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"The Great Imposter." : FERDINANDDEMARA
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Set of type. : FONT
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Word from Caesar. : VENI
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Sums: Abbr. : AMTS
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Other. : ELSE
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Hair-do item. : RAT
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Modified plant. : ECAD
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Part of Israel. : NEGEV
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Lambish comment. : BAA
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Silent. : MUM
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Rocket launching pit. : SILO
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Jan van ___, Flemish painter. : EYCK
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Concerning. : INRE
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Gas. : NEON
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Id ___. : EST
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___ fixe. : IDEE
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Important night. : EVE
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___ Yutang. : LIN
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Optimistic. : SANGUINE
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Backs of animals. : TERGA
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Protest. : PLAINT
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Key of "Emperor Concerto." : EFLAT
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Quarrel. : SPAT
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Chief. : ARCH
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Fighter's weapons before 1866. : BAREFISTS
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Dutch pottery. : DELF
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Patron saint of Norway. : OLAF
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Ladder step. : RUNG
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Artery: Prefix. : AORT
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To-do. : STIR
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Attracted by light. : SUNDRAWN
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Food scrap. : ORT
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Tailless. : ACAUDATE
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Abridge. : CONDENSE
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Substance added as a diluent. : EXTENDER
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Rubdown. : MASSAGE
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Of necessity. : NEEDILY
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Social groups. : CASTES
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Relative by marriage. : AFFINE
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Fence. : RAIL
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Inlaid designs. : BUHLS
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Centrally located. : AMID
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___ War. : MANO
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Pairs. : TWOS
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Laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Wagnerian heroine. : ELSA
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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Zephyr's realm. : WEST
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___ Nevis. : BEN
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Cut off. : LOP
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Home: Abbr. : RES

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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