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New York Times, Thursday, April 13, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,290
Across
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Botheration. : FUSS
5
Man in white. : CHEF
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Piece of furniture. : SOFA
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Urge on. : ABET
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City near Mauna Loa. : HILO
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Light color. : IVORY
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Subject of an opera by Handel. : NERO
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___ cry (a long way). : AFAR
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Comprehensive. : LARGE
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End. : GRANDFINALE
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___-de-sac. : CUL
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Center. : EYE
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Excessively refined. : GENTEEL
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Famous Chief Justice. : CHASE
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Laundry aid. : BLEACH
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Summer month in Paris. : AOUT
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Through: Prefix. : DIA
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Whinnies. : NEIGHS
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Equally. : BOTH
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Beautiful bird. : EGRET
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Father of Japheth. : NOAH
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Supplies. : STORES
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Sticky stuff. : GOO
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Bitter nut. : KOLA
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Prayer. : ORISON
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Bring to completion. : RIPEN
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Shallow bay of E. England. : THEWASH
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His: Fr. : SON
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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Decoy. : STOOLPIGEON
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Western capital. : SALEM
62
Chill. : AGUE
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Footprint or fingerprint. : CLUE
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In ___ quo. : STATU
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Easternmost river of Siberia. : LENA
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Early name of Nisan. : ABIB
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Colors. : HUES
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Try to acquire. : SEEK
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Coin of Cuba. : PESO
Down
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Bullying magistrate in "Oliver Twist." : FANG
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Above: Ger. : UBER
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Laboratory fluids. : SERA
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Short distance. : STONESTHROW
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Irk. : CHAFE
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Companion of stereo. : HIFI
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Enthusiasm. : ELAN
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Search for provisions. : FORAGE
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Library sign. : SILENCE
10
Eggs: Lat. : OVA
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Moral strength. : FORCE
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Discuss. : ARGUE
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Stadium sound. : YELL
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Henna. : DYE
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Rough shelter. : LEANTO
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Figuratively, a mood of reflection. : THINKINGCAP
27
Hansoms. : CABS
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Bird sound. : HOOT
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Bus: Colloq. : AUTO
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Of importance. : BIG
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Slow and stately, in music. : LARGO
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Companion of cease. : DESIST
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Gelett Burgess creature. : GOOP
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"The Man Without a Country" author. : HALE
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Member of a Mongoloid tribe. : SHAN
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Time division. : EON
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Dutch humanist. : ERASMUS
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Schools of fish. : SHOALS
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King: Fr. : ROI
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Turn's partner. : TOSS
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Moor. : HEATH
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German name of Eger, Hungary. : ERLAU
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Command to a dog. : SPEAK
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Cyma recta or reversa. : OGEE
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Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
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Dresden's river. : ELBE
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Affirmatives of a sort. : OUIS
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Biblical mountain. : NEBO
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See 32 Across. : ETE

Answer summary: 3 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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