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New York Times, Friday, April 13, 1962

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,655
Across
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Mower's path. : SWATH
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Construct. : REAR
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Sailor's cleaning tool. : SWAB
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African kingdom. : LIBYA
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Auto part. : AXLE
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Scorch. : CHAR
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Box ___. : ELDER
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Bugbear. : BETENOIRE
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Multiple: Abbr. : PLU
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Early labor figure. : DEBS
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Type of window. : DORMER
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19th century novelist. : TOLSTOI
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Snow ___. : TIRES
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Charge. : COST
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Wiesbaden resident. : HESSIAN
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Misbehave. : ACTUP
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___ Khan (Sir Tiger). : SHERE
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Exclamation. : CRY
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Way. : ROAD
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Trick. : FOB
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Reach. : GAIN
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State: Abbr. : ARK
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Look severe. : SCOWL
43
Mot. : SALLY
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Conductor. : MAESTRO
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River of E. Asia. : AMUR
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___ simple (pure and simple): Fr. : PURET
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Vegetable. : CABBAGE
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Harum-___. : SCARUM
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Norwegian dish of curds. : SKYR
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Greek letters. : NUS
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Bay rum. : HAIRTONIC
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They say: Fr. : ONDIT
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Normandy river. : ORNE
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___ bene. : NOTA
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Pickled pigs' feet. : SOUSE
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Flower. : POSY
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Support. : ABET
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___-Maritimes, where Nice is. : ALPES
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Dozed. : SLEPT
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___-the-wisp. : WILLO
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Turkish name. : ABDUL
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Chain for hoisting a yard. : TYE
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Style of car. : HARDTOP
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One answer to today's challenge. : RABBITSFOOT
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Signatures of a sort. : EXES
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Elevation: Abbr. : ALT
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Sounding more like an oboe. : REEDIER
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A large number. : SCORES
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Capricious. : WHIMSICAL
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Swiss river. : AARE
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___ Rabbit. : BRER
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European language. : NORSE
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Aurora's counterpart. : EOS
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Wind-driven clouds. : SCUD
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Poe's 18 Across. : THEBLACKCAT
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Seed coating. : ARIL
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Gotham address: Abbr. : NYNY
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Ancient Syria. : ARAM
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Girl's name meaning "maiden." : CORA
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Use great care. : TAKEPAINS
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To what effect. : HOW
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Style of dress. : GARB
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Swagger. : STRUT
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Fine violin. : CREMONA
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Confidentially: Lat. : SUBROSA
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Carriage. : SURREY
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Spring time. : MAY
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Words indicating a price range. : ANDUP
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Semblance. : GUISE
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Kefauver. : ESTES
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Market. : SHOP
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Verdi's "___ Nome." : CARO
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Scene. : SITE
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Hill of San Francisco. : NOB
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___. pros. : NOL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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