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New York Times, Monday, April 23, 1962

Author:
Ruth M. McWhirk
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,665

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Sounder. : SANER
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Humid. : DAMP
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Deed, old style. : GEST
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Have ___ to pick. : ABONE
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Scent. : ODOR
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Fictional princess. : OZMA
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Parents of kids. : GOATS
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Prong. : TINE
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Brother, for short. : BRER
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Scene of Easter festivity. : WHITEHOUSELAWN
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Japanese porgy. : TAI
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Photographer's request. : SMILE
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Occupation. : CALLING
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Blue-pencil man. : EDITOR
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Foreign. : ALIEN
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Sharpens. : HONES
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Ex–G. I. : VET
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Jacks, in cribbage. : NOBS
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Puts to flight. : ROUTS
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J. F. K.'s brother-in-law. : PETE
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Article. : THE
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Port of Iraq. : BASRA
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Gowns seen at U. N. : SARIS
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Louisa May. : ALCOTT
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Father of Odysseus. : LAERTES
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Speaking falteringly. : ALISP
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Mouselike mammal. : BAT
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Washington theme song. : HAILTOTHECHIEF
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Ancient Syria. : ARAM
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Corner. : NOOK
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Present itself. : OCCUR
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Contemporary playwright. : INGE
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White-tailed eagle. : ERNE
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Sticky. : GLUEY
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Splendid! : GOOD
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Colors. : DYES
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Official sticker. : SEALS
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Sink or bend. : SAG
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Take ___. : ABOW
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Biblical boatwright. : NOAH
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Gives a right to. : ENTITLES
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Color anew. : RESTAIN
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Poetic verb. : DOTH
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Farewell, in Spain. : ADIOS
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Historically prominent. : MONUMENTAL
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Takes the chair. : PRESIDES
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Piece of crystal. : GOBLET
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Cornell. : EZRA
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Water bird. : SMEW
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Body of water. : TARN
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One, in Berlin. : EIN
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Where the Augean Stables were. : ELIS
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Insincere talk. : CANT
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Island greeting. : ALOHA
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Slander. : LIBEL
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"The Turn of the Screw." : GHOSTSTORY
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Public. : OVERT
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Fasten anew. : RETIE
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"___ Father . . . " : OUR
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Novel heroine. : TESS
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Distributed in fixed portions. : RATIONED
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Slightest trace. : PARTICLE
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Roll of cloth. : BOLT
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Porpoises. : SEAHOGS
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Became still. : CALMED
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Letter trio. : ABC
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Ring up. : PHONE
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British general. : HAIG
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Florence's river. : ARNO
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Emilia's spouse. : IAGO
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Supplements (with "out"). : EKES
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Where Quito is: Abbr. : ECUA
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Coal or gas. : FUEL
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Streetcar systems: Abbr. : RYS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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