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New York Times, Wednesday, April 27, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,939
Across
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Dark bluish-red. : PLUM
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Arcturus. : STAR
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Become. : GROW
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Hebrides island. : IONA
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Variety. : STYLE
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To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Emblem of abundance. : CORNUCOPIA
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"Green Gables" girl. : ANNE
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Imperfection in a board. : KNOTHOLE
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Took a chance. : RISKED
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Where Valletta is. : MALTA
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Ham's companion. : EGGS
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Besides: Prefix. : PARA
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Young ladies from Bonn. : FRAULEINS
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Former Straits Settlement. : PENANG
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He was "all over like a hairy garment." : ESAU
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In no degree. : NOT
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Science of guns: Abbr. : ARTY
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Better skilled. : ABLER
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American Indian. : OTOE
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Edward ___. : VII
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Turn around a pivot. : SLUE
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Strip (of). : DIVEST
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Tyll Eulenspiegel's activities. : ESCAPADES
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"___ Mable." : DERE
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Bugle call. : TAPS
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Hebrew measures. : OMERS
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Persian god of light. : MITHRA
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Famous Egyptologist. : BREASTED
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Land measures. : ACRE
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300-mi.-long lake in Northwest Territories. : GREATSLAVE
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Enter. : GOIN
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Bizarre. : OUTRE
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Auricular. : OTIC
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Log hut of Russian peasant. : ISBA
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Captain Hook's aide. : SMEE
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What "sennight" means. : WEEK
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Tool. : PICK
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Bird. : LOON
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Lacking in sentiment. : UNROMANTIC
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Huge tropical fish. : MANTARAY
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King of Norway, 1016–28. : STOLAF
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Roman, for one. : TYPE
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Indian name. : ALI
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Military force. : REARGUARD
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Perfume center of France. : GRASSE
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Sports arena. : RINK
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River of France. : ORNE
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Devil's-paintbrush, for one. : WEED
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Caledonian. : SCOT
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Polish dancer. : UHLAN
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Innuit's home. : IGLU
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Relaxation. : EASE
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Elfin beings. : PERIS
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Signature of a famous general. : RELEE
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Part of I. C. C. : INTERSTATE
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Loop formed by a slip knot. : NOOSE
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Proofreader's direction. : STET
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Do road work. : PAVE
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Pacific islands, off Ecuador. : GALAPAGOS
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Signs of spring. : BUDS
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Taking more time than necessary. : OVERSLOW
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Yard. : SPAR
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Opinions. : IDEAS
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Minerva. : ATHENA
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"And what is ___ . . . " : SORARE
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Portion (out). : METE
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Wise men of old. : MAGI
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Twenty: Comb. form. : ICOS
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Stream flowing into a river: Abbr. : TRIB
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___ noire. : BETE
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Girl's nickname. : EVIE
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Seventh word of "Casablanca." : DECK
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Card game. : RUM

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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