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New York Times, Thursday, April 27, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,304
Across
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Meditative person. : MUSER
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Bird sounds. : COOS
10
Horace's "alas!" : EHEU
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Tarsus. : ANKLE
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Turning white. : ALBESCENT
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Indo-European. : ARYAN
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Airman's name for jet plane. : BLOWTORCH
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Large inland sea: Abbr. : MEDIT
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Device for packaging. : BALER
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Smeltery material. : ORE
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In excellent manner. : FINELY
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Featured article of trade. : LEADER
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Costume for a flunky. : LIVERY
27
The Hoosier poet. : RILEY
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Single: Comb. form. : UNI
30
The common gannet. : SOLAN
32
Book of the Apocrypha. : TOBIT
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Nomad's abode. : TENT
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Provinces of modern Greece. : NOMES
40
Wine casks. : TUNS
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Rims. : EDGES
43
Turkish soldier. : NIZAM
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Abbreviation for 42 Down. : STA
46
The boards. : STAGE
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Somewhat. : RATHER
50
Small but pugnacious person. : BANTAM
53
Modern wall decorations. : PINUPS
54
Al Jolson's real name. : ASA
55
Role in "I Pagliacci." : TONIO
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Writer Loos. : ANITA
60
Winter sport. : SKIJORING
62
Mr. Wegg of "Our Mutual Friend." : SILAS
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___ pay. : SEVERANCE
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Key's middle name. : SCOTT
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Was in debt. : OWED
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Dregs. : LEES
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China ___. : ASTER
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Correct way to address Queen Elizabeth. : MAAM
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Not cultivated. : UNREFINED
3
Aerial sport. : SKYDIVING
4
One of a well-known comedy duo. : ELAINE
5
Tenants. : RENTERS
6
Hackman. : CABBY
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Spanish jar. : OLLA
8
Old Greek coin. : OBOL
9
Author of "Black Beauty." : SEWELL
10
College course, for short. : ECO
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Ruler in the year one. : HEROD
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Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
13
Father of King Arthur. : UTHER
16
Peachtree, for one. : STREET
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French city. : LYON
25
___ St. Lawrence, Shaw's home. : AYOT
26
Stringed instrument. : LUTE
27
Bast fibre. : RAMIE
28
Character in "L'Africaine." : INEZ
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Far-reaching. : LONG
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Airman of the hinterlands. : BUSHPILOT
34
Not disposed of by will. : INTESTATE
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Romanov ruler. : TSAR
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Put to proof. : TEST
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Oriental garment. : SARI
42
Opposite of rotor. : STATOR
44
Jack Dempsey's birthplace. : MANASSA
47
Not concerned with ethical standards. : AMORAL
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Belted blouses. : TUNICS
50
___ profundo. : BASSO
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Awry. : ASKEW
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Unsophisticated. : NAIVE
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Stoke ___, scene of Gray's "Elegy." : POGES
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Highest card in a Yarborough. : NINE
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Name in early movies. : INCE
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A science: Abbr. : ASTR
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Man's nickname. : JED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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