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New York Times, Saturday, April 30, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across
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Narrow groove. : STRIA
6
Concurs. : ASSENTS
13
Fall between two ___. : STOOLS
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Drive into the open. : SMOKEOUT
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Appear unexpectedly. : CROPUP
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___ State. : LONESTAR
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Beyond the Styx. : HADES
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Card game. : LOO
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Satisfy. : SLAKE
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Minerva's birds. : OWLS
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Baptismal vessels. : FONTS
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___ mavourneen. : ERIN
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Cockney's dwelling. : OME
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Valiant, humorously. : DOUGHTY
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As well as. : AND
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Animal used in heraldry. : LEOPARD
31
Minestrone. : SOUP
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Nap: Colloq. : SNOOZE
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Embraces. : CLASPS
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Musician's stand. : DESK
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Roughly outlined. : SKETCHY
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Penrod's pal. : SAM
44
Mews. : STABLES
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Man's name: Abbr. : HAR
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Pitfall. : TRAP
49
Remained resolute. : STOOD
50
Short for a girl's name. : TONI
51
Something old. : RELIC
53
Surprised exclamation. : YOW
54
Flora and fauna. : BIOTA
55
Ingredients for cordials. : ANISEEDS
57
Flag. : PENNON
58
French sleeping car. : WAGONLIT
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Bejewels. : ENGEMS
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Groups of nine. : ENNEADS
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Noblemen. : PEERS
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Very unimportant persons. : STRAWMEN
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Casual farewell. : TOODLEOO
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Marlines. : ROPES
4
Grandfather of Priam. : ILUS
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Ophidian. : ASP
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___ as (since). : ASLONG
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Polishes. : SMOOTHS
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Descendant. : SON
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___ out (adds something missing to). : EKES
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Village near Amiens. : NESLE
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New Zealand tree, the mahogany pine. : TOTARA
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Sudanese port on Red Sea. : SUAKIN
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Cultural institutions. : SCHOOLS
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Tendency. : TREND
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Stentorian. : LOUD
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Natural resources. : FORESTS
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Put in a supply of. : STOCKED
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Bewilders. : DAZES
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Yearly seasons. : YULES
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Seedcase. : POD
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Timely. : PAT
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Prairie ___. : SCHOONER
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Apparitions. : PHANTOMS
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Levantines. : SYRIANS
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Stridulant insect. : KATYDID
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Not interesting. : SLOW
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Hat material. : STRAW
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Roman scenes of contest. : ARENAE
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Traduce. : MALIGN
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Increases: Colloq. : BOOSTS
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River in the Garden of Eden. : PISON
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Color slightly. : TINGE
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Geological period: Comb. form. : CENE
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Molto ___. : BENE
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Early musical syllable. : ELA
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Zing. : PEP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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