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New York Times, Wednesday, April 4, 1962

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,646
Across
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Mother of Castor and Pollux. : LEDA
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Vessel. : SLOOP
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Closed. : SHUT
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Gelatin from seaweed. : AGAR
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Sweetmeat. : TAFFY
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Sound. : SANE
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Coterie. : CIRCLEOFFRIENDS
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Blots. : STAINS
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Barrel. : KEG
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Period. : DOT
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Recent: Prefix. : NEO
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Pere Marquette. : JESUIT
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Muffled. : MUTED
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Surprised exclamation. : HEY
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Island. : ATOLL
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Tree. : ASH
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Dickens. : BOZ
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Traffic sign. : ONEWAY
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Life of ups and downs. : CHECKEREDCAREER
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Cliff-top homes. : AERIES
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Stake. : BET
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Early Roman date. : LVI
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Turn or twist. : WREST
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Of small number. : FEW
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League: Abbr. : ASSOC
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Describing some music. : ATONAL
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Commerce group. : ICC
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Judge: Abbr. : REF
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Mister's relative. : SIR
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New York lake. : ONEIDA
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Facing a time of decision. : ATTHECROSSROADS
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Not literal. : FREE
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Guild. : HANSE
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State: Abbr. : NDAK
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Period. : TERM
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Regale. : TREAT
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Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
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Fond du ___. : LAC
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Protection. : EGIS
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Missile. : DART
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Secret. : ARCANE
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Office worker, for short. : STENO
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Asiatic country. : LAOS
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On the way. : OFF
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Incongruous. : OFFKEY
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Combustible heaps. : PYRES
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Compass point. : SSE
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Linens. : HANDTOWELS
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Loosen. : UNDO
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School chore. : TEST
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Prevaricated. : LIED
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T. Williams play, for short. : IGUANA
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Wife of Ahab. : JEZEBEL
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Road, Roman style. : ITER
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Tropical bird. : MACAW
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Initiate. : USHER
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Subsequently. : THEREAFTER
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Opposite of vert. : HOR
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Left: Prefix. : LAEVO
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Poem. : LYRIC
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Egyptian god. : BES
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Month: Abbr. : OCT
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Primitive tomb. : CIST
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Fruit sugar. : KETOSE
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Moisture. : DEW
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Famous octogenarian. : FARRAR
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Maple genus. : ACER
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Descendants. : SCIONS
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Not: Ger. : NICHT
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Top part of a double boiler. : INSET
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Float. : RAFT
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Mountain in Thessaly. : OSSA
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Miami's county. : DADE
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George Eliot hero. : ADAM
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Sound of doubt. : HEM
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Individual. : ONE
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Water ___. : SKI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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