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New York Times, Thursday, April 6, 1961

12-Across : Escape.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,283
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At ___ (puzzled). : ALOSS
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Colorado Springs cadets. : FLIERS
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Escape. : GETAWAY
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Opening. : OUTLET
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Of annual duration. : ALLYEAR
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Members of the Iroquois Confederacy. : ONEIDAS
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Alkaline solution. : LYE
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Vagrant. : DRIFTER
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Ignited. : LIT
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"___ can you see ... " : OSAY
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Work for. : EARN
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Irish variant of John. : SHANE
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Mexican dollars. : PESOS
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Innovationists. : NEOS
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Once more. : ANEW
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Arrangements. : SETUPS
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Pressure cookers. : STEAMERS
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Part of the clutter in an ashtray. : MATCHENDS
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Small sweet cake. : MACAROON
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Unwanted: Fr. : DETROP
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___ Petrosky Skivar. : IVAN
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Troubles. : WOES
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Shad-fishing gear. : SEINE
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : TESSA
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World War II craft. : LSTS
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Sweetbrier. : ROSE
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Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
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Phenomena at eventide. : SUNSETS
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Saw (wood) along the grain. : RIP
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Conjecture. : SURMISE
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Nautical term. : LEETIDE
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Musical exercises. : ETUDES
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Type of train. : LIMITED
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Creator of Lord Peter Wimsey. : SAYERS
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Soul: Lat. : ANIMA
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To a certain degree. : ATLEAST
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Nonprofessional. : LAY
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Was beholden to. : OWED
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Baltic island of Estonia. : SAARE
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Levantine. : SYRIAN
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Terminal comment. : FOOTNOTE
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Clair de ___ (moonlight): Fr. : LUNE
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Roman roads. : ITERS
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Inventor Whitney. : ELI
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Esophagus: Colloq. : REDLANE
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Coloring specialist. : STAINER
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Lively French dances. : GALOPS
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Palace of French Presidents. : ELYSEE
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Hodgepodges. : STEWS
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Invigorating quality. : FRESHNESS
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Composer of "Tea for Two." : YOUMANS
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Ratlike animal with cheek pouches. : HAMSTER
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Box. : SPAR
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Enable to attend. : SEND
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Pack. : STOW
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Fruit drinks, for short. : ADES
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Composure. : COOLNESS
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Tiny creatures. : MITES
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Ways of approach. : AVENUES
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City near Naples. : CASERTA
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Early musical on film. : RIORITA
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In position for play, in football, hockey, etc. : ONSIDE
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Took a hasty look. : PEEPED
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Lady of Swift's "Journal." : STELLA
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Away. : ASIDE
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Toby's relative. : STEIN
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Employer. : USER
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Not fully: Prefix. : SEMI
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Very: Span. : MUY
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Young Cratchit. : TIM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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