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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, April 8, 1962

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 69, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 531 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,650
Across
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Temples: Poet. : FANES
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Where Simferopol is. : CRIMEA
12
Patron of Venice. : STMARK
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Ireland personified. : IRENA
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Go back (to). : REVERT
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Man in ___. : THEMOON
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Administration in the news. : CIVILDEFENSE
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Musical composition. : ORATORIO
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Worked in the garden. : HOED
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Turnpike: Abbr. : RTE
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Chevrotains. : DEERLETS
30
Age. : EON
31
Soldiers in the news: Abbr. : USR
32
Passage. : DOOR
33
Waves: Sp. : OLAS
34
Innocent one. : BABE
35
Assembly. : SESSION
37
Made small quick profits. : SCALPED
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Style. : GENRE
42
City in Rumania. : ARAD
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Class of organic alkaloids. : PTOMAIN
44
Part of an airfield. : RUNWAY
45
True. : LOYAL
47
Vacation spot. : SEASIDE
48
Unit of land measure. : CENTARE
49
CPA: Abbr. : AUD
50
Bright and shining. : SUNLIT
51
Costar with John Drew. : REHAN
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Root: Abbr. : RAD
54
Snip off. : SCISSOR
57
___ much as. : INAS
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Outer edge. : LIMIT
61
Part of our defense system. : THEDEWLINE
63
Geographic designations. : PLACENAMES
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Black buck. : SASIN
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"Your Majesty." : SIRE
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"Whether small ___ . . . " : ORGREAT
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Certain frequencies: Abbr. : AFS
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Rewards: Poet. : MEEDS
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Important workers. : MINERS
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Presidential initials. : DDE
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Current. : POPULAR
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Loving. : AMATORY
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Current craze. : TWIST
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Beyond: Prefix. : PRETER
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Old ___. : STAGERS
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Nile denizen, for short. : CROC
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Sublease. : RELET
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Flower. : TEAROSE
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Exclusive structure. : THEWALL
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Founder of Troy. : ILUS
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Port on the Orne. : CAEN
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England's queen, 1910–26. : MARY
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Meadow. : LEA
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___ Jacinto. : SAN
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Goes two by two. : PAIRSOFF
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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School: Abbr. : ACAD
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Arouse. : ENKINDLE
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Concern of Congress. : FOREIGNTRADE
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Ornaments: Fr. : DECORES
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Strawberry: Fr. : FRAISE
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Very hard to find. : RARER
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Poets: Var. : RIMERS
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Old signal call. : SENNET
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Last words. : AMENS
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Neckwear. : FICHUS
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Tuneful. : ARIOSE
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Indomitable. : NEVERSAYDIE
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Arthurian lady. : ENID
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Pharmaceutical term. : SAL
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Normandy textile town. : CRETON
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Allude (to). : REFER
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Common contraction. : IVE
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Repair. : MEND
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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To ___ (exactly). : ATEE
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German bread. : STOLLEN
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Filament. : THREAD
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Hearty food. : MEATS
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Totals: Abbr. : AMTS
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Bush animal, for short. : ROO
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1950–53 struggle. : KOREANWAR
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River into the Missouri. : NIOBRARA
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Dickens hero. : DROOD
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Descriptive of Odin. : ONEEYED
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More viscous. : ROPIER
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Meter part. : DIAL
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Askew. : BENT
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Feminine title. : SRA
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Kremlin ghost. : STALIN
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Items in trigonometry. : COSINES
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Japanese deity. : AMITA
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Stripling. : LAD
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Out for quail. : GUNNING
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Sword's superior. : PEN
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Fruit squeezers. : REAMERS
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Ultimate. : LAST
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Pained expression. : OUCH
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More uncivil. : SURLIER
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Salad plant. : CHICORY
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Stuff not useful for purse making. : SOWSEAR
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Qua ___ (here and there): It. : ELA
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Degrees in science. : SDS
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Small juncture. : SEAMLET
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Elves. : SPRITES
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Seaman. : TAR
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State: Abbr. : IND
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Lady in a Poe poem. : LENORE
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Issue before Congress. : MEDICALCARE
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19th cen. bridge builder. : EADS
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Galley term. : STET
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Adult insect. : IMAGO
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Notify. : APPRISE
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Promontory. : FORELAND
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Cave man. : SPELUNKER
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Fiends. : SATANS
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Hesitative sounds. : ERS
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Indians. : UTES
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Spoil. : MAR
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Card. : TREY
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Expression of surprise. : WOW
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Prophetic one. : SEERESS
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O. T. book: Abbr. : CHRON
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Follower. : TAILER
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Mark. : TARGET
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Heavy. : LEADEN
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Stevedores. : LADERS
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Framework. : CADRE
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Tshombe. : MOISE
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___ Penh, capital of Cambodia. : PNOM
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OWI and OSS: Abbr. : OFFS
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Links cry. : FORE
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Girl's nickname. : FRAN
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Khachaturian. : ARAM
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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One: Ger. : EIN
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Musical syllable. : TRA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 22 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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