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CENTENNIAL

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1961

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Solution to this puzzle had ILED for 24-Across but should have had ILES (and OVIS for 3-Down instead of OVID). Corrected this grid mistake.

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,286
Across
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Borodin's prince. : IGOR
5
Gaze. : STARE
10
Measure. : GAUGE
15
Airplane. : JET
18
Historic spot in Virginia. : SEVENPINES
20
Address for Scarlett O'Hara. : ATLANTAGA
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The ___, combatants of 1862. : MONITORANDTHEMERRIMAC
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Seine islands. : ILES
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Confident. : SURE
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Nimbi. : HALOS
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Presidential monogram. : FDR
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Size of type. : PICA
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Pronoun. : HERS
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Neon. : GAS
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Principal attraction. : FEATURE
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Importance. : NOTE
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Angel food. : CAKE
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Unit of work. : ERG
41
Tennis stroke. : LOB
42
Simple. : MERE
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Make less. : PARE
44
Thin, piping note. : TWEE
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Miss Millay. : EDNA
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Displayed. : SHOWN
49
Supremely desirable goal. : MECCA
50
Midianite king. : REBA
51
Railway: Colloq. : ROAD
52
Relative of a tempest in a teapot. : TODO
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Birthplace of Goliath. : GATH
54
Scolder. : RAILER
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Insect. : ANT
57
Master of Arlington. : ROBERTELEE
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Short period. : SPELL
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Bondage. : CHAINS
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Of silver. : LUNAR
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Reserved for future use. : LAIDBY
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River into the Garonne. : BAISE
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Scene of Pickett's charge. : GETTYSBURG
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Fabric. : REP
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Insectivorous plant. : SUNDEW
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Bad blood. : HATE
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Noisy blow. : BANG
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Jetty. : MOLE
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Wife of Hercules. : HEBE
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Concurring. : ATONE
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Staff. : SUITE
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Night birds. : OWLS
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Landon et al. : ALFS
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Damage. : LOSS
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Nature. : SORT
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White Hart. : INN
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Where undelivered mail goes: Abbr. : DLO
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Absolute. : FLAT
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Eating: Comb. form. : PHAG
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Approaches. : ACCOSTS
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Fish dish. : ROE
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Chirp. : PEEP
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Conversational phrase. : ISEE
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Refrain syllable. : TRA
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When Fort Sumter fell, 1861. : APRIL
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River in Mississippi. : PEARL
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Fictional canine. : ASTA
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Oil. : FUEL
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Man of the hour, 1869. : PRESIDENTULYSSESGRANT
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Victor at Iuka. : ROSECRANS
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Commander at Bull Run, 1861. : BEAUREGARD
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Tending. : APT
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Piece of prose. : ESSAY
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Thralls. : ESNES
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Grooves. : RUTS
Down
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Wagner role. : ISOLDE
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He got there "fustest with the mostest." : GENERALNATHANBFORREST
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Sheep: Lat. : OVIS
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Not active: Abbr. : RET
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Evergreen. : SPRUCE
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Coronet. : TIARA
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One of the Brontës. : ANNE
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___ Cloud, Sioux chief. : RED
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Dilettante. : ESTHETE
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Highlanders. : GAELS
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Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
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Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
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Group established in 1866. : GAR
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Madden. : ENRAGE
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Famous cavalry officer. : JAMESEWELLBROWNSTUART
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Alaska's Governor. : EGAN
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Savoir-faire. : TACT
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Definite denial. : NOSIR
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Girl's nickname. : TINA
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Offend: Slang. : MIFF
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Jack rabbit. : HARE
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Tavern. : PUB
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Bugle. : HORN
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Amphibian. : TOAD
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Farragut captured it, 1862. : NEWORLEANS
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Hiding place. : CACHE
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Quadrant. : ARC
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Corvette that sank the Alabama. : KEARSARGE
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Battle cry of 1861. : REBELYELL
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Harness. : GEAR
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Fashion. : MODE
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City near Five Forks. : PETERSBURG
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Faithful. : TRIED
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Age. : ERA
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Union general at Shiloh. : DONCBUELL
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Nickname started by General Bee. : STONEWALL
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Quoits pegs. : HOBS
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Indonesian. : MALAY
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People: Ital. : GENTE
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"___ in a poke." : APIG
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Slope. : RISE
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"Cosi Fan ___." : TUTTE
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A. D. C.'s. : AIDES
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Veteran actor. : LUNT
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Character in "Hamlet." : GHOST
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Enticement. : BAIT
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Foot: Lat. : PES
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Fish. : SHAD
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Single: Comb. form. : MONO
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___ degree. : TOA
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Castile. : SOAP
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"___ comin' round the mountain ... " : SHELLBE
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Dessert. : ICE
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Girl's name. : FELICE
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Where Lima is. : PERU
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Dahlia's cousins. : ASTERS
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Discontinue. : CEASE
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Directions. : TRENDS
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Seasoning. : SALT
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Picardy river. : OISE
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One of the Kellys. : PATSY
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Exit. : ISSUE
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Port of Guam. : APRA
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Bolster. : PROP
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Vegetable. : PEAS
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Sicilian city. : ENNA
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Wise ___ owl. : ASAN
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Wife: Ger. : FRAU
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A. M. A. members. : DRS
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Moreover. : YES
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Twelve gross: Abbr. : GGR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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