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THINK PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, May 1, 1960

Author:
A. H. Drummond Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 566 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
A. H. Drummond Jr. has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,943
Across
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Plant of the banana family. : CANNA
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Abounds. : TEEMS
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Shade of red. : TOMATO
17
Menace. : THREAT
18
Time of power. : INNING
20
Belonging to the same class. : OFASORT
22
Anthropological discovery of 1907. : HEIDELBERGMAN
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Military man. : STRIPER
25
Wood tool. : ADZ
26
___ Arabia. : SAUDI
27
Originated. : AROSE
29
Bright retort. : SALLY
30
Matinee figure. : IDOL
32
Gillyflower. : STOCK
34
Glacial formation. : ESKER
36
Suffix used with good and bad. : NESS
37
Yemen's capital. : SANAA
39
Golf score. : TWOUP
41
Endured (with "over"). : TIDED
43
Wane. : SET
44
Site of Shwe Dagon Pagoda. : RANGOON
46
Pennsylvania's highest peak. : DAVIS
48
Theatre parts. : PITS
50
Verve. : ELAN
51
One of Borge's specialities. : MUSIC
52
Scolds. : BERATES
55
Evening star's poetic companion. : SUNSET
58
Main points. : GISTS
59
"Popular antiquities." : FOLKLORE
60
Auditor. : CPA
61
Carefree age. : TEENS
63
Burr. : MASON
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Gardener. : SOWER
66
Part of M.A. : ARTS
68
Call a ___ (be blunt). : SPADEASPADE
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Helmsman's direction. : NEBE
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Flaubert's birthplace. : ROUEN
74
Ancient instruments. : ASORS
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Few, scant: Comb. form. : OLIGO
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Warning cry. : RUN
78
Hearing distance. : EARREACH
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Holy mountain of Greece. : ATHOS
82
De ___, Rochambeau's associate. : GRASSE
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Prolong. : DRAGOUT
85
Salisbury ___. : STEAK
86
Cockboats. : COGS
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Full of: Suffix. : LENT
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Air-lift in old superstition. : STORK
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Basket for official papers. : HANAPER
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Curtsy quickly. : BOB
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Submarine detector. : SONAR
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Loose robe for women. : SIMAR
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Water sprites. : NIXES
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Continent: Comb. form. : EURO
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Fagin's associate. : SIXES
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Low-toned. : MUTED
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Give up. : CEDE
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Even. : STILL
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Heavenly whale. : CETUS
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Weather word. : SLEET
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Near Md. : DEL
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Conservative. : OLDLINE
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Kind of philosopher. : CRACKERBARREL
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Line flanked in 1940. : MAGINOT
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Scottish dish. : HAGGIS
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Construction pieces. : IBEAMS
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Kind of periodical. : WEEKLY
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Abodes. : HOMES
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Tunnel sections. : TUBES
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Somerset village, famous for its cheese. : CHEDDAR
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Where the Painted Desert is. : ARIZONA
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Man's nickname. : NED
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Scotch negatives. : NAES
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Father of Hyades. : ATLAS
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Hamper. : TIEDOWN
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Caruso. : ENRICO
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Country: Abbr. : ENG
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Actress. : MIMA
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Delusion's mate. : SNARE
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Go ___ (deteriorate). : TOSEED
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Many times: Poet. : OFT
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Small planet. : MARS
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Easterner. : ASIAN
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Feature of Ilium, acc. to Marlowe. : TOPLESSTOWERS
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If not. : ORELSE
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Anatole France novel. : THAIS
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Having knowledge. : GNOSTIC
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Boy meets girl. : TRYST
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Campaign emblem. : BUTTON
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Does the slalom. : SKIS
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Turnpike sections. : LANES
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African antelopes. : KUDUS
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Throw back. : REPEL
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Lace tip. : AGLET
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Experts. : PASTMASTERS
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Weapons. : DIRKS
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English conspirator, 1678. : OATES
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Consular concerns. : VISAS
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Lock part. : TALON
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Bungle. : MISDO
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Actress Beulah. : BONDI
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Volcano in Victoria Land. : EREBUS
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Unclouded. : SERENE
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Timorous. : SCARED
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Commotion. : UPROAR
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Virginia landmark, once owned by Jefferson. : NATURALBRIDGE
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Grind molars. : GNASH
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Young animals. : FOALS
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Solar year minus lunar year. : EPACT
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Headless horseman, for one. : SPOOK
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Suiting. : SERGE
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Clio's sister. : ERATO
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Incite. : EGGON
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Certain signs. : NEONS
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Harmonium. : ORGAN
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Sedans. : AUTOS
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Moslem doctor. : HAKIM
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Kind of lavender. : ASPIC
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Exaggerate. : STRETCH
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Run rapidly. : CAREER
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Special purpose. : SAXE
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Uncovered. : HATLESS
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Semicircular outdoor benches. : EXEDRAE
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Cashes in. : REDEEMS
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Broom. : BESOM
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Robin Hood, for one. : OUTLAW
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Precision. : NICETY
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Senator from Maine. : MUSKIE
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Markets. : SELLS
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TV character. : OLLIE
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Soft silk fabric. : SURAH
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Account entry. : DEBIT
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Join. : LINK
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Palm. : SAGO
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Forbid. : TABU
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___ pros. : NOL
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Weight unit: Abbr. : CGM
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One of the Gray, for short. : REB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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