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New York Times, Thursday, May 11, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,318

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For expensive tastes. : FANCY
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Source of power. : STEAM
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Certain cargo vessels. : COALERS
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Kind of tweed. : HARRIS
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___ to form. : RUNTRUE
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Madrigal name for Queen Bess. : ORIANA
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Matched china. : SET
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Brink. : VERGE
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Fifty-two. : LII
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Candy. : CARAMEL
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Washing process, in chemistry. : ELUTION
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Surprised. : AMAZED
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Sweet-scented. : FRAGRANT
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Walk: Colloq. : LEGIT
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Pampas cowboy. : GAUCHO
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Bonus: Abbr. : PREM
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___ whip. : PRUNE
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Lose one's coldness or reserve. : THAW
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Back. : UPHOLD
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Villa. : HOUSE
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Portion of a city. : DISTRICT
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Paris stock market. : BOURSE
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Mean, dark place. : RATHOLE
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Permanently located. : SETTLED
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Opposite of "hiver." : ETE
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Jogs. : TROTS
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Those voted to power. : INS
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Famous name on Broadway. : ARLENE
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Scepter of Poseidon. : TRIDENT
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Contemporary playwright. : MILLER
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News. : TIDINGS
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Estaminets. : CAFES
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Raises the lid. : OPENS
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Electrical appliance. : FAN
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High in pitch. : ALT
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Gave courage to. : NERVED
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Ruthless. : CRUEL
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Nieuport's river. : YSER
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String of a sort. : SHOELACE
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Bluejacket. : TAR
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Son of Gad. : ERI
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Plant of the ginseng family. : ARALIA
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Size of type, 7 point. : MINION
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Small jug. : CREAMER
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Deep insult or offense. : OUTRAGE
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Angelic one. : SAINT
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Trophy of victory. : SCALP
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Verbal noun. : GERUND
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Arc of the horizon. : AZIMUTH
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Contended. : MET
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Exclamation of annoyance. : UGH
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Bring forward for exhibition: Slang. : TROTOUT
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Flaw. : FAULT
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Seller of provisions. : GROCER
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Magic potions. : PHILTERS
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Irish game like hockey. : HURLING
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Acquiesces. : ASSENTS
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Gardener's problem. : WEEDS
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For. : PRO
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Very controversial. : HOT
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Fond hope. : DREAM
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Medical. : IATRIC
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U. S. four-dollar coin of 1879–80. : STELLA
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Close to. : BESIDE
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Runway. : STRIP
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Eight, in Italy. : OTTO
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Eleven, in Germany. : ELF
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Uproar. : DIN
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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