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New York Times, Thursday, May 12, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,954
Across
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Songbirds. : LARKS
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Gentle. : SOFT
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Performance times: Abbr. : AFTS
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Town on Guam. : AGANA
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German school assembly hall. : AULA
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Adriatic port of Italy. : BARI
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Puppet. : MANOFSTRAW
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Character in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORIN
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Catalogue of values. : PRICELIST
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Distinctive flavor. : SMACK
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Tatar title of sovereignity. : KHAN
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Flat, pliable pieces of wood or metal. : SPLINES
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Refer to: Lat. abbr. : VID
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American composer in modern idiom. : IVES
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Terra firma. : LAND
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Poet. : ODIST
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Leaflet or handbill. : THROWAWAY
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Wife of Jacob. : LEAH
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Precipitous. : STEEP
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Part of a tuning fork. : TINE
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Guidance phrase in car parking. : COMEAHEAD
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Ibsen character. : HEDDA
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Girl in Kafka novel. : OLGA
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Section of an ice field. : FLOE
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Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
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Without beard, as some grains. : AWNLESS
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Blue ribbon. : BADGE
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Certain Sunday outings. : AUTORIDES
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According to: Ital. : ALLA
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Pursued and captured. : HUNTEDDOWN
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Nickname for a thin man. : SLIM
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Gen. Wingate. : ORDE
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City in Illinois. : OLNEY
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Hearty's companion. : HALE
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Unfortunate. : POOR
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Stands in awe of. : FEARS
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Flashlight. : LAMP
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Seaweed substance. : AGAR
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Gypsy lady. : RANI
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Engine sound. : KNOCK
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One-bagger in baseball. : SAFEHIT
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Frilled pigeon. : SATINETTE
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Double possessive. : OURS
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Tidal shallows. : FLATS
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Marble. : TAW
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Dislike thoroughly. : ABOMINATE
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Everywhere. : FARANDWIDE
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Moment. : TRICE
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Goes under. : SINKS
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One of a European people. : SLAV
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Cabbage dish. : SLAW
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Sound of something dropped into water. : PLOP
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Type of mountain: Abbr. : VOLC
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Idea: Comb. form. : IDEO
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Frequently revived melodrama. : DIAMONDLIL
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Bundle of grain. : SHEAF
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Sleight-of-hand scheme. : SHELLGAME
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Memorable, as a day. : REDLETTER
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"You ___." : ANDI
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Two semesters. : YEAR
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Wild sheep of India. : SHAS
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Pulitzer prize novelist. : AGEE
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Was informed. : HEARDOF
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County in Nebraska. : OTOE
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Disconcert. : ABASH
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Half of a city in Washington. : WALLA
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Lizard: Comb. form. : SAURO
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Move crabwise. : SIDLE
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Annul. : UNDO
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Charley's aunt, ___ Lucia. : DONA
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Pitcher. : EWER
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Curves in a ship's timbers. : SNYS
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Jump over. : HOP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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