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New York Times, Friday, May 12, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Across
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Poet of the T'ang dynasty. : LIPO
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Kind of acid from a tree. : PINIC
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Colette heroine. : GIGI
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Chilled. : ICED
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Father of Methuselah. : ENOCH
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Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
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Masked hero. : LONERANGER
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Morphous form of silica. : OPAL
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Separation into constituent parts. : ANALYSIS
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Blue or violet mineral. : IOLITE
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Girl. : COLLEEN
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Recipe measures. : TSPS
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"Pride ___ before destruction." : GOETH
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Inexperienced. : RAW
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Equally. : ASWELL
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Womanly. : FEMININE
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Headline of January 10, 1920. : LEAGUEOFNATIONS
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Lacking in activity, interest, etc. : STAGNANT
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Musical group. : SEXTET
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Changeling. : OAF
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Tie. : ASCOT
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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"___ door, Richard!" : OPENTHE
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Write a critical examination of. : REVIEW
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Ancient native of Syria. : ARAMAEAN
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Like a desert. : ARID
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Fickle. : INCONSTANT
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Voles. : MICE
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Begin. : SETIN
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Group of newspaper men: Abbr. : ASNE
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Equal. : PEER
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Get away from. : EVADE
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King of ancient Britain. : LEAR
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Spring flower. : LILAC
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Combining form meaning "image." : ICONO
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Punitive. : PENAL
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Governor of New York, 1900–04. : ODELL
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Kind of porridge, in rhyme. : PEASE
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Part of a ball game. : INNING
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Wooden pins. : NOGS
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Dessert. : ICE
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The Nativity. : CHRISTMAS
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Places of confinement. : GAOLS
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Body of Kaffir warriors. : IMPI
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Ruminant mammal. : GOAT
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Strait of Belle ___, between Labrador and Newfoundland. : ISLE
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Grass. : RYE
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Kind of marble spotted like a serpent. : OPHITE
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Cardinal suffix. : TEEN
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"We're ___ see the wizard . . . " : OFFTO
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Unruly meeting. : RIOT
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English princess. : ANNE
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Global area. : WEST
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Besides. : ALSO
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Silk, in Italy. : SETA
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Servicewoman, in Britain. : WAAF
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Size of coal. : EGG
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Crescent-shaped. : LUNATE
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At any rate: Colloq. : LEASTWISE
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Water sprite. : NIX
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As soon as. : ONCE
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Geometric surface. : TOROID
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Sea duck. : EIDER
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Lustrous fabric. : PANNE
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German spa. : EMS
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Province of South Africa. : NATAL
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Pester. : TEASE
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McKinley's campaign manager, 1896. : HANNA
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Join. : ENTER
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Inclined aisle. : RAMP
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Canal to the Hudson. : ERIE
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In the place of. : VICE
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___ part (dissemble). : ACTA
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Where Lake Mead is: Abbr. : NEV

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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