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New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 1962

Author:
Samuel Davis
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Samuel Davis has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,689
Across
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Tithe. : PREBEND
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Optimistic. : ROSEATE
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Merrymaker. : REVELER
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Good news. : EVANGEL
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Spryness. : AGILITY
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Stretchable. : TENSILE
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Refuse, old style. : NILL
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Line of communication. : PHONE
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Highland cap. : TAM
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Joint. : KNEE
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Takes to the sky. : SOARS
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One kind of duck. : LAME
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Utter. : SAY
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Spell of work. : STINT
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Squelched. : SATON
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Hurdling. : LEAPING
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Regret. : REPENT
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Nutritionist's science. : DIETETICS
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Colors. : STAINS
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Lines on TV screens. : RASTERS
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Small branches. : TWIGS
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Domestics of 1066. : ESNES
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Agency of 1941. : OPA
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Assumed part. : ROLE
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Noisy shoes. : CLOGS
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Twosomes. : DUOS
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Dined. : ATE
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Pickle. : BRINE
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On the peak. : ATOP
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Permanently. : FORGOOD
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Soothing tonic. : NERVINE
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Utter clearly. : ENOUNCE
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Pugilist's aide. : TRAINER
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Tenants. : RENTEES
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Telegraphers. : SENDERS
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April Fool's Day doings. : PRANKS
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Queenly. : REGINAL
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Deadly gaze. : EVILEYE
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Beautiful lady. : BELLE
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Yalie. : ELI
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Clear profit. : NET
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Etching needle. : DRYPOINT
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Clever comeback. : RETORT
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Hot places. : OVENS
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Levelheaded. : SANE
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Type spaces. : ENS
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Shake up. : AGITATE
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Figure for a pillar. : TELAMON
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Basic part. : ELEMENT
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Toadies and fawners. : HANGERSON
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Piggeries. : STIES
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Shortcoming. : LAPSE
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Whirls. : SPINS
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Groups. : SECTS
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Italian river. : ADIGE
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Originates. : RISES
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Sudden digressions. : TANGENTS
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Close-range gunner. : STRAFER
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Having contrasting colors. : TWOTONE
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Wing control flap. : AILERON
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Commonplace. : ROUTINE
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Man known for witty reversals as "I'll sew you to a sheet." : SPOONER
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Drops a syllable. : ELIDES
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Turkish coins. : ASPERS
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Italian philosopher. : CROCE
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Eisenhower's Camp. : DAVID
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Kind of china. : BONE
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Tennis string. : GUT
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Cockney "present!" : ERE
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Scurried. : RAN

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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