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New York Times, Saturday, May 2, 1964

60-Across : Purification.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,389
Across
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Uncovered. : BARED
6
Mast support. : BIBB
10
Fit. : ABLE
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Stubborn as ___. : AMULE
15
American author. : AGEE
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Plum. : SLOE
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Where to get a polish. : FINISHINGSCHOOL
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Former job for Scott Carpenter. : TESTPILOT
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Hole for an anchor chain. : HAWSE
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European tree. : TEIL
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Where the Piazza Venezia is. : ROMA
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But: Lat. : SED
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Exclamation. : ACH
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Hockey term. : SAVE
30
Read copy. : EDIT
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___ Khan, Sir Tiger. : SHERE
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Style of furniture. : ADAM
36
Fictional dwelling. : SHOE
39
Oriental temples. : PAGODAS
41
Peddlers, in Britain. : COSTERS
43
Quarrel. : SPAT
44
Messenger. : PAGE
46
Headwear. : COWLS
47
Congo river. : UELE
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Spanish port. : ADRA
51
Tool. : HOE
52
Bit of wit. : PUN
54
Asian sea. : ARAL
56
High: Prefix. : ALTI
58
House room. : ATTIC
60
Purification. : CATHARSIS
64
Shut off power. : PULLEDTHESWITCH
66
Nobel prize chemist. : UREY
67
Of the dawn. : EOAN
68
Path, in France. : ALLEE
69
Theater group. : ANTA
70
Closes. : ENDS
71
European kite. : GLEDE
Down
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At the stern. : BAFT
2
Friend: Fr. : AMIE
3
Goes through an ordeal. : RUNSTHEGAUNTLET
4
The cream. : ELITE
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Scorned. : DESPISED
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___ bond. : BAIL
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Unnoticed. : IGNORED
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"I ___ differ." : BEGTO
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Egyptian god. : BES
10
The Somalis. : ASHA
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Calls time. : BLOWSTHEWHISTLE
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Unfettered. : LOOSE
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Caught lampreys. : EELED
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Beans' eyes: Bot. : HILA
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African lake. : CHAD
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Note. : MEMO
26
Reptiles. : ASPS
27
Guy. : CHAP
29
Ducts: Lat. : VASA
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Phrase in a ratio. : ISTO
33
Fixed course. : ROTE
35
Won a tennis point. : ACED
37
Flat plinth. : ORLO
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
40
Mime. : APER
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Rascal. : SCALAWAG
45
Ideal man. : GALAHAD
48
Product of Ireland. : LACE
50
Encouraging sounds. : RAHS
52
New Guinea. : PAPUA
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Traffic problem. : UTURN
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Obey. : ACTON
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Warble. : TRILL
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There is: Fr. : ILYA
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Certain bills. : TENS
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Gelid. : ICED
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Irish fairyfolk. : SHEE
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Balmoral's river. : DEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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