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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has super symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,962
Across
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Units of measurement, 19.2 trillion miles. : PARSECS
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Clergymen. : CURATES
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Interstices. : AREOLAE
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Hard rubber. : EBONITE
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Historic British cruiser. : REPULSE
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Discounts. : REBATES
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Describing basketball players. : TALL
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Acid salt. : ESTER
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Shopping center. : MART
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Be indebted to. : OWE
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Exclamation. : AHA
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Compass point. : NNE
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Washington players. : NATS
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Generalized epithet of approval. : SWELL
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Decree. : FIAT
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Medicine chest items. : EYECUPS
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Certain stories. : SERIALS
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VIP in Burma. : UNU
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Original washing machine. : TUB
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Game bird. : BUSTARD
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Italian man's name. : ROBERTO
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Out of the wind. : ALEE
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Cardinal number. : SEVEN
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Cattail. : REED
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Bleacherite. : FAN
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___ Paulo. : SAO
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Broadway sign. : SRO
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Went speedily. : FLEW
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Speaks imperfectly. : LISPS
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___ Pompilius. : NUMA
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Friction match. : LUCIFER
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Peculiar to a locality. : ENDEMIC
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Flow forth. : EMANATE
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Lack of guile. : NAIVETE
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Earth areas. : DESERTS
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One kind of lawbreaker. : SPEEDER
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Start of a magazine feature. : PARTONE
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Playground of a sort. : AREAWAY
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Filled. : REPLETE
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Embodiment. : SOUL
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Building part. : ELL
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New Jersey Senator. : CASE
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Up-and-down motions. : SEESAWS
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Breakfast fare. : CEREALS
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Deütschland ___ alles. : UBER
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What second-story men do. : ROB
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Far East land: Var. : ANAM
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Fairy queen. : TITANIA
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Epithet for a triangle. : ETERNAL
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Musical groups. : SESTETS
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___ thing. : THE
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Horny plate, as tortoise shell. : SCUTE
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Win one's ___ (establish one's reputation). : SPURS
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Pretend. : LETON
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Valuable raw material. : FIBER
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Girl's name. : UNA
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Chafe. : RUB
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Thwarted. : BAFFLED
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Poe poem. : ULALUME
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Five Nations tribe. : SENECAS
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Urges. : DESIRES
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Resumes. : REOPENS
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Went on. : RESUMED
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Insect. : TERMITE
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German chieftain of 5th century. : ODOACER
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Duct: Anat. : VAS
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Sommelier's concern. : WINE
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Baltic dweller. : LETT
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Crisp cookie. : SNAP
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Firn. : NEVE
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Wide's companion. : FAR
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Tool. : DIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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