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New York Times, Monday, May 22, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.75, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,329
Across
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Small coin of India. : PICE
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Yugoslav port on the Adriatic. : ZARA
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Light gust of air. : WHIFF
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North Atlantic republic: Abbr. : ICEL
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Black: Poet. : EBON
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Companion of love and obey. : HONOR
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One term for a spaceman. : COSMONAUT
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Ad ___ (to the stars): Lat. : ASTRA
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Forcefully: Poet. : AMAIN
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Symbol of slowness. : SNAIL
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Farmer's crop. : HAY
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Having a toothed edge. : SERRATED
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Same: Fr. : MEME
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Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
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Diamond man. : UMP
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Diplomats: Abbr. : AMBS
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Occurred. : WAS
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Fruit like the apricot, plum, etc. : DRUPE
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Darkness. : GLOOM
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Annoying. : IRKSOME
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Pacific seafood. : ABALONE
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Glossy fabric. : RAYON
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___ ride (allow something to continue undisturbed). : LETIT
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Unused. : NEW
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Discern. : ESPY
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Boat: Abbr. : VES
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French article. : LES
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Roumanian city, also called Jassy. : IASI
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___ to the marines. : TELLTHAT
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Loki's daughter. : HEL
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Ordeal. : TRIAL
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Poet's muse. : ERATO
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Bellowing. : AROAR
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Copernicus, for example. : STARGAZER
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Knock ___ cocked hat (defeat completely). : INTOA
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Greek letter. : BETA
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : DEUT
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Pioneer movie producer. : LASKY
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Gray. : ASHY
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Dolomites. : ALPS
Down
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Printers' measures. : PICAS
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Final words of "Just As I am." : ICOME
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Composer Franck. : CESAR
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Where Samuel Clemens' summer home was. : ELMIRA
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Form of Buddhism. : ZEN
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Humble. : ABASE
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Cowboys' activity. : ROUNDUP
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Theatrical group. : ANTA
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Finback. : WHALE
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : HOS
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The man ___. : INTHEMOON
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___ song (cheaply). : FORA
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Noisy quarrel. : FRAY
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Without cessation. : ONANDON
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Young mischiefmaker. : IMP
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Time period. : TERM
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Shaded walk. : MALL
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Food. : MEAT
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Kind of china. : BONE
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Merganser. : SMEW
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Fence material. : WIRE
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Macaws. : ARAS
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Chaplains: Slang. : SKYPILOTS
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River of the Congo. : UELE
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Kind of table. : GATELEG
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Bean. : SOYA
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Theatre program. : BILL
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Possessions. : ESTATES
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Man: Lat. : VIR
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Road, in Italy. : STRADA
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Wander. : STRAY
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Port on Gulf of Aqaba. : ELATH
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Reddish brown. : HAZEL
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Cleaned one's plate. : ATEUP
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Wrongful acts, in law. : TORTS
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Salute. : HAIL
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Singer Berger. : ERNA
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Log hut of the steppes. : ISBA
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Comdr. Shepard's dictum on his flight. : AOK
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Cosmic ___. : RAY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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