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New York Times, Thursday, May 25, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Israel's first king. : SAUL
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Jewelry item. : STUD
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Promising one: Slang. : COMER
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Bone. : ULNA
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Edible root. : TARO
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Get ___ on. : AMOVE
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Young woman. : MAID
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Ladder part. : RUNG
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Kind of tropical palm tree. : BETEL
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"___, amas, I love a lass . . . " : AMO
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Small drinks. : SIPS
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What Angola is to Portugal. : COLONY
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Own. : CONCEDE
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Baptism, for example. : RITE
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Prayer. : AVE
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Fly-catching warbler. : REDSTART
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Delivery boy of a sort. : MESSENGER
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Fifty-two. : LII
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Phenomenon in diplomacy. : ENTENTECORDIALE
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Part of a deck. : ACE
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Garden flowers. : TUBEROSES
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Radio tube. : DETECTOR
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Opportune. : PAT
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City of northern France. : LAON
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Plant used as a cover crop. : ALFALFA
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Gaseous hydrocarbon. : BUTANE
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Worry. : FRET
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Under par. : ILL
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On the other hand. : AGAIN
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Second century date. : CLIV
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Insect. : GNAT
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Arles' river. : RHONE
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Senor's affirmative answer. : SISI
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Money exchange premium. : AGIO
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Letters. : ESSES
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Not settled or decided. : OPEN
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Uncle of Lancelot. : BORS
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Common shrub. : SUMAC
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Where Bowie fell. : ALAMO
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Guild. : UNION
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Youngster. : LAD
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Grating. : STRIDENT
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Dark brownish-gray. : TAUPE
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Receptacles. : URNS
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Canis Major. : DOG
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English explorer duo. : CABOTS
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Short order dish. : OMELET
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Fictional sleuth. : MOTO
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Exact. : EVEN
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Depend (on). : RELY
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Mystic number. : SEVEN
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Part of Scotland Yard. : CID
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Noted New Jerseyite. : CASE
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Commit a second depredation. : REROB
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Happen over. : RECUR
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Woeful word. : ALAS
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Vex: Colloq. : RILE
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Oxfords. : TIES
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Ancient beverage of fermented honey. : MEAD
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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Let it stand: Printing. : STET
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Succeed. : GETON
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Legal writ. : REPLEVIN
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Bank paper. : DRAFT
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Tiny bit. : IOTA
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Arthurian lady. : ELAINE
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Riviera resort. : CANNES
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Heel's partner. : TOE
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Get ___ out of. : ARISE
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Vernacular. : LINGO
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Aptitude. : FLAIR
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Choir group. : ALTOS
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Simple. : BARE
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Exclamations of horror. : UGHS
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New Mexican art colony. : TAOS
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Saucy. : FLIP
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Initials of a staff member. : CSO
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Chatter: Colloq. : GAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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