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New York Times, Friday, May 26, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,333
Across
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Senator from Hawaii. : FONG
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Italy's Detroit. : TURIN
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Pre-curve sign. : SLOW
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Johnny Appleseed's country. : OHIO
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"___ Ben Jonson!" : ORARE
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Head adornment. : HALO
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Prognathous feature. : LANTERNJAW
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Bird of ill ___. : OMEN
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Amatory. : EROTIC
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Cooking vessel. : STEWPOT
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Currency on the Ginza. : YEN
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Arab coasting vessel. : DHOW
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First-rate: Colloq. : ACE
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Villa d'___. : ESTE
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Business man. : TRADER
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Wooden vessel: Abbr. : BBL
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Fixed way of doing something. : ROTE
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Lacking confidence. : UNSURE
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Came to earth. : ALIT
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Prickly pear. : NOPAL
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Sum's infinitive. : ESSE
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Panjandrum, modern style. : BIGWIG
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Actor Portman. : ERIC
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W. W. I force. : AEF
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Plant pests. : APHIDS
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Ready for plucking. : RIPE
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Three: Ital. : TRE
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Sheba. : SABA
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Where Montevideo is: Abbr. : URU
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Subject of Shelley lyric. : SKYLARK
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Spent. : USEDUP
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Bide-___. : AWEE
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New England style bowling. : CANDLEPINS
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Region of Europe. : SAAR
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Burma port on Bay of Bengal. : AKYAB
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"Picnic" author. : INGE
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Epistolary salutation. : SIRS
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Goat-man deities. : FAUNS
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___ la vie. : CEST
Down
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___ Square, N. Y. C. site of courthouse. : FOLEY
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Chicago airport. : OHARE
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Curtain fabric. : NINON
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"___ mit uns." : GOTT
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Laments of unrequited lovers. : TORCHSONGS
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Common artifact. : URN
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Sovereignty, in India. : RAJ
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Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
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Salamander. : NEWT
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Display piece. : SHOWCASE
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Author of "The Leopard." : LAMPEDUSA
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Marge. : OLEO
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Usual practice. : WONT
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Kind of down. : EIDER
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Deserve. : EARN
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A Hapsburg. : OTTO
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Viewers of tear-jerkers. : WEEPERS
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Gardener's purchase. : TULIPBULBS
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Nautical term. : REEF
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Rum dessert. : BABA
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Electronic impulse. : BLIP
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Astronomer's measure. : LIGHTYEAR
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Drum majorettes in action. : TWIRLERS
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Diva's forte. : ARIA
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Copywriter's forte. : IDEA
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Desist's partner. : CEASE
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City of NE Italy. : UDINE
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Crossbars. : RUNGS
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Unexpected defeat. : UPSET
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Stewed fruit: Dial. : SASS
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River of movie fame. : KWAI
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Canadian fliers. : RCAF
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New Zealand parrot. : KAKA
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Great work. : EPIC
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One of the largest schools in U. S. : NYU
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Son of Jacob. : DAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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