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New York Times, Saturday, May 27, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,334

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Across
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Puppet's cousin. : CATSPAW
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Souvanna Phouma, for one. : LAOTIAN
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Neophyte. : AMATEUR
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Tragedy of 1604. : OTHELLO
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___ good. : SOFARSO
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Lerner-Loewe hit. : CAMELOT
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Pretentious. : ARTY
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Material used in microscopy. : STAIN
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Record. : TAPE
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Orate: Slang. : SPIEL
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Rod used in a game. : CUE
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Chatterbox. : MAGPIE
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Indian potentate. : MAHARAJA
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Once in ___ moon. : ABLUE
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Small drum. : TABOR
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Negative prefix. : NON
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Proper. : MEET
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Bolivian or Chilean: Abbr. : SAMER
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Embankment. : DIKE
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According to: Fr. : ALA
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Facing the pitcher. : ATBAT
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Church plate. : PATEN
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Distributes. : SENDSOUT
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Firecracker. : PETARD
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___ cord. : RIP
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Raise the spirits. : ELATE
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French friend. : AMIE
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Legendary giants. : OGRES
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Its source is magma. : LAVA
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Mussel. : BIVALVE
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Occasionally. : ATTIMES
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Adversaries. : ENEMIES
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Telegraphic word, requiring action now. : SOONEST
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Apple pie. : DESSERT
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Spaniard's name. : ERNESTO
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Calle dwelling. : CASA
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Latin love. : AMOR
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His memorial is a carillon. : TAFT
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Remains permanently. : STAYSPUT
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Through. : PER
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Man from down under. : AUSSIE
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Penned. : WROTE
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Places. : LOCI
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Like a ship in harbor. : ATANCHOR
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Electric unit. : OHM
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Seesaw. : TEETER
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Latin pronoun. : ILLA
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Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
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Eminence. : NOTE
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Famous Columbia University statue. : ALMAMATER
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Baked dish. : PIE
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Initials on the international scene. : UAR
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Family members. : MAMAS
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White poplar. : ABELE
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Collect bit by bit, as facts. : GLEAN
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Sanction. : ABET
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Santa ___. : ANITA
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Part of a new deck. : JOKER
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Put ___ to (finish). : ANEND
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Forbidden. : TABU
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Visit. : STOPOVER
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Where Sunday becomes Monday. : DATELINE
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"___ was saying ... " : ASI
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Term of endearment. : PET
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"Air castles." : DREAMS
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Shepherd. : PASTOR
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Let. : LEASE
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Not up. : ABED
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Great source of supply. : MINE
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American composer. : IVES
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Exploit. : GEST
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Iowa town. : AMES
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Clothe. : VEST
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Concerning. : ASTO
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Golfer's concern. : LIE
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Weight measure. : TON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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