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New York Times, Sunday, May 29, 1960

Author:
Herbert Ettenson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 652 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,971
Across
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Disport. : CAPER
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Chantilly. : LACE
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Ratify. : SEAL
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Housewives. : MAMAS
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"What's in ___?" : ANAME
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"An apothecary should never be out of spirits." : PARONOMASIA
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Arrange. : ADAPT
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Runway. : STRIP
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"O frabjous day!" : EXCLAMATION
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Violet. : COLOR
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Plant shoots. : CIONS
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Sell. : PEDDLE
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Went down. : SANK
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Cancel. : ERASE
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Top. : ACME
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Pretense. : POSE
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Law degree. : LLB
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___ Gwyn. : NELL
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Finials. : EPIS
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Most extended. : LONGEST
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Man from Man. : GAEL
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Hiemal hazard. : SLEET
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Varangians. : ROS
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___ windmills. : TILTAT
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The circus. : BIGTOP
47
Lively dance. : GALOP
49
Latin verb. : AMO
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Fidgety. : RESTIVE
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Filmy piece. : WISP
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Stems. : STIPES
58
Angry man. : RAGER
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Hemidemisemiquaver. : NOTE
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Bespangle. : ENSTAR
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Aromatic seed. : ANISE
64
"And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true." : OXYMORON
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Texas college. : SMU
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Convex molding. : TORI
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Pine exudate. : RESIN
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Roman roads. : ITERS
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"Birds of a feather flock together." : APHORISM
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Author's copies. : MSS
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Fold. : PLEAT
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Home of Lazarus. : BETHANY
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Schools. : SECTS
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The middle: Abbr. : CTR
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"Why, the world's mine oyster." : METAPHOR
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Contrite. : SORRY
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Maine town. : ORONO
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Newspaper section, for short. : ROTO
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Yugoslav city. : NIS
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"The very identical thing itself." : PLEONASM
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Groundworks. : BASES
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Uninspired. : STODGY
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Veridical. : TRUE
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Tetra-, ___, hexa-. : PENTA
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Flowers. : BLOOMS
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Unicum. : ONER
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Curriculum. : COURSES
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Child's game. : TAG
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Merman role. : ANNIE
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Cambridge students. : SIZARS
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Ear-minded. : AUDILE
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Concerto: Abbr. : CTO
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___ diem. : CARPE
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Apportion. : METE
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Lull. : RESPITE
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Wheel parts. : RIMS
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Honey: Comb. form. : MELI
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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Example of 25 Across. : AHME
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Ancient people S of Rome. : ITALI
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Craves. : BEGS
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Very foolish. : INSANE
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Nautical term. : ABEAM
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Hebrew month. : NISAN
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"O come all ye faithful . . . " : EXHORTATION
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Sample. : TASTE
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In operation. : GOING
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"To take arms against a sea of troubles." : CATACHRESIS
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Willow. : OSIER
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Growing out. : ENATE
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Vega's constellation. : LYRA
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Nieuport's river. : YSER
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Every which way. : MESSY
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Foe of Caesar. : CASCA
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"For God, for country, and for Yale." : ANTICLIMAX
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"I am no orator as Brutus is, but . . . a plain blunt man." : PAROMOLOGY
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Outstanding. : EMINENT
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Members of the House. : REPS
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Most remiss. : LAXEST
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___ Triomphe. : ARCDE
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Unfeeling. : COLD
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Substitution, as of tenses in the Scripture. : ENALLAGE
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Wee: Dial. : SMA
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Picnic providers. : EATS
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Indians. : ASIANS
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Man's name. : LIONEL
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Spice. : MACE
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Venerate. : ADORE
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"Illiterate him . . . from your memory," et al. : MALAPROPISMS
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"She had a heart—how shall I say?—too soon made glad . . . " : APOSIOPESIS
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Emphasize. : STRESS
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Gourds. : PEPOS
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Fooyoung. : OMELET
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Talus. : ANKLE
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Man's nickname. : PETE
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Winded. : BLOWN
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Props. : LEGS
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Throttle. : GARROTE
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Yields. : GIVES
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Turkic tribesman. : TATAR
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Arum plant. : TARO
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Moment: Colloq. : BIT
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Slide valve. : PISTON
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Railroad. : LINE
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Gales: Slang. : SNORTERS
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Weights. : TONS
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Conte. : STORY
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Equal: Comb. form. : PARI
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Moss and Hart: Abbr. : SENS
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Man's name. : EMIL
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"To the tintinabulation that so musically wells . . . " : EUPHONY
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Rolls of minced meat. : RISSOLES
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480 sheets. : REAM
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College course. : MATH
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Mata ___. : HARI
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Boundary. : MERE
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"Domini Canes" as nickname for Dominicans. : PROSONOMASIA
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Wand. : BATON
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Lyric poems. : EPODES
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Appears. : CROPSUP
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English river. : TYNE
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Baseball great. : COBB
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"She was a phantom of delight." : TRALATITION
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In ___. : TOTO
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Railroad branch. : SPUR
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Element. : NEON
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Of certain compounds. : OSMIC
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Hoard. : STORE
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"To err is human, to forgive divine." : ANTITHESIS
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Draws. : STALEMATES
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Thaumaturge. : MAGE
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Soot. : GRIME
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Muscovite: Abbr. : RUS
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Ridge. : SEAM
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Like a chain. : CATENARY
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Readiness. : EASE
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Acme. : ZENITH
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Igneous rock. : DIABASE
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Fawn. : CRINGE
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Ancient violin. : REBEC
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Of a network. : PLEXAL
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Fourscore. : EIGHTY
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French painter. : RENOIR
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Equalizes. : EVENS
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Viewpoint. : SLANT
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Uplift. : RAISE
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Corundum. : EMERY
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Current dramatist. : INGE
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Aspire. : SOAR
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Canonized females: Abbr. : STES
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Microcosm. : ATOM
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Sarnoff's outfit. : RCA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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