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New York Times, Wednesday, May 3, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,310

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Students & seniors
Across
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Business group: Abbr. : CORP
5
Origins. : GERMS
10
Fiber for cordage. : PITA
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Out in space. : AFAR
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"___ a Grecian Urn." : ODEON
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Digits. : ONES
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Scene of Chester Bowles' early career. : MADISONAVE
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Where Pierre is: Abbr. : SDAK
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On first view: Lat. : PRIMAFACIE
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Arithmetic homework. : SUMS
22
Dan Beard's boys. : SCOUTS
23
Daring. : HEROIC
25
Noun suffix. : SION
27
In an ingenious manner. : SUBTLY
30
Three letters for "pronto." : PDQ
33
Musical tone. : EFLAT
36
Angler's hat décor. : FLIES
37
Wild ox. : URUS
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Young chicken. : FRIER
41
Of ___ (formerly). : YORE
42
Pacific group of nations. : SEATO
44
Banks of the Dee. : BRAES
46
Hide ___ hair. : NOR
47
Scholar's asset. : HIGHIQ
49
Secular. : LAIC
51
Gorgon slain by Perseus. : MEDUSA
54
Armistices of a sort. : TRUCES
58
Scut. : TAIL
60
Antonym for erudite. : ILLITERATE
62
Sign on. : HIRE
63
Movement backward. : REGRESSION
64
Site of tree of life. : EDEN
65
Abounds. : TEEMS
66
Auks' kin. : ERNS
67
Sight in New Mexico. : MESA
68
Famed eschewer of fats. : SPRAT
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Ply with medicine. : DOSE
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Military training centers. : CAMPS
2
Joan ___. : OFARC
3
Disk jockey's medium. : RADIO
4
Portable stove used by explorers. : PRIMUS
5
Malingers, in G. I. slang. : GOOFSOFF
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Wife of Tobias. : EDNA
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Come to. : REACH
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Bergman product. : MOVIE
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Shows disdain. : SNEERS
10
Maybe. : POSSIBLY
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Relative of inauguration. : INDUCTION
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Group working together. : TEAM
13
Invites. : ASKS
18
French composer. : SATIE
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Exclamation of impatience. : OUF
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Mediation group: Abbr. : NLRB
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Dodecanese island. : LERO
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River into the North Sea. : YSER
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Get-up-and-go. : PUSH
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Three: Ger. : DREI
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Boggy places. : QUAGMIRES
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Freshen. : AIR
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River duck. : TEAL
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Where Napoleon died, 1821. : STHELENA
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Take the stand again. : REATTEST
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Like: Suffix. : OID
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Forefathers. : SIRES
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Riding whips. : QUIRTS
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Execrable. : CURSED
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Siesta. : SLEEP
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Rags-to-riches writer. : ALGER
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City of Victory. : CAIRO
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Choir boys' collars. : ETONS
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Meaning. : SENSE
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"Let ___ eat cake." : THEM
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Vice principal. : AIDE
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"Sweet" character on Broadway. : IRMA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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