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New York Times, Tuesday, May 31, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J M V X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,973
Across
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Mont ___. : BLANC
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Wearies. : IRKS
10
Vault. : SAFE
14
Hi-fi term. : AUDIO
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Nothing. : NONE
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Wildcat of Mexico. : EYRA
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State of inactivity. : STAGNATION
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Construct. : REAR
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Roman comic playwright, c150 B.C. : TERENCE
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Praises. : TALKSUP
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Oil cask, on a whaler. : RIER
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Siamese. : TAI
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Eucharistic vessels. : PATINAE
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Inventories. : COUNTS
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Rawboned creature. : SCRAG
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Partner of shaven. : SHORN
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Johnny of 1861. : REB
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River of central England. : TRENT
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Bon ___. : TON
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Mild cigar. : CLARO
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The main. : SEA
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Derived from oil. : OLEIC
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Split ___. : HAIRS
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Packed closely. : STOWED
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Controversial. : ERISTIC
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Place for baby. : PEN
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Lessor's charge. : RENT
50
Spanish man's name. : RICARDO
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Like a feline in coloring. : TIGRINE
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Asian land. : IRAQ
59
Makes unwilling. : INDISPOSES
61
Small deerlike animal, the chevrotain. : NAPU
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Element in the atmosphere. : NEON
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Oriental. : ASIAN
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Carpal joint. : KNEE
65
Historic "strip" of Palestine. : GAZA
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Raison ___. : DETRE
Down
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Fiber used in rope. : BAST
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Instrument of Oriental origin. : LUTE
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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Native of Lagos. : NIGERIAN
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F. P. A.'s memorable column. : CONNINGTOWER
6
Concerned. : INTERESTED
7
Reine's spouse. : ROI
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Problem. : KNOT
9
Green, for example. : SENATOR
10
Pianist, director of Marlboro music festival. : SERKIN
11
Certain vocal votes. : AYES
12
Housewife in Bonn. : FRAU
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Famous Westerner. : EARP
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Plural suffix, in zoology. : ACEA
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Canaveral item. : LAUNCHINGPAD
25
Sounds enjoining silence. : PSTS
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Homesteader's holding, 160 ___. : ACRES
27
Process a product. : TREAT
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Music maker. : CONCERTINA
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Characteristic. : TRAIT
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Saw: Comb. form. : SERRI
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___ polloi. : HOI
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Russet pear. : BOSC
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Subject of well-known Thomas Moore song. : LASTROSE
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___ library. : LENDING
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Not reflecting light. : OPAQUE
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Former Brazilian money. : REIS
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Relative of an arena. : RINK
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Neighbor of 58 Across. : IRAN
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Type of garment. : CAPE
53
Way of writing a draft classification. : ONEA
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What-___ (a thingumbob). : ISIT
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Almost. : NEAR
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Feudal slaves. : ESNE
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Commercial abbreviation. : DOZ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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