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New York Times, Wednesday, May 31, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,338
Across
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Lincoln's garb. : SHAWL
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Bench or pew: Fr. : BANC
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Unfreeze. : THAW
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Prophet of 8th century B.C. : HOSEA
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Twelfth month in Jewish calendar. : ELUL
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Putting-green feature. : HOLE
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Girl in an old song. : SWEETALICE
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Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
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Part of an Arab's garb. : HEADCLOTH
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Reconnoiter. : SCOUT
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Nobel prize winner in literature, 1925. : SHAW
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Agreements. : ACCORDS
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Factor of the highest degree, in algebra: Abbr. : GCF
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Purposes. : ENDS
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Fifty minutes, perhaaps. : HOUR
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Perch. : ROOST
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Ample space. : ELBOWROOM
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___ for one's money (powerful competition). : ARUN
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Deep bucket of a steam shovel. : SCOOP
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Swing about. : SLUE
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Premonitory sign. : FORETOKEN
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Beautiful: Ital. : BELLA
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Ending on Japanese ship names. : MARU
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Long story. : SAGA
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Source of light. : SUN
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Relatives of saltcellars. : SHAKERS
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Tropical fruit: Span. : PINA
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Not in order. : MESSY
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Type of guiding mark. : CHALKLINE
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Singer. : ALTO
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___ word. : FOURLETTER
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Character in music. : CLEF
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Mixture for glass making. : FRIT
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Kind of "Kavalier," in opera. : ROSEN
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Ax notch in wood. : KERF
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Garden party. : FETE
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Delusion's partner. : SNARE
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Curtain-going-up sounds. : SHSH
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Sewing machine inventor. : HOWE
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On the briny. : ASEA
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Does a gardener's job. : WEEDS
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Strap for fastening an old-time sandal. : LATCHET
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Down the companionway. : BELOWDECK
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Came down. : ALIT
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Nape of the neck, in anatomy. : NUCHA
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Diminutive suffix. : CLE
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"___ of true love . . . " : THECOURSE
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Lists of outstanding students. : HONORROLLS
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Above a whisper. : ALOUD
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Rebecca and others. : WESTS
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First name in space. : ALAN
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Lighter. : SCOW
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Cut of meat. : CHOP
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German title. : GRAF
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Chorus or choir in Italy. : CORO
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Ship. : FOURMASTER
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Wild plums. : SLOES
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Slinks away. : SNEAKSOFF
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Historic name in Corsica. : BONAPARTE
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Seaport of Finland. : OULU
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Cantankerous. : MEAN
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Off-key: Colloq. : SOUR
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It beats the deuce. : TREY
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Important men of business. : BANKERS
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Liquid measure. : GILL
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Slight taste. : SMACK
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She rode on the ram with the golden fleece. : HELLE
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Twenty. : SCORE
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City in Illinois, on the Mississippi. : ALTON
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Eight, in France. : HUIT
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"___ lovely day today . . . " : ITSA
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Poetic contraction. : NEER
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White-tailed eagle. : ERNE
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Direction to the performer, in music. : FFF

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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