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New York Times, Thursday, May 5, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,947
Across
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Strip of wood, flooring, etc. : BATTEN
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Former lives. : PASTS
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One side of a coin. : REVERSE
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World power. : AMERICA
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British surveyor in India, 1806–43. : EVEREST
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Fool's gold. : PYRITES
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Sum of money. : PENNY
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Tennis error. : FAULT
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Work units: Physics. : ERGS
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Painter of ballet dancers. : DEGAS
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French composer. : LALO
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Stout. : ALE
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Bordeaux's river. : GARONNE
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Surface preservative. : TAR
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Absolute rulers. : TYRANTS
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Describing moonlight. : SILVERY
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Indo-Chinese. : TAI
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Travel term. : VIA
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Be worthy. : DESERVE
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Pacific port. : SEATTLE
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Bugle plant. : IVA
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Plants of the pea family. : LENTILS
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Brink. : RIM
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Admiral of 1917–18. : SIMS
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Checks. : STEMS
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Burgos boy. : NINO
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"Take Me ___." : ALONG
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Say sharply (with "out"). : RAP
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Moroccan port. : RABAT
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Chamberlain of Britain. : NEVILLE
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Typist's problem. : ERASURE
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Vilify. : TRADUCE
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Spins. : ROTATES
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Band instruments. : REEDS
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Where cattails grow. : SWALES
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___ Hills, home of the stars. : BEVERLY
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Angry man. : AVENGER
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Sea birds. : TERNS
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Card. : TREY
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Letter. : ESS
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Fisherman. : NETTERS
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New Guinea tribesman. : PAPUANS
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One of the Lowells. : AMY
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Man of 1066. : SERF
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Andersonville drama. : TRIAL
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Place. : SITUATE
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Tell to someone else. : REPEAT
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Stock of wines. : CELLAR
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"Tell me ___." : ASTORY
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Past. : AGO
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Latin cases. : DATIVES
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Whines. : SNIVELS
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Knot on a tree trunk. : GNARL
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Biblical prophet. : ELIAS
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Consumed. : ATE
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Large tank. : VAT
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Soi-___ (self-styled): Fr. : DISANT
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More sinful. : EVILER
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Device for heating water. : SAMOVAR
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Menu items. : ENTREES
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Smiles sillily. : SIMPERS
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Praise. : TRIBUTE
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Andalusian city. : LINARES
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Overplays: Colloq. : EMOTES
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Maté. : TEA
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Sly and malicious: Slang. : SNIDE
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Twangy. : NASAL
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Cement. : GLUE
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Arithmetic abbreviation. : LCD
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Fracas. : ROW

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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