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New York Times, Friday, May 5, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
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Balkan VIP. : TITO
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Feather ornament. : PLUME
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A great amount. : MUCH
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Glacial ridges. : OSAR
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Composer Copland. : AARON
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Legal phrase. : INRE
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Quicksilver: Abbr. : MERC
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Minneapolis and St. Paul. : TWINCITIES
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Hero of 1880 novel. : BENHUR
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Olympics contestants. : ATHLETES
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Notre Dame eleven (with "the"). : IRISH
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Gas: Comb. form. : AER
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Flier: Colloq. : BIRDBOY
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What "Angst" means. : ANXIETY
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Hoosier writer. : ADE
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Finally. : ATLAST
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City near Osaka, Japan. : NARA
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Athenian lawgiver. : SOLON
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Power: Lat. : VIS
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Moth. : EGGER
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Article of clothing. : SLIP
42
English movie. : CINEMA
44
Schoolboy. : LAD
45
Famous Seminole. : OSCEOLA
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Gunnery practice butts. : TARGETS
49
___. F., Canadian air arm. : RCA
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September's flower. : ASTER
51
Sugary. : SWEETISH
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Foolishness. : IDIOCY
59
English Christmas entertainments. : PANTOMIMES
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Feminine title. : MLLE
62
Coagulate. : CLOT
63
Utopian spots. : EDENS
64
Archer of Norse mythology. : EGIL
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That: Fr. : CELA
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Hogback. : RIDGE
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Spinnaker. : SAIL
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The Taj Majal. : TOMB
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Phrase of understanding. : ISEE
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Mountain pool. : TARN
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Symbol of a compliment. : ORCHID
5
Loyal subject. : PATRIOT
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Blackstone's concern. : LAW
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Ill-fated Hittite captain. : URIAH
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Blanc or Cervin. : MONT
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Fill with delight. : ENCHANT
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Beveling the ends of. : MITERING
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Ohm or mho, for example. : UNIT
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Hudson Bay Indian. : CREE
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Dame Myra. : HESS
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Holly tree. : ILEX
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Metropolitan. : URBAN
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Schubert girl. : SYLVIA
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Tozzi, for one. : BASSO
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Public heroes. : IDOLS
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Souvenir of the past. : RELIC
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Business resources. : ASSETS
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High Scout rating. : EAGLE
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Deal with. : TREAT
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Railroad switching area. : YARDS
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Rhone tributary. : AIN
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Offenbach's specialty. : OPERETTA
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Dog-___. : EARED
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Asserter of a right or title. : CLAIMER
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French painter, exponent of Fauvism. : MATISSE
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Numerical prefix. : OCTO
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Golden apple. : GRIMES
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The "Thief of Bagdad." : AHMED
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Humane society. : SPCC
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Ridge on the surface of cloth. : WALE
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Suffix in chemistry. : ENOL
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African title. : SIDI
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Slavic girl's name. : OLGA
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2nd century date. : CLII
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Cheer. : YELL
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College course: Abbr. : ENG

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