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New York Times, Friday, May 6, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,948
Across
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Rumor, personified. : FAMA
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Flesh: Comb. form. : SARC
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In front. : AHEAD
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Gem. : OPAL
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Cop a ___. : PLEA
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Cat. : TABBY
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Counter tendencies. : REACTIONS
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After: Fr. : APRES
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Phrase from the whodunits. : XMARKSTHESPOT
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Four-in-hands. : TIES
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Rice wine. : SAKE
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Became angry: Colloq. : SAWRED
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The poor: Colloq. : HAVENOTS
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Rogues' gallery item. : ALIAS
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Rent to another. : RELET
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Relative of a stole. : BOA
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Bubble. : FIZZ
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Daughter of Saturn. : CERES
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___ and robbers. : COPS
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Twilight time. : EVE
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Poisonous weeds of western U. S. : LOCOS
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Weapons used on the pampas. : BOLAS
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Given. : RENDERED
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Airy. : BREEZY
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Louts. : OAFS
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Apprehension. : FEAR
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Another phrase from the whodunits. : CORPUSDELICTI
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Fast. : RAPID
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Light up. : IRRADIATE
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Field of sport. : ARENA
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Change. : VARY
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Bank roll. : MONEY
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Selves. : EGOS
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Nickname for Oliver. : NOLL
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In place of. : FOR
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Top. : APEX
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"Just the facts, ___." : MAAM
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Small island in San Francisco Bay. : ALCATRAZ
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Thwarted, as a scheme. : SPIKED
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Thrown for ___. : ALOSS
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Tear. : RENT
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Kinds of transactions. : CASHSALES
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"A tisket, ___ . . . " : ATASKET
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Befall. : HAPPEN
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Spanish river. : EBRO
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Help, especially in wrongdoing. : ABET
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Bad: Prefix. : DYS
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Experiments. : TRIES
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Roof edges. : EAVES
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Less hazardous. : SAFER
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Animate. : ALIVE
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Shrivel. : WIZEN
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King of 4 B.C. : HEROD
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Medieval coin of France. : OBOLE
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Gem. : TOPAZ
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Impertinent: Colloq. : SASSY
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Not dominant. : RECESSIVE
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One of the Ionian Islands. : CORFU
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Duress. : COERCION
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Intercalary 24 hours for February. : LEAPDAY
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Weave. : BRAID
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Family servant in "Tartufe." : DORINE
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Makes ropes fast by winding: Naut. : BELAYS
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Iron: Comb. form. : FERRO
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Dear: Ital. : CARO
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Frank. : OPEN
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Use a grapnel. : DRAG
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Tropical edible fruit. : TARO
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Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Butt. : RAM
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Building wing. : ELL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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