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New York Times, Monday, May 8, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { B G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 337 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,315
Across
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Large water bird. : SWAN
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Movable article on stage. : PROP
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Headless, in heraldry. : ETETE
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Sound of laughter. : HAHA
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Four seasons. : YEAR
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Not as strict. : LAXER
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Acquit. : EXONERATE
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Laud. : EXTOL
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Gave rest to. : RELAXED
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Varied. : DIVERSE
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Compass direction. : ENE
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Ones: Fr. : UNES
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Admit. : CEDE
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Noun suffix. : ADE
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With 1 Down, Kipling's tiger. : KHAN
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Hero of "Der Freischütz." : MAX
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Phrase. : EXPRESSION
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Documentary. : FILM
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City in Spain, now called Jerez. : XERES
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Diminutive suffixes. : ETS
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Saint's day, in Italy. : FESTA
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Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
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Mitigates. : EXTENUATES
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White ___. : SOX
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Shakespearean role. : KATE
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Baseball great. : OTT
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Feminine suffixes. : INES
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Hindu queen. : RANI
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Moslem name. : ALI
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Pairs again. : REMATES
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Joined. : SPLICED
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Be present. : EXIST
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Oath. : EXPLETIVE
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Energetic. : VITAL
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Place. : LIEU
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Black birds. : ANIS
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Distinction. : STYLE
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Marine appendages. : FINS
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Agenda. : LIST
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See 28 Across. : SHERE
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Pale. : WAXEN
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Make ___ in (consume a sizable portion of). : AHOLE
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Emile Zola heroine. : NANA
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Seeds of apples, pears, etc. : PYRENES
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19th cen. novelist. : READE
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Cereal grass. : OAT
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Part of a sentence: Abbr. : PRED
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Lucky number. : ELEVEN
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Put a strain on. : TAXED
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Radical. : EXTREMIST
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Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
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Gardner. : ERLE
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Oozes. : EXUDES
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"But ___ tell you anyhow . . . " : ICAN
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Draw a fish bait over the surface of the water. : SKITTER
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Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
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Garden equipment. : HOSE
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Old: Ger. : ALTE
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Holyday. : XMAS
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Letters. : EXES
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Stranger: Comb. form. : XENO
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Nearness. : PROXIMITY
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Canonical hour. : SEXT
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Exploit. : FEAT
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Trifling. : FUTILE
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Comfort. : EASE
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Puzzle. : NONPLUS
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Kitchen container. : KETTLE
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Rhinal. : NASAL
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Quaking. : ASPEN
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Grapeseeds. : ACINI
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Overalls. : LEVIS
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Useful Latin phrase. : IDEST
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Races the motor: Colloq. : REVS
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Stage direction. : EXIT
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Id. : SELF
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Twelve. : XII

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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