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New York Times, Monday, May 9, 1960

30-Across : Wise old men.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,951
Across
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Didn't dally. : SPED
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Castile. : SOAP
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Yeast. : BARM
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Ex ___ (one-sided). : PARTE
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Where Seville is. : ANDALUSIA
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Current novelist. : OHARA
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Effort toward peaceful settlement. : MEDIATION
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Grant's Illinois home. : GALENA
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Marmalade ingredient. : RIND
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Had a snack. : ATE
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J. C. Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
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Italian philosopher. : CROCE
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Printing direction. : STET
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Judicious. : SANE
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Scoop out. : ROUT
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Animal abodes. : LAIRS
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Wise old men. : NESTORS
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Powder ingredients. : TALCS
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Bouquet. : POSY
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Primitive abode. : TENT
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Moves with a jerk. : FLIPS
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Guardians of the green. : BUNKERS
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Is nosy. : PRIES
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Separation center. : RENO
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Night, in Nantes. : NUIT
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P. T. Barnum attraction. : LIND
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Famous Franz. : LEHAR
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___ Dai. : BAO
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Coon's ___. : AGE
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Palm tree. : COCO
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Try to make ends meet. : SCRIMP
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Safari equipment. : CAMPSTOOL
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Trimmings. : LACES
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Repetitious. : ITERATIVE
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Ring-around-___. : AROSY
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Disclaim. : DENY
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Type of butterlike oil. : OLEO
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Lose power. : WANE
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African. : SAHARAN
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Nutty sweet. : PRALINE
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Peut-___ (maybe): Fr. : ETRE
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Jonathan Swift's title. : DEAN
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Rayburn. : SAM
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Burdensome. : ONEROUS
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Devotee. : ADDICT
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Pamphleteer of 1776. : PAINE
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Otherwise than. : BUT
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Oriental. : ASIATIC
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Unruly ones. : RIOTERS
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Louvre paintings. : MANETS
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Stoke ___, village of Gray's "Elegy." : POGES
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Shaver. : LAD
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Through. : ACROSS
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Hero of Irish ballad. : RORY
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Austrian novelist. : SALTEN
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Saw. : ESPIED
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Spare. : LANK
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"The most." : TOPS
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Choir members. : TENORS
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Pacific big-eyed fish. : TUNA
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Ship-rigged war vessel. : FRIGATE
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Inspectors of railroad cars. : LINEMEN
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Be fitting for. : BEHOOVE
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Italian river. : RUBICON
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Far Easterners. : SIAMESE
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Lake ___, noted sports center. : PLACID
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Shrink back. : RECOIL
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Child in cliché expression. : TOPSY
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Game of chance. : LOTTO
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Jeff Davis' land: Abbr. : CSA
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Forked end of a hammer. : CLAW
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___ avis. : RARA
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Leverage. : PRY
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Constellation. : LEO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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