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New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 3,987

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Best grades of merchandise. : FIRSTS
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Two-legged stand. : BIPOD
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Military plume. : PANACHE
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Priestly garments. : AMICES
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Seems likely (to). : BIDSFAIR
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Feudal term of address. : SIRRAH
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Old name for dill. : ANET
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Shadowed: Slang. : TAILED
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Before. : ERE
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Brazilian coffee. : RIO
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Meter ___. : MAID
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Justifiable claim. : CASE
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Hollow out. : ROUT
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Threshold. : SILL
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Glossy fabric. : SATIN
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Board a streamliner. : ENTRAIN
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Steersmen's stations. : TILLERS
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Life tendencies à la Freud. : IDS
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Man's name: Abbr. : DAV
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Suffering. : TRAVAIL
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Divers. : SEVERAL
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Virulent. : RABID
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Outside: Comb. form. : ECTO
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Know: Span. : SABE
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Subtle emanation. : AURA
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Be concerned. : CARE
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Thrice: Comb. form. : TRE
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Hold fast. : COHERE
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Falsifier. : LIAR
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Roomer. : LODGER
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Entire crew. : ALLHANDS
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Sucrose and dextrose. : SUGARS
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Medley. : MELANGE
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Fist fight: Colloq. : SETTO
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Small tables. : STANDS
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Gradual disappearance. : FADEOUT
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This month: Abbr. : INST
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Luftwaffe's opposition. : RAF
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Command to tabby. : SCAT
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Vitamin B1. : THIAMIN
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Magazine feature. : SERIAL
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Established. : BASED
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Chemical compound. : IMID
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Mohammedan saint. : PIR
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Sheathed, as stems of some plants. : OCREATE
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Epistolary term of address. : DEARSIR
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Wing feather. : PINION
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Lusters. : SHEENS
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City in Vermont. : BARRE
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Rhythmical cadence. : LILT
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Young elephants. : CALVES
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Inconsequentialities. : TRIVIA
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Señor's emphatic affirmative. : SISI
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European. : SLAV
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Babylonian god of the wind. : ADAD
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Concept: Comb. form. : IDEO
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Oregon, Santa Fé, Chisholm. : TRAILS
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Strident. : RAUCOUS
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Curtail. : ABRIDGE
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Mother of Reuben. : LEAH
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Food fish. : STERLET
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Grades of sailors. : RATINGS
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Rub off. : ABRADE
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Contemptuous looks. : LEERS
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Blends butter and sugar. : CREAMS
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Famous street of Rome. : CORSO
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Important paper: Abbr. : CERT
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Feminine suffix. : ELLA
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Nation. : LAND
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Narrow ship channel. : GAT
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River into the Yangtze. : HAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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