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New York Times, Friday, June 2, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F Q W }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,340
Across
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Rebuff. : SLAP
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Braid. : PLAT
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African nut tree. : COLA
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Term of endearment. : LOVE
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Jolly exclamation. : HOHO
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Impetuous. : HEADY
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Maple tree genus. : ACER
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Star in Draco. : ADIB
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Pyle. : ERNIE
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One of the ups and downs of fortune. : VICISSITUDE
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Layer cake of a sort. : PIE
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Rebels. : RISESUP
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Mother of Ishmael. : HAGAR
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Curving outward. : CONVEX
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Border upon. : ABUT
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Cyclades island. : IOS
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What a corps has. : ESPRIT
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Cupola. : DOME
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Hose. : SOCKS
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Luxury. : EASE
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Precisely. : JUSTSO
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Island in a river. : AIT
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Circlet. : RING
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Native. : INBORN
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Colors. : TINTS
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Type of TV program. : SPECIAL
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Presidential nickname. : IKE
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Goddess of peace. : PAX
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Temperamental or conceited persons: Colloq. : PRIMADONNAS
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Misbehave. : ACTUP
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Base. : VILE
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Hockey goal. : CAGE
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To the point. : TERSE
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Lanchester. : ELSA
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Pound. : EZRA
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Reddish-yellow color. : SAND
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Pawn. : TOOL
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Asiatic country. : SIAM
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Pole. : SLAV
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Places: Lat. : LOCI
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Moving from place to place. : PERIPATETIC
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Stage in a cycle of changes. : PHASE
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City in N Italy. : LODI
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Make ___ (be successful). : AHIT
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Money ___. : TOBURN
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Products of Wisconsin. : CHEESES
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Above: Poet. : OER
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Countries. : LANDS
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Parting word. : ADIEU
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Bark. : YELP
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Title of respect. : SIR
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Deprive (of). : DIVEST
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Feels. : EXPERIENCES
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Pilgrimage to Mecca. : HADJ
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"Arabian Nights" hero. : ABOU
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Resins. : GUMS
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Bird call. : COO
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Filmdom's prize. : OSCAR
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Line showing equal barometric pressure. : ISOBAR
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Drizzle. : RAIN
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Common verbal contraction. : ISNT
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Two-year-old sheep. : TEGS
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Relatives. : KIN
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Cut. : SNIPPED
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Biblical Mount. : OLIVET
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Prizefight decision. : TKO
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Young oyster. : SPAT
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Measures, about 2½ feet. : PACES
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Actor hired by the day. : EXTRA
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Perfect. : IDEAL
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Cyclades island, Italian name. : MILO
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In addition. : ALSO
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Fascist. : NAZI
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City in India. : AGRA
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Mold line on glass. : SEAM
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American armed force: Abbr. : USN

Answer summary: 7 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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