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New York Times, Saturday, June 24, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,362
Across
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China, Japan, etc. : FAREAST
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Way up. : STAIRS
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Suitable. : INORDER
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Obstruct. : BLOCKUP
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Unnamed person. : SOMEONE
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Fishing spot of a sort. : AIRHOLE
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Cookbook abbreviation. : TSP
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Composer of 38 operas. : ROSSINI
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Curtain fabric. : NET
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Pronoun. : HER
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Author of many success stories. : ALGER
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Established. : BASED
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___ de France. : ILE
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Wagner cobbler. : SACHS
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Spicy stew. : OLLA
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Scene of a Velázquez painting. : BREDA
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"All ___ is divided . . . " : GAUL
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Way. : ROAD
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Insurance problem. : ARSON
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Stratagem. : WILE
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Tabard and others. : INNS
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Lake on the Panama Canal. : GATUN
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A Gardner. : ERLE
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Situation. : SETUP
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Latin case: Abbr. : DAT
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"___ afraid . . . " : BENOT
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Risk. : PERIL
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Fish of the Atlantic. : COD
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Initials of 1861–65. : CSA
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Absorbs. : SOAKSUP
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Troublesome business. : ADO
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Sound of the drum. : RATATAT
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Place for a lookout. : TREETOP
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City near Ft. Worth. : ABILENE
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Batting ___. : AVERAGE
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Large hoglike mammals. : TAPIRS
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Complained. : REPINED
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Printing sign. : FIST
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Years: Span. : ANOS
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Cavort. : ROMP
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Poet's "before." : ERE
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Idolized. : ADORED
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Title akin to mister. : SENOR
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Weapon of Biblical days. : SLING
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Conservatives. : TORIES
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German exclamation. : ACH
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Religious work of art. : IKON
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Criterion. : RULE
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Small barracuda. : SPET
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Used an ejector seat. : BAILEDOUT
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Persuasive argument. : SALESTALK
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Warning shout. : HEADSUP
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Bane of the hay fever victim. : RAGWEED
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Great bass role. : BORIS
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Apart from anything else. : ALONE
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Point of view: Colloq. : SLANT
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Enlighten. : IRRADIATE
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Heap of rocks. : CAIRN
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Shout of surprise. : HULLO
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Winter phenomenon. : SLEET
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Capture. : BAG
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Lizbeth ___ of "The Raggedy Man." : ANN
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Nag. : PESTER
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Nursery tale character. : BOPEEP
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Horses. : ROANS
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Pitcher's asset. : CURVE
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Combining form used with demo, pluto, etc. : CRAT
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Sheba. : SABA
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On the end. : ATIP
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Arcturus. : STAR
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___ end (over). : ATAN
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Ruler's title in old Venice. : DOGE
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Unclosed: Poet. : OPED
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Son-in-law of Mahomet. : ALI
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J. C. Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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