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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, June 4, 1961

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J K V Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,342
Across
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Greetings, in Spain. : SALUD
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One of 117 Across. : ARAMIS
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Son of Peter the Great. : ALEXIS
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Bring into harmony. : ATTUNE
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Cantus firmus. : MELODY
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Spaces of time. : MOMENTS
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Busy place in June. : MARRIAGELICENSEBUREAU
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Wood wind. : OBOE
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Unusually great. : RARE
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Other: Comb. form. : HETERO
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Where the Odelsting meets. : OSLO
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Fido's outcry. : YIP
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State flower of Idaho. : SYRINGA
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Mount. : ARISE
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Type of school: Abbr. : SEM
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Genus of the shad. : ALOSA
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Outer: Prefix. : ECTO
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Farm animals. : OXEN
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Colette novel. : CHERI
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King of Pylos. : NESTOR
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Wily. : ASTUTE
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Eleemosynary payment. : DOLE
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U. S. A. (with "the"). : UNION
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Foolishly affected. : APISH
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Companion of twins. : TOSSES
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Stretch out. : DISTEND
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Pairs. : TWOS
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In ___ (bewildered). : AFOG
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Somerset stream. : EXE
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Skip. : OMIT
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Behave (oneself). : DEMEAN
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Part of the Dept. of Justice. : FBI
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Disturbance. : UPSET
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Old maid and others. : GAMES
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Diminutive. : TINY
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Got off. : ALIT
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Clio's sister. : ERATO
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Place of Stoa Poikile. : AGORA
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Venerable. : OLD
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River into the Missouri. : PLATTE
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Sign. : OMEN
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Quill. : PEN
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Fir or pine board. : DEAL
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Piece of sculpture. : BUST
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Fire beetles. : ELATERS
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Chariot of ancient Gauls. : ESSEDE
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Relative of Dun Edin. : EDINA
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Worth. : PRICE
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Steering gear. : HELM
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Adorn with certain figures. : INSTAR
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Macaws. : ARARAS
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Broomcorn. : GRASS
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In eager state. : AGOG
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Agnes, in Spain. : INES
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Absurd. : INEPT
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Rubric. : RED
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Layer of floors. : TILER
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___ dogs. : CATSAND
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Sea: Fr. : MER
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Angers. : IRES
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Relative of a chaise. : CALASH
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What Menorca is. : ISLA
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Shaft. : POLE
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Roman de 1844. : LESTROISMOUSQUETAIRES
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Vessels. : LATEENS
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Garfield's running mate. : ARTHUR
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Believes. : TRUSTS
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Testify on oath. : DEPOSE
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Sand partridge of India. : SEESEE
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Concessions. : YESES
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Immovable. : STABILE
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One of the Fates. : ATROPOS
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Bait. : LURE
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Numerical prefix. : UNI
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Term akin to "honey." : DEARY
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Relative of Uncle Sam. : AMERICAN
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Becomes less stern. : RELENTS
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Eastern name. : ALI
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Seaport of Arabia. : MOCHA
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___ fixe. : IDEE
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Sentence structures. : SYNTAXES
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Mohawk or Mohican. : AMERIND
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Timber wolves. : LOBOS
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Ratite bird. : EMU
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Dry: Comb. form. : XERO
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In existence: Lat. : INESSE
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Older. : STALER
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Native of a Chinese island. : AMOYAN
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The Finnish language. : SUOMI
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Station in Paris. : GARE
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Ungreen. : SERE
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River of Burgundy. : SAONE
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Left. : GOTAWAY
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Pastoral poem. : ECLOGUE
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Falter in speaking. : STUTTER
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Air Force base on Cape Cod. : OTIS
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Men. : HES
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Casaba's coating. : RIND
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Well versed in: Colloq. : UPON
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See 12 Down. : OTO
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"___ Nightingale." : ODETOA
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Dress. : HABIT
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Kind of seed. : SESAME
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Cathedral city of Devonshire. : EXETER
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Certain threads. : SETONS
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Baboon. : DOGAPE
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Figurines. : IMAGES
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Namesakes of an Apostle. : SIMONS
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Conduce. : TEND
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Garment worker. : FITTER
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Thousand: Fr. : MILLE
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Piece of scenery. : FLAT
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Readily assuming different shapes. : PROTEAN
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Most deplorable. : SADDEST
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Whitefriars, London precinct. : ALSATIA
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Witty sayings. : PUNS
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Man's name. : ELIA
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Fish. : EEL
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Big name in music. : BING
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Pungent. : ACRID
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Conversational sounds. : EHS
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Modes of scenic representation. : DIORAMAS
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Constraining force. : PRESSURE
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Discomfort. : MALAISE
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Smacking of bygone days. : ANTIQUE
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Compunction. : REMORSE
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Small animals. : APELETS
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Importance. : STRESS
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Eating place. : GRILL
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Study again. : REREAD
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"___ Fideles." : ADESTE
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Colloids. : GELS
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Business matter. : SALE
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See 56 Down. : ICONS
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Author of "Greenwillow." : CHUTE
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Part of Leatherstocking's name. : NATTY
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Small distance. : STEP
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Vexatious. : SORE
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Papal name. : PIUS
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Absent ___ (the defendant being absent): Law. : REO
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Silencing sounds. : SHS
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Abide. : ARE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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