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New York Times, Saturday, June 9, 1962

8-Down : Tests.

Author:
John Byrne
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
John F. Byrne has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,712
Across
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Ambush. : TRAP
5
Alloy of nickel. : MONEL
10
Subdued. : SOFT
14
Book of hours. : HORA
15
Brazilian spa. : ARAXA
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Trifling. : IDLE
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Dark. : EBON
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The number ten. : DECAD
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Meager. : LEAN
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Col. Milligan's command. : WOMENSARMYCORPS
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Commonwealth. : STATE
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Condescends. : DEIGNS
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CGS units. : ERGS
27
Conjunction. : NOR
28
Ten-percenter: Abbr. : AGT
31
Hoi ___. : POLLOI
34
Foot: Suffix. : PED
35
Chigger. : FLEA
36
Open space. : AREA
37
Singers. : BASSI
39
___ marché (at a bargain): Fr. : ABON
40
Public houses. : INNS
41
Glide over snow. : SKI
42
Songs. : VOCALS
44
Buttons, for one. : RED
45
Louis XIV. : ROI
46
London art gallery. : TATE
47
Hallway rug. : RUNNER
49
Scenic view. : SCAPE
53
Berlin opus, 1946. : ANNIEGETYOURGUN
57
Throaty bark. : WOOF
58
"The game ___ worth the candle." : ISNOT
59
Title. : EARL
60
___ Berlin. : EAST
61
Laughing. : RIANT
62
Handle: Lat. : ANSA
63
Females. : SHES
64
Rope. : LASSO
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"Mother, ___ go out to swim?" : MAYI
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Muscles. : THEWS
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Servomechanism. : ROBOT
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Flavor. : AROMA
4
Spanish cigars. : PANETELAS
5
Fits of temper. : MADS
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Hill nymphs. : OREADS
7
Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
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Tests. : EXAMINES
9
Equestrienne of 1040. : LADYGODIVA
10
Farm tanks. : SILOS
11
Breslau's river. : ODER
12
Ear covering. : FLAP
13
Playing cards. : TENS
21
Agrippina's son. : NERO
22
Corner: Abbr. : CNR
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Gay Nineties pin-up. : GIBSONGIRL
28
White: Lat. : ALBA
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A science: Abbr. : GEOL
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Sun shades. : TANS
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Mr. and Mrs. : PAIR
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Caen's river. : ORNE
33
Grant. : LEND
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Before omega. : PSI
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Make-up base. : FACECREAM
38
Absence of motion in a muscle. : AKINESIA
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Honshu city. : OTSU
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___ de la Paix. : RUE
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Fittings. : TRYONS
47
Cleavages. : RIFTS
48
Spirit-lamp heaters. : ETNAS
50
City of Guam. : AGANA
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Fat. : PURSY
52
Chou ___. : ENLAI
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Inspires fear. : AWES
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Shem's father. : NOAH
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Snout. : NOSE
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Von Bismarck. : OTTO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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