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New York Times, Thursday, July 14, 1960

58-Across : Acrobats' mat.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,017
Across
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Fish. : SHAD
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Dweller in Nordland. : LAPP
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Navigation device used since the 1930's. : RADAR
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Fire: Comb. form. : PYRO
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Deep freeze. : ICER
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Bouquet. : AROMA
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Professorial talk: Abbr. : LECT
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Candidate for "What's My Line?" : BEAUTICIAN
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Whole number. : INTEGER
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Hide-out; haunt. : DEN
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Explosive. : TNT
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Savile Row worker. : TAILOR
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Right-hand page. : RECTO
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Some candidates for the "best-dressed" list. : CLOTHESHORSES
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Dickens' non de plume, 1836. : BOZ
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Look to be. : SEEM
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Little lass. : MAIDY
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Buy a pig in ___. : APOKE
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What shrews do. : NAG
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Of yore. : OLDEN
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Ancient city in Nile delta. : TANIS
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Where Dortmund is. : RUHR
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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Chicago trademark. : THESTOCKYARDS
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Start of a toast. : HERES
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Bassanio's beloved. : PORTIA
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Swinery. : STY
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Just before omega. : PSI
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___ of (more than). : UPWARDS
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Acrobats' mat. : TRAMPOLINE
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Sanguinary. : GORY
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Spectral. : EERIE
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"Come back to ___ ... " : ERIN
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Migrant fruit picker. : OKIE
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Singer. : TENOR
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Specks. : DOTS
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Nutcracker's suite. : NEST
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A half pint. : SPLIT
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Wolflike animal. : HYENA
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Global region. : ARCTICZONE
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You don't say! : DOTELL
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French liner. : LIBERTE
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The maples. : ACER
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Vegetable. : PEA
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Priggish persons. : PRUDES
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Weather prediction. : RAINTOMORROW
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Rainbow. : ARC
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"___ yourself." : DOIT
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"Give ___ a horse he can ride ... " : AMAN
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Carry on. : RANT
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Carnegie ___. : TECH
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A certain soldier on parade. : GOOSESTEPPER
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Comments. : REMARKS
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Type of test. : ORAL
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Biddy. : HEN
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Swimmer's skill. : SIDESTROKE
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British statesman. : EDEN
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"Auld lang ___." : SYNE
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Group of soldiers: Abbr. : BATT
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Fish. : OPAH
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Ancient city near Baghdad. : KISH
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Nathan Detroit, for one. : GUY
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Occurs. : HAPPENS
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Thereabouts. : ORSO
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Wainscotted. : CEILED
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Symbolic creature in Chinese myth. : DRAGON
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King of Libya since 1950. : IDRIS
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Until now. : ASYET
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Printer's term. : STET
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The ginkgo. : TREE
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Tall story. : YARN
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Item. : UNIT
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"Winterset" hero. : MIO
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Refugee organization: Abbr. : IRO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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