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New York Times, Friday, July 14, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,382
Across
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Stalls. : BOOTHS
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Extreme conservative. : DIEHARD
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Casual. : OFFHAND
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Fashionable. : INVOGUE
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Balance ___. : OFPOWER
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Straight route. : BEELINE
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Grassland. : LEA
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Maintain. : KEEP
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Most important sides. : FRONTS
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English composer. : ARNE
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Make thin or less dense. : RAREFY
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Tropical shrub with fragrant flowers. : JASMINE
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Bremen or United States. : SHIP
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Norwegian dramatist. : IBSEN
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And the like. : ETCETERA
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Notice. : PLACARD
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Dispersed. : STREWED
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Flattery: Colloq. : SOFTSOAP
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Beaches. : SANDS
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Is indebted to. : OWES
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Went counter to. : CROSSED
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Short, light, informal story. : SKETCH
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Playground. : YARD
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Period of conditional freedom. : PAROLE
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Irrational number. : SURD
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Kitten's sound. : MEW
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Work. : OPERATE
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Length, as of movie film. : FOOTAGE
65
Small change. : PENNIES
66
Obsequies. : FUNERAL
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Holds out. : EXTENDS
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Proper and fitting. : DECENT
Down
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Refrain word in a college song. : BOOLA
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Bid. : OFFER
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"The pipes ___." : OFPAN
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However. : THO
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Falcon. : HAWK
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Smiles derisively. : SNEERS
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Dip bait gently into the water. : DIB
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Actually. : INEFFECT
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All possible. : EVERY
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Entire: Comb. form. : HOLO
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Decidedly not for. : AGIN
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Undersized animal. : RUNT
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Letters. : DEES
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"Air castle." : DREAM
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___ dieu. : PRIE
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Drives out. : EJECTS
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Noun suffixes. : ENTS
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Genus of ducks. : ANAS
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Reliable. : STEADY
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Cut. : HEWN
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Made angry. : IRED
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Launching areas at Canaveral. : PADS
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Put forth (blossoms). : BLOW
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Not out. : SAFE
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Darted ahead swiftly. : ROCKETED
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Oppose and defy. : DARE
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Kitchen utensils. : POTS
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Worn or rough spot. : SCUFF
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One of a set of ships' ropes. : SHROUD
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Destroyed. : SLAIN
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To love: Latin. : AMARE
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One of King Lear's daughters. : REGAN
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Lived. : DWELT
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Master of the heroic couplet. : POPE
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Top. : APEX
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Figure in a lease. : RENT
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Department of France. : ORNE
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Finished. : DONE
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Letter. : ESS
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Sleuth. : TEC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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