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New York Times, Tuesday, July 19, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Original 31-Across clue had "Unmelodius"; corrected this to "Unmelodious."

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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,022
Across
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Browned bread. : TOAST
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Great name in Ireland: Colloq. : STPAT
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Traditional Japanese theatre. : KABUKI
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Repeated a passage from. : QUOTED
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Frequenter. : HABITUE
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Coats. : ULSTERS
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Antidote for troubled waters. : OIL
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Seasoned sailor. : OLDSALT
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Very recently. : NOW
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Employs. : USES
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Riches of a sort. : LUCRE
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Vasco da ___. : GAMA
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Begin to work. : SETTO
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19th cent. poet. : POE
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19th cent. lexicographer. : ROGET
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Substitute, usually of inferior quality. : ERSATZ
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Unmelodious. : TUNELESS
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Ruminate. : CHEW
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Comforter. : PUFF
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Paid (one's share): Slang. : KICKEDIN
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Celestial structure. : NEBULA
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Reddish-brown pigment. : OCHER
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Part of a jagged line. : ZAG
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Searched minutely with ("over"). : RAKED
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Cane. : REED
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Established principle. : CANON
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College man. : GRAD
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Formally give up: Abbr. : ABD
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Eccentric. : ERRATIC
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Mimic. : APE
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Having small lumps. : NODULED
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Indianian. : HOOSIER
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St. Francis ___. : XAVIER
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Teem. : ABOUND
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Grating. : RASPY
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Rhythmic pattern. : METRE
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Pads. : TABLETS
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Japanese sash. : OBI
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Self: Comb. form. : AUTO
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Head. : SKULL
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Unavailable because already committed. : TIEDUP
6
Settle accounts. : SQUAREUP
7
Fine net. : TULLE
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Starting point of a horse race. : POST
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Man of law: Abbr. : ATT
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Designating the younger set. : TEENAGE
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Former ruler. : KAISER
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Racecourses: Suffix. : DROMES
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Lodge. : HOUSE
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Clobbers. : SWATS
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Caledonian. : SCOT
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Piled up. : STACKED
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Caddie's concern. : GOLFBAG
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Different one. : OTHER
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Allude (to). : REFER
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English letter. : ZED
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Sister. : NUN
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Magic. : WIZARDRY
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Mohammedan scriptures. : KORAN
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Ancestor of the deep freeze. : ICEBOX
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Cheese. : CHEDDAR
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Pram pusher. : NANA
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Where Kiev is. : UKRAINE
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Jumped. : LEAPED
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Serpent. : ADDER
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New York City. : GOTHAM
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Move slowly. : CREEP
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Amphion's wife. : NIOBE
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Region of ancient Greece. : ELIS
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Northern sea duck. : COOT
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Grape, in botany. : UVA
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Upon: Prefix. : SUR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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