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New York Times, Friday, July 20, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { H J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,753

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Across
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Play. : ROMP
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Insect. : FLEA
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Creator of Oz. : BAUM
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Eastern name. : ABOU
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Places. : LAYS
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Plants of a region. : FLORA
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Puzzles. : PERPLEXES
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Tall and thin. : RANGY
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Sentence construction. : SYNTAX
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Fans. : DEVOTEES
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Wife of Geraint. : ENID
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : TINA
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Sometime TV announcement. : STANDBY
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Dejection. : SADNESS
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Old gold coins. : PISTOLES
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Booth. : STALL
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Bandicoot. : RAT
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Bar. : ESTOP
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Cote sound. : MAA
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Compound suffix. : ARIAN
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Bitterness. : ACRIMONY
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Molière hero. : TARTUFE
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News. : TIDINGS
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Burrow. : LAIR
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Indigo plant. : ANIL
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Was present. : ATTENDED
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Tints. : COLORS
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Roadside plant. : SUMAC
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Eating place. : CAFETERIA
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Nonstylishly stout. : OBESE
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Couples. : TWOS
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True to life. : REAL
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Kept in. : PENT
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Mr.'s, in Portugal. : SNRS
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Fish. : SOLE
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Uses a gavel. : RAPS
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"To love, cherish and to ___." : OBEY
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Time of day. : MORN
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Camping equipment. : PUPTENT
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Pliant. : FLEXIBLE
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Remiss. : LAX
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Gazed. : EYED
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Property. : ASSETS
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Noisy. : BLATANT
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Tops. : AONE
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Exhort. : URGE
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Big name in baseball. : MAYS
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Parts of ferns. : FRONDS
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___ Cakes, Scotland. : LANDO
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Road, in Rome. : VIA
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Tints. : DYES
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Small fish. : SPRAT
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Jewelled item for 38 Down. : TIARA
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Moving. : ASTIR
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De Valera. : EAMON
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Jive talk. : SLANG
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Annihilates. : SLAYS
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Railroad abbreviation. : STA
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Eight: Prefix. : OCTA
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Member of royalty. : PRINCESS
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In any event. : ATLEAST
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Slight difference. : NUANCE
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Ignoramus. : IDIOT
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Factory workers. : MILLERS
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Cousin of a marlinespike. : FID
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Raises. : ERECTS
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Dripping. : ASOP
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Conduit. : TUBE
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Federal agents. : TMEN
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See 3 Down. : DAWN
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Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
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Coin of Iran. : RIAL
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Auction. : SALE
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On the side of. : FOR

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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