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PLAYTHINGS

New York Times, Sunday, July 30, 1961

Author:
Norma Schier
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 547 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,398
Across
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Ad ___ (to the stars): Lat. : ASTRA
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Principal. : GRAND
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A measure, in music. : BAR
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Place in opposition. : MATCH
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Less used. : NEWER
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Fisherman. : EELER
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___ de France. : ILE
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Emperor, 936–973. : OTHOI
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Users of playground equipment. : TWOFORTHESEESAW
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Fertile earth. : LOESS
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Feign. : ASSUME
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Not latent. : ACTIVE
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Absorption in phantasy: Psychol. : AUTISM
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Devices used in Beckett play. : TAPES
33
Card game. : ECARTE
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Short for a brain wave test. : EEG
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Senatorial first name. : ESTES
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Individual needed for sort of quorum. : THETENTHMAN
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French nobleman: Abbr. : VTE
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Way: Abbr. : RTE
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Course of study: Colloq. : PREMED
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Compass point. : SSE
48
Sinn ___. : FEIN
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TV detective. : GUNN
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Rise again. : RESURGE
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Legion of ___. : DECENCY
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Recently. : OFLATE
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Shropshire. : SALOP
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Containers. : TRAYS
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Piano practice. : FIVEFINGEREXERCISE
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Kowalski in "Streetcar." : STAN
68
Furred animal, for short. : COON
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Vein: Anat. : VENA
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Deer. : STAG
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Inexpensive entertainment. : THETHREEPENNYOPERA
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Nickelodeon features. : SLOTS
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Type of crime. : ARSON
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Type of poet. : LYRIST
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Wisconsin products. : CHEESES
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Roman chapel. : SISTINE
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Normandy city. : STLO
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Flower. : IRIS
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Sup. : EAT
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Lets. : LEASES
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On this side of: Prefix. : CIS
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Part of pewter. : TIN
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Certain muscles. : COMPRESSORS
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Science dealing with fishes: Abbr. : ICHTH
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Last. : END
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Joins. : UNITES
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How two hearts may beat. : ASONE
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Playful one. : KITTEN
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Encourage. : ASSURE
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Conform to. : ANSWER
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Baltic island. : SAARE
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Designating a unique event. : ONCEINALIFETIME
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Dickens character. : AGNES
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Pint-size. : LIL
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Let in. : ADMIT
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Mrs. Berlin. : ELLIN
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Surround. : BESET
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Somerset stream. : EXE
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Fictional rabbit. : MOPSY
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From ___ day. : DAYTO
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Theatre group. : ANTA
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Bastes. : SEWS
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Cards. : TWOS
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Prove false. : REFUTE
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Bouquets. : AROMAS
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Bring. : GET
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Goes over the same old arguments. : REHASHES
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Movie star's first name. : ALEC
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Fit one within another. : NEST
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Three: Ger. : DREI
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Divides. : BISECTS
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___ parisienne. : ALA
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Heated over. : REWARMED
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Like lava. : MOLTEN
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Thine: Fr. : ATOI
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Long-lasting affliction. : THESEVENYEARITCH
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Make-up. : COSMETICS
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Possessive. : HIS
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Fabric. : REP
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Uniform. : EVEN
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Broadway first name. : UTA
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Existence: Fr. : ETRE
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Exclamations. : AHS
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Manner of origin: Suffix. : GENY
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Hence: Lat. : ERGO
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Cloths. : STUFFS
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Figures in a counting rhyme. : TENLITTLEINDIANS
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Moved: Fr. : EMU
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Brevity. : TERSENESS
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Mystery story award. : EDGAR
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Introduction: Abbr. : PREF
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Celebrators. : FEASTERS
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Indians. : NAVAHOES
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Coffee breaks: Brit. : ELEVENSES
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And so on: Abbr. : ETC
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Animated. : CRISPY
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Beliefs. : TENETS
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Bovines. : OXEN
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Famed Quaker. : PENN
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German pronoun. : ICH
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Ibsen girl. : NORA
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Theatre ___. : GOER
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Beam of light. : RAY
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Having certain illumination. : GASLIT
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Poet's monogram. : TSE
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Furs: Fr. : POILS
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Cheers: Span. : OLES
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Depreciation. : SHRINKAGE
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Balderdash. : TOSH
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Summon. : CITE
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Indian. : SEMINOLE
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Truth, in Chinese religion. : TAO
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Levantines. : ISRAELIS
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Eliot ___, T-man on TV. : NESS
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Quick to learn. : APT
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Subject of the Dormouse's story. : TREACLE
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Prettiest. : CUTEST
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The same. : ONE
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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"A friend ___ . . . " : INNEED
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___ guerre. : CESTLA
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Snerd, for one. : OAF
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Yum-yum is one. : TREE
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Where Anna went. : SIAM
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Cancel. : UNDO
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Sloping walk. : RAMP
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Sly. : WILY
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Send forth. : EMIT
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Nevada city. : RENO
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Holy day: Abbr. : SAB
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Water sprite. : NIX
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Noun suffix. : ITY

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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