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New York Times, Thursday, July 6, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 3, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Across
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Retreat. : NEST
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Section of a drama. : ACTI
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Invigorating. : BRISK
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Give ___ (berate): Colloq. : ITTO
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Standard of behavior. : NORM
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Anatomical seam. : RAPHE
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Oriental Red. : CHOUENLAI
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Creator of Rebecca West. : IBSEN
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Coiffure item. : HAIRNET
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Annie Brennan's craft. : TUGBOAT
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California trees. : ENCINAS
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Inland sea of Asia. : ARAL
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Province of Poland: Abbr. : SIL
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Candidates for the Peace Corps. : STUDENTS
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Shallow boxes for gardeners. : FLATS
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Socks. : HOSE
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Loophole: Colloq. : OUT
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Farmer's crop. : OATS
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Prefix used with flop, plunk, etc. : KER
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Very small creature. : MITE
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Wartime vessel. : LCT
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Queen of Olympus. : HERA
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Antitoxic preparation. : SERUM
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VIP at a political convention. : KEYNOTER
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Chemical suffixes. : OLS
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Italian cathedral city. : ASTI
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Once again Lord Mayor of Dublin. : BRISCOE
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Character in "Julius Caesar." : CASSIUS
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Heroine of a Menotti opera. : OLDMAID
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Degrade. : ABASE
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Epithet famous since 1927. : LONEEAGLE
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Feast of the Passover. : SEDER
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Pre-festival hours. : EVES
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Numerical suffix. : TEEN
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News article, in journalism. : STORY
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Disencumbers. : RIDS
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Miscalculates. : ERRS
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Especially suitable place. : NICHE
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Col. Allen of the Green Mountain Boys. : ETHAN
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Spartan. : STOIC
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Americans abroad. : TOURISTS
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Temper with heat. : ANNEAL
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Yearlings. : COLTS
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Singing syllable. : TRA
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Entertainer of a sort. : IMITATOR
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Military unit. : BRIGADE
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Riotous mob. : RABBLE
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Oil-yielding African tree. : SHEA
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Where Canterbury is. : KENT
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City near Dallas. : ENNIS
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Extinct wild ox. : URUS
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Use a cutting tool. : SHEAR
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"Le Rouge et le ___." : NOIR
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Ballerina's skirt. : TUTU
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Forepart of a vessel. : STEM
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People. : FOLK
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Delicate fabric. : LACE
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Perry Mason's profession: Abbr. : ATTY
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Famed violin virtuoso. : KREISLER
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Table companion. : MESSMATE
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Nylons. : HOSIERY
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Caesar's parting words. : ETTU
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Stereopticon picture. : SLIDE
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Near East figure. : NASSER
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More ___. : ORLESS
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Describing some sardines. : BONED
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Basketball player. : CAGER
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Engineer's helper. : OILER
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Prominent British family. : EDENS
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Judge Timberlane. : CASS
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Aid and ___. : ABET
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Japanese island W of Honshu. : SADO
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Combing form meaning "egg." : OVI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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