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New York Times, Saturday, July 8, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,376
Across
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Vex. : PESTER
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Excellent. : CAPITAL
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Former kingdom of Spain. : CASTILE
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Salad fruit. : AVOCADO
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City in Oregon. : ASTORIA
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Attack verbally. : BELABOR
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Steps for wall climbing. : STILE
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Saint-Nazaire's river. : LOIRE
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John Boyd ___, Nobel peace prize winner. : ORR
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Approximately. : SOME
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Poets or singers of great ability. : SWANS
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Emmy's cousin. : TONY
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Country on the Caspian. : IRAN
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Exclamation of disbelief. : PAH
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Nubbin. : EAR
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One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NAT
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Huron Indian, foe of Uncas. : MAGUA
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Biennial plant with esculent root. : BEET
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Utter repeatedly. : ITERATE
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Objet d'art. : BIBELOT
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Work on galleys. : EDIT
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Part of NASA. : SPACE
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___ carte. : ALA
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Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : FEM
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Treat. : USE
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Help. : ABET
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Vital force. : LIFE
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Ready for action. : ARMED
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Diamond used for industrial purposes. : BORT
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Bustle. : ADO
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Imagine as possible. : DREAM
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Chamois-like animal of Asia. : GORAL
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Child of Leontes, in "Winter's Tale." : PERDITA
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Realm of an eastern ruler. : EMIRATE
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Hellborn. : SATANIC
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Nullified. : NEGATED
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Fitting environment. : ELEMENT
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Did a sleuth's job. : TAILED
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Clergyman's position. : PASTORATE
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Judged. : ESTIMATED
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Purloined. : STOLEN
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Jade. : TIRE
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Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
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Yardstick for purchasing power. : REALWAGES
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Country home of a sort. : CABIN
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Reluctant. : AVERSE
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Barber's sign. : POLE
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Peruvian city. : ICA
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Social prohibition. : TABOO
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Bedeck. : ADORN
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Londoner's truck. : LORRY
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Big name in fashions. : CASSINI
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Where Waikiki is. : OAHU
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Tiff. : SPAT
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Fiddlewood, for one. : TREE
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Constantin's title. : ABBE
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Consort. : MATE
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Humiliation. : ABASEMENT
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Highly wrought. : ELABORATE
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Bore. : TOLERATED
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Plentiful. : RIFE
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Describing some pastry. : ICED
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Gossiped. : TATTLED
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Catamount. : PUMA
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Swallow. : MARTIN
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Away from the mouth: Zool. : ABORAL
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Slip back. : LAPSE
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Faultless. : IDEAL
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Loud: Mus. : FORTE
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Go back to a former condition. : REACT
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Entertain at a meal. : DINE
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Colette heroine. : GIGI
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Structure at Gatun. : DAM
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___ culpa. : MEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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