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New York Times, Wednesday, August 16, 1961

16-Across : Acrobat's net.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,415
Across
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River fish. : SHAD
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Shoe part. : VAMP
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RAF auxiliary. : WAAF
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Tops. : AONE
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Benny's role. : MISER
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Sicilian spa. : ENNA
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Acrobat's net. : TRAMPOLINE
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Like ___ of bricks. : ATON
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Necessitate. : ENTAIL
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British money. : STERLING
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Type of painting. : NUDE
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Witty saying. : MOT
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Oodles. : SCADS
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Orderly. : SHIPSHAPE
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Wagon tongue. : POLE
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Meager. : SCANTY
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Church title: Abbr. : REV
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Incursion. : RAID
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Percheron. : HORSE
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Party. : SIDE
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___ emma (A. M.). : ACK
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Twilled. : CORDED
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Bosc. : PEAR
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O'Flaherty novel of 1933. : THEMARTYR
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Famous nickname. : WALLY
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Timetable abbreviation. : EDT
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Pollux, to Castor. : TWIN
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Vestry. : SACRISTY
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President Bayar's capital. : ANKARA
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Rugged rock. : CRAG
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That ends it: Slang. : THEJIGISUP
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Blunderbore. : OGRE
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Modern fabric. : ORLON
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Lowest pinochle care. : NINE
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Golf club. : WOOD
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Whine. : PULE
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Jokes of a sort. : GAGS
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Cloy. : SATE
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Sax. : HORN
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Med. school course. : ANAT
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Claimed. : DEMANDED
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Small town: Abbr. : VIL
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In its present state. : ASIS
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Noun suffix. : MENT
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Appropriated. : PREEMPTED
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Affluence. : WEALTH
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Oppositional. : ANTI
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Presently. : ANON
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Tusk. : FANG
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Fashion. : MOLD
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Pope John's predecessor. : PIUS
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Optimistic. : ROSY
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Honor guard. : ESCORT
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Small herring. : SPRAT
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Base runner's mentor. : COACH
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Equally. : ALIKE
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Robust. : HARDY
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Extra leaf. : INSERT
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"Tempest" role. : ARIEL
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Go cycling. : PEDAL
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All possible. : EVERY
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Luis Aparicio's job. : SHORTSTOP
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Brisk, as a breeze. : SPANKING
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Moslem judge. : CADI
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Combined. : MERGED
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Side of the stage. : WING
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Old-time cart. : WAIN
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Tug's tow. : SCOW
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Constellation. : ARGO
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"___ Nome," Gilda's aria. : CARO
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By way of. : THRU
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Cheer. : YELL
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___ Minor. : ASIA
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Spoke. : RUNG
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Gibbons. : APES
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___ Miller. : JOE

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

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