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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,417
Across
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Takers of prisoners. : CAPTORS
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Place of action. : THEATER
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Interstices. : AREOLAE
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Lull. : RESPITE
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Where Missoula is. : MONTANA
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Indians. : ONEIDAS
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Witticisms of a sort. : PUNS
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Drums, cymbals, etc. : TRAPS
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Lily plant. : SEGO
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Patriotic monogram. : USA
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3rd cen. date. : CCI
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Type of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
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City in France. : SENS
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Young bird. : CHICK
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Ardor. : FIRE
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Historic. : STORIED
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Absconds. : ELOPES
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Stable fare. : RATS
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Animal abode. : LAIR
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English novelist. : STERNE
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Tot tenders. : SITTERS
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Numerous. : MANY
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Rubbish. : DROSS
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Makes a fine seam. : SEWS
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Conjunction. : AND
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Begone! : OUT
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Unit of troops: Abbr. : DET
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Jewelry item. : STUD
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Breadstuffs. : ROLLS
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Box with caution. : SPAR
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Stringbean: Fr. : HARICOT
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In a series: Fr. : ENSUITE
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Hermit. : EREMITE
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Signal devices: Var. : SIRENES
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More impudent: Dial. : SASSIER
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Arachnids. : SPIDERS
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Academic area. : CAMPUS
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Kindles. : AROUSES
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Diamond prize. : PENNANT
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Small fry. : TOTS
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Talk wildly. : RANT
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Probes. : SEARCHES
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___ of Capricorn. : TROPIC
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Poultry. : HENS
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Compass point. : ESE
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Sacred bull of Egypt. : APIS
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Rough water. : TIDERIP
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Open-shelved cabinet. : ETAGERE
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Does a cobbler's job. : RESOLES
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Ill-tempered. : ACID
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Full of regret. : SORRY
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Mentioned. : CITED
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Poet who was apprenticed to a surgeon. : KEATS
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Warning cries on the links. : FORES
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Spread. : RAN
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Illuminated. : LIT
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Languid. : LISTLESS
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Hard, heavy hits. : SMASHES
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Trumpet blast. : TANTARA
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Lasts. : ENDURES
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Human being. : SOUL
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North American tree. : REDPINE
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Popular garment. : SWEATER
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Fan. : ROOTER
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Importance. : STRESS
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Blurs. : DIMS
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Routine. : ROTE
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Scissor stroke. : SNIP
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Petitioned. : SUED
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2nd cen. date. : CII
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Hindu title. : SRI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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