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New York Times, Saturday, August 20, 1960

31-Across : Backed.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,054
Across
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"Man with a racket." : GONZALES
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Specialty of 1 Across. : TENNIS
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Birdman of a sort. : AVIARIST
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Imagine. : IDEATE
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___ line (agreed with a set course). : FELLINTO
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Preferable. : BETTER
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Cleaving tools. : FROES
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Glowing coal. : EMBER
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Japanese apricot. : UME
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Superlative suffix. : EST
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A certain socket. : EYEPIT
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Stick of a fan. : BRIN
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Relative of a martingale. : REIN
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Betoken. : OMEN
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Browse. : GRAZE
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Backed. : SECONDED
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Handled roughly. : MAULED
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Hollow stem. : REED
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Contemporary artist. : DALI
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First; original. : PRIMAL
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Fisherman's necessities. : LICENSES
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Queenly. : REGAL
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Symbolic bird. : DOVE
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Silk: Ital. : SETA
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Egyptian sun god. : AMON
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Rigid insistence on nicety. : PURISM
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Beam. : RAY
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Hide ___ hair. : NOR
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Worked a claim. : MINED
52
Trumpeter bird. : AGAMI
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Appear unexpectedly. : CROPUP
56
Diamondback. : TERRAPIN
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Squire's place. : ESTATE
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___ arbutus (Mayflower). : TRAILING
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Stopped. : RESTED
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Values. : ASSESSES
Down
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Old codgers. : GAFFERS
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Supervise. : OVERSEE
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Pertaining to a great river. : NILOTIC
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Middleweight champ in the 1940's. : ZALE
5
Come up. : ARISE
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Author Yutang. : LIN
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Prized. : ESTEEMED
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Danced to jazz tunes. : STOMPED
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Dalai Lama's land. : TIBET
10
River in Germany. : EDER
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Equipment for 9 Across. : NET
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At ease. : NATURAL
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Make an invoice. : ITEMIZE
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Tranquilized. : SERENED
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Crib. : BIN
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Tirolese tune. : YODEL
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Brown bears. : BRUINS
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William the Conqueror was one. : NORMAN
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Wind. : GALE
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Dodger infielder. : NEAL
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Official staffs. : MACES
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Compasses. : DIVIDERS
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Spirited steed. : PRANCER
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Penitence. : REMORSE
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People of Luzon. : IGOROTS
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Actress Young. : LORETTA
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God once worshiped in Alexandria. : SERAPIS
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Bunting. : ETAMINE
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Saws; proverbs. : SAYINGS
44
Grayish-brown. : DUN
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Spoke in shrill tones. : PIPED
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Mme. Curie. : MARIE
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Silent. : MUTE
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Guys' dates. : GALS
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One of the Nixons. : PAT
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Short-napped fabric. : RAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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