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SHALL WE DANCE?

New York Times, Sunday, August 21, 1960

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { B Q W X }, Scrabble score: 591 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,055
Across
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Las ___. : VEGAS
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Feathered. : PLUMED
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Sicilian city. : ARAGONA
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Demur. : HESITATE
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Oxygenate. : AERATE
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Stockholm's lake. : MALAREN
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Greek lyric poet, circa 500 B.C. : ANACREON
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Great name in Ballet Russe. : VASLAVNIJINSKY
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School course: Abbr. : SCI
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Girl's name. : ELMA
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Copyread. : EDIT
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Jot. : IOTA
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Josip Broz. : TITO
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Ring a bell. : TOLL
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Location. : SITE
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Novelist ___ Buntline. : NED
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Bowl. : DISH
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___ sequitur. : NON
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Jack-in-the-pulpit. : AROID
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A variation of the quadrille. : CONTREDANSE
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Of sheep. : OVINE
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Coats with tin-lead alloy. : TERNES
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To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
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Title for Thérèse Defarge. : MME
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Identical. : SAME
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West Coast Indian. : ESSELEN
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Charon and others. : FERRIERS
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India's sacred river. : GANGES
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Handel's birthplace. : HALLE
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Ship's beam. : KEELSON
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"Take ___ step." : AGIANT
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Witticism. : MOT
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Dalai or Teshu. : LAMA
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Deer. : ELK
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Stupid, as a goose. : ANSERINE
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Further. : MORE
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With austerity. : STERNLY
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Long narrow piece. : STRAP
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Case for toiletries. : ETUI
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English river into North Sea. : ALN
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Disney's middle name. : ELIAS
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Sea nymph. : SIREN
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One: Ger. : EIN
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Genus of the water scorpion. : NEPA
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Chinese. : ASIAN
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Longed for. : DESIRED
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Simians. : APES
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Gladiators' weapons. : TRIDENTS
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French title. : DUC
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Bone: Comb. form. : OSTE
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Family member. : DAD
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Coat parts. : LAPELS
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Confidences. : SECRETS
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Native of Kazan. : TATAR
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Forever: Archaic. : ETERNE
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Bitter medicines. : ALOETICS
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Composer of threnodies. : ELEGIST
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___ contendere. : NOLO
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Flemish river. : LYS
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Cereal. : OATS
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"Valse ___." : TRISTE
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Famous fur trader. : ASTOR
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Astaire's autobiography. : STEPSINTIME
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Ballerina Shearer. : MOIRA
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Aberdeen's river. : DEE
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High: Prefix. : ALTI
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Rickover's service: Abbr. : USN
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Transvaal region. : RAND
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Barents, Bering, etc. : SEAS
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All: Comb. form. : OMNI
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Jacta est ___ (the die is cast): Lat. : ALEA
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Old: Scot. : AULD
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Humorist Bill. : NYE
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Four-couple square dance. : REDRIVERVALLEY
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Star performer. : TOPLINER
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Son of Aaron. : ELEAZAR
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Enzyme found in olives. : OLEASE
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Alimony, in law. : ESTOVERS
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Rubicundity. : REDNESS
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Headlands. : NESSES
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Interview again. : RESEE
Down
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Old ___. : VIC
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Highlanders. : GAELS
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Adjective for energy. : ATOMIC
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Fong or Long. : SENATOR
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Lay asphalt. : PAVE
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Conduct. : LEAD
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Bearlike. : URSINE
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Fountain drink. : MALTEDMILK
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Consort of Siva. : DEVI
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Friendly relationships. : AMITIES
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Hindu rulers. : RAJAS
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Eastern name. : ALI
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Hero of "Look Homeward, Angel." : GANT
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Roman family in Guelph faction. : ORSINI
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Relative of plankton. : NEKTON
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No particular person. : ANYONE
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Spear-shaped. : HASTATE
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Theatrical extras. : ENCORES
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Relative of a fling. : SAILORSHORNPIPE
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Signs of assent. : NODS
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Striped. : LINEATE
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Star in Pegasus. : ENIF
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Colonial ___ of America. : DAMES
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Act of reverence. : HOMAGE
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Dale. : DELL
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Kind of journey. : TREK
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Winds again. : REREELS
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Son of Agrippina. : NERO
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Jury summons. : VENIRE
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Vends. : SELLS
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Breathless. : AGASP
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Most adroit. : NEATEST
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Depend (on). : RELY
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Trappers. : SNARERS
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Ballet by Massine. : GAITEPARISIENNE
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Bored. : ENNUIED
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Gertrude and Leo. : STEINS
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Burrowing rodent. : MOLERAT
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Ballerina Hayden. : MELISSA
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Diva's showpiece. : ARIA
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Girl in Youmans song. : NANETTE
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Yankee star. : MANTLE
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Girl's nickname. : NAN
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Family member. : SIS
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The Graces. : TRIO
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640 acres. : SECTION
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City at foot of Mt. Etna. : ADERNO
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Man's name. : ANSEL
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Relative of pas de deux. : DUET
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Distributed. : DEALT
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Dances in slow tempo. : ADAGIOS
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Girl's name. : ELNORA
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Department store events. : DRESSSALES
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She: Fr. : ELLE
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Rodent with fur called nutria. : COYPU
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Admonition for a cat. : SCAT
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Tenure of office. : TERM
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Commotion. : STIR
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Candidate for the pound. : STRAYER
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Importunate persons. : TEASERS
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Grooms: Var. : OSTLERS
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Speak with spotty knowledge. : SMATTER
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Ardent admirer. : ADORER
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Mother of Dionysus. : SEMELE
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Took care of. : TENDED
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Row. : TIER
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Herbs with yellow flowers. : INULAS
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"La Vie ___." : ENROSE
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Volcanic rocks. : LAVAS
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Business branches: Abbr. : DEPTS
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Neighbor of Afghanistan. : IRAN
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Bristol's river. : AVON
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___ majesté. : LESE
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Coloring agents. : DYES
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Wild plum. : SLOE
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Verbal suffix. : IZE
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Pub order. : ALE
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"___ Got a Secret." : IVE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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