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New York Times, Monday, August 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,420
Across
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Facial expressions. : SMILES
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City on the Vistula. : WARSAW
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Aerial navigation aid. : TELERAN
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Spanish city. : SEVILLE
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Dixie city. : ATLANTA
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Beetles. : WEEVILS
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Sounds from space. : BEEPS
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Early king of France. : CAPET
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Wood. : LOGS
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Zoo attraction. : LIONS
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Theatre seat. : LOGE
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Period. : ERA
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Headhunters. : SAVAGES
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Father of Abner. : NER
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Pump. : SLIPPER
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Theme in Looking-Glass Land. : CHESS
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Hair adornments. : BOWS
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Colors. : HUES
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Part of Hispaniola. : HAITI
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Sunshade. : PARASOL
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Sun shade. : TAN
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Paul Pry. : SNOOPER
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Sea: Fr. : MER
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Nile bird. : IBIS
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Sounds of surprise. : GASPS
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Part of Burma. : PEGU
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Hesitant. : TIMID
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Look over. : SEE
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Side dish. : SALAD
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One ___. : ATATIME
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Artlessness. : NAIVETE
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Distinguishing qualities. : NATURES
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Goblins. : SPRITES
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Mine shaft excavations. : STOPES
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Cups, saucers, etc. : TEASET
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Steadfast. : STABLE
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Celestial bodies. : METEORS
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Lawless. : ILLEGAL
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Bounds. : LEAPS
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Water birds. : ERNS
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Held session. : SAT
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Diminutive. : WEE
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Competing. : RIVAL
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Certain garments. : SLIPONS
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Declares. : ALLEGES
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Turn toward the sunset. : WESTER
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Aborigines. : NATIVES
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Modern music. : SWING
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Din. : ROAR
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Crested plover. : LAPWING
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Guards. : SECURES
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Locates. : SPOTS
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Clip. : SHEAR
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There: Lat. : IBI
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Letter. : ESS
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Befalls. : HAPPENS
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Native environment. : HABITAT
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Lively: Mus. : ANIMATO
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Propound. : POSE
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Egg dishes. : OMELETS
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Inheritor. : LEGATEE
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Giant deities. : TITANS
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Gobi regions. : OASES
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Most boorish. : RUDEST
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Command to a dog. : SITUP
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City near Milan. : PAVIA
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Disastrous. : DIRE
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King's title. : SIRE
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French pronoun. : MES
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Skillful. : APT

Answer summary: 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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