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New York Times, Thursday, August 24, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 333 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,423
Across
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___ the question. : POPS
5
Kiss, old style. : BUSS
9
November birthstone. : TOPAZ
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Topmost: Prefix. : ACRO
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Not pro. : ANTI
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Sheeplike. : OVINE
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Garden pest. : CHINCHBUG
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Gift from heaven. : MANNA
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Swedish coin. : KRONA
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Part of Viet Nam. : ANNAM
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___ Tech. : CAL
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More relaxed. : SERENER
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"___ fit for the gods." : ADISH
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London custom. : TEA
29
Antelope. : BLEEKBOK
32
Agency of 1930's. : CCC
35
Sen. Thurmond. : STROM
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Nappy leather. : SUEDE
38
Control. : RULE
40
Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
42
Maple genus. : ACER
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Is contiguous to. : ABUTS
45
Weathercocks. : VANES
47
Hebrew measure, about 2 quarts. : KAB
48
Rickety structure. : MATCHBOX
50
French pronoun. : ILS
52
Jowl's neighbor. : CHEEK
53
Sea litter. : FLOTSAM
57
Mountain ___. : ASH
59
Type size. : AGATE
61
All together, in music. : TUTTI
62
Cabinet post. : LABOR
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Rustic stationary. : BIRCHBARK
66
Jet. : PLANE
67
Asian river. : LENA
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A certain fromage. : BRIE
69
Wiser. : SAGER
70
Formerly. : ERST
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Votes in favor. : YEAS
Down
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Scout units. : PACKS
2
Dark yellow. : OCHRE
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Previous. : PRIOR
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Bard product. : SONNET
5
Pooh! : BAH
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Open. : UNBAR
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Shock. : STUN
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Wigwagger. : SIGNALMAN
9
British soldiers. : TOMMIES
10
Eggs: Lat. : OVA
11
Spurious. : PINCHBECK
12
Silvano Mangano movies. : ANNA
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Assiduity. : ZEAL
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Repairs chairs. : CANES
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Hoosier writer. : ADE
25
Lunches. : EATS
27
Gull-like bird. : SKUA
29
Cleansing agent. : BORAX
30
Greek theatres. : ODEA
31
Edge of a London sidewalk. : KERB
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Fill to excess. : CRAM
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Yanqui's problem. : CUBA
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Type of purse. : CLUTCHBAG
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Cancelable. : REVOKABLE
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Engrave. : ETCH
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Overlay with plaster. : CEIL
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Former screen star. : SHEARER
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Otiosity. : SLOTH
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Petition. : BEG
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Short and heavy. : STUBBY
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Bracken. : FERNS
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Look hard. : STARE
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Courtyards. : ATRIA
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Studio items. : MIKES
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Hannibal's problem. : ALPS
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Room: Sp. : SALA
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Upper deck. : TIER
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The same. : ONE
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Person, to a beatnik. : CAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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