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New York Times, Friday, August 25, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Symbol of official delay, inaction, etc. : REDTAPE
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Signs of spring. : THAWS
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Blundering benefactor. : DOGOODER
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Ribbons. : SASHES
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Circus stars. : ACROBATS
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Describing small women. : PETITE
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What place? : WHERE
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Nasser's bloc. : UAR
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Terra ___. : COTTA
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State of: Suffix. : NESS
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At hand. : ONTAP
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Reluctance units. : RELS
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Beale and Basin. : STS
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Nickname of Deputy Attorney General White. : WHIZZER
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Zodiac sign. : LEO
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Part of a comet's head. : COMA
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High spirits. : ELATION
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Oodles. : REAMS
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Wake up. : LIVEN
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Protection against waves. : SEAWALL
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Small high plateau. : MESA
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Coupons: Abbr. : CPS
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Girlish quality. : NAIVETE
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Church bench. : PEW
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College curriculum. : ARTS
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Habeas corpus and certiorari. : WRITS
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Hack. : TAXI
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Between tread and tread. : RISER
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German "alas!" : ACH
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Engraving tool. : BURIN
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Stage whispers. : ASIDES
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Make statistics. : TABULATE
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Bandicoot. : BADGER
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Partial. : ONESIDED
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Soup vegetables. : LEEKS
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Copied. : RETYPED
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Vestment like a surplice. : ROCHET
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Way out. : EGRESS
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Ways in or out. : DOORS
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___ sure. : TOBE
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Political group. : ADA
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Flower named for tobacco. : PETUNIA
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Substitute. : ERSATZ
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Cookbook abbreviation. : TSP
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Hic, ___, hoc. : HAEC
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Famous fur trader. : ASTOR
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Polite prevarication. : WHITELIE
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Choose. : SETTLEON
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Sunrises. : DAWNS
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Use herbs. : SEASON
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Demolish. : RAZE
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Electrical principle. : OHMSLAW
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Pills. : PELLETS
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Eve. : WOMAN
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Cause to grow. : RAISE
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Bird call. : CAW
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Power project. : TVA
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Evil for evil. : REPRISAL
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Part of Manhattan. : EASTSIDE
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Goldbug. : SCARAB
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Coin in Amalfi. : LIRA
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Firedamp. : METHANE
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Hugo. : VICTOR
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Show off. : PARADE
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Went out. : EXITED
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Companion of dined. : WINED
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Marsh grass. : SEDGE
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Kind of tree. : TULIP
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Smell to high heaven. : REEK
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At work. : BUSY
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Elders: Abbr. : SRS
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Stake. : BET

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