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New York Times, Saturday, August 25, 1962

25-Across : Firmament.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,789
Across
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In ___ (briefly). : AWORD
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Hit hard. : SWAT
10
Arabic letter. : ALIF
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Swain. : LOVER
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Part of TV. : TELE
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The pineapple. : PINA
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Curved mark over a vowel. : BREVE
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Enthusiasm. : ELAN
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And more: Colloq. : PLUS
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Queen ___. : ANNESLACE
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Center. : HEART
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Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
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Weights. : OUNCES
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Firmament. : HEAVEN
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Raised bank. : MOUND
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Structures along a river. : EMBANKMENTS
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Monk's title. : FRA
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So be it. : AMEN
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Bone of the nasal septum. : VOMER
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Immortal entity. : SOUL
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Gentle touch. : PAT
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Payments of a sort. : REPARATIONS
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One of the bases. : FIRST
43
"Cleanliness is ___ godliness." : NEXTTO
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Self-assurance. : APLOMB
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Printer's need. : INKS
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American poet. : MOORE
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Under equal pressure from every side. : ISOSTATIC
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Moon color. : BLUE
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Scent. : ODOR
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Ireland, personified.. : IRENA
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Circuits. : LAPS
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Astringent. : ALUM
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Simpleton. : NINNY
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Whilom. : ERST
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Exposes to moisture. : RETS
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Cats: Sp. : GATOS
Down
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White: Lat. : ALBA
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Secondhand. : WORN
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Dutch ___. : OVEN
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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Kind of China. : DRESDEN
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Suffix with bed, home, etc. : STEAD
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Hospitable phrase (with "The"). : WELCOMEMATISOUT
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Wings: Anat. : ALAE
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How many little Indians? : TEN
10
Add. : APPEND
11
Spring flower. : LILAC
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Habituate. : INURE
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Eats very little. : FASTS
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Auxiliary word, as "be," "seem," etc. : LINKVERB
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Vandals. : HUNS
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Is of a higher class. : OUTRANKS
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Mound. : HEAP
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Austen heroine. : EMMA
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"It's ___." : ABET
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Front of an army. : VAN
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Expert: Slang. : ONER
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Cleaning tools. : MOPS
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Lowest part. : FOOT
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Dwarf. : RUNT
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In addition. : ALSO
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School age. : SIX
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White frost. : RIME
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Phone repairman's word. : TESTING
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Natural resource. : FOREST
44
Easy gait. : AMBLE
45
Kind of bear. : POLAR
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Half masks: Fr. : LOUPS
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Models. : NORMS
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Without basis. : IDLE
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Melody. : ARIA
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Pavilion. : TENT
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___ time (very quickly). : INNO
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Coral reefs. : CAYS
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Paddle. : OAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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