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FABRICATIONS

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1962

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 146, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 600 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,790
Across
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Familiar Biblical name. : ADLAI
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Where the Tajo flows. : ESPANA
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Burnoose material. : ABA
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Concerning. : ASTO
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Idle fancier. : WOOLGATHERER
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Queen's Counsel. : SILKGOWN
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Parties for the bride. : LINENSHOWERS
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Fresh-water minnow. : SATINFIN
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Degrees on theology. : STDS
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Tallows. : FATS
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Electrical units. : VOLTS
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Set free. : LETGO
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Term of endearment. : HON
31
Movie in Madrid. : CINE
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Chessmen: Abbr. : KTS
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Allow. : SUFFER
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Golfer's cry. : FORE
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___ crow flies. : ASTHE
42
New Deal Agency. : CCC
45
Relative. : INLAW
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Side arm. : SABER
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Drawing implement. : CHARCOAL
49
Cheeses. : EDAMS
50
Kind of school. : PREP
51
Time: Prefix. : CHRON
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King in Icelandic saga. : ATLI
54
Dancer Kelly. : GENE
55
Subject of a Presley hit. : SUEDESHOES
57
Frolicsome. : ANTIC
58
Sea bird. : ERN
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Nautical pin. : FID
60
Grief: Fr. : PEINE
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Curtail again. : REDOCK
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Tree. : CEDAR
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Wearing a muffler. : SCARFED
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Maine town. : ORONO
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He said, "The time has come . . . " : WALRUS
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The ___ the morning. : TOPOF
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Big name in Peiping. : MAO
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British titles: Abbr. : BTS
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Elbow: Anat. : ANCON
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Maker of fine cloth. : LACEWORKER
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Hill in Erin. : TARA
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___ Petrosky Skivar. : IVAN
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Try to get. : GOFOR
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Joyeux ___. : NOEL
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Breakwaters. : MOLES
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Begins flight. : TAKESOFF
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Mentioned. : CITED
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Pointed arches. : OGEES
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Compass point. : SSE
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Quemoy and ___. : MATSU
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Part of a pump. : HEEL
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Blaring. : BRASSY
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Harvard's neighbor. : MIT
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Blemish. : SCAR
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Twelve dozen: Abbr. : GRO
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First-grader. : PUPIL
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___ in the bucket : ADROP
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Insect. : FLEA
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Auricles. : EARS
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Connecticut clockmaker. : ELITERRY
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Operate with money won in gambling. : PLAYONVELVET
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Act of 1933. : LAMEDUCK
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Elegantly dressed one. : SILKSTOCKING
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Suspect. : FEAR
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Article. : THE
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Holiday-making: Fr. : ENFETE
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"We're off ___ the Wizard . . . " : TOSEE
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Sharp tools. : AWLS
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___ now. : DOIT
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Capital city: Abbr. : LOND
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Drinkables. : ALES
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Car part: Abbr. : IGN
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Wharton hero. : ETHAN
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Shell's partner. : SHOT
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Benches. : PEWS
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Exist. : ARE
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Bolder: Colloq. : NERVIER
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A felony. : ARSON
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Tendency. : BIAS
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High in pitch. : ALT
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Model wife, in Molière. : AGNES
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Easy. : SOFT
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Small shoot. : TWIG
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___ account. : ONNO
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Concerning. : ASFOR
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Out of ___. : KILTER
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Grassland. : LEA
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Hacks. : HEWS
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Party decoration. : CREPEPAPER
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Asian title. : KHAN
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Trying time. : SIEGE
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Living in tents. : UNDERCANVAS
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Menu item. : FLANNELCAKE
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Reputation. : FAME
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Diet. : FARE
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Son of Boaz and Ruth. : OBED
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Harangue. : SCREED
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Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
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Gin products. : COTTONBALES
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Mountain laurels. : CALICOTREES
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Slight, sharp noise. : CLICK
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Small shovel. : SPUD
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Phrase assuring ability. : CANDO
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Ornamental cabinet. : CHIFFONIER
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Sharpen. : HONE
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Salutation on a letter. : SIRS
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Goat antelope. : SEROW
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Airship. : AERO
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Rural deity. : FAUN
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Loud sound. : ROAR
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Speak monotonously. : DRONE
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Bodies of assistants. : STAFFS
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Tropical palm. : COCO
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Is at hand. : WAITS
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A play in pinochle. : MELD
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Impertinent. : SASSY
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Height. : LOFT
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Fixed course. : ROTE
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Part of a ship. : KEEL
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Forum garb. : TOGA
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Angora or Cashmere. : GOAT
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Moslem tribesman. : MORO
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Beamed. : SMILED
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Famous comedian. : CHAPLIN
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Branch of armed forces. : USR
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Well done! : BRAVO
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Tall cap. : MITER
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Thicket. : COPSE
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People: Sp. : GENTE
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Mere money. : PELF
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Diminutive suffix. : ULAE
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Egyptian cotton. : PIMA
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Roguish. : ARCH
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Van ___. : DYKE
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Long fishing net. : FYKE
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Bewildered. : LOST
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Nevada city. : ELKO
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Bird: Lat. : AVIS
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Mrs. Scott Carpenter. : RENE
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Safekeeping of goods. : STGE
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Furrow. : RUT
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Man's nickname : ALF
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Outside: Prefix. : ECT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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