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New York Times, Monday, August 28, 1961

48-Across : "___ Farewell," Puccini aria.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B F Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,427
Across
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Social group. : CASTE
6
Atmospheric electricity. : STATIC
12
One-time Secretary of War. : STANTON
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Robe. : KIMONO
15
On a bivouac. : TENTING
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Certifies. : ATTESTS
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Join. : ENTER
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George Herman and others. : RUTHS
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Repented of. : RUED
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Gay city. : PAREE
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Hard to find. : RARE
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Wrath. : IRE
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Gov. Carvel's capital. : DOVER
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Icy. : GELID
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Rebukes. : CENSURES
30
Italian bay. : NAPLES
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Careful attention. : HEED
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Hoarfrost. : RIME
33
Unexpected defeats. : UPSETS
36
Means of travel. : JETPLANE
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For ___ sake! : PETES
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Darlings. : LOVES
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And not. : NOR
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Bartlett. : PEAR
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Cautious gambler: Slang. : PIKER
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Capital of Peru. : LIMA
46
Accept a fallacy. : ERR
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Frogman. : DIVER
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"___ Farewell," Puccini aria. : MIMIS
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Thin fabric. : DELAINE
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Ocean route. : SEALANE
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Crew. : SEAMEN
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Flew. : AVIATED
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Importance. : STRESS
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Weapon. : LANCE
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Water container. : CANTEEN
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Paid up. : ANTED
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Incite. : STIR
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Unit of weight. : TON
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Describing some stationary. : ENGRAVED
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Olympics contestant. : SKATER
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Church contribution. : TITHE
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Quantities: Abbr. : AMTS
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Digit. : TOE
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Settle. : INSTALL
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Clique. : COTERIE
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Pertaining to atoms and molecules. : STERIC
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Right to hold something. : TENURE
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Godevils. : SLEDS
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Noun suffixes. : URES
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Tiny openings. : PORES
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Drive back. : REPEL
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Pieces of music. : DUETS
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Bulky umbrellas. : GAMPS
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Precipitous. : SHEER
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Saltpeter. : NITER
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Direct opposite. : REVERSAL
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Raised. : UPPED
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Woman of rank. : PEERESS
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Young movie actress. : STARLET
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Witticism. : JOKE
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Lively. : ANIMATE
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By name: Lat. : NOMINE
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Rubbed out. : ERASED
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Brightens up. : LIVENS
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Symbols of Maine. : PINES
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Flowering shrub. : LILAC
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Five-and-___. : DIME
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Conduit. : MAIN
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River in Switzerland. : AAR
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Little ___. : EVA

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