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TIMES SQUARE

New York Times, Sunday, August 6, 1961

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 85, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 718 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,405
Across
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Gypsy. : ROM
4
Greek letter. : SIGMA
9
Melody. : CHANT
14
Supergiant heavenly body. : CSTAR
19
Animated. : ALIVE
22
Confederation. : UNION
23
Orbed. : LUNAR
24
"___ I love thee? . . . " : HOWDO
25
Very short space of time. : SPLITSECOND
27
Reunion. : OLDHOMEWEEK
29
Jai alai ball. : PELOTA
30
___ Shepherd, James Hogg. : ETTRICK
32
Hurried. : SPED
33
Woman's degree in arts. : LLA
34
___ hour. : ELEVENTH
36
Snow gliders. : SKIS
38
Salad greens. : ENDIVES
40
___ fides. : BONA
42
___ far as. : INSO
43
Boxing term. : CLINCH
45
Challenge. : DARE
46
Sea bird. : ERN
47
Observes. : NOTES
48
Frequent: Slang. : HANGOUT
50
Passageways. : RAMPS
53
Gourmet. : EPICURE
55
Chinese river. : HAN
56
English river. : TEES
58
V. Lopez's theme piece. : NOLA
59
Agitates violently. : CHURNS
60
Salesman's prize. : REORDER
64
Resort to. : SEEK
66
Not any: Law. : NUL
67
Harness parts. : HAMES
68
Carte. : MENU
69
And others: Lat. : ETAL
71
Great-souled one, in India. : MAHATMA
73
Australian state: Abbr. : NSW
74
Naval title: Abbr. : COMDR
75
Rushed. : RACED
77
Belted. : SASHED
78
Wax palm of Brazil. : CARNAUBA
81
Explosive forces. : MEGATONS
83
Dig up. : EXHUME
86
Lying flat. : PRONE
88
Spread. : WIDEN
89
Air: Abbr. : ATM
92
German. : DEUTSCH
94
Thousands of ages. : EONS
95
Of the dawn. : EOAN
96
"___ Reason." : AGEOF
98
___ Saud. : IBN
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Sinew. : THEW
101
Young animals. : KITTENS
103
___ dame. : GRANDE
104
Makes hay. : TEDS
106
Times. : ERAS
108
Legal right in India. : HAK
109
Sewing machine attachment. : BRAIDER
110
Type of team. : SCRUB
112
Abashed by guilt. : ASHAMED
115
Greek porticos. : STOAS
117
Upshot. : END
118
Fluffs. : ERRS
120
Serfs. : HELOTS
121
One of triplets. : TRIN
122
Wagon. : DRAY
123
Food fish. : HADDOCK
126
"The ___ Love," Gershwin song. : MANI
127
Outdoor activity. : FIELDDAY
129
Civil War general. : ORD
130
Frenchman. : GAUL
132
Makes still. : BECALMS
134
Latin epic. : AENEID
137
Legal time allowance. : YEARANDADAY
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The "gay nineties." : MAUVEDECADE
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Attack with force. : LAYON
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Start of a famous hymn. : OCOME
144
Army: Abbr. : MILIT
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One-time dictator. : PERON
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Letters. : ESSES
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Advantage. : STEAD
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Arabic A's. : ALIFS
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Roguish. : SLY
Down
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Scrape. : RASP
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Greek pitcher. : OLPE
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Golden ages. : MILLENNIUMS
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Petition. : SUE
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Perfume. : INCENSE
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Paintings in Florence. : GIOTTOS
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August. : MONTH
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Man's name: Abbr. : ANDR
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Report for work. : CLOCKIN
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Bulky. : HULKING
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Conjunction. : AND
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Slangy denials. : NAHS
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Topical head. : TROPE
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Cheese. : CHEDDAR
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Plant. : SOW
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Year. : TWELVEMONTH
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Girl's name. : ADELE
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East African trees. : ROKAS
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Stringed instrument. : VIOLA
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Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
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Deliverers. : SAVIORS
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Repair. : MEND
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Fijian, for example. : ISLANDER
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Grafted: Fr. : ENTE
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Kiltie. : SCOT
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Where Yezd is. : IRAN
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Nut tree. : BEECH
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Jane Eyre, for one. : ORPHAN
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Scorch. : CHAR
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Color tones. : HUES
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Hebrew letters. : NUNS
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Abound. : TEEM
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Hat ornament. : PLUME
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___ days (youth). : SALAD
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Hair style. : CREWCUT
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Diurnal. : HOURBOOK
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Spring. : SEASON
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Make a new survey. : REMAP
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Continue. : ENDURE
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City of Judah. : ETAM
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Busy time for sportsmen. : RACEWEEK
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Persian title. : KHAN
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Weekday: Abbr. : MON
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Multitude. : LEGION
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Javelin. : ASSAGAI
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Day nursery: Fr. : CRECHE
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Baby's prattle. : DADAS
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Dutch city: Abbr. : AMST
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Years: Lat. : ANNI
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Decade. : TEN
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Prepares copy. : EDITS
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Corsair's ship. : XEBEC
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March 20 to June 28, 1815. : HUNDREDDAYS
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Of beauty. : ESTHETIC
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Time of youth. : TENDERYEARS
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City near Bologna. : MODENA
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Jealous wife of myth. : HERA
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Brazilian birds. : ARAS
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Man's nickname. : FERDY
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Thin coat of paint. : WASH
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Small boys. : TADS
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Family man. : GRANDAD
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Irrational number. : SURD
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Ark passenger. : SHEM
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Seethe. : BOIL
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Shoes. : BROGANS
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Steam-sloop of 1862–64. : ALABAMA
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Wealthy. : MONEYED
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Incentives. : STIMULI
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Very lively: Fr. : TRESVIF
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Scope of vision. : SCAN
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"___ of the Hours." : DANCE
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Name in games. : HOYLE
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Precincts. : AREAS
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Fame. : KUDOS
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Threshing instrument. : FLAIL
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Serious. : DEEP
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Milk: Prefix. : LACT
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Spiritual mother. : AMMA
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Golden calf. : IDOL
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Contradict. : DENY
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Fish dish. : ROE
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Buck's mate. : DOE
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Ands: Fr. : ETS

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 16 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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