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New York Times, Wednesday, August 9, 1961

31-Across : Guardian.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,408
Across
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Plunders. : ROBS
5
Candida's creator. : GBS
8
Kitchen appliances. : RANGES
14
French writer Faure. : ELIE
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Native of Asia. : LAO
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Delian god. : APOLLO
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Stravinsky suite. : FIREBIRD
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Hero of Verdun. : PETAIN
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Most eccentric. : ODDEST
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Andiron. : FIREDOG
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Letters. : WYES
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G. I. : JOE
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Ave. and blvd. : STS
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Evian. : SPA
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What chaser is to search. : ANAGRAM
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Guardian. : WATCHDOG
34
Decathlon star Johnson. : RAFER
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Moore and others. : ARCHIES
39
Empress. : TSARINA
41
Irish playwright. : BEHAN
42
Feathered friends. : CATBIRDS
43
Swizzle stick. : STIRRER
46
Mainly: Abbr. : ESP
47
Literary collection. : ANA
50
Glimmer. : RAY
51
Confess. : AVOW
54
Pointer. : BIRDDOG
57
Market places. : AGORAS
59
Historic sea. : AEGEAN
60
Duty period on shipboard. : DOGWATCH
62
Wall bracket. : SCONCE
63
Bigger: Abbr. : ENL
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War craft. : LCIS
65
Miss Prynne. : HESTER
66
Tiny. : WEE
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Put the ___. : SHOT
Down
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Sports official: Abbr. : REF
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Medley. : OLIO
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Go on a nature outing. : BIRDWATCH
4
Shabby. : SEEDY
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Slide. : GLISSADE
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British title: Abbr. : BART
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Turf. : SOD
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Sword. : RAPIER
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Mimic. : APER
10
Message. : NOTE
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Showy flowers, for short. : GLADS
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Creator of Prufrock. : ELIOT
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Juke box items. : SONGS
18
Quilting ___. : BEE
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London weather. : FOG
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Notch. : JAG
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Mop. : SWAB
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Cut. : PARE
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French pronoun. : NOS
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Part of the U. A. R. : ARAB
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Husband: Fr. : MARI
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Mr. Addams. : CHAS
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Suggestion. : HINT
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Do a Forest Service job. : FIREWATCH
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Odds' partner. : ENDS
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Grate. : RASP
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To: Scot. : TAE
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Ramble. : STRAGGLE
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Exclaim. : CRY
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Mangle. : IRONER
45
Dishcloth. : RAG
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Disconcert. : ABASH
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Relative. : NIECE
49
Odysseus' dog. : ARGOS
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Pledge. : VOW
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Examinations. : ORALS
55
Opposite of a bump. : DENT
56
Fish. : DACE
57
First-rate. : AONE
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I know: Lat. : SCIO
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Moisture. : DEW
61
Independence man. : HST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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