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New York Times, Wednesday, September 12, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,807

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Across
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Tropical fruit. : PAPAYA
7
Run ___ (run as if fearing defeat). : SCARED
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Talk of a sort. : PALAVER
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Attained success. : ARRIVED
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Embroidery decorations. : EYELETS
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Menace in early movies. : VAMPIRE
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"I should say not!" : NOSIR
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Tropical wood. : EBONY
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Flounder. : DAB
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Chester Arthur's middle name. : ALAN
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Harden. : INURE
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Particular tendency. : BENT
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Nod, for one. : LAND
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Not one. : NARY
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Ballroom dance. : TANGO
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Dwarfish. : RUNTY
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English dealer in textiles. : MERCER
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Ardent enthusiast. : DEVOTEE
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Reparation of wrongs. : REDRESS
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Nuclear phenomenon. : ISOMER
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Give the syntax of. : PARSE
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Lawn pests. : MOLES
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Circus arena. : RING
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At the end. : LAST
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Certain associations, for short. : PTAS
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Realize. : SENSE
45
Melville novel. : OMOO
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Permit. : LET
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Military headdress. : SHAKO
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Macaw. : ARARA
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Controversial. : ERISTIC
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Smoothed by a machine. : MANGLED
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Solvent. : DILUENT
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Involves. : ENTAILS
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Verily: Archaic. : CERTES
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Famous movie-maker. : DISNEY
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Income of sorts. : PAYOLA
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Café au lait color. : ALESAN
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"Madam, I'm Adam," and others. : PALINDROMES
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Declare. : AVER
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Nevertheless. : YET
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Ester of a poison. : ARSENATE
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Appetizing. : SAVORY
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Stretch (the neck) forward. : CRANE
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C. I. C.'s concern. : ARMY
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Signal for "a stitch in time." : RIP
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Outward sign. : EVIDENCE
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Disturbs. : DERANGES
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Punitive. : PENAL
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"As we forgive our ___." : DEBTORS
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___ the hatchet. : BURY
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Near to the center. : INNER
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Musical instrument. : BARRELORGAN
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Does a haying job. : TEDS
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Shoshoneans. : UTES
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Cause to coalesce. : MERGE
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Describing some cheeks. : DIMPLED
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Intended for a chosen few. : ESOTERIC
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Fickle. : VOLATILE
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Redeemed. : RANSOMED
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Flower. : PINK
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Responds. : REACTS
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Charlotte ___. : AMALIE
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Extremely. : SORELY
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Natterjacks. : TOADS
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Luster. : SHINE
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Direction to printer. : STET
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Aardvark's diet. : ANTS
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Over: Fr. : SUR
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Black bird. : ANI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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