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New York Times, Wednesday, September 13, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,443
Across
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Relative of sonar. : RADAR
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Colorful fish. : OPAH
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Crones. : HAGS
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Part of a nerve cell. : AXONE
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Large book. : TOME
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French friend. : AMIE
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Swedish manual training system. : SLOYD
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Musical effect. : SLUR
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Aromatic plant. : SAGE
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One of the "impossibles." : PERPETUALMOTION
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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Substance in chemistry. : REAGENT
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Hot baths. : THERMAE
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Pour (rain). : TEEM
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Part of New York. : EASTSIDE
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Jackson's Secretary of War. : EATON
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Unless: Lat. : NISI
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Pulse. : THROB
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Metric weight. : KILO
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General course. : TREND
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Painter of a sort. : ENAMELER
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Ancient Syria. : ARAM
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Isolde's lover. : TRISTAN
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Raisin cordial. : ROSOLIO
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Man's name: Abbr. : EDW
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Record, as of a race horse. : PASTPERFORMANCE
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Remarkable: Scot. : UNCO
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Vasco da ___. : GAMA
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Founder of Ottoman dynasty. : OSMAN
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Eye drop. : TEAR
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Epochs. : AGES
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Narrow: Prefix. : STENO
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Period of time. : TERM
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Tear. : RENT
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Schoolbooks. : TEXTS
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Grate. : RASP
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Rotating bar. : AXLE
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Means of access. : DOOR
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5-word adage. : ANYPORTINASTORM
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Buys back. : REDEEMS
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Honshu city. : OTSU
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___ circle. : POLAR
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Lucky piece. : AMULET
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Ancient Athenian statues. : HERMAE
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3-word adage. : HASTEMAKESWASTE
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Forcefully: poet. : AMAIN
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Leg of mutton. : GIGOT
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Experienced. : SEEN
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Quality. : TRAIT
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Curved molding. : OGEE
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Pavilion. : TENT
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Curls. : HAIR
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Existence: Lat. : ESSE
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Old English letter. : EDH
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Before: Poet. : ERE
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Tip or slant. : TILT
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Olive genus. : OLEA
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Norse goddess. : NORN
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Part of Canada: Abbr. : ONT
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Plainer. : BARER
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Let fall. : DROP
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In the exact middle. : MIDMOST
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Sour malt liquid. : ALEGAR
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Desert illusion. : MIRAGE
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Wife of a rajah. : RANEE
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Acting prize. : OSCAR
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"I will make you fishers ___." : OFMEN
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Green stroke. : PUTT
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Kiln. : OAST
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State: Abbr. : NMEX
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Salient angle. : CANT
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Eve's grandson. : ENOS

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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