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New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,808
Across
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Songbird. : CHAT
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Family member. : MAMA
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"The harp that once thro' ___ halls . . . " : TARAS
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Hall or large room. : AULA
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Lake fed by the Oxus. : ARAL
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In reserve. : ONICE
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Adjusts to circumstances. : TRIMSSAIL
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___ de terre. : POMME
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Commemoratives. : STAMPS
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Spread abroad. : DIFFUSED
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Precinct. : AREA
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College in North Carolina. : ELON
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Lamentation. : MOANING
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Caustic speech. : SARCASM
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Big game group. : ARMYTEAM
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Skirmish. : MELEE
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Variety of coffee. : RIO
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Take a hike. : TRAMP
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Mauna ___. : LOA
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Sea shell. : CONCH
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Apportion. : WEIGHOUT
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In progress. : ONGOING
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Describing some handwriting. : SCRAWLY
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Humdinger. : ONER
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Slant or twist. : SKEW
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Indirect means or way. : BACKDOOR
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Small cactus. : MESCAL
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Sprang up. : AROSE
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Relative of a buffet. : CAFETERIA
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Become liable to. : INCUR
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Light tan. : ECRU
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Angler's collection. : RODS
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Parts of bows. : LOOPS
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Take in crops. : REAP
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Hit like Ruth. : SWAT
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Persians. : CATS
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Offended. : HURT
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Delaware Indian chief. : TAMMANY
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"Manon" composer. : MASSENET
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Celestial Altar. : ARA
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Yum-Yum, for one. : MAID
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United nations. : ALLIES
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Attribute of champions. : TOPFORM
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"___ of prevention . . . " : ANOUNCE
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Wheel parts. : RIMS
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Summit. : ACME
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Canary's diet. : SEED
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Diagonal spar on a sail. : SPRIT
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State: Abbr. : FLA
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Powder from seaweeds. : AGAR
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Polo. : MARCO
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Brightest constellation. : ORION
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In association with. : AMONG
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Sanction. : ALLOW
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Korean capital. : SEOUL
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Substantial. : MEATY
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Relative of 5 Across. : MAW
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"Kettle of fish." : MESS
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Bracer. : PICKMEUP
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Concocts. : COOKSUP
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Checks. : HINDERS
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Welcome. : GREET
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Mooring ropes. : HAWSERS
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Latest: Prefix. : NEO
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Important retailer. : GROCER
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___ out. : BAIL
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River of Italy. : ARNO
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Tropical palm. : COCO
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Sprint. : RACE
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Brag. : CROW
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Opera role. : AIDA
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Hold out. : LAST
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Friar: It. : FRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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