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New York Times, Tuesday, September 19, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,449

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Across
1
First-grade subject. : ABCS
5
Dwelling. : ABODE
10
Nixon. : DICK
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Inaugural event. : BALL
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French novelist. : SAGAN
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Wight or Ely. : ISLE
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Channel marker. : BUOY
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Famous Englishman. : SIRWINSTON
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German spa. : EMS
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Fish delicacy. : SOLE
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Oscar Wilde's ___ Gray. : DORIAN
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Fast train. : EXPRESS
26
Providential. : LUCKY
27
The smart set. : SOCIETY
29
Pile. : HEAP
31
Kilt material. : PLAID
32
Sawfly. : HORNTAIL
36
100 percent. : ALL
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Transparent. : SHEER
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Decoration. : DSO
40
Lucky piece. : TALISMAN
43
Roof overhang. : EAVES
45
Oriental sleuth. : CHAN
46
Pilgrims to the Holy Land. : PALMERS
48
Free-for-all. : MELEE
51
Citadel. : KREMLIN
53
Destination of the "midnight choo-choo."" : ALABAM
55
Dolomites. : ALPS
56
Harbor sight. : TUG
59
Trustworthy. : DEPENDABLE
61
Australian hinterland. : BUSH
62
Moslem noble. : AMIR
63
Cavalry weapon. : SABER
64
Heavenly bear. : URSA
65
Chinese dynasty. : MING
66
Choice part. : ELITE
67
Noted muralist. : SERT
Down
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French cleric. : ABBE
2
Creator of "Oz." : BAUM
3
Narrow escape. : CLOSECALL
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Tricky. : SLY
5
Classify. : ASSORT
6
Old ___, London prison. : BAILEY
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Big bugaboos. : OGRES
8
Black bird. : DAW
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Geraint's wife. : ENID
10
Break up. : DISRUPT
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Adjective suffix. : ISTIC
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Garment. : CLOAK
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Famed Australian nurse. : KENNY
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Actor Lloyd. : NOLAN
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Raced. : SPED
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Clock dial number. : XII
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Oxford. : SHOE
27
Petty dispute. : SPAT
28
Spanish jar. : OLLA
30
Make a fluff. : ERR
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Coop dweller. : HEN
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Unusual experience. : ADVENTURE
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Bohemian river. : ISER
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Red ink entry. : LOSS
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Little: Scot. : SMA
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Skein of yarn. : HANK
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Variety of lettuce. : ICEBERG
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Mr. Gallagher's partner. : SHEAN
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House wings. : ELLS
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"Where ___?" : AMI
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Bullet. : PELLET
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French physicist. : AMPERE
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Merman role. : MADAM
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Smyrna figs. : ELEMI
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Rabbit fur. : LAPIN
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Jewish cleric. : RABBI
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Store's stock: Abbr. : MDSE
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See 51 Across. : USSR
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Mountain pass, in India. : GHAT
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Madder plant. : AAL
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Street car. : BUS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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