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New York Times, Thursday, September 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,451
Across
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Spheres. : ORBS
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Fish. : SHAD
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___ at the bit. : CHAMP
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Green, in heraldry. : VERT
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Shrub yielding a narcotic. : COCA
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Governor. : RULER
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Thought. : IDEA
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Be guided by. : OBEY
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Nimble. : AGILE
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Oppressed. : DOWNTRODDEN
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Scout. : BOY
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Accomplishes. : DOES
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Dried fruit. : RAISINS
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Harmony. : ACCORD
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Horn: Prefix. : CERAT
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Forming high waves or seas. : SURFY
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Defy. : CHALLENGE
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Norwegian saint. : OLAF
37
Wedges of wood, metal, etc. : SHIMS
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Yorkshire river. : AIRE
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Lists. : REGISTERS
41
Force. : IMPEL
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Precipitous. : STEEP
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Rains. : FORAYS
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Bank worker. : CASHIER
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Fodder pit. : SILO
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Fitting. : APT
49
Disheartened. : CRESTFALLEN
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Chance piece of luck: Slang. : BREAK
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Earth. : DIRT
57
De ___ (elegant). : LUXE
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Belgian city. : LIEGE
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Nevada's neighbor. : UTAH
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Enough: Archaic. : ENOW
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Church official. : ELDER
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Young animals. : PUPS
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Nyet men. : REDS
Down
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Roman poet. : OVID
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Fix over. : REDO
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Make tea. : BREW
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Aloof. : STANDOFFISH
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Tallied. : SCORED
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Men of the road. : HOBOS
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Tennis term. : ACED
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Reveries. : DAYDREAMS
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Of the skull. : CRANIAL
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Embrace. : HUG
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Suspect's necessity. : ALIBI
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Juicy fruit. : MELON
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Weighs heavily (on). : PREYS
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Conservative. : TORY
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Nobles. : EARLS
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Political machine of a sort. : STEAMROLLER
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Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
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Diminutive suffix. : CULE
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Rugged rock. : CRAG
30
Cricket sound. : CHIRP
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Took heart. : CHEEREDUP
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Asiatic palm. : NIPA
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Lady Jane ___. : GREY
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Aquarium sights. : EELS
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Range animal. : STEER
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Something puzzling: Colloq. : STICKER
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City in Kansas. : IOLA
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Fractions. : FIFTHS
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Message from afar. : CABLE
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Spring time. : APRIL
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Charger. : STEED
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Harness part. : STRAP
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In ___ (in position). : SITU
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Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
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O. T. book: Abbr. : EXOD
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Intelligence. : NEWS
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Generation. : AGE

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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