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New York Times, Saturday, September 22, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,817
Across
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Ducks. : BIRDS
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Wild hog. : BOAR
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Aromatic herb. : DILL
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On every side. : ABOUT
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___ Minor. : URSA
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Shortening. : OLEO
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Modern vaulters' equipment. : FIBERGLASSPOLES
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Sibilant sound. : TST
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U. S. emblem. : EAGLE
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On one's toes. : ALERT
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Story. : TALE
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Furor. : RAGE
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Three-horse vehicle. : TROIKA
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Candidate for the pound. : STRAYDOG
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English novelist. : HARDY
34
Dissemble. : FEIGN
35
SHAEF theater. : ETO
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Snappish. : EDGY
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Burst of cheers. : SALVO
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Skyscraper beam. : LBAR
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Creek. : RIA
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Heep's word for himself. : UMBLE
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Terre ___. : HAUTE
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Griffin, centaur, etc. : MONSTERS
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Give heed. : LISTEN
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Flightless bird. : KIWI
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Clothes: Colloq. : TOGS
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Serve the purpose. : AVAIL
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Football VIP. : COACH
52
Parkinson's ___. : LAW
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Famous building at Oxford. : BODLEIANLIBRARY
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Graham of football fame. : OTTO
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Sahara place. : OASIS
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Party members: Abbr. : DEMS
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Kind of lamp. : NEON
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Certain centers for youths. : YMHAS
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Astern, old style. : BAFT
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Nile bird. : IBIS
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Man's name: Abbr. : ROBT
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Suitable. : DUE
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Variable. : STREAKY
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Rounded part of a barrel. : BULGE
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Viva-voce. : ORAL
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Far from reticent. : ASSERTIVE
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Ethiopian title. : RAS
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Famous name in Laos. : DOOLEY
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Latin pronoun. : ILLE
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Sly look. : LEER
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Forfeited. : LOST
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Festive. : GALA
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Heathen. : PAGAN
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Shipshape. : TIDY
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Fabled ship. : ARGO
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Unit of heat. : THERM
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Walkie-talkie. : RADIO
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Melodeon. : ORGAN
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Deals in. : SELLS
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First performance. : DEBUT
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Mexican grass. : OTATE
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Bridge expert. : GOREN
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Invent. : FABRICATE
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Merganser. : SMEW
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Colleen. : LASS
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Useful. : UTILE
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Chest of drawers. : HIGHBOY
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Acquired abilities. : SKILLS
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Places. : LOCI
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Owl's weapon. : TALON
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Retired. : ABED
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Reminder for November. : VOTE
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Eden dweller. : ADAM
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Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
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Tie with rope. : LASH
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Cantata melody. : ARIA
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"Swiss Family Robinson" author. : WYSS
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Noun suffix. : ION
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Ovine animal. : RAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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