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New York Times, Thursday, September 29, 1960

7-Down : Call briefly: Colloq.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,094
Across
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Stars' companions. : STRIPES
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Citizens of a Near East republic. : ARABS
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Strives for a goal: Colloq. : SHOOTSAT
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Leases again. : RELETS
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___ one (compliment one's excellence): Slang. : HANDITTO
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Metric unit of area. : DECARE
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Constellation. : ARIES
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Brazilian timber tree. : APA
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Short for "long range navigation." : LORAN
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Little, in music directions. : POCO
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Eddy. : SWIRL
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Et ___. : ALII
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Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
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Southern farmer. : PLANTER
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Year: Span. : ANO
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Loser to Polk, 1844. : CLAY
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Puzzlement: Colloq. : STICKER
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"As Maine goes, ___ the nation." : SOGOES
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Relatives of spuds. : TATERS
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Exclamations of victory. : HURRAHS
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River, into the Ligurian Sea. : ARNO
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Determined. : DEADSET
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Terminal: Abbr. : STA
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Novices: Abbr. : APPS
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Athenian porticos. : STOAS
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Byre. : BARN
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Emulated the Old Soak. : TOPED
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Miscalculate. : ERR
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Buddhist monks. : LAMAS
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Creator Shangri-la. : HILTON
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Commuters collectively. : SUBURBIA
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Nasal sound effect. : SNEEZE
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Stretch out. : ELONGATE
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Cornered: Colloq. : TREED
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Campers-out. : TENTERS
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Pennsylvania city. : SHARON
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Medications. : TONICS
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Roundup. : RODEO
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"___ later than you think." : ITIS
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Hush! : PST
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Corrode. : EATAWAY
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Call briefly: Colloq. : STOPIN
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Noun suffix, often depreciative. : ARD
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Rod's companion. : REEL
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City in Tennessee. : ALCOA
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Great ___, Canada. : BEARLAKE
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Kitchen utensil. : STRAINER
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Assumed appearance. : SHAPE
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Campus VIPs. : SENIORS
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___ and crafts. : ARTS
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Sweeping strokes. : SLASHES
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Belles-___. : LETTRES
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Argue at the bar. : PLEAD
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Smiling. : RIANT
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Heart: Anat. : COR
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Concerto: Abbr. : CTO
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Snug-fitting gowns. : SHEATHS
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Score more than (a competitor). : OUTPOINT
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Wrestler. : GRAPPLER
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Surfeit. : SATE
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More often than not. : ASARULE
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English county. : DORSET
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Asiatic deer. : SAMBAR
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Distinguishing qualities. : TRAITS
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Handles: Lat. : ANSAE
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Mediterranean vessel. : SETEE
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___ in (interfere): Colloq. : BARGE
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Catnap. : DOZE
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Veteran actor. : LUNT
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Man's nickname. : NED
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Good: Fr. : BON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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