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New York Times, Thursday, September 6, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,801

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Across
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Beards of grain. : AWNS
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Uncle Tom's wife. : CHLOE
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Supermarket vehicle. : CART
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Exclamation of contempt. : PHOO
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Thousands of years. : AEONS
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Take ___ view of. : ADIM
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Item from Aesop. : SOURGRAPES
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Central hall of a church. : NAVE
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Where Hell Gate is. : EASTRIVER
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Copy writers. : ADMEN
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Reasonable. : SANE
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Containers: Abbr. : BBLS
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Compass point. : SSE
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Depend (on). : BANK
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"There was an Old Man with ___ . . . " : ABEARD
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Pile. : HEAP
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Upper rigging of a ship. : TOPHAMPER
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Thereabouts. : ORSO
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Flies high. : SOARS
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Guam harbor. : APRA
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Pool game. : WATERPOLO
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Small mollusk. : SLUG
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Arctic sea duck. : SCOTER
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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German river. : EMS
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Depend (on). : RELY
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King of Oslo. : OLAV
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The makings of tacks. : BRASS
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Derisive sound: Slang. : RASPBERRY
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Part of R.B.I. : RUNS
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Gorgeous girl: Slang. : PEACHERINO
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Rim. : EDGE
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Former President of Peru. : ODRIA
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Name in lights. : STAR
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Colors. : DYES
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Good earth. : LOESS
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Stint. : TASK
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Neighbor of 19 Across. : APSE
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Stop! : WHOA
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Us: Fr. : NOUS
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Out of ___. : SORTS
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Southern constellation. : CARINA
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"All this and ___." : HEAVENTOO
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Horse's gait. : LOPE
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Something unique: Slang. : ONER
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Feminine suffix. : ESS
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Church feast. : CANDLEMAS
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Neck section. : ADAMSAPPLE
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Split. : RIVE
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Govt. operatives. : TMEN
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Snatch. : GRAB
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Eban of Israel. : ABBA
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Pooh-___. : BAHS
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Displays. : SHOWS
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Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
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Where Upsala College is. : EASTORANGE
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Small marsupial. : KOALA
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___ primordia (first beginnings of things). : RERUM
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Continues tediously. : DRAGS
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Certain literati. : POETESSES
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Elephant's trunk. : PROBOSCIS
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Lively. : SPRY
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Kinfolks: Abbr. : RELS
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Greek letters. : ALPHAS
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Quien ___? : SABE
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Russian measure of length. : VERST
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Engendered. : BRED
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Well-known stage name. : RUDY
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Fix over. : REDO
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Swiss river. : AARE
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Well-known screen name. : RITA
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British sea-air group: Abbr. : RNAS
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English county. : YORK
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Baltic land: Abbr. : POL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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