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New York Times, Wednesday, September 7, 1960

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1960, The New York TimesNo. 4,072
Across
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Morning beverage: Slang. : JAVA
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Device for bracing or gripping something. : CLAMP
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Breakfast dish. : BRAN
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League formed in Cairo, 1945. : ARAB
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Goddesses of the seasons. : HORAE
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Flavoring agent. : LIME
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Pineapple: Span. : PINA
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Obscure. : OVERSHADOW
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Newpaper article. : EDITORIAL
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Moveless. : INERT
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Constituents of LBJ. : TEXANS
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Original house boat. : ARK
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Pen. : STY
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Math subject: Abbr. : ALG
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Charity bazaar gimmick. : GRABBAG
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Vital spark. : LIFE
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Swaggering buffoon. : SCARAMOUCH
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Tropical lizard. : AGAMA
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Diminutive suffix. : ULE
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Combining form meaning society. : SOCIO
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Cause for excitement at a ball game. : TRIPLEPLAY
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Understands: Scot. : KENS
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Presses together, in ranks. : SERRIES
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Hebrew letter. : TAV
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Trap. : PIT
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Naval rank: Abbr. : ENS
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Scene of pact, 1938. : MUNICH
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Comprehend. : SENSE
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Status symbols. : MINKCOATS
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Students' festivity. : CLASSDANCE
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
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River into the Seine. : OISE
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Deft and active. : AGILE
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Large African antelope. : KUDU
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Portions of butter. : PATS
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Small change. : DIMES
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River into the North Sea. : YSER
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Play tricks. : JAPE
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Barren. : ARID
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A novel without a hero, 1847. : VANITYFAIR
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Decrease. : ABATE
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Hymn tunes. : CHORALS
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Drinking vessels with two or more handles. : LOVINGCUPS
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Open spaces. : AREAS
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Lime, clay and sand. : MARL
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Footlike organ. : PES
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Schoolboy's purchase. : BLANKBOOK
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Ridicule: Colloq. : RIDE
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Love: Span. : AMOR
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Small salamander. : NEWT
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Namesakes of a King of Tyre. : HIRAMS
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Oxygen: Comb. form. : OXA
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The Altar. : ARA
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Venetian blind parts. : SLATS
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Region in Ethiopia. : TIGRE
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Member of the family. : GREATUNCLE
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Favorite steed of Alexander the Great. : BUCEPHALUS
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Grapes: Bot. : ACINI
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Character in "A Christmas Carol." : GHOST
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Sovereigns. : EMPRESSES
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___ clear. : ALL
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Arranges in rows. : ALINES
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Suffixes with diminutive force. : EES
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Chief Stengel's tribe. : YANKEES
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Old ___. : VIC
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Half note, in music. : MINIM
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Lunch box item. : COOKY
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Poet: Hist. : SCOP
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Famous pen name. : ELIA
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American cartoonist. : NAST
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The wise men. : MAGI
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Ebb or flood. : TIDE
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Acidulous. : SOUR
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Family member. : DAD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 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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