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New York Times, Tuesday, January 1, 1963

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,915
Across
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Menu item. : SOUP
5
Stories. : FIBS
9
Relative of Gay-Pay-Oo. : NKVD
13
Part of Edison's name. : ALVA
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His: Fr. : ALUI
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Uninhibited critic. : BOOER
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Story-teller. : LIAR
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Blunt, matter-of-fact statement. : COLDTURKEY
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Come!: Lat. : ADESTE
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Greens. : BEETTOPS
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Forte. : LOUD
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To the ___ degree. : NTH
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Musical toys. : SWEETPOTATOES
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White ___? : ORRYE
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American dramatist. : RICE
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Crow's cousin. : ROOK
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Roman god. : LAR
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Dark yellow. : MUSTARD
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Single: Prefix. : UNI
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On a grand scale. : EPIC
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Closely akin. : NEAR
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Lightened. : EASED
46
Familiar vocal encore. : SHORTNINBREAD
49
Tropical bird. : ANI
50
"Let George ___." : DOIT
51
One kind of order. : APPLEPIE
56
Pallas Athena's gift to Athens. : OLIVES
60
Service ribbons: Slang. : FRUITSALAD
62
Spanish painter. : SERT
63
Algerian soldier. : TURCO
64
Coffee grinder. : MILL
65
Report card quartet. : AAAA
66
Desertlike. : SERE
67
Naïve one. : BABE
68
Opposite of 1 Across. : NUTS
Down
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Reception hall, as in Manila. : SALA
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Smelly. : OLID
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Grapes: Lat. : UVAE
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Potherb. : PARSLEY
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Supine. : FACEUP
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Labor group. : ILO
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Onion or garlic. : BULB
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___ dish. : SIDE
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Cold wind in Kansas. : NORTHER
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Gilbert and Sullivan role. : KOKO
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Second in command: Slang. : VEEP
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Those for the 18th. : DRYS
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"Theirs ___ do and die ... " : BUTTO
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Frame with hooks for stretching cloth. : TENTER
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Clan emblem. : TOTEM
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Thomas Hardy's Wessex. : DORSET
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Fish course. : SOLE
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Cape. : WRAP
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"To ___ human ... " : ERRIS
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Goliath. : TITAN
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Mite. : ACARID
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Pickled pigs' feet. : SOUSE
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Draftee's classification. : ONEA
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17th cen. Scottish sea rover. : KIDD
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Slits apart. : UNRIPS
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"Dat ol' ___ sea." : DEBIL
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Cup. : CHALICE
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Handicraftsman. : ARTISAN
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"And ___ grow on." : ONETO
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Kind of 1 Across. : NOODLE
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Day times: Abbr. : AFTS
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Girl's nickname. : PRUE
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Sound of contentment. : PURR
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Relative of a trochee. : IAMB
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Lamb of "Roast Pig" fame. : ELIA
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Meat on a French menu. : VEAU
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Part of Q. E. D. : ERAT
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Network affiliates: Abbr. : STAS
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New York city: Abbr. : ALB

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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