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New York Times, Sunday, January 12, 1964

Author:
John Byrne
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 690 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
John F. Byrne has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,278
Across
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Sino-Russian river. : AMUR
5
Farmer’s implement. : FLAIL
10
Well-known uncle. : REMUS
15
Declivity. : ESCARP
21
Moroccan port. : CASABLANCA
23
“South Pacific” hero. : EMILE
24
Ultra. : TOOTOO
25
Book title from Fiona MacLeod poem. : THEHEARTISALONELYHUNTER
28
Lugubrious. : SAD
29
Comprehensive. : WIDE
30
Grimace. : SMIRK
31
Prospect: Fr. : VUE
32
Outsize incisor. : TUSK
33
Unadorned. : BARE
34
T. S. Eliot’s art. : POESY
35
Seasons. : FALLS
37
Upward access. : STAIR
40
Take pity. : RELENT
42
General of 1775. : GAGE
43
Discomforts. : ACHES
48
Oncles’ wives. : TANTES
50
Adolescent. : LAD
51
Fen. : SWALE
53
Voluble. : FLUENT
54
City near Des Moines. : AMES
55
Stay. : WAIT
57
In medias ___. : RES
58
Cheese: Fr. : FROMAGE
59
Antonym of 28 Across. : GAY
60
Painter’s Easel constellation. : PICTOR
62
Erasure. : DELETION
64
Day, in Spain. : DIA
65
Rich refinement. : ELEGANCE
67
Foretoken. : OMEN
69
Glacial snow. : FIRN
70
Leader: Abbr. : COND
71
Maker of graffiti. : DEFACER
72
Bonzer birds. : EMUS
73
Attention. : EAR
74
Trail herds. : DROVES
76
Egg cells. : OVA
77
Fidelities. : ALLEGIANCES
81
Topnotcher. : ACE
82
Pressure. : STRESS
85
Turku’s Swedish name. : ABO
86
Move along. : RIDE
87
Out ___. : OFSORTS
91
Quacking bird. : TEAL
92
Paragon. : HERO
94
Where Callao is. : PERU
95
Photo. : SNAPSHOT
96
Speeded. : RAN
97
Nautical term. : WINDWARD
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S.A.C. men. : PILOTS
101
Dutch commune. : EPE
102
Small orang. : APELING
104
Greek letter. : RHO
105
Abounding. : RIFE
106
Very: Ger. : SEHR
107
Senior member. : DOVENS
108
Certain stores. : COOPS
110
Family members. : MOM
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Purloined. : STOLEN
113
Cut of meat. : STEAK
114
Priam’s city. : TROY
115
Narrow miss in quoits. : LEANER
118
Multitudes. : HOSTS
119
Vapor. : STEAM
121
Moosehead and others. : LAKES
122
Bath’s river. : AVON
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More or less. : SOME
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Ones: Dial. : UNS
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Roof rims. : EAVES
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Major Baltic seaport. : KIEL
131
Month: Abbr. : OCT
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Book title derived from Leonardo da Vinci. : THELEFTHANDISTHEDREAMER
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Finally. : ATLAST
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___ Tages (one day): Ger. : EINES
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Again induce. : REPERSUADE
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Daniel and others. : BOONES
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Forest debris. : SLASH
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Chemical compound. : OXIDE
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Genu. : KNEE
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Exerts force. : ACTS
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Sambar deer. : MAHA
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Not new. : USED
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Rooter’s cry. : RAH
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Nice aptitude. : FLAIR
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Provisions. : LARDER
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___ meridiem. : ANTE
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Roped. : LASSOED
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Enrolls again. : RELISTS
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University near Atlanta. : EMORY
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Status symbol. : MINK
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Diminutive suffix. : ULE
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Fabric’s edge. : SELVAGE
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Name akin to Adelaide. : ETHEL
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Petty coin. : SOU
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Resumed: Abbr. : CONT
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Aleutian isle. : ATTU
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Hinds. : ROES
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Menu item. : PORK
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Watch out. : BEWARE
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Yea, verily! : AMEN
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December time. : YULE
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Snaffles. : BITS
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Pupil of Socrates. : PLATO
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Mask. : FALSEFACE
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Arty assembly. : SALON
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Prearranged. : STAGED
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Hot dish in Juarez. : TAMALE
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Retribution in kind. : ANEYEFORANEVE
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Select part. : ELITE
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Manxman. : GAEL
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With: Lat. : CUM
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Topsy-turvy. : HEADOVERHEELS
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Source of power. : ENGINE
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Frames for beds : STEADS
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Poland Chinas. : SWINE
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Songbird. : WREN
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Leaf of the maidenhair. : FROND
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Gold Coast city. : ACCRA
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Larch. : FIR
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Agouti’s cousins. : PACAS
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1595 hero. : ROMEO
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Coveted. : DESIRED
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Antonym of refresh. : TIRE
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Mallet. : GAVEL
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Noggin. : MUG
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Island SW of Costa Rica. : COCOS
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Free scope. : ELBOWROOM
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Attain a goal. : ENDUP
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Files. : RASPS
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Product of 49 Down. : LARD
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Breeze. : AIR
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What “ibn” means. : SONOF
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Rare old instruments. : STRADS
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Piece of china. : TEAPOT
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Tibias. : SHINS
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Weird Sisters. : FATES
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A place like Hell. : TOPHET
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Opposite of bows. : STERNS
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Type of artist: Abbr. : ENG
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Stage adjunct. : PROP
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Viscous mud. : SLIME
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Nictitates. : WINKS
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Tar’s call. : AHOY
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Gyves. : IRONS
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Grassland. : LEA
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Early. : SOON
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Rough linens. : CRASHES
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Blindly imitative. : SLAVISH
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Title for Stravinsky. : MAESTRO
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Rowlocks. : THOLES
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Pavilion. : TENT
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Pieces (out). : EKES
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Made a foray. : RAIDED
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Clusters. : TUFTS
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Takes on cargo. : LADES
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Glass: Fr. : VERRE
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Try: Colloq. : STAB
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“___ be in England . . . ” : OHTO
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Song: Prefix. : MELO
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Ardor: Fr. : ELAN
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City in Sicily. : ENNA
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Poilu’s cap. : KEPI
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Part of Arabia. : OMAN
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Grant. : CEDE
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Deodar. : TREE
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Native (of): Suffix. : ESE
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Cockney’s formal greeting. : AIL
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Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
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Sea bird. : AUK

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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