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New York Times, Wednesday, January 16, 1963

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.94, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 43-Down, WHIGS, was "Zachary Taylor." Changed it to "Zachary Taylor's party."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,928

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Across
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Constellation, the Peacock. : PAVO
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Humidity. : DAMP
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Kind of collision. : HEADON
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Lizard. : IGUANA
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Indefinite person. : ANYONE
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Skilled. : VERSED
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Type sizes. : PICAS
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Article in a certain platform. : PLANK
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Adjective suffix. : ARY
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Signal stages of history. : ERAS
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Edna Ferber novel. : GIANT
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Wynken, Blynken and Nod, for example. : TRIO
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Navy man: Abbr. : ADM
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Menu item, Harvard ___. : BEETS
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Thickset. : BEEFY
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Unsurpassed. : TOPNOTCH
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Book size. : QUARTO
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Spell of shivering. : AGUE
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Goes hunting. : GUNS
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Sound akin to a cough. : HICCUP
35
Piece of jewelry. : BRACELET
39
Perfumes. : ODORS
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Foolhardy. : BRASH
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Put one's ___ in (interfere). : OAR
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But. : SAVE
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Incensed. : WROTH
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Steadfast. : SURE
45
Novel of 1887. : SHE
46
Doorbell. : CHIME
47
Famous violinist. : BENNY
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Symbol of luxury. : ORCHID
50
Food of a sort. : FORAGE
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Cousin of a straight man. : STOOGE
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In agreement. : UNITED
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Playful kiss. : BUSS
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Runs (with "it"). : LEGS
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___ you go. : PAYAS
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Fusses. : ADOS
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Prefix in some names. : VON
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Type of bathing suit. : ONEPIECE
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Couches. : DIVANS
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Active cause. : AGENT
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Darkness. : MURK
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French negative. : PAS
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Milady's concern. : HAIRDO
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Set up a temporary dwelling. : ENCAMP
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Closer. : NEARER
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Without anchor. : ADRIFT
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Source of charcoal. : PEAT
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Plaster support. : LATH
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String toy. : YOYO
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Partner of go. : GETUP
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Comb (flax, wool, etc.). : TEASE
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Spurious: Colloq. : BOGUS
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Group of people. : BUNCH
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Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
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Suppress. : QUASH
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Appreciative. : GRATEFUL
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Cowpoke's mount. : HOSS
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Certain potatoes. : IDAHOS
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Hiding place for game. : COVERT
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Ichabod Crane's rival. : BROM
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Sitting room. : LOUNGE
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Merited. : EARNED
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Card. : TREY
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Certain veiled ladies. : BRIDES
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Zachary Taylor. : WHIGS
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Two on the aisle. : SEATS
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Cabbage: Fr. : CHOU
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Sailing ship. : BRIG
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Small horse. : COB
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Any individual. : ONE

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