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New York Times, Saturday, January 19, 1963

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q W Y }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,931
Across
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Soundest. : SAFEST
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Meaning. : DRIFT
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This year. : MCMLXIII
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Safari member. : BEARER
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Pieces of furniture. : ARMOIRES
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Capital of the Punjab. : LAHORE
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Come home to ___. : ROOST
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Aymer, in "Ivanhoe." : PRIOR
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Poor Clare. : NUN
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Certain negatives. : NONS
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Smiling. : RIANT
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Author of "A Man for All Seasons." : BOLT
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Finial. : EPI
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Torrid and temperate. : ZONES
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Vegetable dish. : PUREE
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Hussar's weapon. : SABER
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Biblical tribe. : LEVITES
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Aural. : OTIC
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So much: Fr. : TANT
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Cyrano's plume. : PANACHE
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Knavish looks. : LEERS
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Easy-to-catch items. : COLDS
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Entreats earnestly. : URGES
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Much-used abbreviation. : ETC
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Vermin. : RATS
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Steelhead. : TROUT
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Large spotted fish of the Atlantic. : OPAH
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German pronoun. : ICH
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Guards. : TENDS
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Eyelashes. : CILIA
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Farriers. : SHOERS
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Fit for food. : ESCULENT
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Ring for attaching a leash. : TERRET
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Caches. : SECRETES
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Birds of a region. : ORNIS
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Arranged in rows. : TIERED
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Rasping sounds. : SCROOPS
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Ingredient in smelling salts. : AMMONIA
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Soft silken plant fibers. : FLOSS
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Subway sign. : EXIT
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Gawain or Galahad. : SIR
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Item of jewelry. : TIEPIN
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Beloved. : DEAR
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College cheer. : RAH
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Important product of Minnesota. : IRONORE
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Rods wielded by schoolmasters. : FERULES
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Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
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Chalons' river. : MARNE
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Near East republic. : ISRAEL
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Eclipse (with "out"). : BLOT
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42 Down, for example. : INSET
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Dewy. : RORIC
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Small mountain. : BUTTE
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Greek letters. : ZETAS
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Lords of the forest. : PINES
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Securities. : BONDS
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Ruy Blas was one. : VALET
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Stir by violent motion. : CHURN
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Stealer of game. : POACHER
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Band instrument. : ALTHORN
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Gnaws away. : ERODES
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Plentifully supplied. : REPLETE
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Smirched. : STAINED
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"The Count of Monte ___." : CRISTO
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Triangular piece of a glove. : GUSSET
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Confabulations. : CHATS
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Touchstone. : TEST
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Cargo ship of a sort. : OILER
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Three, in Spain. : TRES
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French priest. : CURE
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Son of Gad. : ERI
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Relative of 12 Across. : CCI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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