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New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 1963

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,916
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Beauty spot. : PATCH
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Big name in Belgrade. : TITO
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One kind of word. : LAST
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Like a Teddy bear. : FURRY
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Open-eyed. : AGOG
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South American 34 Down. : APAR
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Believe: Fr. : CROIS
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Anthology, for example. : POTPOURRI
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Important product of Alaska. : SALMON
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Complete. : ROUNDOUT
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Actor's concern. : LINES
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Sometime common commodity. : SENSE
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Port in Arabia. : ADEN
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Big lie. : WHOPPER
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Atlantic seaport of Spain. : NOYA
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Captain Flint, for one. : PARROT
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Eureka! : AHA
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Contest, verbal or otherwise. : DUEL
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Window resting on a bracket. : ORIEL
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Half of "sechs." : DREI
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Tack on. : ADD
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Characterized by melody. : ARIOSE
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Eastern title. : EMIR
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Eighth parts of a circle. : OCTANTS
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Grant. : CARY
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Deep-blue pigment. : SMALT
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Anointed. : OILED
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Apple dessert. : PANDOWDY
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City on the Chemung river. : ELMIRA
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Military command. : ORDERARMS
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Better equipped. : ABLER
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Freezes. : ICES
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Mizzen royal. : SAIL
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Lady of the toast. : MELBA
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Denied (to). : LOST
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Twisted. : AWRY
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Booming. : AROAR
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USO enthusiasts. : PFCS
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Nimbus. : AURA
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Went for a ride, in the Gay Nineties. : TROLLEYED
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Represensible. : CRIMINAL
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Kind of tea. : HYSON
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Kind of dance. : TAP
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Operatic role. : IGOR
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One of Dorothy's companions in Oz. : TOTO
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Feared initials of 1922–34. : OGPU
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Great name in the theater. : LAUDER
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Article with strings. : APRON
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Crane of India and Malay. : SARUS
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Shopworn. : TRITE
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Assault. : ONSET
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Rhode Island resort. : NEWPORT
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Canonical law of Islam. : SHARIA
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"___ merry old soul was he!" : ANDA
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Mamie's family name. : DOUD
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Giant of myth. : ORION
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Fast. : PRESTO
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Province where Pinsk is. : POLESIE
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Toothless mammal of the tropics. : ARMADILLO
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___ apparent. : HEIR
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Flippant. : AIRY
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May's opposite, figuratively speaking. : DECEMBER
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Booth. : ACTOR
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Firstborn. : OLDEST
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Coddle. : SPOIL
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One of the Polos. : MARCO
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Relative of the Rockies. : ANDES
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Denizen of 47 Down. : LLAMA
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"There ___ little girl . . . " : WASA
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Stalemate. : DRAW
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Giant of myth. : YMIR
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One-fourth of a shekel. : REBA
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Sandarac tree. : ARAR
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Theatrical Christopher. : SLY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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