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New York Times, Friday, January 25, 1963

Author:
John Byrne
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,936
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The ___ State (Vatican City). : PAPAL
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Buddhist language. : PALI
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Smugly nice. : PRIM
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Medal of old Venice. : OSELA
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Cookbook entry. : ORANGEICE
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Gem stones. : OPALS
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Condiment. : REDPEPPER
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Traffic courses. : LANES
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Chinese weight units. : TAELS
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C.G.S. unit. : ERG
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Wrinkled. : RUGOSE
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In ___ (from one aspect). : ASENSE
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Fabric. : SATEEN
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Civic chief. : MAYOR
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In the past. : AGO
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Nods. : DOZES
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Chef's specialty. : SALAD
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Tumbledown building. : RUIN
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Large quantities. : BULKS
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Exemplar. : TYPE
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Avalon and others. : ISLES
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Emphatic negative. : NOSIR
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Cockney's expectation. : OPE
46
Bret Harte Oriental. : AHSIN
48
Reverse of doffed. : DONNED
50
Patter of feet. : TIPTAP
53
Deprive of reason. : DEMENT
54
Once ___ blue moon. : INA
55
Cue-ball english. : MASSE
58
Braid. : PLAIT
60
Shortening. : MARGARINE
62
Famous ice-crosser. : ELIZA
63
Pungent puree. : ONIONSOUP
64
Insurgent. : RISER
65
Egg holder. : NEST
66
Etcher: Abbr. : ENGS
67
Tea-leaf readers, for instance. : SEERS
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Game. : POOL
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Sparrowgrass of yore. : ASPARAGUS
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Substance for frying. : PEANUTOIL
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Maintain. : ALLEGE
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Roped. : LASSOED
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Chateau entrance. : PORTE
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___ code. : AREA
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Load cargo. : LADE
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Alive, as the ball, in sports. : INPLAY
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Zing. : PEP
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Mellow. : RIPEN
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Pastry cooks. : ICERS
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Amalgamate. : MERGE
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Plasters or gypsums. : GESSOS
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Toady. : SNOB
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Frock, in Madras. : SARI
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Diet dessert. : MELON
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Invites. : ASKS
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Pueblo Indian. : ZUNI
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Potatoes à la ___. : LYONNAISE
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Food or drink. : APPETIZER
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Exploit. : DEED
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Spick-and-span. : NEAT
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One kind of dish. : SIDE
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Medicine man. : SHAMAN
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Kiddies' wear. : ROMPERS
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Few and far between. : SPARSE
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Dame ___ Melba. : NELLIE
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Athenian in Shakespeare. : TIMON
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Fatuous. : INANE
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Home of the cordon bleu. : PARIS
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Ocean depressions. : DEEPS
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Promised Land: Var. : SION
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Serenely secure. : SNUG
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Jolly seamen. : TARS
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Prepared. : GOT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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