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New York Times, Tuesday, October 1, 1963

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,175
Across
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Vandyke or imperial. : BEARD
6
Hallowed. : SACRED
12
Record. : LOGBOOK
14
Shoulder appurtenance. : EPAULET
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Practice an art. : ENGRAVE
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Pacify. : APPEASE
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On the ___. : AIR
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Firmly established. : DEEPSET
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School group. : PTA
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Plug up. : STOP
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Cylinder of a sort. : SPOOL
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As though. : ASIF
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Decorative plant. : OLLY
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Absalom, for example. : SON
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Tennis champion Maria. : BUENO
30
Makes a faux pas. : SLIPSUP
32
Dye plant. : MADDER
33
Yield. : CROP
34
Thread: Prefix. : FILI
35
Levantine land. : ISRAEL
38
TV script direction. : CLOSEUP
41
Satisfies. : SUITS
42
Bluegrass genus. : POA
43
Cancel. : ANNU
44
Sioux. : OTOE
45
Iron: Pefix. : FERRO
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Occasion. : TIME
49
However. : BUT
50
Gulls. : SEAMEWS
52
Famous columnist's initials. : FPA
53
Language of the Disciples. : ARAMAIC
55
Subject to testing. : UNTRIED
57
Lean back. : RECLINE
58
Young birds. : PEEPERS
59
Wading birds. : STILTS
60
Rubbish. : DROSS
Down
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Food fish. : BONITOS
2
Chinese dish. : EGGROLL
3
Shorten: Abbr. : ABR
4
Pike. : ROAD
5
Symbols of peace. : DOVES
6
Spring. : SEASON
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Fencer's warning foottap: Fr. : APPEL
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Army man: Abbr. : CAPT
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Street in Montmartre. : RUE
10
Passed. : ELAPSED
11
Predetermine. : DESTINE
12
Canine item. : LEAS
13
Maintains. : KEEPSUP
15
"___ two . . . " : TEAFOR
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Ship's deck. : POOP
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Pleated. : PLICATE
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Listening. : AUDIENT
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Town in northwest Belgium. : YPRES
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Wood. : BALSA
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Note of the diatonic scale. : SOL
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Mine: Sp. : MIO
34
Sudden outburst. : FLAREUP
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Meteorologist's concern. : ISOBAR
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Stitches. : SUTURES
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Read the ___. : RIOTACT
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Crocus bulb. : CORM
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Consolidates. : UNIFIES
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Fire trucks. : PUMPERS
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Pacts to end hostilities. : PEACES
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Stars getting top billing. : FEINT
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False show. : OWNED
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Acknowledged. : EADS
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Mizzen. : SAIL
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Suffix with team and gang. : STER
54
Eleventh century date. : MLI
56
Where mail sorters work: Abbr. : RPO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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