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WORDSMANSHIP

New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 1963

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 60, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 559 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,187
Across
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Quantity of magnitude only. : SCALAR
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Freely given. : GRATIS
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Bow's companion. : SCRAPE
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Interruption of a sentence. : PAROLE
20
Love's old sweet song. : ROMANCE
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One of the Three Graces. : THALIA
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Open a scroll. : UNROLL
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Straighteners. : ALINERS
25
Roosters on mountains. : EAGLES
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11,900 ft. peak in Idaho. : RYAN
27
Duck for down. : EIDER
29
Morning reading matter. : LETTER
31
Morsel. : ORT
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Geometric suffix. : GON
33
Beauties of china. : JADES
34
Shred. : TEARUP
35
Without a doubt. : SURE
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In a fine frenzy. : ENTHUSED
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Dealer of a sort. : RAGMAN
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Daunt. : DETER
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Kind of oil. : OLEO
41
Word element for "ten." : DEKA
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___ no. : YESOR
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Not to be profaned. : SACRED
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Go down again. : RESINK
49
Puzzle fans. : SOLVERS
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Like fresh lettuce. : CRISP
54
Contrite person. : REPENTER
56
Relative of Turkey red. : CLARET
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Stock jump. : RISE
58
Office chore. : FILING
59
Deviltry. : RASCALITY
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Follower: Suffix. : IST
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Special sort of record. : POLICEBLOTTER
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Moscow Department Store. : GUM
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The peak. : MTEVEREST
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Word used with day or year. : YESTER
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Memento ___ (token of mortality). : MORI
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Cheese trimming. : PARING
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Turkish bath routine. : HOTSTEAM
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"No-man-is-an-Iland" man. : DONNE
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Caballeros. : SENORES
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Change color. : RETINT
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Coercion. : DURESS
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Think a ___ (like very much). : LOTOF
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Single-handed. : LONE
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Type of novel. : DIME
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Expeditious. : RAPID
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Certain writers: Var. : RIMERS
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Appears now and then. : CROPSOUT
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Exeter man. : EXON
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Belief in unity of origin. : MONISM
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TV ads. : PLUGS
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Revenue man: Abbr. : IRO
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Flowed together. : MET
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Molnar. : FERENC
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Beleaguerment. : SIEGE
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Daybreak, in Italy. : ALBA
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Becky Sharp's friend. : AMELIA
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Busybody. : SNOOPER
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Alaskan salmons. : NELMAS
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Abnegation. : DENIAL
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Sarge. : TOPKICK
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Still living. : EXTANT
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Distinct person or thing. : ENTITY
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Interplaits. : WEAVES
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Diamonds. : STONES
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Cactuslike plant. : SPURGE
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Western chasm. : CANYON
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Unmitigated. : ARRANT
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Lake bird. : LOON
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Entire company. : ALL
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Made public. : RELEASED
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Ranked. : GRADED
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Bits and leads. : ROLES
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Oriental chief. : AMIR
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Complexion tone. : TAN
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Lacking finesse. : INELEGANT
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Monster-movie sound effect. : SCREAM
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Clifflike. : STEEP
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Singe. : CHAR
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No Paris frock. : RAG
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Sparing no effort. : ALLOUT
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M. Curie. : PIERRE
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Inspiration for Rimsky-Korsakov overture. : EASTER
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Lost sheep. : ESTRAY
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___ graph (picture writing). : IDEO
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Platter contents. : TUNES
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Kentucky nectar. : JULEP
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Winning irresistibly. : TAKINGBYSTORM
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African wildcat. : SERVAL
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Bargain demanded by Richard III. : HORSE
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Resin ingredient. : RESENE
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Businessmen's pursuit. : DOLLAR
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Delineator. : DEPICTOR
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Field game. : SOCCER
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Pinches pennies. : SCRIMPS
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High-school honor societies. : ARISTAE
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Small reservoir. : CISTERN
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Condiment. : RELISH
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Fuel. : KEROSENE
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Daughter of Icarius. : ERIGONE
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Vote reports. : RETURNS
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Stumps. : STYMIES
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Annoy: Colloq. : RILE
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Knocking sound. : RATTAT
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Consign to oblivion. : FORGET
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Stanch. : STEM
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Tarkington's creation. : PENROD
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Inserted fur pieces, to enlarge coats. : LETINS
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Strings for Stern. : VIOLIN
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Folkways. : MORES
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Palomar instrument. : TELESCOPE
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Jettisons. : DUMPS
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Frater's relative. : SOROR
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Tub-dweller with lantern. : DIOGENES
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Most noble. : FINEST
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Something "on the market." : DRUG
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Done over. : REMADE
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Choppers. : AXEMEN
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Highly effective. : POTENT
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Fish for bait. : MINNOW
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Office personnel. : CLERKS
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Wildcatter, for example. : OILMAN
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Civil. : URBANE
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Basks at the fireside. : TOASTS
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Like a good potato. : MEALY
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Something to recite. : PIECE
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Order. : FIAT
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Petty thief: Brit. slang. : SPIV
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Choir voice. : ALTO
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Year in reign of Claudius. : LII
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Volga tributary. : OKA
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Type of telephone: Abbr. : EXT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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