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New York Times, Wednesday, October 2, 1963

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,176
Across
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Sharpness. : BARB
5
Parts of a monkey wrench. : JAWS
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Waterfowl. : COOTS
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Great Barrier Reef of N. Z. : OTEA
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Ship's deck. : ORLOP
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Home of 26 Across. : ASIA
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Cereal product. : BRAN
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Vaquero's lariat. : REATA
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Then: Fr. : DONC
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Literary genius. : BARDOFAVON
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Have or hold. : KEEP
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Mess item. : SPUD
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Kalmuck. : TATAR
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Supped. : ATE
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About. : SOME
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Machinist's aid. : OILER
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Strand. : SHORE
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McCone's concern. : CIA
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Important aspect of defense. : NAVALOPERATIONS
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Part of Switzerland. : URI
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Get going! : SCRAM
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Set free. : UNTIE
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Caroled. : SANG
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Coal scuttle. : HOD
46
Revoke, in law. : ADEEM
47
___ près (nearly): Fr. : APEU
49
Assert. : AVER
50
When to "come and get it." : SUPPERTIME
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Volcano rock. : TUFA
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Part of a church. : CRYPT
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Doctrines. : ISMS
60
Horse of a certain color. : GRAY
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Shoelace tip. : AGLET
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Shipshape. : NEAT
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Cutting tool. : ADZE
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Thin or piping. : REEDY
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The cheek: Lat. : GENA
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Pleads. : SUES
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Part of a gun sight. : BEAD
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As well. : ALSO
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Undoing. : RUIN
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Souchong. : BLACKTEA
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Type of business man. : JOBBER
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Set ___ for. : ATRAP
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Clothes, as men's ___. : WEAR
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Desert phenomenon. : SANDSTORM
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Ionian island. : CORFU
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Echo and others. : OREADS
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Norway's monarch. : OLAV
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Dog in Oz tales. : TOTO
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Team of oxen. : SPAN
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___ comique. : OPERA
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Peers. : EARLS
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Head decoration. : TIARA
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Dark of baseball. : ALVIN
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Winning. : AHEAD
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Mexican pine. : OCOTE
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Droplet. : MINIM
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Naturalness. : EASE
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Blame. : ONUS
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Growing rapidly. : SPROUTING
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Musical study. : ETUDE
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Pigment. : OCHER
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Neon or xenon. : INERTGAS
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Breached. : GAPPED
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Sacred writings of Persia. : AVESTA
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Trifling. : PETTY
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Jordan's capital. : AMMAN
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Rocky place. : SCAR
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Exhort. : URGE
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Famous Ernie. : PYLE
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Conversational cliché. : ISEE
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Language of Pakistan. : URDU
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Disturb: Colloq. : FAZE
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"The ___ have it." : AYES

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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