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New York Times, Thursday, October 3, 1963

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,177

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Across
1
Mirthful sound. : HAHA
5
Upright timber. : POST
9
Tortosa's river. : EBRO
13
Ballerinas' skirts. : TUTUS
14
Medicinal plant. : ALOE
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Leaning to one side : ALOP
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___ a minute. : AMILE
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Unequal. : DISPARATE
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Invalid. : NULLANDVOID
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Preserve. : CAN
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Fictional canine. : ASTA
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Stout's cousin. : ALE
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Common weed. : DOCK
26
Sires. : BEGETS
29
Anc. Germanic people. : GOTHS
32
Arose. : SPRANG
35
Rested. : SAT
37
Tenpenny item. : NAIL
38
Exercised. : WIELDED
40
Entrust (to). : CONFIDE
42
Too. : ALSO
43
Society belle. : DEB
45
Became boring. : PALLED
46
Flower. : BLOOM
48
Lovelace's lady. : ALTHEA
50
See 38 Across. : USED
52
Exclamation. : AHA
53
British general of 1776. : GAGE
57
Wall: Fr. : MUR
59
U. N. group. : SECRETARIAT
62
What everyone has to make. : DECISIONS
64
Foolishly. : MADLY
65
Certain French regions. : ILES
66
Rejoicing. : GLEE
67
Power: Colloq. : STEAM
68
Garment. : VEST
69
Negatives. : NAYS
70
Novel heroine. : TESS
Down
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Fertilizer. : HUMUS
2
On a slant. : ATILT
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Rowdydows. : HULLABALOOS
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On the blue. : ASEA
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___ wheel. : PADDLE
6
Imitation pearls. : OLIVETS
7
Passable. : SOSO
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Not so hot. : TEPID
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Part of the head. : EAR
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Deer. : BLACKTAIL
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Ecclesiastical. court. : ROTA
12
Frank. : OPEN
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Lake of the Blue Nile. : TANA
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___'s life. : ADOG
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Badgered. : NAGGED
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Catch on fire. : CONFLAGRATE
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Goal. : END
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Indian. : SAC
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Keep secret. : HIDE
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Sea ___. : SLED
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Clean, as floors or decks. : SWAB
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Tablet. : PILL
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Coal, petroleum, etc. : RESOURCES
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Opera-goer's purchase. : TOPHAT
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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Scot's negative. : NAE
44
Flattery. : BLARNEY
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Where military men eat. : MESS
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Dissertations. : THESES
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Condescend. : DEIGN
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Nurse's ___. : AIDES
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Festivities. : GALAS
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Derivation of words: Abbr. : ETYM
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Year in Henry VII's reign. : MDIV
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African river. : UELE
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African tree. : COLA
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Netherlands city: Abbr. : AMST
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Common suffix. : IST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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