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FRUIT SALAD

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1963

Author:
Brice Metcalfe
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 174, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.09, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 703 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 23
Brice Metcalfe has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,180
Across
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Compote. : DISH
5
Type of photo. : STAT
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Upon: Prefix. : EPI
12
Piece of wood. : SLAB
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Arabic name. : ABU
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Italian pronoun. : ELLA
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Specie. : CASH
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Prokofiev's "loved ones." : THREEORANGES
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Risky social engagement. : BLINDDATE
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John Gielgud, for one. : SHAKESPEAREAN
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Sticky. : TACKY
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"___ Constantin." : LABBE
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Day. : ERA
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State. : ALASKA
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Obdurate. : STEELY
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Color of some houses. : BARNRED
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Republic of the Sudan. : MALI
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Part of a cloverleaf. : RAMP
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Insubordinate. : REBEL
42
Write. : PEN
43
Seats. : SITES
48
New Deal initials. : CCC
51
Cubs' average age. : NINE
53
Equipment for taxis. : RADIOS
55
Have ___ with. : NOTRUCK
57
Mirthful sound. : HAHA
59
Defrauds. : ROBS
61
Slangy term from jazz jargon: Var. : RAZMATAZ
63
Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
64
Better. : AMEND
66
Subway worker. : MOTORMAN
68
Prefixes meaning "alike." : ISOS
70
Marble. : TAW
71
___ number. : SERIAL
73
Not one: Dial. : NARY
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Snack. : BITE
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Snares. : TOILS
78
Misjudge. : ERR
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Family member. : SIS
81
Musical direction. : SEGUE
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Hesitated. : HUNGOFF
86
Tale of Green fortune told (with "The"). : DAYTHEYSHOOKTHEPLUMTREE
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Bilk. : SWINDLE
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Hungarian musician. : LEHAR
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Sugar source. : SAP
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City on the Danube. : ULM
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City on the Mississippi. : ALTON
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Habituated. : USED
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Vis-___. : AVIS
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Courage. : METTLE
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As well. : TOO
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Plucky. : GAME
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British coin. : TWOPENCE
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Inhibit. : DETER
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Lab device. : ETNA
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Price incorrectly, as canned goods. : MISSTAMP
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Dress. : GARB
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Burbot. : LING
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Perforated pattern. : STENCIL
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Temporary addresses. : HOTELS
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The top of the Mark. : ROOF
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Compass point. : SSE
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1900 opera. : TOSCA
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Compass point. : NNE
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Hermia's father. : EGEUS
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Diva's forte. : SOLO
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Mother of the gods. : RHEA
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Army food. : DRATION
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Flowers. : TULIPS
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Hut. : CABANA
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Begin: Poet. : OPE
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As ___ (from this time). : OFNOW
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Where Brenner Pass is. : TIROL
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Cabinet member, 1921–32. : ANDREWWMELLON
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Informal news medium. : GRAPEVINE
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Skater's forte. : FIGUREEIGHTS
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King Ahab's father. : OMRI
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Verb ending. : ESCE
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Certain rys. : ELS
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Totals. : ADDS
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Analyst's concern. : IDS
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Tooth. : FANG
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Art of writing prose: Abbr. : RHET
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Trespasses. : DEBTS
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___ ease. : ILLAT
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Cut. : SLICE
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Yearn. : HANKER
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Chemist's degree. : SCD
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Afrikaans. : TAAL
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Make ___ at. : ASTAB
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At ___ (in court). : THEBAR
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Numerical suffix. : ETH
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Housing project group: Abbr. : PHA
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Wearied. : IRKED
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Tasty seeds. : SESAME
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Prune. : LOP
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Of a surface. : AREAL
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Idolater. : BAALIST
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A long time. : AGES
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Bill. : BEAK
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Service school monogram. : USNA
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Always: Poet. : EER
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New Deal initials. : NRA
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Poet Thomas. : DYLAN
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Author of 1960 best seller. : SENBARRYGOLDWATER
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___ Fox. : BRER
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Mythical giant. : YMIR
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Provide with a new weir. : REDAM
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Current best seller. : ELIZABETHAPPLETON
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Parts of rupees. : ANNAS
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___ Penh. : PNOM
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O. T. bk. : PSA
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Choler. : IRE
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Kinds of ice cream. : TUTTIFRUTTIS
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Outer, in anatomy. : ECTAL
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Distorts. : SKEWS
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Engraved, as a gun barrel. : CHASED
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Film director's command. : CAMERA
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Shore dinner course. : CHERRYSTONES
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Dark. : EBON
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All: Prefix. : OMNI
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Chemical prefix. : OZO
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Tropical bird. : ANI
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Puts (away). : STASHES
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Snarl. : TIEUP
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Spirited. : DASHING
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Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
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Did a vigorous dance. : STOMPED
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Legal term. : LIEN
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Opera term. : THERING
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Poetic : OFT
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Man's nickname. : SYD
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Small guitar. : UKE
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Low-rate wires: Abbr. : NLS
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Pacific isle. : GUAM
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Company, proverbially. : TWO
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Skids. : SLUES
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Own. : HAVE
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Nell's relatives. : ELLENS
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Debouch. : EMERGE
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___ ban. : ATEST
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Game. : LOTTO
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Italian diminutive suffix. : ETTO
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Jutting rock. : SCAR
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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"___ Blue?" : AMI
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Juvenile favorite. : MILNE
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Greek letter. : OMEGA
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Greek god. : EROS
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Antique: Abbr. : ANC
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The ship. : SHE
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Italy. : BOOT
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Max Baer's predecessor. : CARNERA
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Tallow: Fr. : SUIF
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Musical instrument. : FLUTE
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Belonging to Mara. : NAOMIS
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"___ India." : SONGOF
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Broadway show. : OLIVER
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Partner of hummed. : HAWED
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Asian capital. : DELHI
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1831 opera. : NORMA
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Dubliners. : IRISH
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___ de Leon. : PONCE
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Reason for galoshes. : SLEET
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Bistro. : CAFE
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Parts of books: Abbr. : BDGS
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___ Islands, Indonesia. : ARU
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Objective in quoits. : PEG
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Admonish. : WARN
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United. : WED
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Relative of inc. : LTD
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Wartime group. : OSS
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___ Latin. : PIG

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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