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New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1963

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,183
Across
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Like very much: Colloq. : GOFOR
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Informal farewell. : TATA
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Bric-a-___. : BRAC
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Verona's river. : ADIGE
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On top of. : UPON
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Custer's second-in-command. : RENO
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All over the map. : WIDESPREAD
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Generally known. : OPEN
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Knickerbockers. : KNEEPANTS
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Proscenium arch of Greek theater. : SKENE
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Descendants. : SONS
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Gifts. : TALENTS
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Residue. : ASH
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His ___ (self-important one). : NIBS
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Triumph over. : BEAT
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Whiskers. : BEARD
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Streets of a sort. : ALLEYWAYS
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Fromage de ___. : BRIE
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Run away: Colloq. : SCOOT
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Over again. : ANEW
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Atmospheric condition. : AIRPOCKET
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Round. : CYCLE
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Rail bird. : SORA
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Betelgeuse. : STAR
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Days of yore. : ELD
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Driven aground. : ASTRAND
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Vous ___. : ETES
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"Spare" items. : PARTS
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Tending to catch the interest. : ARRESTIVE
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Pulitzer prize novelist. : AGEE
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Commuters' concerns. : TRAINTIMES
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Bring up. : REAR
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Piece of land. : ACRE
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Swords. : EPEES
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Tongue-clucking sounds. : TSKS
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Colors. : DYES
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Raison ___. : DETRE
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Stare stupidly. : GAWK
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One-eyed god. : ODIN
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Bona ___. : FIDE
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Pointed arches. : OGEES
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Answer. : RESPOND
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Heads off. : TURNSBACK
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In ___ (huffy). : APET
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Breakfast food. : TOAST
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Also. : AND
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Escaped. : BROKEAWAY
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Contrition. : REPENTANCE
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Volcanic peaks. : CONES
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Mrs. in Poland. : PANI
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Weaver's reed. : SLEY
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Second. : ABET
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Patriarch's title. : ABBA
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Sonoran Indian. : SERI
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Small butterfly. : HAIRSTREAK
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Wild plums. : SLOES
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Men of the press. : REPORTERS
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Affairs of state in New Hampshire. : LOTTERIES
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Rebel ___. : YELL
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European: Abbr. : SWED
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Examine. : SCAN
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Domesday Book money. : ORAS
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Describing certain birds. : CRESTED
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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To one side. : APART
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Solons. : SAGES
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Hero of "Pride and Prejudice." : DARCY
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Stalk, as of a mushroom. : STIPE
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Uncommon. : RARE
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"___ a man . . . " : IMET
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Change course. : VEER
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Existence: Lat. : ESSE
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Little one. : TAD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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