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TIMELY TOPICS

New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1963

19-Across : Unscramble.

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,215
Across
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Tilt. : CAREEN
7
Monks of Mongolia. : LAMAS
12
Invigorated. : BRACED
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If not. : ORELSE
19
Unscramble. : DECODE
20
Bishop. : PRELATE
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Small interstice. : AREOLET
24
Thrice a day: Lat. abbr. : TID
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Heath shrub. : ERICA
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Incline. : SLANT
28
Riches. : LUCRE
29
St. ___. : IVES
31
Rounded. : OVATE
33
Strives. : TRIES
35
Macbeth's king: Abbr. : DUNC
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Wood. : CEDAR
38
Delightful places. : EDENS
40
Musical hero. : ABNER
42
Map line: Abbr. : LAT
43
Cuba ___. : LIBRE
45
Procedures in chemistry. : TESTS
47
Acres and Absolute. : RIVALS
49
Cloths of gold. : SAMITES
52
___ Melba. : PECHE
53
Cleave. : SPLIT
54
Stretched out one's neck. : CRANED
55
Category. : GENRE
56
Schoolbook. : SPELLER
58
Estate. : ACRES
59
Saucer. : PLATE
60
Norse name. : ARNE
61
Brother of Bashful. : DOC
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Moves slowly. : LAGS
64
Wage earners. : PROLETARIAT
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Hence. : ERGO
68
Black bird. : ANI
69
Thai country. : LAOS
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Deputy. : AGENT
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Father of Deiphobus. : PRIAM
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Makes certain. : ENSURES
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Renowned. : GREAT
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Sad: Fr. : TRISTE
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Hemp fiber. : OAKUM
77
Student of a sort. : GRIND
78
Philosopher. : THINKER
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Timber. : RAFTER
81
General. : BROAD
82
World: Prefix. : COSMO
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Term in cricket. : ONS
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Seat: Lat. : SELLA
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Friend of Shylock. : TUBAL
88
"___ of Life." : PSALM
92
Culture agent. : AGAR
94
Reliable. : SOUND
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Rumanian river. : MURES
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Girl's nickname. : EDIE
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Postpone. : DEFER
101
Church calendars. : ORDOS
103
Sparks' concern. : RADIO
105
Military group. : OTS
106
Scrumptious. : ELEGANT
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When one's eyes are opened. : MOMENTOFTRUTH
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Turns. : ROTATES
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Hostility. : ANIMUS
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Soprano. : TREBLE
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Graving tool. : STYLET
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Found. : SETUP
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Gave flavor to. : SALTED
Down
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Old language. : COPTIC
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Attain acclaim. : ARRIVE
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Thatched. : REEDED
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Letters. : ELS
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Nerve: Prefix. : NEURO
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Envoy. : LEGATE
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Top: Prefix. : ACR
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Rural sounds. : MOOS
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One kind of education. : ADULT
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Individual. : SEPARATE
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Wintry sound. : BRR
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Dance. : REEL
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Audibly. : ALOUD
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Hazard of a sort. : CALCULATEDRISK
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Timeless. : ETERNAL
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Finds out. : DETECTS
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The sixties. : DECADE
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Metal disk. : PATEN
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Ob, Po, etc. : RIVERS
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His ___. : NIBS
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Salt licks. : SALINES
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Understanding. : ENTENTE
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Ophidian. : SERPENT
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Ceremonies. : RITES
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U. N. group. : SECRETARIAT
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Moon valley. : RILLE
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Garden spot. : BED
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1887 novel. : SHE
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Town: Abbr. : VIL
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Famed theater (with "La"). : SCALA
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Mysterious. : ARCANE
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Tenuous aspect of brinkmanship. : MARGINOFSAFETY
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Bell sound. : PEAL
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Little fish. : SPRAT
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Sleekness. : GLOSS
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No ordinary mortal. : SAINT
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___ Sunday. : ROGATE
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Preface. : PROEM
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Promising one. : COMER
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Matched sets of jewelry. : PARURES
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Committee's concern. : AGENDUM
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Peruse. : READ
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Grapevine disease. : ERINOSE
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Namesakes of Paul's friend. : LUKES
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Doll up. : PRIMP
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Rested. : SAT
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12 dozen: Abbr. : GRO
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Suffixes on numerals. : THS
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Moses and others. : GRANDMAS
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City on the Tagus. : TOLEDO
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Saddle horses. : ROADERS
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Normandy cheese. : ANGELOT
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Smear. : BLUR
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Weights. : CARATS
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Pillages. : LOOTS
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Relative of "see red." : BURNUP
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Without ___. : ADOUBT
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"___ Me." : LITTLE
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City of Iran. : MESHED
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Queenly. : REGAL
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Outlaw of fiction. : DOONE
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Sieves. : SIFTS
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Acquire status. : RATE
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Hard hit. : SMIT
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___ vez (again): Sp. : OTRA
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Fabric. : NET
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Bird. : EMU
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Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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