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New York Times, Friday, November 15, 1963

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,220

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Across
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Tutor to Elizabeth I. : ASCHAM
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Mrs. in Toledo. : SRA
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Icy mass. : FLOE
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Sheep. : MERINO
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Missiles of a sort. : HARPOONS
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"___ raining rain to me . . . " : ITISNT
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Centerpieces. : EPERGNES
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Convened. : SAT
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Carrier. : AIRLINE
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Across: Prefix. : DIA
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Thus. : SIC
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Small pit: Biol. : FOVEA
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Buffalo Bill. : CODY
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Printer's measures. : PICAS
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Father of Abner. : NER
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Girls: Sp. : NINAS
31
___ Eve. : ADAMAND
33
Apex. : TIP
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Scarlett's rival. : MELANIE
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Concise. : LACONIC
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Trophy. : CUP
40
Sea mollusk. : ABALONE
41
Legends. : MYTHS
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Knock. : RAP
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Beautician's concern. : RINSE
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Of flying. : AERO
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Dog's name. : ROVER
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One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NAT
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Indo-Chinese. : TAI
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St. Francis ___. : DESALES
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Vivacious. : GAY
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Hot. : TROPICAL
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Symbols of office. : BATONS
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Fabulously rich place. : ELDORADO
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Indicate. : EVINCE
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Stained. : DYED
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Griddle. : PAN
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___ Antilles. : LESSER
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French friends. : AMIS
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Discard. : SETASIDE
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Decisive. : CRITICAL
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Pronoun. : HIS
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Musical role. : ANNA
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Theme. : MOTIF
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See 2 Down. : SHELVE
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Sword. : RAPIER
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Theater in the round. : ARENA
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Feature of London. : FOG
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U.S. writer. : LONDON
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Iroquois. : ONEIDA
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Term papers. : ESSAYS
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Before: Prefix. : PRE
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Round: Fr. : RONDE
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President of Mexico, 1940–46. : CAMACHO
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Italian marble. : CIPOLIN
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Knave of clubs. : PAM
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Healthy: Lat. : SANUS
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Central American country: Abbr. : NICAR
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Sharp touch of frost. : NIP
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Label. : TAB
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Garment part. : LAPEL
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Nine-sided figures. : NONAGONS
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Illustration. : INSTANCE
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Letter. : CEE
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Tangled. : MATTED
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Type of publication. : YEARLY
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Electron tube. : TRIODE
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Casa ___ (Pink House) in Buenos Aires. : ROSADA
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"I left my love in ___ . . . " : AVALON
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Tire. : RECAP
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Mutineer. : REBEL
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Board member: Abbr. : DIR
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Except. : SAVE
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River into the North Sea. : YSER
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Cocoon. : POD
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Poetic contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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