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New York Times, Saturday, November 16, 1963

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,221
Across
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Very bad: Colloq. : AWFUL
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Globes. : ORBS
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Shopping ___. : BAGS
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Tropical plant. : LIANE
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Sea duck. : COOT
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Medicinal plant. : ALOE
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Exaggerate. : STRETCHTHETRUTH
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German physicist. : OHM
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Burlesque. : FARCE
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What "Panzer" means. : ARMOR
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Overlay. : PAVE
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Eight furlongs. : MILE
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Wheedle. : CAJOLE
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Cocktail. : PINKLADY
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Shakespearean role. : ARIEL
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Call on. : SEE
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___ Neuf, Seine bridge. : PONT
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Carried. : BORNE
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Evian and others. : SPAS
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River in Scotland. : ESK
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Portals. : GATES
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Watered silk. : MOIRE
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Discontented. : RESTLESS
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Niche. : RECESS
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Protagonist. : HERO
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Washington VIP. : RUSK
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Bedeck. : ADORN
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Theatrical items. : SKITS
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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Writer of tall tales. : BARONMUNCHAUSEN
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Height: Abbr. : ELEV
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Long journey. : TREK
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Ski. : GLIDE
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Petty sum. : DIME
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Bastes. : SEWS
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Diminutive suffixes. : ETTES
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As well. : ALSO
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By means of. : WITH
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Old Macdonald's place. : FARM
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French article. : UNE
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Drop. : LETFALL
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Pigment. : OCHRE
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Military group: Abbr. : ROTC
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Gypsies. : BOHEMIANS
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Sault ___ Marie. : STE
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Relative of a drum. : BARREL
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Astringent. : ALUM
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___ town. : GOTO
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Very: Ger. : SEHR
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Fingal's dwelling. : CAVE
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Discussions. : TALKS
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Creative artist. : POET
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Regarding. : INRE
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Skip. : CAPER
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Soared. : AROSE
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High ___. : JINKS
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French parents. : PERES
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Easy ___. : ASPIE
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Loved ones. : DEARS
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Affirmatives. : YESES
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Doubtful. : NOTSOSURE
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Former fighter. : BAER
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Anklet. : SOCK
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Astronaut. : GLENN
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Letter. : MESSAGE
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Flourished. : THROVE
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Babe. : RUTH
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Piles of straw. : RICKS
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Retired. : ABED
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Modern painter. : DALI
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Town in Utah. : OREM
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Recognized. : KNEW
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"___ was in the beginning . . . " : ASIT
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Ancient Asian. : MEDE
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Numbers. : ONES
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Map abbreviation. : MTS
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Final: Abbr. : ULT

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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