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New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 1963

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { C J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1
Went boating. : ROWED
6
Activity. : STIR
10
Nursery rhyme abode. : SHOE
14
Biblical source of gold. : OPHIR
15
River in the Congo. : UELE
16
Title. : EARL
17
Easygoing enjoyment. : BEERANDSKITTLES
20
Misdo. : ERR
21
Main point. : GIST
22
Annoy. : NETTLE
23
Tutelary deity. : DAEMON
25
Sing in a way. : YODEL
27
Take ___ ease. : ONES
29
"In the beginning . . . " : GENESIS
33
Pay before deductions. : GROSS
36
Takes on hands. : HIRES
38
Oath-taking phrase. : IDO
39
Burst seams. : RIPS
40
Hopeless case: Colloq. : GONER
41
Toy. : BALL
42
Mellow. : AGE
43
Small mollusks. : SLUGS
44
Played for stakes. : GAMED
45
Release from slavery. : MANUMIT
47
Make clear. : SHOW
49
Plaster of Paris. : GESSO
51
Improvement. : UPLIFT
55
Conjurations. : SPELLS
58
Call to a sled dog. : MUSH
60
Very recently. : NOW
61
Practice the composition of poetry. : MEDITATETHEMUSE
64
Plead with. : URGE
65
Venetian official. : DOGE
66
Ballet ___. : RUSSE
67
Fellows. : GUYS
68
Times. : ERAS
69
Pintail ducks. : SMEES
Down
1
Caparisoned. : ROBED
2
Performing art. : OPERA
3
Place. : WHERE
4
Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
5
Creatures in Chinese myth. : DRAGONS
6
Detergent problem. : SUDS
7
Irritable. : TESTY
8
Class: Colloq. : ILK
9
Comet or Cupid. : REINDEER
10
Determine. : SETTLE
11
Sentry's command. : HALT
12
Region in Russia. : OREL
13
In addition. : ELSE
18
What "novem" means. : NINE
19
Certain years. : TEENS
24
Shade of green. : MOSS
26
No little woman she. : OGRESS
28
Rah, boo, etc. : SHOUTS
30
Where Anna went. : SIAM
31
Unused. : IDLE
32
Made a bargain. : SOLD
33
Small weight. : GRAM
34
Baltic gulf. : RIGA
35
Commence. : OPEN
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Suffix with be and see. : ING
40
Ballet step. : GLISSADE
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Shout noisily. : BAWL
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Fish. : SMELT
44
Burrowing rodents. : GOPHERS
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Plug ___. : UGLIES
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Keep secret. : HUSH
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Greek letter. : OMEGA
52
Operating. : INUSE
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Moat. : FOSSE
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Piping notes. : TWEES
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Complacent. : SMUG
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Where the Marañón flows. : PERU
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See 7 Down. : EDGY
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Indians. : UTES
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Jutting rock. : TOR
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Flower, for short. : MUM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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