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New York Times, Friday, November 23, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,879
Across
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Cry. : BAWL
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Celtic. : IRISH
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Times of day: Abbr. : AFTS
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Olivetree. : OLEA
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Slow: Mus. : LENTO
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To ___ (besides). : BOOT
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Tall and graceful. : STATUESQUE
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Mineral tar: Sp. : BREA
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Finch. : SERIN
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Sound of plucked string. : TUM
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Long and slender. : REEDY
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Saltpetre. : NITRE
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Elves. : FAYS
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Ermine. : FUR
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Bent. : TWISTED
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Recipe measures. : TBS
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Unique thing: Slang. : ONER
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Dissembled. : ACTEDAPART
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Tale. : ACCOUNT
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Siren. : LORELEI
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Shirker. : MALINGERER
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Joy. : GLEE
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Health resort. : SPA
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Of the healing art. : MEDICAL
47
Science degrees. : SDS
48
Hastened. : SPED
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Blackbuck. : SASIN
52
Postulate. : POSIT
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Epistolary abbreviation. : PSS
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Like a certain soil. : LOAMY
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Originals. : PROTOTYPES
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Political position. : LEFT
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Anointed. : OILED
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This: Sp. : ESTE
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Yelp: Colloq. : KIYI
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Equals. : PEERS
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Burn. : SEAR
Down
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Chief. : BOSS
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Der ___. : ALTE
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Don. : WEAR
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South American. : LATIN
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___ de France. : ILE
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Limited. : RESTRICTED
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Court investigation. : INQUEST
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Grape juice. : STUM
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Weeder. : HOE
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Monastery. : ABBEY
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Prevents. : FORESTALLS
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___ the mark. : TOED
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Pause. : STAY
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Squad. : UNIT
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Instrument of detection. : RADAR
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Strummed. : TWANGED
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Hats. : FEDORAS
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Bubbles. : FOAMS
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Open. : UNCAP
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Change categories. : RECLASSIFY
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Man on the air. : TELECASTER
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Sort. : BREED
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Pens. : STIES
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French king. : ROI
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A degree: Colloq. : PEG
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Not yet solved. : UNMET
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Fried dish. : RISSOLE
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Rhythmic swing. : LILT
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Historic palace in Florence. : PITTI
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English poet. : NOYES
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President, 1845-49. : POLK
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Peak in China, with temples and monasteries. : OMEI
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___-dieu. : PRIE
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Church recess. : APSE
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Among: Prefix. : META
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Nieuport's river. : YSER
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Soft drink. : POP
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Army togs, for short. : ODS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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