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New York Times, Monday, November 4, 1963

63-Across : Poet's forte.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Thomas Meekin has 202 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,209
Across
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Hurry!: Colloq. : COMEON
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Light-fingered one. : THIEF
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Feature of ancient Delphi. : ORACLE
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Great Divide. : ROCKIES
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Cigaret feature. : GOLDTIP
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Short operatic air. : ARIETTA
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Orel's river. : OKA
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Thunderous applause. : OVATION
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Slow-moving boat. : TUB
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Secret society, in Chinatown. : TONG
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Ardor. : ELAN
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Nodule of stone. : GEODE
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Former royalty of England. : TUDORS
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High degree. : PHD
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Deutschland ___ alles. : UBER
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Spanish porridge. : ATOLE
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Metal. : LEAD
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Tax, in old Ireland. : CESS
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Historic June event. : DDAY
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North Sea land: Abbr. : NETH
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Social group. : CLUB
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Goad. : PROD
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Macaw. : ARARA
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Japanese aborigine. : AINU
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Dickens character. : TIM
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White poplars. : ABELES
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Forest antelope. : BONGO
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Port in Normandy. : CAEN
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Candles. : DIPS
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"Three men ___ tub." : INA
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Dance festivity: Slang. : SHINDIG
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Extinct bird. : MOA
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Goddess of vengeance. : NEMESIS
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Poet's forte. : IMAGERY
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River into the Yukon. : STEWART
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Swimming. : NATANT
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Takes out, in printing. : DELES
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Warning signals. : ALERTS
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Back-yard barbecue. : COOKOUT
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Shakespearean hero. : ORLANDO
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Hilarious. : MAD
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Outside: Prefix. : ECTO
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Menu item. : OLIVES
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Himalayan land. : NEPAL
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Brakeman, for one. : TRAINHAND
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Time of day: Prefix. : HORO
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Cake topping. : ICING
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Piece (out). : EKE
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___ tied. : FITTOBE
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Musical studies. : ETUDES
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Swords. : SABERS
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Must, slangily. : GOTTA
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Ticker ___. : TAPE
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Story by Poe (with "The"). : GOLDBUG
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Defeated: Slang. : EUCHRED
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Blushing. : RED
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Presidential monogram. : DDE
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Important people on Broadway. : LYRICISTS
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Quick to learn. : APT
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Dinner check. : TAB
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Motel sign. : CABINS
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Young member of the cat family. : LIONET
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Anonymous. : UNNAMED
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Part of Arabia. : OMAN
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Nutriment. : ALIMENT
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News programs. : REPORTS
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Test. : ASSAY
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One of the three kingdoms. : ANIMAL
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Like bone. : OSSAL
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Scotland's capital: Poet. : EDINA
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Rent. : HIRE
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Entrance. : GATE
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Shepherd's concern. : EWE
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Pikelike fish. : GAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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