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DIVERTISSEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 1963

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 154, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 633 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 166, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,236
Across
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Musical ___. : CHAIRS
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Yogi, now. : MANAGER
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Does a cook's chore. : BASTES
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Role in "Merry Wives." : SHALLOW
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Ancient superstition. : EVILEYE
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Quite savage. : INHUMAN
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Quite gentle. : TAMABLE
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Languished for love. : REPINED
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Spotty paint style. : STIPPLE
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Thirsting. : ARID
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Admit. : LETIN
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Home of wildlife. : FOREST
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Memorable comedienne. : PITTS
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Rat-a-___. : TAT
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Slow plodding person. : STODGE
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Sons and daughters. : HEIRS
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Tastes. : SIPS
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Title words of certain poems. : ODETO
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Barker's specialty. : SPIEL
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Status ___. : SYMBOLS
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Water: Fr. : EAU
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Resin compound. : RESENE
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Book about Mr. Gradgrind. : HARDTIMES
50
Squirrel food. : ACORNS
52
Historic Manchurian city. : HARBIN
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Law's partner. : ORDER
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Menotti's first name. : GIAN
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Foreign-trade zone. : FREEPORT
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Certain tests. : ORALS
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Marvels. : WONDERS
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Let go. : RELEASE
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Lionhearted. : BRAVE
65
Scatter-gun cartridge. : SHOTSHELL
67
Casino point. : ACE
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Type of commerce. : SEATRADE
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Type of poem. : EPODE
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Phrase of discernment. : ISEE
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Baby sitters. : MAMAS
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Time for Clementine. : THEGOLDRUSH
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South African porch. : STOEP
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Garden spot. : EDEN
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Look radiant. : SHINE
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Skyway. : AIRROUTE
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Departure verb: Abbr. : LVE
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Record makers. : SONGSTERS
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One of the De Milles. : AGNES
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Memorable movie Mrs. : MINIVER
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Ship attendant. : STEWARD
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Current style. : TREND
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Love. : FONDNESS
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Wagons-___ (sleeping cars). : LITS
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Josephine, for instance. : REINE
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Suit fabrics. : SERGES
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Dracula offscreen. : LUGOSI
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Good bowling. : TENSTRIKE
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Constructs. : ERECTS
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Completely. : ALL
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Twinge of conscience. : SCRUPLE
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Indigo plants. : ANILS
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Lead or edge. : START
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Pays court to. : SUES
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Abram's wife. : SARAI
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What good things come in. : THREES
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Return a profit. : PAY
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Name akin to Helen. : ELAIN
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Man's home. : CASTLE
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Roman rooms. : ATRIA
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G.I.'s favorite. : MAIL
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Relative of a rumpus. : RAMPAGE
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Take unawares. : STARTLE
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Eminent. : NOTABLE
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Swiss geometer. : STEINER
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Pusher in a crowd. : ELBOWER
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Makes possible. : ENABLES
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Taro roots. : EDDOES
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Taxers: Obs. : SESSORS
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Thicker. : DENSER
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Guessing game. : CHARADE
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Descendants of Noah. : HAMITES
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"When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
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16 oz. : ILB
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Baker's dozen. : ROLLS
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Desserts. : SWEETS
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Greenwich's line. : MERIDIAN
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Terrible swift sword. : AVENGER
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Tuck's partner. : NIP
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Arabic letter. : ALIF
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Race: Prefix. : GENO
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Bough and rough, creak and break. : EYERHYMES
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Saviour. : REDEEMER
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Tavern. : BISTRO
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Model insect. : ANT
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Pinafore. : SHIP
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So. American Indians. : TUPIS
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Hungrier. : EMPTIER
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Alkali flat. : SALTPAN
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Opposite of a rotor. : STATOR
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Centaur in Hercules legend. : NESSUS
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Best-selling platter. : TOPHIT
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Brothers and sisters. : SIBS
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Fabulous bonanza. : ELDORADO
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Irish toast. : SLAINTE
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Laugh in a way. : TEHEE
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Enjoying leave, as a soldier. : ONAPASS
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Walk crabwise. : SIDLE
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Oodles. : SCADS
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Rough-edged, as a leaf. : EROSE
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Man in a going concern. : TRAVELAGENT
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Like a perfect ballgame (almost). : ONEHIT
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Pauses to refresh. : BREATHERS
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Pleasant mood. : GOODHUMOR
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Playing units, as in bowling. : FRAMES
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Best regards: Sp. : RECADOS
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Gold or silver. : ELEMENT
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Storm: Fr. : ORAGE
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Whichever person. : WHOSO
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Make up one's mind. : RESOLVE
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Ace concealers. : SLEEVES
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British guns. : BRENS
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Stimulates. : SPURS
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Fr. Damien's beneficiaries. : LEPERS
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The Eroica symphony. : THIRD
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Was human. : ERRED
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Shakespearean role. : ANGELO
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"___ Eight," Kaufman-Ferber play. : DINNERAT
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Radio operators. : SENDERS
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Radio crackles. : STATICS
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Faint coloring. : TINGE
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Canton men. : SWISS
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Get up. : ARISE
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Insert. : INSET
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___ Indians. : TENLITTLE
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Tentative offer. : FEELER
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Goes by again. : REPASSES
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Dogs running wide of the pack. : SKIRTERS
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New devices using light. : LASERS
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Howl weirdly. : ULULATE
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Gave a lovely light. : GLEAMED
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Siberian river. : TURA
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Mentholated device. : INHALER
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Far from helpless. : CAPABLE
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Home of a sort. : TRAILER
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Milady's pleasure. : STYLES
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Fast cars. : RACERS
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Went fishing. : SEINED
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Savory. : SIPID
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French river. : SAONE
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Dwarf: Prefix. : NANO
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Science rooms, for short. : LABS
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Greek cherub. : EROS
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Namesakes of a queen. : MABS
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Letter. : GEE
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Deuce. : TWO
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Shoe shade. : TAN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 21 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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