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New York Times, Tuesday, December 10, 1963

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Michael Dubin has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,245
Across
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Cargo. : LOAD
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Tree. : ALDER
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Date in Dante's lifetime. : MCCC
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First-rate. : AONE
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Tours' river. : LOIRE
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Jar. : OLLA
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Yarn. : WOOL
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Clearheaded. : LUCID
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Nurture. : REAR
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Sometime. : ONEOFTHESEDAYS
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Cheroot. : SEGAR
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Scientist's concern. : RESEARCH
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Related on the father's side. : AGNATE
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Scraps. : ORTS
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Ancient rival of Babylonia. : ELAM
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And not: Lat. : ETNON
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Past. : AGO
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Glandlike. : ADENOID
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Quid. : CUD
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Metal alloy. : MONEL
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Fatigued. : WORN
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Name in an expression. : PETE
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Office workers. : STENOS
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Surrounded. : INCLOSED
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Blows gently. : WAFTS
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Prince ___. : HAL
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Occasionally. : FROMTIMETOTIME
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Term on air letters. : AERO
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Opera role. : NORMA
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Far: Prefix. : TELE
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Type of verb: Abbr. : INTR
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Crow (over). : GLOAT
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Doctrines. : ISMS
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Suffix with big and little. : NESS
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14 pounds. : STONE
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Barrel. : CASK
Down
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Principle. : LAW
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Scoreboard quartet. : OOOO
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At another time. : ANON
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Removes from copy. : DELETES
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Completely: Slang. : ALLFIRED
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Clownish fellow. : LOUT
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German pronoun. : DICH
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Indians. : ERIES
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Historic body of water. : REDSEA
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Sarcastic, as speech, wit, etc. : MORDANT
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Permissions to proceed. : CLEARANCES
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Earth. : CLAY
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Pullmans, diners, etc. : CARS
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___ pro nobis. : ORA
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Urged (on). : EGGED
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Wanders. : ROAMS
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Fungus. : ERGOT
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Green algae. : STONEWORTS
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Ball of thread. : CLEW
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Capital of Tonkin. : HANOI
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___ le monde. : TOUTE
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Over. : ENDED
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Time of day. : MORN
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Flying. : ALOFT
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Just begun; rudimentary. : INCHOATE
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Charms. : ENAMORS
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Prudent. : POLITIC
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Smarts. : STINGS
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Language: Abbr. : LAT
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Young salmon. : SMOLT
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Gladly: Poet. : FAIN
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French man's name. : RENE
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Slangy suffix. : EROO
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Washington agent. : TMAN
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Western sight. : MESA
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Tall shade trees. : ELMS
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River in Scotland. : ESK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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