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New York Times, Tuesday, December 11, 1962

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,897

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Across
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Tug's tow. : SCOW
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Confers. : TALKS
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W. W. II title. : SCAP
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Equal: Prefix. : PARI
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"___ Know Why." : IDONT
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Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
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Not genuine: Abbr. : IMIT
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Victor Hugo's middle name. : MARIE
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On one's guard. : WARY
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Type of book: Abbr. : REF
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Earth goddess. : DEMETER
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Old auto. : REO
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Namesakes of a Roosevelt. : ALICES
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Ancient Greek satirist. : LUCIAN
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Branch of a union. : LOCAL
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Representative: Abbr. : AGT
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Uneven, as if gnawed. : EROSE
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Petiole. : STEM
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Adams and Adams, for example. : PRESIDENTS
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Used empty threats. : BLUSTERED
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Writing table. : ESCRITOIRE
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Roman dates. : IDES
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Expect. : AWAIT
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Direction. : NNE
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Part of a cask. : STAVE
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Three lines that rhyme. : TERCET
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Have equal billing. : COSTAR
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River into the Rhine. : AAR
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Entertained. : REGALED
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Well-known monogram. : USA
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Part of a hat. : BRIM
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Belgian city. : NAMUR
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Coffee grind. : DRIP
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Prominent Virginians. : LEES
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Fresh air. : OZONE
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Acquire. : HAVE
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Miscalculates. : ERRS
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Greenery. : FERNS
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Benefits of property. : USES
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Helices. : SPIRALS
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Musical setting. : CAMELOT
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Opening. : ORIFICE
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Scintillating one. : WIT
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Periods of history. : TIMES
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One of the Smiths. : ADAM
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Unite. : KNIT
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Major industry. : STEEL
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Darn. : SEW
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Clear and shrill. : CLARION
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Side by side. : ABREAST
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___ way (share expenses). : PAYONES
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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___ Rivoli. : RUEDE
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Cotton fabric. : CAMBRIC
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Accounting entries. : CREDITS
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Incendiarism. : ARSON
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Arrive. : GETIN
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Hebrew vowel point. : TSERE
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Fixed: Colloq. : PUT
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Wrath. : IRE
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Metric unit. : LITER
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Fit for food. : EATABLE
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Oath-taker. : SWEARER
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Ship of a sort. : CARRIER
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Strong-scented herbs. : DATURAS
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Shifty. : EVASIVE
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Mexican blankets. : SERAPES
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Sward. : SOD
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Just before the hour. : TENOF
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See 21 Across. : CERES
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Intense look. : GAZE
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Cherub. : AMOR
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Sally ___, tea cake. : LUNN
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Editor's concern. : MSS
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Roderick ___. : DHU

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

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