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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1963

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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French girl's name. : FIFI
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Meager. : BARE
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Rebuffs. : SLAPS
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Choirboy's collar. : ETON
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Scrooge, for one. : EBEN
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French painter. : COROT
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Certain "Daughters," for short. : DARS
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Pecksniffian talk. : LIPSERVICE
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Farthest. : ULTIMATE
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Stay in hiding. : LIELOW
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Weekly bonanza. : PAYDAY
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Bridge ___. : LAMPS
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Celebrated. : FETED
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Measured. : METERED
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Greek letter. : CHI
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Publisher's aide. : EDITOR
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Of the air: Prefix. : AERI
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European news agency. : HAVAS
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Rumanian coin. : LEU
40
Soul: Hinduism. : ATMAN
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Hawaiian strings: Colloq. : UKES
42
Angles. : SLANTS
44
Beverage. : ALE
45
Nazi terrorist group. : GESTAPO
47
Bulwark. : TOWER
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Charles ___ Hughes. : EVANS
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Muzzle-loading device. : RAMROD
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Propped (up). : SHORED
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Lively dance. : HORNPIPE
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Decorator's guide. : COLORSCALE
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Chinese coin. : TAEL
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Stay for. : AWAIT
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Arabian country. : OMAN
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Folklore character. : OGRE
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Leans toward. : TENDS
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Former Chief Justice. : TAFT
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___ between the lines. : READ
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Totally out of patience: Slang. : FEDUP
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Old Latin version of the Bible. : ITALA
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Revolvers. : FORTYFIVES
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Where the lining is. : INSIDE
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Made secure, nautically speaking. : BELAYED
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"___ of all right." : ABIT
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Drive back. : REPEL
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Being: Lat. : ENS
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Handwriting. : SCRIPT
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Piece of furniture. : LOVESEAT
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Little: It. : POCO
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Goulash. : STEW
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Rice. : ELMER
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Partners. : MATES
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Quantity. : AMOUNT
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Marshal in "Gunsmoke." : DILLON
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Subject of Enoch Arden law. : REMARRIAGE
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Epochal. : ERAL
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Feast. : DINE
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Dull explosive sound. : CHUG
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Relative of the cod. : HAKE
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Kind of rose. : TEA
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Small planet. : ASTEROID
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Site of Nile dam. : ASWAN
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Miners' nails. : SPADS
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Rushing stream. : TORRENT
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Wards off. : AVERTS
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Caveat ___ (let the buyer beware). : EMPTOR
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Indian song bird. : SHAMA
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___ comique. : OPERA
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Canceled. : DELED
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Begone! : SCAT
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Sewing machine inventor. : HOWE
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"Good Earth" heroine. : OLAN
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King of Norway. : OLAF
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Bunk. : COT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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