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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1963

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F H Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,252
Across
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Small room. : CELL
5
Philippine native. : MORO
9
"___ with music . . . " : SAYIT
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Town near Caracas. : AROA
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Asian river. : AMUR
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Penned. : WROTE
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Awaits developments. : MARKSTIME
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Biblical priest. : AARON
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Military monogram. : USA
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Belgrade's Broz. : TITO
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Religious leader. : ABBESS
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Forward. : SENDON
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Religious leader. : RABBI
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Kind of test. : ORAL
29
Become sunny. : CLEARUP
33
Put in an unwanted category. : BLACKLISTED
37
Service group. : USO
38
Salt ___. : LICK
39
Age of innocence. : TWO
40
Fundamentals. : ABCS
41
Sowing item. : OAT
42
Vacation treat. : OCEANVOYAGE
46
Garment. : WRAPPER
48
Briscoe's land. : EIRE
49
Shampoo extra. : RINSE
51
Engross wholly. : ABSORB
55
Symbol in music. : REPEAT
58
Veni, ___, vici. : VIDI
60
Aunt: Sp. : TIA
61
Bird. : EGRET
62
Debaters' forte. : REBUTTALS
64
Neuilly's river. : SEINE
65
Leif's father. : ERIC
66
Greek god. : ARES
67
Lock of hair. : TRESS
68
Organized routine: Abbr. : SYST
69
Art of self-defense. : JUDO
Down
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Nobel prize writer. : CAMUS
2
Rub off. : ERASE
3
Navigation system. : LORAN
4
"Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
5
Of the morning. : MATINAL
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Fail to do. : OMIT
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Gossip's forte. : RUMOR
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Norwegian coin. : ORE
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Mopped. : SWABBED
10
Asian land. : ARABIA
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Of ___. : YORE
12
Japanese family. : ITOS
13
Hosiery sizes. : TENS
18
Long-legged bird. : STORK
22
Skilled. : ABLE
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Wharf. : DOCK
26
Program heading. : ACTONE
28
Measures. : LITERS
30
"___-dub-dub . . . " : RUBA
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The Spars' monogram. : USCG
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Pretense. : POSE
33
Gale. : BLOW
34
Ananias. : LIAR
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___ part. : ACTA
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Angola's neighbor: Abbr. : SWA
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Certain votes. : AYES
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Certain drugs. : OPIATES
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Per ___. : CENT
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Kind of bridge. : VIADUCT
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Journey for Cooper. : ORBIT
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Adorns (oneself). : PREENS
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One and all. : EVERY
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Hokkaido port. : OTARU
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Irritated: Colloq. : RILED
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Singer. : BASSO
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Tranquility. : REST
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Elbe tributary. : EGER
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___-dieu. : PRIE
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Long-legged bird. : IBIS
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Legal matter. : RES
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___ Mahal. : TAJ

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

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