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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1963

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,237

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Across
1
Symbol of office. : SASH
5
___ avis. : RARA
9
Young oysters. : SPATS
14
Hawaiian port. : HILO
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Von Stroheim. : ERIC
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Trophical resin. : COPAL
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Perplexing. : ENIGMATIC
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Excuse. : ALIBI
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Nasal partition. : SEPTUM
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Planted. : SOWN
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Eternity. : EON
24
Kind of bird. : KITE
25
Title of book by Albert Payson Terhune. : LADADOG
27
Thin layer. : VENEER
29
Biblical concubine. : HAGAR
30
Army address. : APO
31
Fragrance. : REDOLENCE
35
Silk, in Italy. : SETA
37
Unit of light. : LUMEN
38
Dry up. : SEAR
39
Chemist's needs. : TESTTUBES
41
___ media. : VIA
42
Made of cereal. : OATEN
43
Part of A.W.O.L. : ABSENT
46
Small undulations. : RIPPLES
49
Come into view. : PEER
50
"Three Men ___ Horse." : ONA
51
Verb ending. : ESCE
53
Official license. : PERMIT
56
Well-known watercolorist. : MARIN
58
Engineer's concern. : EQUATIONS
60
Concerning. : ANENT
61
Without legal force. : NULL
62
Reliquary. : ARCA
63
Cozy places. : NESTS
64
Money drawer. : TILL
65
Shakespearean role. : LEAR
Down
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"___ the sweetheart of Sigma Chi." : SHES
2
Elder: Fr. : AINE
3
Boatswain's concern. : SLIPKNOTS
4
Bind securely. : HOGTIE
5
Woodworking tool. : REAMER
6
Magazine department. : ART
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Famous Danish immigrant. : RIIS
8
Honors. : ACCOLADES
9
Talk of the town. : SCANDAL
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Where the Vistula flows: Abbr. : POL
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On foot: Fr. : APIED
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Aboriginal interdiction. : TABOO
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___ shot. : SLING
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Musician's appurtenance. : MUTE
22
Conestoga. : WAGON
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Mars' counterpart. : ARES
27
Great. : VAST
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Foil's cousin. : EPEE
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Rugged fellows. : HEMEN
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Blushing. : RUBESCENT
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Famous word of a bird. : NEVERMORE
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Dweller in the Land of Nod. : CAIN
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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On the peak. : ATOP
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Ancient instruments. : LUTES
40
Natural skills. : TALENTS
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Dismay. : APPALL
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Borscht ingredient. : BEET
45
Magazine feature. : SERIAL
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Most common printing type. : ROMAN
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Silly. : INANE
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Does a KP job. : PARES
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To the same degree: Prefix. : EQUI
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Aztec's contemporary. : INCA
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Nicholas, for one. : TSAR
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Money of a sort: Abbr. : INT
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Stepson of Thor. : ULL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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