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New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,255
Across
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Personal: Prefix. : IDIO
5
___-jongg. : MAH
8
Peevish. : SOUR
12
With 2 Down, "teach ___ tricks." : ANOLD
13
Prefix meaning "pope." : PAPO
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Trimmed, as with lace. : EDGED
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Eastern ruler. : EMIR
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___ facto. : IPSO
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Its atomic number is 50. : TIN
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House pets. : SIAMESECATS
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Pulitzer Prize writer. : AGEE
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Merchant. : TRADER
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Lemming's cousin. : RAT
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Meeting house. : TOWNHALL
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Pour out, as wine. : LIBATE
30
Japanned metals. : TOLES
31
More caustic. : ACIDER
32
Bombastic. : TURGID
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Describing ox-cart paths. : RUTTED
35
Musical composition. : SONATA
36
Glimpse. : SIGHT
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Dick, the highwayman. : TURPIN
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How some warnings go. : UNHEEDED
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Hoop or rim: Sp. : ARO
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Come into view. : EMERGE
45
Portrayal. : ROLE
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Dazzling performers: Colloq. : BALLSOFFIRE
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Started, old style. : GAN
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Girl's name. : LILA
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___ Bator. : ULAN
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Barkley and others. : VEEPS
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Chemical endings. : ENES
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Indians. : SACS
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Obliterate. : ERASE
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Burgundy, claret et al. : REDS
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Gigi's summer. : ETE
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Excellent. : RARE
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Blue dye. : INDIGO
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See 12 Across. : DOGNEW
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___ de France. : ILE
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Handicapper's figures. : ODDS
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Sheep and goats. : MAMMALS
6
On foot: Fr. : APIED
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Guffawing one. : HORSELAUGHER
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Levantine ketch. : SAIC
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Like elephants marching. : ONPARADE
10
Not defined. : UNSTATED
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Fowl. : ROOSTER
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Aged: Lat. abbr. : AETAT
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Adorned with nacre. : PEARLED
20
Popular puppet on TV. : ITALIANMOUSE
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___ Red. : ERICTHE
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Snare. : ENTRAP
27
Makes incapable of effective action. : HOGTIES
29
Grievous. : BITTER
32
Former French province. : TOURAINE
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Displayed. : UNROLLED
34
Noisy doings on New Year's Eve. : RINGINS
35
More steady. : STABLER
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Exterior. : SURFACE
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Bookmark of sorts. : DOGEAR
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Slip by. : ELAPSE
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Thick. : DENSE
44
Note of the scale. : EFLAT
47
Maiden. : LASS
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In any case. : EVER
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Golden Age, for one. : ERA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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