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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 1963

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,256
Across
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Ship of myth. : ARGO
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Judges' seats. : BANCS
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Reach. : SPAN
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Fashion name. : DIOR
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Contemporary novelist. : OHARA
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Coin. : PESO
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Misplaced person. : AFISHOUTOFWATER
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Painter of "Baigneuses." : RENOIR
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Polite phrase. : ISEE
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Water pump. : RAM
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Explosive. : TNT
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Composer of comic opera. : ROSSINI
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Staff officers: Abbr. : GSOS
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Sensible. : SANE
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Like a lot: Slang. : GOFOR
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See ___ glance. : ATA
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Two ___ quarter. : FORA
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Lourdes, for example. : SHRINE
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Trial VIP. : MATERIALWITNESS
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Ear of maize, in Africa. : MEALIE
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Sal and others. : GALS
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Military unit: Abbr. : DET
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Strange. : ALIEN
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City square. : PARK
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Newts. : EFTS
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By law. : LEGALLY
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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Gravy, on a French menu. : JUS
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Useful bit of Latin. : ETAL
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Himalayan native. : SHERPA
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Admirals to generals. : OPPOSITENUMBERS
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Evening, in Paris. : SOIR
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Vive ___! : LEROI
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___ loquendi (usage in speech): Lat. : USUS
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Nine: Prefix. : ENNE
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Meeting. : TRYST
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Gun. : STEN
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Hebrew month. : ADAR
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Prevalent. : RIFE
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Become confused, figuratively. : GOINTOATAILSPIN
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Welles and others. : ORSONS
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Social liability. : BOOR
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Asian gazelle. : AHU
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Mellon gift to the country. : NATIONALGALLERY
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La ___, Wis. : CROSSE
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Storage places. : SAFES
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Ems. : SPA
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Sight to see in Arizona. : PETRIFIEDFOREST
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Sailing. : ASEA
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Standard. : NORM
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Good show. : HIT
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Ounce and gram. : WEIGHTS
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___ avis. : RARA
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Urth or Skuld. : NORN
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Kappa Kappa ___. : GAMMA
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Mme. de ___. : STAEL
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Fine French fabric. : SOIE
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Start. : ONSET
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Stays. : RESTS
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Edges. : FRINGES
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Symbol of luxury. : SILK
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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On one's guard. : WARY
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Inferior race horse. : PLATER
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Place on the way to Hades. : EREBUS
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Not straight. : ATILT
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Electrical unit. : OHM
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"Carmen" role. : JOSE
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Well versed in. : UPON
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Spades. : SUIT
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Girl's nickname. : PRUE
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Y.W.C.A., for one. : ASSN
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Cuprite. : ORE
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French possessive. : NOS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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