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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,258
Across
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Ground spice. : MACE
5
Sun-dried brick. : ADOBE
10
___ May. : CAPE
14
King slain by Samuel. : AGAG
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Fragrant herb. : BASIL
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Muezzin’s call to prayer. : AZAN
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Shoot the works. : GOFORBROKE
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Kind of Western weed. : LOCO
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Cargo for Great Lakes ship. : ORE
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Before. : ERE
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Unfolds. : EVOLVES
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Quebec peninsula. : GASPE
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See 30 Across. : DESERT
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Next. : AFTER
30
Berber’s home. : SAHARA
34
Jokers. : WAGS
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With: Fr. : AVEC
39
Air Force general. : LEMAY
40
Brews. : ALES
41
Island of Lesser Sundas. : TIMOR
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Choose. : TAKE
44
Little fellows. : RUNTS
46
Not taped. : LIVE
47
French pronoun. : UNES
48
Bit of bad luck. : MISHAP
50
Ranger or rancher. : TEXAN
52
New Hampshire academy. : EXETER
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Loved ones. : DEARS
58
Farm machine. : COMBINE
61
Bon ___. : AMI
63
New: Prefix. : NEO
64
___ ben Adhem. : ABOU
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Make a slip: Slang. : PULLABONER
68
Kind of pear. : BOSC
69
Coral island. : ATOLL
70
Tea time. : FIVE
71
Hunt for. : SEEK
72
Free. : LOOSE
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Believe. : FEEL
Down
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Biblical land. : MAGOG
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Market place. : AGORA
3
Soho specialties. : CAFES
4
I. : EGO
5
Minn. or Penn. : ABBR
6
Stunt man. : DAREDEVIL
7
Bear: Sp. : OSO
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Wheels: Colloq. : BIKES
9
Pupils: Fr. : ELEVES
10
Be in control. : CALLTHETUNE
11
Crimean sea. : AZOV
12
Gait. : PACE
13
Son of Seth. : ENOS
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Take in sail. : REEF
23
Kind of exam. : ORAL
25
Shift the blame: Colloq. : PASSTHEBUCK
27
Early monastic. : EREMITE
29
Make lace. : TAT
31
To ___ (everyone). : AMAN
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Scrape together. : RAKE
33
Affirmatives. : AYES
34
Tepid. : WARM
35
His: Fr. : ALUI
36
Roman family unit. : GENS
38
Garments for mechanics. : COVERALLS
42
Regina’s consort : REX
45
Rock: Prefix. : SAXI
49
Long-distance friend. : PENPAL
51
Star in Draco. : ADIB
53
German: Prefix. : TEUTO
55
Ethel Merman role. : ANNIE
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Bailiff, in old England. : REEVE
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Stendhal character. : SOREL
58
Hansoms. : CABS
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Woodwind. : OBOE
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Man’s nickname. : MOSE
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“The ___ Animal.” : MALE
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Card game. : LOO
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On the way. : OFF

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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