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New York Times, Thursday, December 26, 1963

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Little ___. : SLAM
5
Admitted fact. : DATUM
10
Crows. : DAWS
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American Indian. : HOPI
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Be theatrical. : EMOTE
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Biblical twin. : ESAU
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Agora coin. : OBOL
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Ranger's concern. : FORESTFIRE
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Wee ones. : TODDLERS
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Like some desserts. : CREAMY
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Where Sligo is. : EIRE
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Water carrier. : MAIN
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Pink. : FLOWER
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Legendary heroes. : PALADINS
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Malay gibbon. : LAR
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Ship's crane. : DAVIT
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Carpenter's tool. : LEVEL
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Makes angry. : IRES
38
Nikolai of Red Square. : LENIN
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River bank: Lat. : RIPA
41
Charles ___ Hughes. : EVANS
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Gaseous element. : XENON
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Break fast. : EAT
46
Diffuses. : RADIATES
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___ up (dress warmly). : BUNDLE
50
Trudge. : PLOD
51
Associate. : ALLY
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Machine tool. : SHAPER
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School subject. : SPELLING
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Alaskan attractions. : TOTEMPOLES
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Mixture. : OLIO
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Fragrances. : ODORS
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The Muses (with "the"). : NINE
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Sizes of 49 Down. : TENS
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Diamond great. : REESE
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Mosel tributary. : SAAR
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Photographic record. : SHOT
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Timber wolf. : LOBO
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Footless creature. : APOD
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Fungus. : MILDEW
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Postponement. : DEFERRAL
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Con ___. : AMORE
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Rocky hills. : TORS
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Western Indian. : UTE
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Small cactus. : MESCAL
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Champion. : DEFENDER
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Where K 2 is. : ASIA
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Cordial. : WARM
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Chop ___. : SUEY
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Error's partner. : TRIAL
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German song. : LIED
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Morning song: Poet. : MATIN
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Wearer of wings. : FLIER
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Insect form. : LARVA
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Dryad's cousin. : OREAD
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Part of the "forest primeval." : PINES
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Covered with greenery. : IVIED
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India's neighbor. : NEPAL
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Roofing material. : SLATE
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Annoyed. : VEXED
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Small pieces. : SNIPPETS
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Aristocrats collectively. : NOBLESSE
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Massachusetts city. : SALEM
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Nugatory. : NULL
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Dormancy. : TORPOR
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Hosiery. : NYLONS
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Copy-cats. : APERS
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Law: Abbr. : STAT
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Name in the news. : HOME
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___ end. : ATAN
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Plumlike fruit. : SLOE
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Hipbones. : ILIA
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1492 ship. : NINA
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Active one. : GOER
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Literary form. : ODE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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