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New York Times, Thursday, December 27, 1962

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Stair for entering an airplane. : RAMP
5
Sans ___ (matchless): Fr. : EGAL
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Cut of beef. : SHANK
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Arab potentate. : EMIR
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Part of et al. : ALII
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"Gay" place. : PAREE
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Staff member. : AIDE
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___ of Cutch, large salt marsh of India. : RANN
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Oriental. : ASIAN
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Answer. : RESPOND
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Giggly. : TITTERY
24
Shooter at marbles. : TAW
25
Columnist's paragraph. : ITEM
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Famous lioness. : ELSA
28
Vermont city. : BARRE
30
Crankcase reservoir. : OILPAN
32
Kind of pointed arch. : OGEE
33
Danube port. : ULM
34
Birthplace of St. Francis. : ASSISI
38
"Three ___ match." : ONA
39
Port in Libya. : TRIPOLI
41
___ che (not only): It. : NON
42
"Fountain of youth" island. : BIMINI
44
Former capital of Burma. : AVA
45
Cervine animal. : STAG
46
Creator of Parson Yorick. : STERNE
48
Buchan's "Thirty-nine ___." : STEPS
49
Not good, not bad. : SOSO
52
Lion's den. : LAIR
53
Put in order: Abbr. : ARR
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Ingenuous. : ARTLESS
56
Card holdings. : TENACES
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Piece of wood for belaying a rope. : CLEAT
61
Was profitable. : PAID
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Considerable: Colloq. : SOME
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Revenue, in France. : RENTE
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Novel of 1816. : EMMA
66
Soot. : SMUT
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Colorado park. : ESTES
68
Hold an opinion. : DEEM
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Actual being: Lat. : ESSE
Down
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Opposite of the van. : REAR
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Bonne ___ (sweetheart): Fr. : AMIE
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Center line of a sort. : MIDSTREAM
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Fit out. : PREPARE
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Get as one's desert. : EARN
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Garden flowers. : GLADIOLI
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French department. : AIN
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Door part. : LINTEL
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Petty quarrel. : SPAT
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Expedites. : HASTENS
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Character in "The Tempest." : ARIEL
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Uganda's neighbor. : KENYA
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Be indebted to. : OWE
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Antelope with lyrate horns. : IMPALA
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Kettledrums. : TIMPANI
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Relative of a chump. : BOOB
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Two-faced Vedic god. : AGNI
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"I begin ___ mean to end." – Browning. : ASI
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Namesakes of Milton's archangel. : URIELS
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Certain phone systems. : INTERCOMS
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Castile. : SOAP
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Common suffixes. : INGS
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Explosive. : TNT
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Item for contract parley. : OVERTIME
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Sequester. : ISOLATE
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Street, in Bonn. : STRASSE
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Grated upon. : RASPED
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Suffix on Japanese names. : SAN
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___ Coeur. : SACRE
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Fillets, in architecture. : ORLES
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Extent: Scot. : STENT
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Summers, in 16 Across. : ETES
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Netherlands town. : EDAM
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Large ratite birds. : EMUS
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South-of-France port. : SETE
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Soul: Fr. : AME

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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