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New York Times, Saturday, December 28, 1963

Author:
Marvin Aledort
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,263
Across
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Relatives of assns. : ORGS
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Animal family. : BROOD
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Equitable. : JUST
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Debatable. : MOOT
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Close again. : REBAR
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Brightly colored fish. : OPAH
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Historic isle. : ELBA
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“West Side Story” girl. : ANITA
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Town in Normandy. : STLO
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Day’s great success. : LIFEWITHFATHER
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Marsh. : FEN
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Set of steps. : STILE
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TV personality. : PANELIST
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Musical term. : STEREO
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Vexed. : IRED
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College in N. C. : ELON
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Make wavy. : CRIMP
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Month: Abbr. : NOV
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Clean in advance. : PREWASH
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Neckline shape. : VEE
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Eastern title. : EMEER
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Mourned. : WEPT
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State: Abbr. : PENN
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Clementine, in a manner of speaking. : DARLIN
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Dancers’ apparel. : LEOTARDS
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French city. : NIMES
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Deteriorate. : ROT
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Wycherly play, 1673. : THECOUNTRYWIFE
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Charmed: Fr. : RAVI
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River of China. : TARIM
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Part of a church. : NAVE
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Aid. : ABET
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Heath plant. : ERICA
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Verily. : AMEN
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___ libre. : VERS
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Cordelia’s sister. : REGAN
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Transmit. : SEND
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Cockney’s flat. : OME
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Turn over. : ROLL
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Desert. : GOBI
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Provided aides. : STAFFED
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Stronger. : BRAWNIER
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Italian painter. : RENI
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Newspaper item. : OBIT
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Courtroom proceedings. : OATHS
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Sketches. : DRAFTS
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Pusher. : JOSTLER
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Serving time. : UPTHERIVER
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Store sign. : SALE
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God of thunder. : THOR
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Lamprey. : EEL
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Letter. : AITCH
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Yearned (for). : PINED
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Scent. : AROMA
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Fictional land. : NEVERNEVER
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A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
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Kitchen item. : TOWEL
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Correct. : EMEND
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Certain golf matches. : OPENS
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Part of the neck. : NAPE
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___ de Rivera, Spanish general. : PRIMO
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Second ___ (burglar). : STORYMAN
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Evokes. : ELICITS
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Films on bronze. : PATINAS
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Gender. : NEUTER
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Pull. : TOW
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Kind of drum. : SNARE
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Man on the road: Abbr. : TRAV
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Belongings: Ger. : HABE
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Spruce. : TRIG
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Costa ___. : RICA
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Glory. : FAME
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Smooth. : EVEN
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Ultimate. : END

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

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