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ROYAL ENTERTAINMENT

New York Times, Sunday, December 29, 1963

Author:
Threba Johnson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 691 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 133, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Threba Johnson has 31 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,264
Across
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Flower. : ACACIA
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Army man: Abbr. : SGT
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Foretell: Scot. : SPAE
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Conforms. : ADAPTS
20
Florentine ruler. : LORENZO
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Items for babies. : TEETHERS
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President James. : MONROE
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Showing deep feeling. : SOULFUL
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Warms up. : UNCHILLS
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Reverse. : INVERT
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Golding novel. : LORDOFTHEFLIES
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Hebrew prophet. : MICAH
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Deputy. : VICAR
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Mark. : SCAR
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School groups. : PTAS
37
"Thereby hangs ___." : ATALE
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German pronoun. : ICH
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : MATT
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Time long past. : YORE
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Sound: Lat. : SONOR
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Roderick ___. : DHU
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Part of Istanbul. : PERA
51
Laborer. : PEON
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David's sister. : VIDA
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Alice's "running mate." : REDQUEEN
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Capitalist of 19th cen. : ROBBERBARON
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Land of ___. : NOD
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Requested payment. : DUNNED
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Othello. : MOOR
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Poetic time. : EVE
65
Honey ___. : CHILE
67
"___ Caesar." : LITTLE
68
Federal group. : FBI
70
Colors. : OCHRES
72
Consumer. : EATER
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Native of: Suffix. : ESE
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Nursery rhyme character. : LADYBUG
76
Queen Mab's subjects. : FAIRIES
78
Astronauts' answers. : AOKS
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Understanding words. : ISEE
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Unforgettable musical. : THEKINGANDI
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Year in Trajan's rule. : CVII
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Hardy girl. : TESS
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"___ folly." : SEWARDS
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Owner of the Cheshire cat. : DUCHESS
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School study: Abbr. : SCI
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Parlay. : REBET
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Horace's farm. : SABINE
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Football players: Abbr. : RHS
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England of old. : ALBION
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Rosy color. : BLUSH
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Age. : ERA
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Saud and others. : IBNS
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Goober. : PEANUT
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Shoe leather. : ELK
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Well-known nom de plume. : ELLERYQUEEN
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Sir. : SEIGNIOR
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Gremlins. : IMPS
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Arabic father. : ABOU
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Sports group. : TEAM
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Metal fasteners. : TNUTS
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Kiln. : OAST
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Angers. : IRES
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Regret. : RUE
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Fashions. : MODES
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Andes forage grass. : ICHU
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Fume. : REEK
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Roasted: Sp. : ASADO
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Wilde story. : THEHAPPYPRINCE
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Asian goat antelopes. : SEROWS
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Cosmos. : UNIVERSE
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Arranged in succession. : SERIATE
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Scottish terriers. : CAIRNS
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Hurt (one's feelings). : LACERATE
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New Jersey city. : TRENTON
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In actual fact: Lat. : INESSE
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Invites. : ASKS
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Library treasures. : MSS
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Imagine. : IDEATE
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Than: Ger. : ALS
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Cote sound. : COO
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S. Pacific island group. : ARU
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Room: Lat. : CELLA
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Apprise. : INFORM
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Côte d'___. : AZUR
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Stove: It. : STUFA
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People of a sort. : GENTRY
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M.I.T. : TECH
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Changed. : SHIFTED
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Birthplace of Alexander the Great. : PELLA
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Memorable English actor. : ARLISS
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Latin verb. : ESSE
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"Where ___?" : AMI
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Archy's creator. : DONMARQUIS
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Incus. : ANVIL
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Authoritative example. : PRECEDENT
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Biblical law. : TORA
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Son of Eve. : SETH
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Senior citizen. : OLDSTER
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Romance of 1882. : THEPRINCEANDTHEPAUPER
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31 days. : OCTOBER
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Sound. : SANE
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King or queen. : VIP
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Freezer. : ICER
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Orange-colored fishes. : CHROMIDES
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Childish walk. : TODDLE
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Glimpse: Fr. : APERCU
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Ab ___ (from the beginning): Lat. : OVO
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Arranged. : ORDERED
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Cuban, for one. : HEEL
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Wavy: Her. : UNDE
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Turku. : ABO
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Church part. : NAVE
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Ibsen enchantress. : ANITRA
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Cause to forget something learned. : UNTEACH
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Chump's cousin. : BOOB
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Thing: Lat. : RES
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Fatty liquid. : OLEIN
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British field marshal and family. : HAIGS
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Flutter. : FLIT
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Headquarters. : BASE
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Promontories: Abbr. : HGTS
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Agreeing. : YESSING
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Excites. : FIRES
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African title. : SIDI
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Guardians. : OVERSEERS
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City E of Babylon. : KISH
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Sibilant sound. : SISS
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Victor ___. : HERBERT
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Confederate general. : EWELL
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Japanese drama. : KABUKI
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One and only. : UNIQUE
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P. I. island. : CEBU
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Canaveral rituals. : COUNTDOWNS
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Inner layer of a spore: Bot. : INTINE
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Salt: Fr. : SEL
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Location. : AREA
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Figaro's role. : BARBIER
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See 52 Down. : APSE
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Sly look. : LEER
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Double boiler: Fr. : BAINMARIE
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Gain. : NET
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Lifesavers' group. : LSS
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Lancastrian's opponent. : YORKIST
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Of the sea: Abbr. : NAUT
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Eject. : OUST
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Indians. : MOHAVES
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French pronoun. : MES
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Venetian reds. : SIENAS
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Meetings. : TRYSTS
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Holy. : SACRED
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Perfumes. : ODORS
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Bird. : CHICK
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Swords. : EPEES
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Net. : SEINE
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Spore sacs. : ASCI
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O'Casey. : SEAN
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Dance. : HULA
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Nanny's concern. : PRAM
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St. Philip ___. : NERI
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Compass point. : SSE
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One ___ time. : ATA
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Little one. : TOT
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See 144 Down. : ENE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 19 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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