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New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,238

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Man in search of talent. : SCOUT
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Winged insect. : MOTH
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Party members: Abbr. : DEMS
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Terre ___. : HAUTE
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Samoan capital. : APIA
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Artist's course: Abbr. : ANAT
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River of song. : AFTON
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Arm of land. : PANHANDLE
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Arm. : WEAPON
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Football equipment. : HEADGEAR
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Yankees, Mets, etc. : NINES
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Priscilla Mullens' spouse. : ALDEN
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Nothing, in Spain. : NADA
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Charming. : WINSOME
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Old Greek contest. : AGON
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Position. : STATUS
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Shell. : POD
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Entre ___. : NOUS
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Important worker. : MINER
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Half: Prefix. : SEMI
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Ten-percenter: Abbr. : AGT
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River in India. : GANGES
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German name for Czech city. : PRAG
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Seaside resort of County Cork. : KINSALE
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Untold ages. : EONS
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Caustic. : ACRID
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Violinist Mischa. : ELMAN
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U. S. Army parade ritual. : SOUNDOFF
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Dervishes. : FAKIRS
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Peninsula in New Jersey. : SANDYHOOK
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Miss O'Grady. : ROSIE
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Kansas city. : IOLA
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Teacher. : TUTOR
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Particular kind. : TYPE
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Chances. : ODDS
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Washington. : STATE
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Nobel prize winner, 1925. : SHAW
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Scene in current Broadway drama. : CAFE
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Complete. : OUTANDOUT
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Visionaries. : UTOPIANS
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Mortise insert. : TENON
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Plan (out) in detail. : MAP
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Colorful fish. : OPAH
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Prong. : TINE
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Sound of laughter. : HAHA
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Follow (after). : DANGLE
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"The song is ___ ... " : ENDED
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Cheekbones: Lat. : MALAE
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Forbidding. : STERN
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Famous stage name. : ADAMS
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Reporter. : NEWSMAN
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Certain demonstrations. : SITINS
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The Darlings' dog. : NANA
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Full of excitement. : AGOG
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Nubian harp. : NANGA
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First editor of the "Tatler." : STEELE
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Editorial pronoun. : OURSELF
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Argentine political group. : PERONISTA
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Where Muscat is. : OMAN
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Britisher's lodgings. : DIGS
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Talk freely. : SPEAKOUT
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Frivolous. : GIDDY
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Set on fire. : KINDLE
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Item of value. : ASSET
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Like anthracite. : COALY
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Make rapidly. : RUNUP
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Emporiums. : MARTS
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Louisville's river. : OHIO
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Provisions. : FOOD
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Pen for sheep. : FOLD
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Disorder. : RIOT
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Withered. : SERE
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State: Abbr. : KAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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