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New York Times, Monday, December 30, 1963

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Across
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Tramp's load. : CARGO
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Feminine title. : DAME
10
Thin wire nail. : BRAD
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Proficient. : ADEPT
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Ancient Theban deity. : AMON
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What the "four hundred" did. : RODE
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Hearts and spades. : MAJORSUITS
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Jacob's rival. : ESAU
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Compass point. : ENE
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Top quality. : AONE
22
Yawning fissures. : CHASMS
24
Special sort of fastener. : LOCKNUT
26
Kick: Colloq. : BOOT
27
Makes lace. : TATS
28
Blue Ribbon competitor. : BENCHDOG
32
Kind of material. : CHINO
34
Living persons (with "the"). : QUICK
35
Netherlands commune. : EDE
36
French city. : LOOS
37
Rolling sea. : SURGE
38
Swedish first name. : SVEN
39
Beard of grain. : AWN
40
Heel. : SPIKE
41
Poker maneuver. : RAISE
42
Southwestern shrub. : MESQUITE
44
Human being. : SOUL
45
Biblical preposition. : UNTO
46
Deep ravines. : COULEES
49
Bridge error. : REVOKE
52
Papal name. : PAUL
53
Room. : DEN
54
Jai ___. : ALAI
55
Military decoration. : FOURRAGERE
58
Sign in printing. : FIST
59
Goad onward. : URGE
60
Stray calf. : DOGIE
61
Sibilant sounds. : TSTS
62
Finally. : LAST
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Ardent. : EAGER
Down
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Quadruped. : CAMEL
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Fictional Italian town. : ADANO
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Writer's bugaboos. : REJECTIONS
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Government building: Abbr. : GPO
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Strait between Italy and Albania. : OTRANTO
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Dishearten. : DAUNT
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French friend. : AMIE
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Clever remark. : MOT
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Place securely. : ENSCONCE
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Whisper. : BREATH
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Sea of Antarctica. : ROSS
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One of the Smiths. : ADAM
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___ ex machina. : DEUS
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French coins. : SOUS
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Rhine wine. : HOCK
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State: Abbr. : KANS
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Pastel shade. : BEIGE
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Famous orator of 1774–75. : BURKE
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Seasoned concoction. : DEVILEDEGG
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"Golden Treasury" works. : ODES
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Hereditary factor. : GENE
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Silent one. : CLAM
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British general, 1775. : HOWE
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S. American capital. : QUITO
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Malicious. : SPITEFUL
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First king of Israel. : SAUL
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Depressed in spirits. : SUNK
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Musical embellishment. : ROULADE
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Popular game. : QUOITS
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Like some grapes. : SOUR
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Proofreader's mark. : CARET
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Unearthly. : EERIE
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Sign of contempt. : SNEER
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Float. : RAFT
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Site of early Olympic games. : ELIS
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Great. : VAST
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Small dogs. : PUGS
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Hour, in Italy. : ORA
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Antelope of Tibet. : GOA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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