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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1963

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,239
Across
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TV specialty. : COLOR
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Not in harmony. : AJAR
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Entry on NASA agenda. : MOON
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Milan's special feature. : OPERA
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Ancient Asian. : MEDE
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Part of a farmhold. : ACRE
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Black and glossy. : RAVEN
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Tot's buggy. : PRAM
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Piece of needle work. : SEAM
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11th cen. date. : MLI
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Peak famous in story and fable. : KILIMANJARO
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Mexican Indian. : TOLTEC
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Mother of a dauphin. : REINE
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Roadways. : DRIVES
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Tramped. : HIKED
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Food for millions. : RICE
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Filleted. : BONED
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One of the networks. : CBS
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Separated. : ASUNDER
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Pleasing and simple. : IDYLLIC
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Certain answer. : YES
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On the watch. : ALERT
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Greek letter. : IOTA
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I believe: Lat. : CREDO
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To think: Fr. : PENSER
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Introduction. : PROEM
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Rise into view. : EMERGE
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Giant of nursery tale. : BLUNDERBORE
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Blackbird. : DAW
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Companion of first. : LAST
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1 Across, for one. : NOUN
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World: Prefix. : COSMO
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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Dressmaker's concern. : TUCK
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Pronoun. : THEIR
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Turkish governors. : BEYS
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Holdings of a sort: Abbr. : STKS
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In style. : SMART
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Underground stem. : CORM
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Geyserite. : OPAL
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Old Testament book. : LEVITICUS
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Galena. : ORE
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Cause continual resentment. : RANKLE
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Copious. : AMPLE
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Biblical city. : JERICHO
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Hero of 1859 novel. : ADAM
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Commented. : REMARKED
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Moslem mosque. : MASJID
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Immense expanse. : OCEAN
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Laborare est ___ (to work is to pray): Lat. : ORARE
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No one: Lat. : NEMO
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Possessive. : ITS
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In want. : NEEDY
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Baker's concern. : OVEN
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Vehicle. : DRAY
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Origin. : RISE
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Part of a John Hancock: Abbr. : INIT
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Trained. : BRED
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Territorial waters. : CLOSEDSEA
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Snack. : BITE
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Rocky cliff. : SCAR
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Braved. : DARED
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Components. : ELEMENTS
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Edible codlike fish. : LING
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Deer. : ROEBUCK
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French tales. : CONTES
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___ annum. : PER
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Sets up. : ERECTS
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Room. : PLACE
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Out of practice. : RUSTY
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Abbey dwellers. : MONKS
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Chatter. : BLAB
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Conquer. : ROUT
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Eastern noble. : AMIR
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Potherb. : WORT
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Electrical unit. : OHM

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

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