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New York Times, Monday, February 11, 1963

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,950

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Across
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Invitation. : CALL
5
In search of. : AFTER
10
Relative of the apteryx. : MOA
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Parental injunction. : OBEY
14
Electrical device. : DIODE
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Of the preceding month: Abbr. : ULTO
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Epistolary salutation. : DEAR
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Science fiction pioneer. : VERNE
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"___ thief . . . " : SETA
20
Not in the script. : ADLIB
22
Omits. : LEAVESOUT
24
Musial, for one. : CARD
26
Psychiatrist's concern. : EGO
27
Army man: Abbr. : CPL
30
Ascetic belief. : YOGA
32
Garden flowers, for short. : GLADS
36
Meteorologist's concern. : RAINSTORM
39
Asian kingdom: Var. : IRAK
40
___ account. : ONNO
41
Full of enthusiasm. : EAGER
43
___ II, 1962 ship. : NINA
44
Field: Lat. : AGER
45
Adjective for Crusoe. : LONELIEST
47
Lady of "la plume." : TANTE
49
Corresponding. : SAME
50
Shelter. : LEE
51
Weather forecast. : HOT
53
Stimulus. : GOAD
55
Transversely. : CROSSWISE
60
German author and poet. : RILKE
64
Palmer's specialty. : PUTT
65
Slow. : INERT
67
Weather forecast. : COLD
68
Legal proceedings. : ACTA
69
Minute groove. : STRIA
70
Dryad's home. : TREE
71
Biblical measure. : KOR
72
Tribal emblem. : TOTEM
73
Part of Arabia. : ADEN
Down
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Musical passage. : CODA
2
Retired. : ABED
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Faithful, Scottish style. : LEAL
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Kind of soprano. : LYRIC
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Grammarian's abbreviation. : ADV
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Score of a sort. : FIELDGOAL
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Divided. : TORE
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Girl's name meaning "delight." : EDNA
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Secure, nautically. : REEVE
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Fascism personified. : MUSSOLINI
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Kitchen item. : OLEO
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Far north base. : ATTU
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Grain. : OAT
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Barks. : BAYS
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Humpty-Dumpty. : EGG
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By ___ (by memory alone). : ROTE
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Balkanite. : CROAT
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African machete. : PANGA
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Dress goods. : LINEN
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Ancient city of Greece. : ARGOS
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Shakespearean character. : ARIEL
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Valse. : DANSE
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Salt-water fish. : SKATE
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Pilot's concern. : NORTHSTAR
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Zoologist's concern. : MENAGERIE
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San ___, Italy. : REMO
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Shakespearean character. : LEAR
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Greek goddess. : EOS
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Dickensian character. : TWIST
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Judicial pronouncement. : DICTA
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Accountant. : CPA
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Multitude. : RUCK
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Early German ruler. : OTTO
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Common function word. : INTO
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Spanish painter. : SERT
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Title. : LORD
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Modern Swiss painter. : KLEE
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Former P.M. : EDEN
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Cap, for short. : TAM

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

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