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New York Times, Wednesday, February 13, 1963

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,952
Across
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Seance messages. : RAPS
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Cleopatra's handmaiden. : IRAS
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Circus attraction. : FREAK
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___ on the back. : APAT
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Juliana's domain: Abbr. : NETH
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Small quantity. : OUNCE
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California wine city. : NAPA
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Modern-type spinster. : CAREERGIRL
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Scooping machine. : DREDGE
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Fraulein's name. : ILSE
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Undersheriff: Abbr. : DEP
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Old Roman coin. : TRIENS
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___ accompli. : FAIT
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Quagmire. : MARSH
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Kenya's neighbor. : UGANDA
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Labor group. : CIO
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Property. : MEANS
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Woman of Bethlehem of Judah. : NAOMI
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Luxuriant in growth. : RANK
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Fashion of a garment. : CUT
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Floated in water. : SWUM
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Proxy. : AGENT
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Made obeisance. : KNELT
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Peer's mother. : ASE
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Youthful. : BOYISH
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Be sorry. : MOURN
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High-strung. : TAUT
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Waldorf and Caesar. : SALADS
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Sweet girl of song. : IDA
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Twenty quires. : REAM
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Man of notes. : DEBTOR
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Followers of Blackstone. : BARRISTERS
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Sorrowful cry. : AHME
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Jordan's capital. : AMMAN
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Famous last words. : ETTU
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Musical term: It. : TEMA
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Ranch in a Ferber novel. : REATA
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Breathing: Abbr. : RESP
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Something unique: Slang. : ONER
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Part of a shoe. : RAND
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To one side. : APART
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Teller's concern. : PAPERMONEY
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Running tracks of anc. Greece. : STADIA
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Thurible's contents. : INCENSE
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Turmeric. : REA
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Bell town of Longfellow poem. : ATRI
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Wall appendage. : SHELF
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Exotic. : FOREIGN
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Persian export. : RUG
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Camelot name. : ENID
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Levantine port. : ACRE
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Source of iodine. : KELP
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Jacob's sibling. : ESAU
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Origin. : GERM
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Home of a sort. : SHACK
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Japanese pagodas. : TAAS
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Occasionally. : NOWANDTHEN
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Juilliard degree. : DMUS
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Bien-___. : AIME
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Launce's dog, in "Two Gentlemen of Verona." : CRAB
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Cassio's enemy. : IAGO
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Carmelite. : NUN
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Dams up. : STEMS
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Make cardigans. : KNIT
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Ruler. : TSARINA
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Takes on cargo. : LOADSUP
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Marsh plant. : TULE
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Tints. : HUES
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17th cen. collar. : RABATO
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Vegetable, kiddy style. : TATER
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Amiens's river. : SOMME
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Construction beam. : IBAR
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Feminine title. : DAME
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Weapons: Lat. : ARMA
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Allot. : METE
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Bring up. : REAR
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Coiffure pad. : RAT
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Privileges: Abbr. : RTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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