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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 1963

8-Down : Bouquet.

Author:
Jay Sheldon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,954
Across
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Carpenter's tool. : RASP
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Prayerful word. : AMEN
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Wild sheep of Africa: Var. : UDAD
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Dye. : HENNA
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Hawaiian bay. : HILO
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"Mary ___," Barrie play. : ROSE
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Start. : ENTER
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November time. : ALLSAINTS
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Pasadena place. : ROSEBOWL
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Kite. : ELANET
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Current White House feature. : ROCKINGCHAIR
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Provided that, old style. : SOBEIT
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Athletic group. : AAA
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Ship's curved plank. : SNY
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The good old days. : AULDLANGSYNE
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City E of Livorno. : PISA
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Constellation. : ARA
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___ mecum (go with me): Lat. : VADE
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Tourists' aids. : TRAVELGUIDES
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Science of farming: Abbr. : AGR
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Name akin to Helen. : ENA
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Bequeaths. : ENDOWS
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Where thousands cheer. : FOOTBALLGAME
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Sword. : RAPIER
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Estancia. : ELRANCHO
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Battery part. : ELECTRODE
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Wash away. : SCOUR
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Ancestor: Poet. : SIRE
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English country, for short. : OXON
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Shade of green. : KELLY
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Attention-getting calls. : HEYS
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Veteran comedian. : WYNN
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Land of the Sioux: Abbr. : SDAK
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River of Italy, into the Adriatic. : RENO
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Entomologists' concern. : ANTS
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Scorned. : SNEEREDAT
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Overheat, figuratively. : PARBOIL
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"I know ___ from a handsaw."—Hamlet. : AHAWK
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One thousand: Prefix. : MILLI
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Part of a house. : ELL
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Bouquet. : NOSEGAY
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Dickens character. : URIAH
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Ladies, in Italy. : DONNAS
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"With ___ on the table ... " : ASTEIN
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"___ Rides Again." : DESTRY
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Pronoun. : HER
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Highway built in 1942. : ALCAN
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Numerical prefix. : OCTA
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Twangy. : NASAL
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Vitality. : SAP
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Affirmative of a sort. : OUI
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Large containers: Abbr. : BLS
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Part of USNR. : NAVAL
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Liking, taste: Fr. : GRE
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Made clear. : EVIDENCED
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Stir. : ADO
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Well-known "line." : DEW
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Letter. : ESS
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Parlay again. : REBET
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"I shot ___ into the air ... " : ANARROW
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Equipment. : GEAR
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Reveals. : UNMASKS
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Again. : AFRESH
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Hockey player. : GOALIE
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Where hawsers are made. : ROPERY
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Yorkers, in cricket. : TICES
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Encouraged to continue. : LEDON
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Headliner of Feb. 20, 1962. : GLENN
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Beverage flavoring. : COLA
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Dismasted wreck. : HULK
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Relating to: Suffix. : ORY
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Prefix in chemistry. : OXY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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