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LEAP YEAR CANDIDATES

New York Times, Sunday, February 16, 1964

Author:
George Laczko
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 66, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 611 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 130, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
George Laczko has 37 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,313
Across
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Instants: Colloq. : JIFFS
6
Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
11
Nino's abode. : CASA
15
Men in uniform. : PFCS
19
Relief group. : UNRRA
20
Office. : CHAIR
21
As ___ (in unison). : AMAN
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Spoils. : LOOT
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Destroyed. : SLAIN
24
Men. : TOMDICKANDHARRY
27
Bill: Colloq. : TEN
28
Wall St. transaction. : SHORTSALE
30
Tropical fish. : GRUNTER
31
Purpose. : SAKE
33
Music halls of old. : ODEA
34
Jazz theme. : RIFF
36
Word of approval: Var. : OKEH
37
Dignitaries: Abbr. : OFFS
38
Hair-do, in short. : PERM
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Gladiolus bulb. : CORM
41
Mr. Brodie. : STEVE
44
Voices. : UTTERS
46
Joseph's younger son. : EPHRAIM
49
One kind of man. : SNOW
50
Part of a limb. : FOREARM
52
Adonis, for one. : GREEK
53
Rounded cake. : NUT
55
Travelers' choice: Abbr. : RTE
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Caves: Poet. : ANTRES
57
Southern specialty. : GRITS
58
Judas. : BETRAYER
60
___ a march on. : STEAL
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Draw. : TRACE
62
Deep dish. : TUREEN
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___ de combat. : HORS
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Menu item. : CAESARSALAD
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Asian river. : AMUR
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Conjures up. : EVOKES
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Even. : STILL
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Play part. : SCENE
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Too large. : OUTSIZED
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False: Slang. : PHONY
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Dreiser character. : CARRIE
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Pronoun. : HER
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Sect in Japan. : ZEN
81
Supermarket items. : SOAPS
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Enticed. : ALLURED
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Eternity, from the Hebrew. : OLAM
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Document. : DIPLOMA
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Stylish: Slang. : CLASSY
88
Car. : SEDAN
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Poetic contraction. : NEER
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"Book of Nonsense" man. : LEAR
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"Oh, ___ cook . . . " : IAMA
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And others. : ETAL
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Woven fabrics. : WEBS
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Noun suffix. : ANCE
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Cinch. : SNAP
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McDonald or Felt. : ADMIRAL
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Sovereign. : POTENTATE
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Candle. : DIP
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Cocktail. : BRANDYALEXANDER
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French pastry. : TARTE
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Concern. : CARE
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Again. : OVER
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Beginning. : START
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"The Bartered Bride." : OPERA
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Van ___. : DYKE
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Man's nickname. : FATS
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Audience. : HOUSE
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Stair post. : NEWEL
Down
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Exactly. : JUSTSO
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Foliated. : INLEAF
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Picnic fare. : FRANKFURTER
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Crusoe's man: Abbr. : FRI
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___ gêne. : SANS
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Outer skin layer. : ECTODERM
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Piling workers. : SHORERS
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Hindu gong. : TAMTAM
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Lends a hand. : AIDS
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Pipe. : BRIAR
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Silver wedding gift. : CAKEFORK
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M.D.'s group. : AMA
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Crooned. : SANG
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Man: Prefix. : ANDRO
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Neptune, Pluto, etc. : PLANETS
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Scene of 1862 battle. : FORTHENRY
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Heart. : CORE
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River in the Ukraine. : STYR
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Old saws. : CLICHES
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Filipino guerrillas. : HUKS
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Some spinsters. : HOPERS
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Certain enzymes. : ESTERASES
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Brother. : FRA
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Diamond or quartz. : MINERAL
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Propose. : VOTE
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Pitcher. : EWER
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1/16 catty. : TAEL
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Heath genus. : ERICA
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Woolen cloth. : PETERSHAM
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Softened. : MUTED
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Annoy: Scot. : FASH
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Hep. : ONTO
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Lawn. : GRASS
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Three: It. : TRE
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Cupidity. : GREED
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Canned beef. : BULLY
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Unstressed syllable, in verse. : ANACRUSIS
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Understood. : TAKENIN
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Tin foils. : TAINS
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Chatted. : COZED
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___ while (bide a wee). : STOPA
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Buffoon. : MERRYANDREW
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Unicorn fish. : UNIE
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Cattail. : REED
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Namely. : VIZ
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Chemical salts. : SALS
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Exclamations. : OHOS
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Congo river. : UELE
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Commercial symbol. : TRADEMARK
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Church receptacle. : POORBOX
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Shade of red. : CLARET
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Dark horses. : SLEEPERS
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Diner's choice. : ALACARTE
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Performance. : MATINEE
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Bench. : PEW
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Hearts. : CENTERS
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Plant. : NARD
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Carriage. : LANDAU
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___ d'hotel. : MAITRE
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Attraction. : APPEAL
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___ the land. : LAYOF
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Cache: Slang. : STASH
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Block letters. : ABCD
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Wagon. : DRAY
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Type of rock. : LAVA
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Within: Prefix. : ENTO
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Windsor Castle's neighbor. : ETON
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Rent. : LET
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Mandrill. : APE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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