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New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 1963

Author:
Lois Hillis
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,943

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Across
1
Get away from it all. : ESCAPE
7
Not competent. : UNABLE
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Extirpates. : EXCISES
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Kenya metropolis. : NAIROBI
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To the point. : APROPOS
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Watery. : DILUTED
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Fabricator. : COINER
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___ Blas. : GIL
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Salt meat. : CURE
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Center of activity. : HUB
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Lies at anchor. : RIDES
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___ Perpetua: Idaho's motto. : ESTO
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Athletic group: Abbr. : NBA
27
Type of weapon. : AIRGUN
30
Off the cuff. : ADLIB
32
Herbivorous dinosaurs. : SAUROPODS
37
Noblewoman. : PEERESS
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Having authority. : INPOWER
40
Certain soldiers. : ORDERLIES
42
Laboratory items. : ETNAS
43
Cheated: Slang. : GYPPED
45
But: Lat. : SED
46
Team of horses. : SPAN
50
Come to the ___. : AIDOF
52
Batter's concern. : RBI
54
Big fuss. : TODO
55
Catchall abbreviation. : ETC
56
Stops. : PAUSES
58
Fashionable. : ALAMODE
60
Military title. : MARSHAL
61
Lazy one. : RELAXER
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Religious recluse. : EREMITE
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Rancheria dwellers. : SENORS
64
Parts of some garments. : STRAPS
Down
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Elucidator. : EXPOUNDER
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Made doodles. : SCRIBBLED
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Shoot of a plant. : CION
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Old Turkish coin. : ASPER
5
City on the Illinois river. : PEORIA
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Double curve. : ESS
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Open; frank. : UNDISGUISED
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Tooth's partner. : NAIL
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Be indisposed. : AIL
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Robert, king of Scotland. : BRUCE
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African water lily. : LOTUS
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President of Germany, 1919–25. : EBERT
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Apiece. : EACH
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Idea: Prefix. : IDEO
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City in Germany. : GERA
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Spendthrifts. : DISSIPATERS
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Yorkshire river. : AIRE
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Coffee server. : URN
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Opposite of "yep." : NOPE
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Highest peak in the Philippines. : APO
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Ice afloat. : BERG
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Lobsterman's gear. : POTS
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Lawful claim. : OWNERSHIP
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Sponges of a sort. : DEADBEATS
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Certain students: Abbr. : SRS
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Guileful. : SLY
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Imposing. : EPIC
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"Till death us ___." : DOPART
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Castor or Pollux. : STAR
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Vaulter's gear. : POLES
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Allan ___. : ADALE
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Dissenting one. : NOMAN
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Word used with sea and way. : FARER
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Cocos, for one. : ISLE
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River into the Fulda. : EDER
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West Point. : USMA
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Prefix in chemistry. : OXO
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French possessive. : MES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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