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New York Times, Wednesday, February 20, 1963

Author:
Jay Sheldon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,958
Across
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French wine. : MEDOC
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Fear or Flattery. : CAPE
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Lilith's love. : ADAM
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Bellowing. : AROAR
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Ancient Asian country. : ELAM
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Noted Dutch painter. : LELY
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Flavorful. : TASTY
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U.S. missile. : MINUTEMAN
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In the style of: Suffix. : ESE
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Man's nickname. : STEVE
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Guam town. : AGANA
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U.S. rocket. : REDSTONE
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Refuse. : SLAG
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Ornery. : CANTANKEROUS
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Able; skillful. : HABILE
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River nymph. : NAIS
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144: Abbr. : GRO
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Where the Storing sits. : OSLO
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Freighted. : LADEN
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Drab colors. : DUNS
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Penny. : SOU
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Slow to anger. : MEEK
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Most merry. : GAYEST
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Foreordain. : PREDESTINATE
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Hair ribbons. : BOWS
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Ferber novel. : CIMARRON
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___ Khan, Kipling tiger. : SHERE
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Sport with guns. : SKEET
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Mountain: Prefix. : ORO
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Like a green gem or olivine. : PERIDOTIC
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Near to a center. : INNER
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Part of a plantation. : ACRE
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Part of a desert. : DUNE
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King of myth. : MIDAS
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"The ___ the limit." : SKYS
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Common suffixes. : INGS
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Afterpiece of ancient Roman play. : EXODE
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___ dolorosa. : MATER
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Cancel. : ERASE
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Treated: Colloq. : DOSED
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Kind of meal. : OAT
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Symbol of clarity. : CRYSTAL
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Stick. : CEMENT
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Very much in evidence. : ALIVEANDKICKING
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Bread, in Italy. : PANE
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Rhea's cousin. : EMU
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Malt vinegar. : ALEGAR
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Political agitator. : DEMAGOGUE
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Paton. : ALAN
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Starling's relative. : MYNA
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Chaucer's forte. : TALES
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Devoid of expression. : TONELESS
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I know: Lat. : SCIO
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Bunco business. : SKINGAME
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Denial, in Dundee. : NAE
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Decorative vessels. : URNS
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Musical term: Abbr. : SOST
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Medical building: Abbr. : HOSP
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Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
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Hill of song. : BLUEBERRY
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Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
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Cleaner's partner. : DYER
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Made a feline sound. : MEWED
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One ___ (singly). : ATATIME
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Boats. : DORIES
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Family members. : NIECES
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Part of a sonata. : RONDO
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Mountain nymph. : OREAD
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Viking. : NORSE
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Evian and Vichy. : SPAS
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Euphemism for "hell." : HECK
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Astound. : STUN
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I hate: Lat. : ODI
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Water sprite. : NIX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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