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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 1963

Author:
Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jan and Mike Dubin have 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

PDF solution to this puzzle was incorrect — it was actually the solution to the 2/7/63 puzzle. The solution to this puzzle was incorrectly listed as the solution to the 2/22/63 puzzle.

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,959

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Across
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Plate. : DISK
5
Asiatic. : MALAY
10
Counterfeiter's nemesis. : TMAN
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Tributary of the Mississippi. : IOWA
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Vestment. : AMICE
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Renovate. : REDO
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Break. : SNAP
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Fitted together. : DOVETAILED
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Status of the comic strip husband. : HENPECKED
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Area. : SCOPE
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One of the Roosevelts. : SARA
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Perfumes. : SCENTS
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___ Miguel, Azores isle. : SAO
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Addressed. : SPOKETO
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Snow leopard. : OUNCE
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One of the "kingdoms." : VEGETABLE
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Southern constellation. : ARGO
39
Performers. : DOERS
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A science: Abbr. : BIOL
41
Sparrow, for one. : PASSERINE
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Square: Fr. : CARRE
44
Betelgeuse. : REDSTAR
46
Cochineal. : DYE
47
Type of caravan. : SAFARI
51
Dress. : GARB
53
Picture. : IMAGE
54
Sweethearts. : LOVEBIRDS
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Kind of petition. : ROUNDROBIN
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Fasten. : NAIL
62
Besides. : ELSE
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Finnish island. : ALAND
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French novelist. : GIDE
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Square dance term. : SETS
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___ time (often). : MANYA
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Fallout of a sort. : SNOW
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Plate. : DISH
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Heroine of 1834 novel. : IONE
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Farewell appearances. : SWANSONGS
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Greek letter. : KAPPA
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Harum-scarum. : MADCAP
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In a frenzy. : AMOK
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Vivid. : LIVE
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Tennis term. : ACED
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However. : YET
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Instant. : TRICE
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Fruit of a vine. : MELON
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Clever. : ADEPT
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Stem joints, in botany. : NODES
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Tie. : ASCOT
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Marie and others: Abbr. : STES
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No ___ (no go). : SOAP
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Nimbus. : AURA
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Spherical. : OVOID
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Laments. : KEENS
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Wading bird. : EGRET
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Lettuce. : COS
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Arab robe. : ABA
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Flighty, thoughtless one. : BIRDBRAIN
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Small parrot. : LORY
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"Waiting for the Robert ___." : ELEE
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Three: Ger. : DREI
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Was inaccurate. : ERRED
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Grouse. : CRAB
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Plan of procedure. : AGENDA
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Venerable ones. : SIRES
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Soap plant. : AMOLE
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Opera role. : FAUST
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Saint of Jan. 21. : AGNES
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Arenas. : RINGS
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Girl of song. : LOLA
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Scottish seaport. : OBAN
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Ivied. : VINY
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Legendary queen. : DIDO
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Destroyed. : SLEW
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Ovine animal. : RAM

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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