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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 1963

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,965
Across
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Part of 48 Down: Abbr. : SPAM
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Imparts. : LENDS
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Useful borrowing from the French. : RSVP
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Snack bar phrase. : TOGO
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Not ___ in the world. : ACARE
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Pacific island port. : APIA
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Evening in Paris. : SOIR
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Smokey, for one. : BRUIN
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Departed. : WENT
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Western highway sign. : LOOKOUTFORDEER
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About: Abbr. : CIR
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Caught, in a way. : TREED
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Law's binding force. : SANCTION
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Ratified. : SEALED
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Sequel to "Typee." : OMOO
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Too much: Fr. : TROP
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Curved flight of a golf ball. : SLICE
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State: Abbr. : DEL
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Movie. : FEATURE
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Soft shoe, for short. : MOC
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Poplar. : ABELE
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Wolfe of fiction. : NERO
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Rural structure. : SILO
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Carefully planned trip. : SAFARI
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Marine mammal. : SEAOTTER
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Emperors. : TSARS
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Women's club: Abbr. : DAR
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Highway sign. : CATTLECROSSING
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Disgusted exclamation, from the German. : PFUI
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Mara's other name. : NAOMI
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Popular old tune. : NOLA
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Sea bird. : TERN
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Recent example of 38 Across. : ELCID
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Increase. : GROW
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Rent of a chair. : RUNG
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Freshet. : SPATE
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Boat. : YAWL
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42nd and others: Abbr. : STS
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Game. : POOL
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Exchange cost. : AGIO
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Leather. : MOROCCO
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Debs, for instance. : LABORITE
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Creamy color. : ECRU
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Seagoing: Abbr. : NAUT
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Snow formation. : DRIFT
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Men of 1 Across. : SENORS
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Unfair treatment: Slang. : RAWDEAL
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Part of a highway sign. : SPEEDLIMIT
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Hollywood street. : VINE
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Father: Prefix. : PATR
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Nickname from pioneer days. : KIT
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Peewee. : REESE
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Popular refreshments. : SODAS
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Subject for micrography. : AMEBA
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Street sign. : NOLEFTTURN
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African port. : ORAN
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Shorthand. : NOTES
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Relative of a lycée. : ECOLE
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Trim. : DECOR
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Absolute. : PURE
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Wild. : FERAL
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Place for picnic tables. : ROADSIDE
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Durable. : LASTING
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Like celery. : STRINGY
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Castle and others. : IRENES
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Western hemisphere group: Abbr. : OAS
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Trophy of sorts. : SCALP
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Woodworker: Abbr. : CPTR
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Armes ___ (firearms): Fr. : AFEU
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Boulder: Sp. : ROCA
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Neglect. : OMIT
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Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
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Firefly function. : GLOW
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Tool. : AWL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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