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New York Times, Monday, February 4, 1963

9-Down : Mineral tar.

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,944
Across
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Walk on ___ (tread carefully). : EGGS
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Frog genus. : RANA
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Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
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Rare gas. : NEON
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Aroma. : ODOR
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Hollow in wet marshy ground. : SWALE
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Ravage. : DEVASTATE
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Stola's equivalent. : PALLA
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Of the earth. : GEOGRAPHICAL
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What?, in Italy. : CHE
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Pear or apple. : TREE
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Tried for election. : RAN
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Slow passages, in music. : LARGOS
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Money: Abbr. : DOL
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Aide for the taxed. : CPA
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Zeus, in Egypt. : AMMON
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"___ Blessings." : COUNTYOUR
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Parts of the hipbone. : ILIA
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As ___ (usually). : ARULE
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Pitcher handles. : EARS
40
Lie. : MENDACITY
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Great. : LARGE
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Bernadette, for one: Abbr. : STE
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Military school: Abbr. : OTS
45
Diminish. : LESSEN
46
Hero of "Exodus." : ARI
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State. : OHIO
49
Compass point. : ESE
50
Land parcels. : SUBDIVISIONS
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Land parcels. : ACRES
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Mild imprecation, rustic style. : TARNATION
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Dozed. : SLEPT
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Askew. : AGEE
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___ Minor. : URSA
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Stags. : HARTS
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For fear that. : LEST
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Outdo. : BEST
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Scrap. : END
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Letter. : GEE
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Head of 47 Across: Abbr. : GOV
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Nylon flaw. : SNAG
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Turning parts. : ROTORS
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Saying. : ADAGE
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French possessive. : NOTRE
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Territory. : AREA
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Mineral tar. : ASPHALT
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Beau, rustic style. : SWAIN
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Powder. : TALC
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She, in Italy. : ELLA
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Existing. : REAL
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Incite. : SETON
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Lying flat. : PRONE
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Assertions. : CLAIMS
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1602 production, off-Broadway. : HAMLET
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Fur. : ERMINE
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Urge on. : GOAD
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On time. : DULY
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Unrefined. : COARSE
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Clears of guilt. : PURGES
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M. Lupin. : ARSENE
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Exclamations: Fr. : CRIS
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Begone! : OUT
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Some votes. : YEAS
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Part of 23 Down. : ACTIV
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Tenses of Greek verbs. : AORISTS
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Girl's name. : LEONA
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Young animal. : LIONET
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Skillful. : ADEPT
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Mock orange tree. : OSAGE
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Rents. : HIRES
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Fancy belt. : SASH
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Western campus. : UCLA
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Rabbit's title. : BRER
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Type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Part of a ticket. : STUB
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Irritate. : IRE
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Wartime agency. : OSS
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Of a country: Abbr. : NAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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