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New York Times, Friday, March 1, 1963

Author:
John Byrne
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
John F. Byrne has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,966
Across
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Hunter's prey. : STAG
5
Spigot. : TAP
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Eventually. : INTIME
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Legendary heroes. : PALADINS
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Teeter-totter. : SEESAW
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Argument to show an idea is right. : APOLOGIA
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Lissome. : SVELTE
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Mountain passes. : DEFILES
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Pay court to. : SUE
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Sounds of appreciation. : AHS
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Old rapier. : ESTOC
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Laboratory items. : ESTERS
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Light collation. : TEA
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Merrymaking. : CARNIVAL
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Frozen food. : ICE
35
Natural ability. : FLAIR
37
Delete. : ERASE
38
Summery hues. : SUNTANS
40
Waking dream. : REVERIE
42
Presbyter. : ELDER
43
Garden mint. : THYME
45
Zebu's cousin. : YAK
46
Shakespearean setting. : ELSINORE
48
Jar. : URN
50
Material often made of silver. : LINING
52
Dormouse. : LEROT
56
Subjoin. : ADD
59
"Stand like Druids of ___ ... " : ELD
60
Sportsman of a sort. : AMATEUR
62
Widow of Robbins, in "Porgy." : SERENA
64
Hill of Rome. : AVENTINE
65
Copiousness. : PLENTY
66
Inclination. : TENDENCY
67
Duffer's problem. : SLICES
68
Elected: Fr. : ELU
69
Letters. : DEES
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Digger. : SPADE
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Finish lines. : TAPES
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In the crow's nest. : ALOFT
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Small Dutch merchant ship. : GALIOT
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Buster Brown's dog. : TIGE
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Flavoring seed. : ANISE
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
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Promulgator. : ISSUER
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Ideal place. : NEVERNEVERLAND
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Curler's mark. : TEE
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One of the Balearics, for example. : ISLA
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School course, for short. : MATH
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Ovines. : EWES
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Motto for a dweller in 9 Down. : DOLCEFARNIENTE
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Galaxy-bright. : STARRY
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School course: Abbr. : SCI
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Bring into being. : SIRE
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23.4 in., in Sweden. : ALN
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Diversify. : VARY
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Where to find 45 Across. : ASIA
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Pungent plant. : LEEK
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Conversational cliche. : ISEE
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Pick the best. : CULL
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Tips. : ENDS
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Former queen of Belgium. : ASTRID
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Lime tree. : TEIL
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King-size bird. : EMU
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Gobbler's mate. : HEN
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Materials used in relief effect. : ONLAYS
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Gained. : NETTED
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Hammer of a sort. : GAVEL
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Roi's consort. : REINE
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Weight unit. : OUNCE
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Cards. : TREYS
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Serpents. : ASPS
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Farmer's home. : DELL
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German number. : DREI
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Chef's concern. : MENU
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Envelope insert: Abbr. : ENC
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Broke bread. : ATE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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