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New York Times, Tuesday, March 12, 1963

Author:
Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jan and Mike Dubin have 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,975

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Across
1
Suit. : FIT
4
Male duck. : DRAKE
9
Polyhymnia. : MUSE
13
Excited. : AGOG
15
Element of the halogen group. : IODIN
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Sit ___ (take part). : INON
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Suit. : CORRESPOND
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Subtle. : NICE
20
Beats. : TROUNCES
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Part of a car. : TRUNK
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Diminutive of Matilda. : MAUD
24
Snouted animal. : COATI
25
Companion of fears. : DOUBTS
28
Hectic. : FRENETIC
31
Pippin. : APPLE
32
City S of Florence. : SIENA
33
___ spot. : INA
34
Deal (out). : METE
35
Receded. : WANED
36
Long and slender. : LANK
37
Favoring. : PRO
38
Remove the shell. : SHUCK
39
Mediterranean vessel. : SETEE
40
Luncheon item. : SANDWICH
42
Will. : ROGERS
43
Speechify. : ORATE
44
Tree trunk. : BOLE
45
Quartz. : AGATE
46
Resonant. : RESONANT
50
Hoofbeat. : CLOP
51
Everywhere. : NEARANDFAR
53
Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
54
Athirst. : EAGER
55
Other than. : SAVE
56
Masses. : WADS
57
Unswept. : DUSTY
58
Gypsy gentleman. : RYE
Down
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Truth. : FACT
2
Stravinsky. : IGOR
3
Corrida star. : TORO
4
Object hurled in field event. : DISCUS
5
Tied. : ROPED
6
Commotions. : ADOS
7
Relatives. : KIN
8
In a line. : ENDTOEND
9
Trifling. : MINUTE
10
Tyro. : UNINITIATE
11
Anklet. : SOCK
12
Compass point. : ENE
14
Complain. : GRUMBLE
18
Growing out. : ENATE
22
Frog genus. : RANA
24
Relative of a bayou. : CREEK
25
Tones down. : DAMPS
26
Musical show. : OPERA
27
Making mischief. : UPTONOGOOD
28
Canary, for one. : FINCH
29
___ tube. : INNER
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Ale's partners. : CAKES
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Chef's concern. : SAUCE
35
Bleached. : WHITENED
36
Stories of a sort. : LEGENDS
38
The Babe's "kingdom." : SWAT
39
Lawmaker. : SOLON
41
Decorator's concern. : DRAPES
42
Subject of well-known Nevin song. : ROSARY
44
Hat. : BERET
45
Dawn, in Italy. : ALBA
46
Old clothes. : RAGS
47
___ cry. : AFAR
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Shade of blue. : NAVY
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Famous name in the theater. : TREE
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High jumper of rhyme. : COW
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___ de vie (brandy). : EAU

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

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