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New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 1963

Author:
Jean Reed
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jean Reed has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,976
Across
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Pigments. : REDS
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Shaded retreat. : ARBOR
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Circle parts. : ARCS
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On. : ATOP
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John Ridd's girl. : LORNA
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City NW of Brindisi. : BARI
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Tiger. : SABERTOOTH
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___'s life. : ADOG
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Fold. : PLEAT
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Friday entree. : SWORDFISH
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Peace of mind. : REST
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R. A. member. : ARTIST
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Leave. : PERMIT
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Like a fireplace. : ASHY
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His: Fr. : ALUI
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"___ merry old soul was he." : ANDA
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Brilliant gathering. : SALON
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Hold back. : REIN
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Salvation Army man. : BOOTH
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"And the ___ raths outgrabe." : MOME
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Extra inning. : TENTH
45
Shoe accessory. : TREE
46
Towser's treat. : BONE
47
Gulf south of Yemen. : ADEN
49
Dull. : STUPID
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The "Scourge of God." : ATTILA
55
Heavy hammer. : MAUL
56
Thimblerig. : SHELLGAME
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Port of Iraq. : BASRA
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Greens. : KALE
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Guy Gilpatric hero. : GLENCANNON
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Temperate. : MILD
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English composer. : ELGAR
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Assistant bishop: Abbr. : COAD
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Great amounts: Colloq. : REAMS
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Place for pitchers, old style. : EWRY
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Irritate. : RASP
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Useful Latin term. : ETAL
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Southwest building material. : DOBE
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Spicy plant. : SPEARMINT
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Come home to ___. : ROOST
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Word used with high and low. : BROW
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Aware of. : ONTO
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Cheering sound. : RAHRAH
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Behind. : ABAFT
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Circle features. : RADII
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Peevish. : CROSS
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Large number: Colloq. : SIGHT
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Road from Canada to Key West: Abbr. : RTEI
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Teetotalers. : DRYS
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Back wound. : STAB
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Hairdo item. : PART
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Robt. ___. : ELEE
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Archaeologist's concern. : RUIN
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Decorate. : ADORN
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Fill too full. : SATE
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Remark. : NOTE
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Vehicle of a sort. : AMBULANCE
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Part of a cat's cradle. : LOOP
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All: Prefix. : OMNI
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If ___ be. : NEED
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"For ___ jolly good fellow . . . " : HESA
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Auditorium. : HALL
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Weapon. : DAGGER
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Horn. : TUBA
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"___ another." : ASKME
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Massenet opera. : THAIS
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Reveals. : TELLS
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___ France. : ILEDE
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Bangkok's river. : MENAM
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___ Tage (every day): Ger. : ALLE
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Large: prefix. : MEGA
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Symbol of whiteness. : SNOW
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Zoo sound effect. : ROAR
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Presidential nickname. : ANDY
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Amounts of money: Abbr. : CRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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