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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 1963

Author:
Leonard Sussman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Leonard Sussman has 40 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,977
Across
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Machine part. : ROTOR
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Spotted cavy. : PACA
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Path. : LANE
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Wolf, in Kipling tales. : AKELA
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In a line. : AROW
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Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
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Battle royal. : FREEFORALL
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Bristle. : SETA
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Relative of a Glengarry. : TAM
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Brook. : RILL
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French author. : RENAN
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Wise ones. : OWLS
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Color. : EMERALD
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Geronimo, for one. : APACHE
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Laboratory essentials. : ACIDS
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Acolyte's garb. : COTTA
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Lincoln Center's metier. : ARTS
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Soothing sounds. : SHS
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Hangover from W. W. II. : MOLOTOVCOCKTAIL
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Yale. : ELI
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Shift. : VEER
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Turkish decree. : IRADE
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Correct. : AMEND
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Set for operation. : GEARED
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Wife or husband. : CONSORT
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Diverse: Prefix. : POLY
50
Nautical call. : AVAST
51
Where Leghorn is: Abbr. : ITAL
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Sound of surprise. : AHA
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Confident. : SURE
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Not in the know. : UNINFORMED
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Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
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Hornblower's muffler. : MUTE
62
Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
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Embroiders. : SEWS
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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Biblical patriarch. : ABRAM
Down
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Finn's craft. : RAFT
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Vegetable. : OKRA
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Swarm. : TEEM
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Cockney's predicament. : OLE
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Historic air group. : RAF
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Mona Lisa's home. : PARIS
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Asian sea. : ARAL
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Numismatist, for one. : COLLECTOR
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Leather worker's tool. : AWL
10
Scientific marvels amplifying light. : LASERS
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Star in Centaurus. : AGENA
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Province of the U.S.A. : NATAL
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Giant antelope. : ELAND
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Heraldic band. : ORLE
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Florid. : RED
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Numerical prefix. : OCTO
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Indeed! : WHAT
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Assorted: Abbr. : MISC
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Zenith. : ACME
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Swimming hole. : POOL
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King of Norse myth. : ATLI
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Formed an electrical phenomenon. : ARCED
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Hill of Rome: Lat. : AVENTINUS
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River into the Moselle. : SAAR
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Keep secret. : HIDE
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Sea ___ (motor boat). : SLED
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Surplus. : OVER
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Baltic port. : KIEL
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Carhop's need. : TRAY
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Levy. : ASSESS
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Clever remark. : MOT
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Palmer's forte. : GOLF
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___ belli. : CASUS
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Rudimentary. : OVULE
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River into the Bug. : NAREW
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Window parts. : PANES
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Buckwheat tree. : TITI
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Spanish love. : AMOR
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Mother of Ares. : HERA
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Bede. : ADAM
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Strike caller. : UMP
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Defiant one, for short. : REB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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