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New York Times, Saturday, March 14, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,340
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Professions. : METIERS
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Stemware. : GLASSES
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Prescription measure. : ONEDRAM
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Story. : ROMANCE
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Collective name of Pacific islands. : OCEANIA
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Sign, in a way. : INITIAL
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Slangy negative. : NIT
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Organic substances. : ENZYMES
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Mates: Abbr. : PRS
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Members of the firm: Abbr. : BROS
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Former govt. agency. : ESA
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Beauty shop item. : SET
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Copy of an original. : ECTYPE
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Heavenly phenomenon. : ECLIPSE
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Southern state, in song. : ALABAM
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Span. : REACH
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Very dark: Prefix. : MELANO
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Make ___ eyes at. : SHEEPS
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Juniper of the Old Testament. : RETEM
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Army maneuver. : SORTIE
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City on the Chisholm Trail. : ABILENE
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A wise answer. : ORACLE
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Elders: Abbr. : SRS
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Bounder. : CAD
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Grasslands. : LEAS
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She-bear: Sp. : OSA
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Whelk or limpet. : MOLLUSK
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Silence! : TST
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Famous comedy, for short. : MUCHADO
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___ Kappa. : PHIBETA
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Small spaces. : AREOLES
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Co-author of "The Ugly American." : LEDERER
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Put back. : RESTORE
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Bespangles. : ENSTARS
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A certain ray of light. : MOONBEAM
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Surround. : ENCIRCLE
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Complete: Colloq. : TEETOTAL
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Mountain of Crete. : IDA
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River of Ireland. : ERNE
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Weather report. : RAIN
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Relative of smog. : SMAZE
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Facial expression. : GRIMACE
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Isolated. : LONE
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English author Kingsley ___. : AMIS
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Held a session. : SAT
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Takes pot shots (at). : SNIPES
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Old card game. : ECARTE
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Program items: Abbr. : SELS
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Nieuport's river. : YSER
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Ancient city, famed as a center of luxury. : SYBARIS
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Having a round form. : SPHERAL
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Discussion group. : PANEL
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Overact: Colloq. : EMOTE
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Catch in a certain way. : LASSO
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Ethereal fluid in veins of the gods. : ICHOR
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Useful bit of Latin. : ETCETERA
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Architectural feature. : PILASTER
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What certain comic-strip characters do. : SEESTARS
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Fence in. : ENCLOSE
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Repast. : MEAL
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Promise confidently. : ASSURE
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Suspenders. : BRACES
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Twofold. : DUPLE
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Islamic caliph of 634 A.D. : OMAR
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Saint ___, French town. : MALO
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River of Brandenburg. : ODER
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Chinese god. : SHEN
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Members of the family. : KIDS
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Excitable. : HOT
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Wager. : BET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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