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New York Times, Friday, March 15, 1963

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,978
Across
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Hoaxes. : SHAMS
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Garment parts. : LAPELS
12
Money substitutes. : COUPONS
14
Small drum. : TABORET
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One of de Gaulle's concerns. : ALGERIE
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Ordinary. : ROUTINE
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___'wester, type of hat. : SOU
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Agent. : OPERANT
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Important radio outfit. : VOA
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Part of 20 Across: Abbr. : AMER
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Ambler. : ERIC
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Angelfish. : SHARK
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Errata of a sort. : BONERS
28
Wife of Thor. : SIF
30
Numbers. : ONES
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Electric terminal. : ANODE
32
Hillock. : KNOLL
34
Circus features. : STUNTS
37
Grating. : GRILLE
40
Newcastle products. : COALS
42
Certain daily deliveries. : MAILS
44
Incontestable. : SURE
47
Earth: Prefix. : GEO
48
Hundredweight. : CENTAL
49
Set of beliefs. : CREDO
51
Opera role. : ELSA
53
Half: Fr. : DEMI
54
Farm animal. : RAM
55
Where Dante's tomb is. : RAVENNA
58
Free from. : RID
59
Vivify. : ANIMATE
61
Flatter fawningly. : ADULATE
63
Certain woods, in Italy. : PINETAS
64
Spanish Main peril. : PIRATES
65
Depress. : SADDEN
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Housewives, old style. : DAMES
Down
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Pacific island group. : SOLOMONS
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Frenchman. : HUGUENOT
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Mandrill. : APE
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Mindanao native. : MORO
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Bog birds. : SNIPES
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City NE of Soissons. : LAON
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Borders upon. : ABUTS
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Card playing term. : POT
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Capital of Armenia. : ERIVAN
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Poe ballad. : LENORE
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Chophouse specialities. : STEAKS
12
Melon. : CASABA
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Diviner. : SEER
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Artist's copy. : TRACING
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Insurance term. : RISK
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Store sign. : REDUCED
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Fabric used for window shades. : HOLLAND
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City on the Truckee. : RENO
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Suitable to. : FOR
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Juicy fruit. : LIME
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Der ___. : TAG
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Garment parts. : SLEEVES
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Educated. : LITERATE
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Babylon's enemies. : ELAMITES
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Menu item. : SOLE
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Playground favorites. : SLIDES
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Cracklings. : SCRAPS
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Thalia's sister. : URANIA
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Evoke something forgotten. : REMIND
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One kind of camera. : CANDID
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Wax eloquent. : ORATE
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Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
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___ end (over). : ATAN
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Emanation. : AURA
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Of the Middle Ages: Abbr. : MED
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Getaway: Slang. : LAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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