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New York Times, Saturday, March 2, 1963

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 13-Across, HONEYBEE, was "What 'desert' means." This was probably supposed to be "What 'Deseret' means." Made that change. Clue for 43-Down was "Makes eye (at)." Changed to "Makes eyes (at)."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,967

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Across
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Dusky: Poet. : SWART
6
Pasternak's birthplace. : MOSCOW
12
Baseball pitch. : SLIDER
13
What "Deseret" means. : HONEYBEE
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Opera role. : MADAMEBUTTERFLY
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Paragraphs. : ITEMS
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Negatively charged particle. : ANION
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Diminutive suffix. : ULE
20
Hexham's river. : TYNE
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Prohibit. : ESTOP
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Presidential initials. : HST
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Accepted willingly. : TAKEN
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One of Bolivia's capitals. : SUCRE
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Pedagogist's degree. : MPD
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Finished. : OVER
30
Landed estate. : DOMAIN
31
Conduct becoming a gentleman and sportsman: Colloq. : CRICKET
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Relied upon. : TRUSTED
34
Nettings. : MESHES
35
King. : TSAR
36
Revisers: Abbr. : EDS
37
Rabbit fur. : LAPIN
38
Of, from, etc.: Abbr. : PREPS
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Milliliters: Abbr. : MLS
40
Fried lightly. : SAUTE
41
Ship's deck. : POOP
45
Fruit tree of the Philippines. : IBA
46
Admonitions. : DONTS
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Mountain formation. : RIDGE
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Lose self-restraint: Slang. : FLYOFFTHEHANDLE
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Perceive flashes of light: Colloq. : SEESTARS
52
Horn. : ANTLER
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Having a fashionable air: Colloq. : DRESSY
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Restrains. : STAYS
Down
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Of bluish color. : SLATY
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Make larger. : WIDEN
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Subject of "South Pacific" song. : ADAME
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Leftovers: Abbr. : REMS
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Uno, due, ___. : TRE
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Formal proposal. : MOTION
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Ahead of all others: Colloq. : ONTOP
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Beheld. : SEEN
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St. ___, French town. : CYR
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Bewilder. : OBFUSCATE
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Attempted favorably. : WELLTRIED
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Struck. : SMIT
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Type of horse. : HUNTER
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Observe. : EYE
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Score of a sort. : BASKET
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Feature of a tropical house. : EAVES
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Buzzes. : HUMS
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Souvenir. : TOKEN
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Certain beverages. : SOURS
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Finishes. : ENDS
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Several years ago. : MCML
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Made a preliminary statement. : PREAMBLED
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Exhibitor. : DISPLAYER
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Curtain. : DRAPE
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Greek letters. : CHIS
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African fly. : TSETSE
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Verities. : TRUTHS
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Butler's bailiwick. : PANTRY
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Pieces of furniture. : SOFAS
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Historic ship. : PINTA
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In a singular manner. : ODDLY
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Makes eyes (at). : OGLES
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Equal. : PEER
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Suppositions. : IFS
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Defendants: Abbr. : DFTS
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Scold vehemently. : RANT
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Chemical suffix. : OSE
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Causes to be. : HAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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