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New York Times, Monday, March 2, 1964

5-Down : Opaque quartz.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 323 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,328
Across
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Labyrinth. : MAZE
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Casts off capriciously. : JILTS
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Call's partner. : BECK
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Symbol of power. : IRON
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Ammonia compound. : AMINE
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"___ after his own heart." : AMAN
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Big-money race horse of 1963. : CANDYSPOTS
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Troubadour instrument. : LUTE
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Sandburg hero. : ABE
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Make way for. : OPEN
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Animal fat. : TALLOW
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Pulitzer winner, 1963. : EDEL
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Copters. : GIROS
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Piece of furniture. : ROCKER
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Beneficial. : SANATIVE
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Merman. : ETHEL
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The same. : EQUAL
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Predicament: Colloq. : FIX
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Lake, in Africa. : CHAD
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Shirt adjuncts. : STUDS
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13 Down, old style. : WIST
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At the age of: Lat. : AET
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Caverns in Virginia. : LURAY
40
Possessive pronoun. : THEIR
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Chaired. : PRESIDED
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A kind of daisy. : SHASTA
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Upholder of the heavens. : ATLAS
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Surfeit. : GLUT
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Independence name. : TRUMAN
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Twice the radius: Abbr. : DIAM
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Capital of Latvia. : RIGA
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Opportunists' cousins. : EARLYBIRDS
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Adjective suffix. : ICAL
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Card. : SPADE
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Droop. : FADE
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Irish county. : MAYO
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English composer (1857-1934). : ELGAR
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Miner's nail. : SPAD
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Silicate. : MICA
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Bedouin. : ARAB
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City area. : ZONE
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Omega. : END
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Opaque quartz. : JASPER
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Force. : IMPEL
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Symbol of power. : LION
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Explosive. : TNT
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Poems. : SESTINAS
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Vote. : BALLOT
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Combines, as oil and water. : EMULSIFIES
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Famous Roman. : CATO
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Was aware of. : KNEW
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Sing. : YODEL
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Salt lake of Asia. : ARAL
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Stretched (with "out"). : EKED
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Colorful. : GAUDY
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Summary: Colloq. : RECAP
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Else. : OTHER
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Kentucky Derby winner, 1963. : CHATEAUGAY
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Subdivision of a platoon. : SQUAD
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Social call. : VISIT
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Bit player. : EXTRA
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Beings: Fr. : ETRES
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African people. : SUDANESE
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Exclamation of surprise. : WHAT
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Girl's name. : LILA
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Digit. : THUMB
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Seaport in Brittany. : STMALO
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"The Deer ___." : SLAYER
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Rigoletto's daughter. : GILDA
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Window dressing. : TRIM
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Costa ___. : RICA
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Lag behind. : DRAG
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Stratagem. : TRAP
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Po tributary. : ADDA
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Made to serve. : USED
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Month: Abbr. : APL
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Suppositions. : IFS

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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