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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 1963

Author:
Jay Sheldon
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,982
Across
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Opposite to. : VISAVIS
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Eton boy's parent. : MATER
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Bunker Hill, for one. : MONUMENT
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Expatriates. : EXILES
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In the open air. : ALFRESCO
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Port of Brazil. : RECIFE
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Turkish pound. : LIRA
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Muddled. : TURBID
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Number on a clock dial. : XII
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___ standstill. : ATA
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Shade of red. : BEET
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___ Fein. : SINN
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Cushat or chebec. : BIRD
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Rancher of a sort. : DUDE
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Noisy frolic. : SPREE
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Hades of Roman myth. : AVERNUS
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Liturgy. : RITE
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Hardwood tree. : REDOAK
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Make an extract by boiling. : DECOCT
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Misfortunes. : WOES
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Course of study. : SEMINAR
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Term in geology. : STOSS
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Cuts off. : LOPS
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Eldritch. : EERY
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Crafty. : WILY
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"Kon-___." : TIKI
49
Members of the stag line. : HES
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Leftover. : END
51
Winged fruit. : SAMARA
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Hush!, old style. : SOFT
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Words of wisdom. : ADAGES
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Theater location. : PARTERRE
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___ populus: Motto of Arkansas. : REGNAT
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Irate. : INCENSED
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Go back to one's Alma Mater. : REUNE
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Opera lover, perhaps. : STANDEE
Down
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Expressing a wish, as a verb, mood, etc. : VOLITIVE
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Certain rays. : INFRARED
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Chapter of the Koran. : SURA
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Soul: Fr. : AME
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Put on garments. : VEST
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Anything burdensome. : INCUBUS
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Put away. : STORED
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Excellence. : MERIT
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Chopped. : AXED
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Nervous symptom. : TIC
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Medicinal item. : ELIXIR
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Purify. : REFINE
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Coastal region of India. : MALABAR
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Rouen's river. : SEINE
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Bock. : BEER
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Kind. : SPECIE
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Somnolent. : DROWSY
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Noble. : DUKE
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Opposite of stern. : STEM
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Greek temple. : NAOS
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Famous date. : IDES
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Inferior: Colloq. : ONEHORSE
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Happy. : CAREFREE
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Had a rendezvous. : TRYSTED
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Nickname for a thin man. : SLIM
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Consonantal sound. : SPIRANT
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Assert with emphasis. : SWEAR
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Flammable material. : TINDER
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Subject of "De Senectute." : OLDAGE
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Giraffes' relatives. : OKAPIS
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Discrimination. : TASTE
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O'Casey. : SEAN
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Reliquary. : ARCA
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Remit. : SEND
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Wildebeest. : GNU
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Hosiery size. : TEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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