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New York Times, Tuesday, March 26, 1963

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,987
Across
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Legal plea. : ALIBI
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Larceny. : THEFT
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Memorable American actor. : CRAVEN
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Ancient Greece. : HELLAS
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U.S. nuclear submarine. : SEAWOLF
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Opera role. : RADAMES
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Might. : ARM
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Paying guest. : ROOMER
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Bygone days. : PAST
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Hibernian name. : LIAM
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Chaplet. : WREATH
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Indo-Chinese Buddhist. : LAO
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Oriental. : ASIAN
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Colorado's time zone: abbr. : MST
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Affected coughs. : AHEMS
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Makes a bid, in bridge. : DECLARES
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Originates. : ARISES
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Broadway specialties. : OPERETTAS
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Where Horta is. : AZORES
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Fairly good. : NOTSOBAD
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Sylvan demigod. : SATYR
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Farmer's vocation: abbr. : AGR
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Asseverated. : SWORE
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Army man: abbr. : SGT
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Texas town on the Rio Grande. : YSLETA
50
Nickname for Oliver. : NOLL
51
De ___ (unwanted). : TROP
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Supremely noble. : HEROIC
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Before: dial. : TIL
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Type of college class. : SEMINAR
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Untidy: colloq. : INAMESS
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Dark-colored volcanic rock. : BASALT
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Overseers: colloq. : SUPERS
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Parts of necks. : NAPES
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Dwight Macdonald's specialty. : ESSAY
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Biblical tongue. : ARAMAIC
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Order's partner. : LAW
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Composer Novello. : IVOR
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On earth. : BELOW
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Betrayer of a sort. : INFORMER
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Dark promise. : THREAT
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Compassion. : HEART
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Days of yore: poet. : ELD
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Flutter in the breeze. : FLAP
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Mexican dish. : TAMALES
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Shade of red. : CERISE
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East Indian plant. : SESAME
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Chicory, endive, etc. : SALAD
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Opposed to "lee," in geology. : STOSS
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Mercury's calling. : MESSENGER
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English writer of Arthurian legends. : MALORY
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Plague. : HARASS
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Partial contents of a hope chest. : NAPERY
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"To Each ___." : HISOWN
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Legal matters. : RES
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Lawyer: abbr. : ATT
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Reptile. : TORTOISE
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Staff members: abbr. : ASSTS
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Yugoslavian industrial city. : ZAGREB
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Man from Ankara. : OTTOMAN
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Type of store. : BOOTERY
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Memorable English actor. : ARLISS
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Dingles. : DELLS
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Warns. : ALERTS
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Fine-grained rock. : SHALE
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Primitive people of Japan. : AINUS
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City of the Palazzo Medici. : PISA
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Ammunition of a sort. : CAPS
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Part of the nursery school routine. : NAP
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___ culpa. : MEA

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

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