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New York Times, Thursday, March 7, 1963

Author:
Barbara L. Golub
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Barbara L. Golub has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,971

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Across
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Parts of musical notes. : STEMS
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Great playwright and music critic. : SHAW
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Music for one instrument. : SOLI
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Ship's deck. : ORLOP
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Apiece. : EACH
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Like a metronomic beat. : EVEN
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Musical direction. : PIANISSIMO
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Respected senior. : DEAN
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Frequent. : HABITUATE
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Analyze syntactically. : PARSE
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Word frequently contracted. : NOT
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"___ Blue." : AMI
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Baby watcher. : SITTER
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In the ___ (in currently favored style). : GROOVE
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___ noire. : BETE
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One of Rhode Island's founders. : CLARKE
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Chum. : PAL
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Wood strip. : SLAT
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Soak. : RET
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Displayed contempt. : SNEERED
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Samuel's mentor. : ELI
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Flanders stream. : YSER
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Relative of a joule. : ERG
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Vicar's deputy. : CURATE
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In a different manner. : ELSE
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Spar used to stow cargo. : STEEVE
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Close things, at times. : SHAVES
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Springtime, in France. : MAI
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Chemin de ___. : FER
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Lukewarm. : TEPID
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Important acoustic condition. : RESONANCE
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Unusual. : RARE
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Skilled musician, for example. : TECHNICIAN
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Admit frankly. : AVOW
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Formerly. : ONCE
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Musical direction. : LENTO
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Desires: colloq. : YENS
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Proverbially, things exactly alike. : PEAS
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Fringes. : EDGES
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Student: colloq. : SOPH
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Musical instruments. : TRIANGLES
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Highly wrought. : ELABORATE
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TV studio screen. : MONITOR
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Barbecue implement. : SPIT
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Flavoring seed. : SESAME
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Caribbean republic. : HAITI
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Summit. : ACME
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Jerome Kern song. : WHO
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Gives a soothing medicine. : SEDATES
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Apparent. : OVERT
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Type of contract. : LEASE
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___ circle. : INNER
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Urbanity. : SUAVENESS
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Place for a theater orchestra. : PIT
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Musical composition. : SELECTION
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Approves: colloq. : OKS
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Musical measure. : BAR
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Quality in the voice of some singers. : CRY
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Violin attachment. : PEG
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Yeast. : LEAVENING
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Quarrel. : ALTERCATE
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Curved line, in music. : TIE
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Before. : ERE
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In the offing. : DUE
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Contents of an artist's scrapbook. : REVIEWS
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Put a new surface on. : REFACED
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Conducted. : LED
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Window parts. : SASHES
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Wander. : STRAY
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Pant. : HEAVE
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Front section of a stage. : APRON
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Center or goal for many people. : MECCA
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One of Lesage's names. : RENE
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Shade of green. : NILE
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Early space traveler. : ENOS
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High notes of the voice. : TOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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