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New York Times, Friday, March 8, 1963

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,972
Across
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Accompany. : JOIN
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Electrical unit. : FARAD
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Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
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Occupied with: colloq. : UPTO
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Native of Muscat. : OMANI
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Mrs., in Poland. : PANI
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Member of the brain trust. : MASTERMIND
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Leaf cutters. : ANTS
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Highlander. : PLAIDMAN
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"But you ___ to remember." : FORGOT
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Plant bud. : CION
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Unprecedented. : NOVEL
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Casters. : CRUETS
28
Emergency hose holder. : FIREREEL
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Leap. : HOP
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Wooden shoe. : SABOT
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Garand, for one. : RIFLE
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"Sacred river" in "Kubla Khan." : ALPH
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Former V. P. : NIXON
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Buskin. : BOOT
40
Lancet. : FLEAM
42
Renovate. : RENEW
44
Choose. : OPT
45
Transmits. : FORWARDS
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One of the Fords. : WHITEY
49
Nimbi. : HALOS
50
Double. : TWIN
51
Victor's share. : SPOILS
53
Wellington. : IRONDUKE
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His: Fr. : ALUI
58
Crowned heads. : SOVEREIGNS
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Genus of deer. : RUSA
61
Curved metal piece. : URAIL
62
Cavern: poet. : GROT
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Verily. : AMEN
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Unit. : MONAD
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Slangy exclamation of apology. : OOPS
Down
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Track event. : JUMP
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Milky gem. : OPAL
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"___ long lane that has no turning." : ITSA
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Catch sight of. : NOTICE
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Native of Taipeh. : FORMOSAN
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Capital of Jordan. : AMMAN
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Downpour. : RAIN
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New England cape. : ANN
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Destroyed: colloq. : DIDFOR
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Cut of meat. : SPARERIB
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The heath aster. : TANGLEFOOT
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Poetic preposition. : UNTO
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Fine spray. : MIST
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Revises. : EDITS
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Remaining. : OVER
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Element now called radon. : NITON
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Banter. : CHAFF
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Jacob Abbott hero. : ROLLO
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Legislative group. : UPPERHOUSE
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Fur animals. : FOXES
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Abscond. : ELOPE
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Girl's nickname. : LETTY
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Buntings. : BIRDS
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Native of Hilo. : HAWAIIAN
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Dvorak symphony. : NEWWORLD
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Shaded walk. : MALL
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Plaintive sound. : WHINE
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Drama's maker of robots. : ROSSUM
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Blue dye. : INDIGO
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Commune in Italy. : TREIA
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One of the Delanos. : SARA
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Bluish-red color. : PLUM
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Turgenev. : IVAN
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___-Finnic languages. : UGRO
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Rounded ornamental protuberance. : KNOP
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Common suffixes. : ESTS
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Gold: Sp. : ORO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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