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New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 1963

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 528 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,019
Across
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Impetus. : STEAM
6
"___ unto my feet." : ALAMP
11
Champion racehorse. : SWAPS
16
Thin. : SPARSE
17
English pianist. : BAUER
18
Fleecy cloud formation. : CIRRUS
20
Quality of great stars. : STAGEPRESENCE
22
Temporary. : INTERIM
24
Word on a towel set. : HERS
25
Chinese: Prefix. : SINO
26
Scuffles. : TUSSLES
28
Grammar abbreviation. : PLU
29
Table scrap. : ORT
30
Standard. : NORM
32
Board. : MEALS
33
Three: Sp. : TRES
34
Part of a TV dinner. : PEAS
36
Sacrifice, in Hebrew Bible. : CORBAN
38
1933 initials. : NRA
39
Historic ship. : MAINE
40
City N. of San Francisco. : SONOMA
42
Well-known composer. : MENOTTI
44
Bests. : WORSTS
45
Ridge. : WELT
47
Ship's crane. : DAVIT
48
Church title. : PADRE
49
Hawaiian sight. : MAUNALOA
53
Income of a sort. : GATERECEIPTS
57
Arabic form of "Mac." : IBN
58
Iowan city. : DUBUQUE
60
Pony. : NAG
61
Discover. : LEARN
62
Lapses. : NODS
64
City near Venice. : PADUA
65
U Thant, for one. : ASIAN
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Suffer: Scot. : DREE
68
Exhibits of swordplay. : DUELS
70
Washington group. : CIA
71
Part of London. : CHELSEA
73
Power project. : TVA
74
Popular loafing spot. : STREETCORNER
77
Scrutinized. : SURVEYED
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In earnest: Lat. : SERIO
80
Refreshing. : TONIC
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Obstacle. : SNAG
83
Item for some millinery. : HATPIN
85
Wedding VIP. : BESTMAN
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Casual clothes. : SLACKS
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In addition. : AGAIN
92
Manager: Abbr. : DIR
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Scholar. : SAVANT
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Darn it! : DRAT
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State: Abbr. : TENN
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Bay. : BIGHT
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Water sprite. : NIXE
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Direction. : ENE
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Limit. : END
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Andean birds. : CONDORS
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Oaf. : LOUT
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"Where ___?" : WASI
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Range of the Canadian Rockies. : STIKINE
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Babbitt's calling. : REALESTATEMAN
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Sleeper of sorts. : SNORER
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Better balanced. : SANER
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Encomiums. : ELOGES
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Those checking out. : GOERS
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Fringes. : EDGES
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Austerity. : RIGOR
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Frugal, as fare. : SPARTAN
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Dog ___. : TAGS
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Sooner than. : ERE
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Vipers. : ASPS
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Wool. : MERINO
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Deep in thought. : ABSORBED
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Town N. of Port Moresby. : LAE
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Chloe, for one. : AUNT
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Vade ___ (come with me): Lat. : MECUM
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What "I am" is. : PRESENTTENSE
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Messina Strait headland. : SCILLA
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Cellar contents. : WINES
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Part of A.B. : ARTS
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Common prefix. : PRE
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Social event of a kind. : SURPRISEPARTY
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Hi-fi word. : STEREO
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Awestruck. : SILENT
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Boutiques. : SHOPS
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Oversized: Archaic. : ENORM
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Daydreams. : MUSES
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Oriental garment. : SARI
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Nicaraguan capital. : MANAGUA
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Lingered. : TARRIED
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Seeded. : SOWN
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Bring to mind. : CALLUP
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"New" stars. : NOVAE
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T, for one. : MODEL
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Lea. : MEAD
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Small bird. : TIT
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Servicewoman. : WAC
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Useful plant. : TOBACCO
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Steed. : PEGASUS
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Takes care. : MINDS
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Nearly. : ABOUT
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Judgment. : UNDERSTANDING
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Of sound. : AUDIO
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Birds. : RAILS
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Truce: Fr. : TREVE
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Slamming Sammy. : SNEAD
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Western cow pony. : QUARTERHORSE
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Designating some servants. : SLEEPIN
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Evil spirit of Persian religion. : AHRIMAN
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German chemist. : NERNST
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Finch. : SERIN
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Mint product. : CENTS
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Of grandparents. : AVAL
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Part of pewter. : TIN
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Digits: Abbr. : NOS
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Old oath. : EGAD
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Carpers. : CAVILERS
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Dislikes. : HATES
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Go-betweens. : AGENTS
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Dallas, to Texans. : BIGD
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Largest of the Cyclades. : NAXOS
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Small pitcher. : CREAMER
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Wilt Chamberlain's alma mater. : KANSAS
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Toby's relative. : STEIN
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Restaurants. : DINERS
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A gender. : NEUTER
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Howler. : BONER
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Tire part. : TREAD
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Wax: Fr. : CIRE
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Vocalized. : SANG
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Anklebones. : TALI
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"Alas, Time stays, ___." : WEGO
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Chinese statesman. : KOO
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Tar's term. : LEE
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Dress (out). : TOG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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