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New York Times, Friday, April 5, 1963

38-Down : Greeting card legends.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 2
David Steinberg notes:

Puzzles from the week of Apr 1 to Apr 5, 1963 were reprints from puzzles first published in 1962.

This crossword first appeared on Fri Dec 14, 1962.

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 4,996
Across
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Lively dance. : POLKA
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A moment ago. : JUSTNOW
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Large dark recess. : CAVERN
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Civil War campaign, 1862. : ANTIETAM
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Lacking vitality. : ANEMIC
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Support for rails. : CROSSTIE
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Coal product. : TAR
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Small pear. : SECKEL
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Familiar farewell. : TATA
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One of a fictional trio. : ATHOS
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Old Testament book. : HOSEA
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Got by merit. : WON
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Members of FFV. : LEES
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Part of a heel. : LIFT
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Legumes. : BEANS
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Dear me! : ALAS
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Lady in the "Faerie Queene." : UNA
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___ armes! : AUX
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Certain songs. : NATIONALANTHEMS
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Monk's title. : FRA
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Give opportunity to. : LET
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Over again. : ANEW
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Beach, in Spain. : PLAYA
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Criterions: Abbr. : STDS
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Missouri or Ohio: Abbr. : RIV
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Part of TNT. : NITRO
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Inherently: Lat. : PERSE
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Hebrew letter. : ALEF
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Bewailer. : MOANER
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Large tub. : VAT
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Sommelier's concern. : WINECARD
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Amount of advertising matter. : LINAGE
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Informal attire. : NEGLIGEE
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___ biscuit. : BEATEN
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Rigidity. : SETNESS
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Fraxinus trees. : ASHES
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Cigar. : PANATELA
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Get a hotbox. : OVERHEAT
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Man's nickname. : LEM
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___ Kringle. : KRISS
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Noun suffix. : ANCE
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One epithet for father. : JACKOFALLTRADES
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Disquiet. : UNREST
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Long scarf. : STOLE
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Home of 33 Down. : NEST
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Pontiac was one. : OTTAWA
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Serve. : WAITON
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Language of Valencia. : CATALAN
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Resources. : MEANS
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Subject on U. N. controversy. : CHINA
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Harden. : OSSIFY
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Border on. : ABUT
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Moon goddess. : LUNA
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Breathe out. : EXHALE
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Social insects. : ANTS
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Algerian seaport. : ORAN
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A Queen of Thebes. : AEDON
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Weaken. : ENERVATE
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Greeting card legends. : MESSAGES
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Sugar. : SWEETEN
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Shrimplike crustacean. : PRAWN
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Symbols of purity. : LILIES
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Vindicate. : AVENGE
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Floorwalkers' milieu. : STORES
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Likeness. : IMAGE
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Crowbars. : PRIES
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Hat fabric. : FELT
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Where Portoferraio is. : ELBA
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Ohio city: Abbr. : CIN
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Slangy negative. : NAH

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