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THEN AND NOW

New York Times, Sunday, May 19, 1963

Author:
Ted Dombras
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 701 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 19, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,040
Across
1
"___ Rita." : RIO
4
Force, in physics. : TORQUE
10
___ sister. : SOB
13
Winter sound. : SNIFFLE
20
Beatniks' rendezvous. : COFFEEHOUSE
22
Jazz Age rendezvous. : SPEAKEASIES
24
Garb of the 1960's. : WASHANDWEAR
25
Garb of the 1920's. : RACCOONCOAT
26
Priam's land. : TROAS
27
Work unit. : ERG
28
Glen Gray's Casa ___ Band. : LOMA
29
Rhode Island rebel. : DORR
30
Little ___. : NECK
33
Leaven. : YEAST
37
Singer Torme. : MEL
38
Sharp point. : TINE
40
Actor today. : LADD
43
Take the ___. : RAP
45
Tucker and others. : SOPHIES
47
Actor today. : COTTEN
49
"The College Widow" man. : ADE
50
Hyderabad ruler. : NIZAM
52
Large vats. : KIERS
53
TV name today. : LAWFORD
54
Wife of 16 Down. : ZELDA
56
Gardenia. : ODOR
58
Highways: Abbr. : RDS
59
Japanese-American. : NISEI
60
King of Spain then. : ALFONSO
62
Leg bone. : TIBIA
64
C. G. Norris novel, 1917. : SALT
65
Poet and critic then and now. : TATE
69
Turn the dial. : RETUNE
70
Capek character. : ROBOT
71
"The Bridge of ___ Luis Rey," 1927. : SAN
72
Teased: Slang. : RAZZED
74
Go-___. : GETTER
76
"Taras Bulba" author. : GOGOL
78
Urdu, Thai, etc. : TONGUES
79
Stoppage. : HALT
81
Front page name then and now. : ROCKEFELLER
84
Time period. : TERM
85
Singer then and now. : SINATRA
87
Pit. : ABYSS
88
"___, that's my baby . . . " : YESSIR
90
Pascal thought. : PENSEE
91
Malone, etc. : DRS
92
Nicholas II and others. : TSARS
94
Irish author then and now. : OCASEY
98
Time-setting phrase. : ASOF
99
Famous fielder now. : MAYS
101
Actress Massey. : ILONA
102
Paavo Nurmi then. : ATHLETE
103
Herb. : ANISE
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Ziegfeld. : FLO
106
Gump or Griffith. : ANDY
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Turkish city. : ADANA
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Liqueur: Var. : ABSINTH
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Darken. : CLOUD
114
Al Smith symbol. : DERBY
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Seaman. : TAR
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Textiles. : MOIRES
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Mrs. Kennedy then. : BOUVIER
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Carrillo. : LEO
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Office VIP. : BOSS
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Electron tube. : BULB
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___ Friday. : MAN
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Chemical compound. : ESTER
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Lindbergh's flight. : SOLO
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"___ Brutus." : DEAR
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Botanist Gray and others. : ASAS
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Common prefix. : MIS
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Island W of Curaçao. : ARUBA
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Ring name now. : SONNYLISTON
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Ring name then. : PANCHOVILLA
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Comic then and now. : MICKEYMOUSE
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Comedian then and now. : EDDIECANTOR
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Salad greens. : CRESSES
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Plant. : SOW
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Newport, for one. : RESORT
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Sailor then. : GOB
Down
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Sound of the 1920's. : ROAR
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Conditional phrase. : IFSO
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Out ___. : OFHAND
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Big cassino. : TEN
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Exclaimed: Contr. : OHD
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Poet laureate, 1715–18. : ROWE
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Interrogate. : QUERY
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Fowler's concern. : USAGES
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Always: Contr. : EER
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Kazakh, for one: Abbr. : SSR
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"Story of ___ Whiteley," 1920. : OPAL
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"Mourning ___ Electra." : BECOMES
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A toast. : SKOAL
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New: Prefix. : NEO
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"Then ___ you and all of us . . . " : IAND
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Jazz Age name. : FSCOTTFITZGERALD
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Flowery: It. : FIORITO
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Pupil. : LEARNER
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Part of i.e. : EST
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Hundredweight: Abbr. : CWT
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Affluence. : EASE
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High moments. : ACMES
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Dernier ___. : CRI
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Musical toy. : KAZOO
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Expression of Col. Glenn's. : AOK
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Front page name, May 21, 1927. : SPIRITOFSTLOUIS
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Mme. Bara. : THEDA
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Terminus. : END
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Leper. : LAZAR
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Astaire's partner then. : ADELE
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Dutch ware. : DELFT
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Big shoulder item then. : PAD
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Tax bureau now: Abbr. : IRS
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Front page name now. : CASTRO
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Be in debt. : OWE
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Relative of a Youmans heroine. : NANNETTE
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Jaguars, etc. : MOTORCARS
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Popular role then. : LIL
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Actor then, actor now. : DOUGLASFAIRBANKS
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Kid: Slang. : RIB
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Girl's name. : NAN
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Smart ___. : SET
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Well known colonel. : BOGEY
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Dancer then. : SALLYRAND
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Côte d'___. : AZUR
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Abound. : TEEM
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Mss. men. : EDS
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Auto then. : REO
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Mr. Hurok to friends. : SOL
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Best seller, 1923. : ANTICHAY
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Part of a refrain. : TRA
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Art medium. : GESSO
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Corporation men: Abbr. : TRS
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Hastens. : HIES
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___ Domini. : ANNO
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Chess pieces: Abbr. : KBS
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Noun suffixes. : EES
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Hot Springs. : SPA
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Pardons. : REMITS
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"Old Soak." : SOT
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Cochineal. : DYE
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Miscellany. : ANA
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Coalition today. : SEATO
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Heating vessels. : ETNAS
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The Twenties. : YEARS
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Tree. : ASH
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Start of many a song. : ILOVE
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Dr. Kildare then. : AYRES
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Compass point. : NNE
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La grippe. : FLU
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Dolores ___ Rio. : DEL
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Envoy: Abbr. : AMB
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Private room. : BOUDOIR
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Hush. : SILENCE
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Striving. : CONATUS
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Military unit: Abbr. : DET
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Spooky note. : BOO
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New Orleans novelist. : BASSO
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Radically altered. : REMADE
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Tedious. : BORING
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Disables. : MAIMS
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Peels. : RINDS
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Obsidian. : LAVA
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Gypsies. : RYES
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Middling. : SOSO
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I know: Lat. : SCIO
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Relative of inst. : ULTO
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Bubble. : BLOB
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Bern's river. : AAR
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Printers' abbreviation. : SMC
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Alkaline solution. : LYE
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Up-to-date. : NEW
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As indicated by. : PER
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Pronoun. : HER
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Month: Abbr. : OCT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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