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New York Times, Thursday, May 2, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { Q V W }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,023
Across
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___ California, Mexico. : BAJA
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Drug. : OPIUM
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Mountain of Thessaly. : OSSA
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Burden. : ONUS
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Prevalent character on TV. : NURSE
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Fee of old England. : FEOD
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Alterations. : REMODELING
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Santa or Vera. : CRUZ
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"Ignorance ___." : ISBLISS
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Put back to work. : REHIRE
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More heavy-set. : STODGIER
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Homeric account. : ILIAD
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Government agency. : AID
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Turks. : OSMANLIS
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Life. : EXISTENCE
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Where Old Town is. : MAINE
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Son of Odin. : TYR
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Earl's cousins. : DUKES
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Japanese cult. : ZEN
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Creamy blobs. : CLOTS
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Two-faced. : DISHONEST
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Apis. : HONEYBEE
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O.A.S. member. : USA
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Side or part. : PHASE
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Type of writer. : SATIRIST
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Bermudas. : SHORTS
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More forbidding. : STERNER
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Monk parrot. : LORO
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One of the "cardinal virtues." : TEMPERANCE
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___ many words. : INSO
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Walk ___. : ONAIR
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Peak overlooking the Black Forest. : TECK
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Pour. : TEEM
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Celebrates. : FETES
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Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
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Pasternak. : BORIS
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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Extra-large. : JUMBO
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___ Methuselah. : ASOLDAS
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Unfair. : ONESIDED
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Throb. : PULSE
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City in Korea. : IRI
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Service branch. : USN
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Headache. : MEGRIM
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Great Wall ___. : OFCHINA
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Publish in a certain way. : SERIALIZE
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Mutes on trumpets. : SOURDINES
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Cutting tool. : ADZE
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Toe. : DIGIT
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Biblical land. : ELAM
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The Great Divide. : ROCKIES
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Views. : SEES
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Delivered. : SENT
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Engrave. : ETCH
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Percussion instrument. : XYLOPHONE
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Locomotive. : IRONHORSE
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Museum feature. : NUDE
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Blinds. : SHUTTERS
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Place to lunch. : TEAROOM
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Arrangement: Abbr. : SYST
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Willow. : OSIER
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Describe. : NARRATE
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Get the ___. : BESTOF
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Easy ___. : ASPIE
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Within. : INNER
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Type of painting. : SECCO
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Long journeys. : TREKS
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Narrow opening. : SLIT
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Compass point. : ENE
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Table ornament. : MAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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