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New York Times, Monday, May 20, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,041
Across
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Money matters: Abbr. : ACCTS
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Extinct bird. : DODO
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Part of the West: Abbr. : SPAM
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On a slant. : ARAKE
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Uproot. : ERADICATE
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Far East metropolis. : HANOI
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Trophies at the Stadium. : BASEBALLS
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Army man: Abbr. : SGT
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Sentence component. : NOUN
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Swords. : EPEES
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Eskimoan tribesman. : ALEUT
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Successful treatment. : CURE
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Annoy. : MOLEST
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European. : PARISIAN
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Strong. : IRON
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Ancient race tracks. : STADIA
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Cheer in 25 Down. : OLE
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Affluent. : FLUSH
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Teams. : NINES
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Dandy. : FOP
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Gleaming. : ABLAZE
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Class. : SORT
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Letters of a sort. : SPECIALS
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Does a dance. : TWISTS
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Helper. : ALLY
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Comprehend. : GRASP
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Dark purplish red. : GRAPE
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Former boxing champion. : BAER
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Pillbox. : HAT
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Certain mechanical effects. : LEVERAGES
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San ___. : DIEGO
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Exaggerate. : OVERSTATE
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Fell from grace. : ERRED
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Novel heroine. : TESS
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Oriental notables. : AGAS
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Piping. : REEDY
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Intensified exclamations. : AAHS
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Rugged rock. : CRAG
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Fruit favorite. : CANTALOUPE
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Boxer's concern. : TKO
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Catches fish. : SEINES
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Beginning of a career. : DEBUT
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African port. : ORAN
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Figures in court. : DAS
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Literary form. : ODE
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Feather shafts. : SCAPES
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Picket. : PALE
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Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLE
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Hodgepodge. : MESS
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Spaniard. : IBERIAN
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Diamond trio. : OUTS
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Telescope part. : LENS
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Spanish seaport. : CADIZ
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One of the Four Forest Cantons. : URI
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Offends: Slang. : MIFFS
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Ship's deck. : ORLOP
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Large rodents. : PACAS
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Region of space. : IONOSPHERE
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Warning. : ALERT
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Snug abodes. : NESTS
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Matty's cousin. : TILLY
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Greeters. : HAILERS
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Cow-headed goddess. : ISIS
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Dance, in France. : BAL
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Existence: Fr. : ETRE
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Flavoring agent. : CAPERS
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Watchman. : WARDER
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Certain elements. : GASES
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Suffix having to do with languages. : GLOT
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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The birds. : AVES
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Fraternity man. : BETA
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Venerable. : AGED
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Small bird of Jamaica. : TODY
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___ standstill. : ATA
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Silence. : GAG
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Provoke to anger. : IRE

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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