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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,045
Across
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Annoyed: Colloq. : SORE
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Piece of furniture. : CRIB
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Beginning of a nursery rhyme. : ABCD
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Feminine suffix. : TRIX
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Teacake. : SCONE
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Musical performers. : DUOS
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Ad-lib. : OFFTHECUFF
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Air: Prefix. : ATMO
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Fuel, in Britain. : PETROL
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Roof: Fr. : TOIT
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Caftan wearer. : ARAB
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Claw. : TALON
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Compound: Abbr. : CPD
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Small sums of money. : SHOESTRINGS
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Unescorted. : ALONE
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Van ___. : DYKE
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Pronoun in poetry. : THOU
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"The Gift of the ___." : MAGI
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Engaged in a winter sport. : SKIED
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Nautical term, with "to." : HOVE
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Noun suffix. : ENCE
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Slight mention. : HINT
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Furnished with a foundation. : SOLED
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Item for winter wear. : STOCKINGCAP
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Before. : ERE
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"Yond Cassius has ___ and hungry look." : ALEAN
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Wahine's dance. : HULA
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Ocean: Abbr. : ATL
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Fabrics. : NETS
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Take away bit by bit. : NIBBLE
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Ananias. : LIAR
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Short additions to newspaper articles. : SHIRTTAILS
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In addition. : MORE
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Insists upon. : URGES
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Turfs. : SODS
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Insignificant. : PUNY
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Opera role. : ELSA
Down
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Check. : STOP
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Golden sea fish. : ORFE
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Fissure. : RIFT
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Additional. : EXTRA
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Government project of the 1930's. : CCC
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Defeat. : ROUT
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Data, for short. : INFO
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Was suitable. : BEFITTED
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Political group. : ADA
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Detain (someone) in conversation. : BUTTONHOLE
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Crossing. : COMINGOVER
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British decorations. : DSOS
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Pause, as in the Psalms. : SELAH
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Clothes ___. : HORSE
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Kind of paper. : TAR
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Eyeleteer. : BODKIN
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Stone: Prefix. : LITHO
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Slender lead rods used in windows. : CAMES
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Large estate. : PLANTATION
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Jeweled necklaces. : DOGCOLLARS
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Viewing. : EYING
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Outline. : SKETCH
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Fabric with napped surface. : SUEDE
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Family member. : NIECE
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___ to (tries to become friendly with). : SHINESUP
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Crack. : SPLIT
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State: Abbr. : KAN
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Chloe and Polly. : AUNTS
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Humble. : ABASE
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Fostering: Lat. : ALMA
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Over the whole distance: Var. : THRU
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Crossroads feature. : SIGN
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Course of study: Abbr. : BIOL
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Law degrees. : LLDS
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It, in Italy. : ESSA
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Govt. power project. : REA
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King: Sp. : REY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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