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New York Times, Saturday, May 25, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,046
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Type of poem. : EPOS
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___ nerves. : WAROF
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Vanishing vehicle. : TRAM
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Gambol. : ROMP
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Landmark on a 9c stamp. : ALAMO
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Fractional prefix. : HEMI
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College at New Rochelle, N. Y. : IONA
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Sound navigation ranging. : SONAR
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Camelot name. : ENID
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Game played on a board. : CHINESECHECKERS
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"___ Yankee Doodle dandy . . . " : IMA
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Most precipitate. : HASTIEST
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Noxious. : MIASMIC
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Bon ___. : TON
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November 1. : ALLHALLOWS
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Mountain passes. : GAPS
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Greek letters. : ZETAS
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"___tu?" (Verdi aria). : ERI
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Put ___ to. : ASTOP
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Final. : EXAM
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Kind of pie. : GOOSEBERRY
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Wing. : ELL
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Boon companions. : CRONIES
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Most jaded. : WEARIEST
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Dateline abbreviation. : AUG
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Two-man contest of strength and skill. : INDIANWRESTLING
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Not of the cloth. : LAIC
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Reason. : CAUSE
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Impression. : IDEA
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Girl's name. : ERMA
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Law partner. : ORDER
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Bridge term. : SLAM
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Experienced. : SEEN
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Ludwig and others. : EMILS
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Sage. : HERB
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Historic redhead. : ERIC
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Fiddlesticks! : POOH
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Prefix with science, present, etc. : OMNI
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___ War. : SPANISHAMERICAN
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Old English drink. : WASSAIL
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Fragrant wood. : ALOE
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Rural abode. : RANCH
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Council Bluffs' neighbor. : OMAHA
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Preserves of a sort. : FORESTS
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Victim of many "murders." : THEKINGSENGLISH
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De Goncourt heroine. : RENEE
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Afghan nobility. : AMIRS
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Environment. : MIDST
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Poetess Lazarus et al. : EMMAS
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Piece of music: Abbr. : CTO
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Intricacy. : MAZE
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Holly. : ILEX
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Skiing resort in Utah. : ALTA
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Queen's nickname. : CLEO
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Gold: Sp. : ORO
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State: Abbr. : WISC
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Town in Italy, near Teramo. : ATRI
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Minute interstice. : PORE
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Northern ___ (apples). : SPYS
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Concerning. : ABOUT
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Chicago suburb. : GLENCOE
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Stationer's wares. : ERASERS
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___ Fail (Stone of Destiny). : LIA
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Tricks. : WILES
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Lake in Lapland. : ENARE
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Stop on ___. : ADIME
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Throng. : SWARM
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German Gertie. : TRUDI
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German donkey. : ESEL
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Purposeless. : IDLE
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Neighboring. : NEAR
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Beast's leg, in Heraldry. : GAMB

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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