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New York Times, Friday, May 3, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H Q X }, Scrabble score: 322 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,024
Across
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Instant: Slang. : JIFF
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Shrimp's cousin. : PRAWN
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European peninsula: Abbr. : SCAN
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Caucasus native. : AVAR
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Part of ancient Asia minor. : IONIA
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Bread in Dixie. : PONE
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Teapot cover. : COZY
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Foods. : NUTRIMENTS
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Pyrites. : ORE
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Certain approvals. : OKS
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Meat ___. : LOAVES
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Alley. : BYSTREET
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Writer H. H. Munro. : SAKI
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Without moisture. : AIRDRY
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One of the Leeward Islands. : NEVIS
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Flatfish. : TURBOT
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Important Washington group. : AEC
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Slope. : RISE
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Suffix of agency. : URE
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Slight, as a fee. : NOMINAL
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Countenance. : FACE
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Girl's name. : NAN
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KP gadget. : PEELER
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Calamities, à la Broadway. : FLOPS
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Of a nerve. : NEURAL
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Encircle. : GIRD
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Toaster's forte. : DRINKING
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Japanese battle cry. : BANZAI
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A science: Abbr. : BOT
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Day, in Spain. : DIA
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Of the lower back. : ILIOSACRAL
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Moved swiftly. : FLEW
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Guy: Slang. : BOZO
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"___ Else But You." : NOONE
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Take heed (of), old style. : RECK
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Viewed. : SEEN
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Great mountain system. : ANDES
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Three-spot. : TREY
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Javits. : JACOB
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Decorator's color. : IVORY
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Daunts: Colloq. : FAZES
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Contemporary dramatist. : FRY
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Character in "Madame Butterfly." : PINKERTON
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Stirred up. : ROUSED
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White ___ (termite). : ANT
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German pronoun. : WIR
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Symbol of hardness. : NAILS
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House officer. : SPEAKER
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Gaily sociable. : CONVIVIAL
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Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Suffix with new and old. : NESS
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Complain. : MOAN
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Constellation of Bellatrix. : ORION
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Restaurant check. : TAB
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Got in shape. : TRAINED
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Longing: Colloq. : YEN
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Ely, for one. : ISLE
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Cookbook direction. : SEAR
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Porous rock. : TUFF
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Eurasian range. : URAL
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Acknowledge. : RECOGNIZE
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Capers, in dancing. : CAPRIOLES
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See 30 Down. : MAN
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Depended (on). : LEANT
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External parasite, such as a flea. : EPIZOON
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Sambar. : ELK
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Relatives of Mmes. : SRAS
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Courteous. : URBANE
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Novel heroine, 1885. : DIANA
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Clock watcher's cousin. : IDLER
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Relation. : NIECE
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Awkward. : GAWKY
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Gifts for baby. : BIBS
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Lily plant. : ALOE
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___ amore. : CON
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Wand. : ROD
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Type of train: Abbr. : FRT

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