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READIN' AND WRITIN'

New York Times, Sunday, May 5, 1963

Author:
Paula Bauersmith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 644 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Paula Bauersmith has 8 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 49-Down was missing. Added clue: "Tres ___." In keeping with the style of most puzzles then, did not put the accent over the "e."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,026
Across
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Makes one's choice. : OPTS
5
Exmoor outlaw. : DOONE
10
Adult insect. : IMAGO
15
Role in "The Green Pastures." : AARON
20
Site of Piglet's house. : POOHCORNER
22
American lyric poet. : SARATEASDALE
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Incidental. : EPISODICAL
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Satirist of 400 B.C. : ARISTOPHANES
27
Of the: It. : DEL
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James of book and play fame. : AGEE
29
Coleridge's Khan. : KUBLA
31
East: Ger. : OST
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Cloud. : MIST
33
Island country: Abbr. : ICEL
34
Aviator Post : WILEY
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Out of kilter. : AMISS
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Blends. : MELTS
39
Section of a triptych. : PANEL
40
1931 heroine. : OLAN
41
Restore from evil. : HEAL
45
St. ___, Wren masterpiece. : PAULS
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Character in "Oliver Twist." : FANG
47
Monarch in Pandemonium. : SATAN
49
Rouse. : BESTIR
51
Press. : URGE
52
___ Lang Syne. : AULD
53
Grecian artifact. : URN
54
Capped: Bot. : PILEATE
55
Trygve. : LIE
56
Character from 1775 play. : MRSMALAPROP
60
Nine-eyes. : EEL
61
Theological degree. : STD
62
Roofing tiles. : PANTILES
64
Scene of a musical: Abbr. : OKLA
65
Earl of ___, Eden's title. : AVON
67
King of the Huns. : ATLI
68
Slunk (along). : SNEAKED
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Money changing. : AGIO
70
"Streetcar" hero. : STAN
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Intense. : DEEP
72
Moves forward. : NOSES
73
Figure in Aeschylus trilogy. : AGAMEMNON
75
Extinct Hawaiian birds. : MAMOS
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Forward. : PERT
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Chu ___ Chow. : CHIN
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Readily. : SOON
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Examines closely again. : RESIFTS
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TV award. : EMMY
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Swift. : DEAN
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One of the Near Islands. : ATTU
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___ enough. : MORETHAN
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Extinct bird. : MOA
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Temporary pursuit. : FAD
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Skiing turn. : CHRISTIANIA
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"Act ___." : ONE
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Midsummer Eve tradition. : BONFIRE
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Cereal grass. : OAT
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Bits of thread. : LINT
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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Vehement. : ARDENT
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French priests. : CURES
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Depend on. : RELY
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First name in the movies. : GREER
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Caught sight of. : EYED
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Heart. : CORE
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Amphibians. : TOADS
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Emerald or aquamarine. : BERYL
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Small fish. : SPRAT
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Sea or ocean. : BRINE
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Author of Westerns. : GREY
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Carnegie ___. : TECH
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Ice: Ger. : EIS
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Irish isles, scene of Flaherty film. : ARANS
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Queen's name: Abbr. : ELIZ
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Moreover. : AND
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Dane's English theatre novel. : BROOMESTAGES
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Poem of 1849. : ANNABELLEE
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Recent English play. : ASPERNPAPERS
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Theme of countless stories. : CINDERELLA
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Oboes and clarinets. : REEDS
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River through the Ardennes. : LESSE
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Works of a modern artist. : KLEES
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Mistress Tearsheet. : DOLL
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Unclosed: Poet. : OPED
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Master of the heroic couplet. : POPE
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Trouble's partner. : TOIL
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Soothing sounds. : SHS
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Tricks. : DODGES
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Bay window. : ORIEL
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Whenever. : ONCE
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Teacher's group. : NEA
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Figure in Goethe ballad. : ERLKING
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Namesakes of Henry James' "Lady." : ISABELS
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Resembling clay. : MARLY
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Melody. : ARIA
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Argon. : GAS
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Divan. : OTTOMAN
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Wood. : ASH
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Orlando's retainer. : ADAM
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Gypsy lady. : RANI
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Arena cheers. : OLES
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Shelter. : NEST
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Works in concert. : COACTS
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Rose-red dye. : EOSIN
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Living quarters: Abbr. : APTS
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Mexican tree. : ULE
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"Winnie ___ Pu." : ILLE
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Landowska. : WANDA
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Prominent citizen of Natal. : ALANPATON
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Unfilled pie crust. : SHELL
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Pulitzer prize poet. : MARIANNEMOORE
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Noted conductor. : EUGENEORMANDY
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Additions to military decorations. : PALMS
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Another: Sp. : OTRO
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Native of: Suffix. : ESE
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Hit play and movie. : ATASTEOFHONEY
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Tazewell's Christmas story (with "The"). : LITTLESTANGEL
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Certain magazines. : PULPS
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Joined. : FUSED
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Atmosphere. : AURA
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Tres ___. : BIEN
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Dye again. : REDIP
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Van Gogh subject. : ARLES
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Laborer. : PEON
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Dais device. : MIKE
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Broadway name. : LOGAN
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Actor Tamiroff. : AKIM
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Rumanian city. : PLOESTI
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Strikingly attractive: Colloq. : TASTY
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Cliburn. : VAN
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Give access. : ADMIT
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Scene of battle in "Henry V." : AGINCOURT
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Tom the tinker. : SNOUT
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Exclamation. : AHA
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___ croisés, French crossword. : MOTS
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Part of O.M. : MERIT
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On the blue. : ASEA
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Island off Zanzibar. : PEMBA
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Transfer the title of. : CEDE
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Boy's nickname. : RONNY
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Facial expression. : SNEER
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Spring. : DART
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Commedia dell'___. : ARTE
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Posts. : MAILS
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Discoveries. : FINDS
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Hounds' prey. : HARE
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___ France. : ILEDE
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Retainer. : FEE
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Friend of 'Arriet. : ARRY
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Designating certain waters. : COASTAL
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Berlin place. : STRASSE
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Pillage. : RANSACK
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Queer old duck. : GEEZER
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Fresh. : CRISP
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Suffix in chemistry. : OIN
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Certain inducements. : BRIBES
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Hammer part. : PEEN
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Rabbit and others. : BRERS
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Forest place. : GLADE
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Shaped piece of metal. : TBAR
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Pertaining to the Celts. : ERSE
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Vestment. : COPE
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Gardened. : HOED
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Infancy, youth, etc. : AGES
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Eleven: Prefix. : ENNE
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To the: It. : ALLO
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Dickens character. : NELL
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Pine board. : DEAL
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___ Grundy. : MRS
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Simian. : APE
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Nothing. : NIL
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Induced. : LED

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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