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New York Times, Wednesday, June 12, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,064
Across
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Confront. : ACCOST
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Mead. : LEA
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Dipper constellation. : URSA
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Join. : COUPLE
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Happening. : OCCASION
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Building material. : MORTAR
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Unfavorable remark. : BRICKBAT
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Slippery ___. : ELM
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Roman official. : TRIBUNE
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Madre's title. : SRA
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Constrained. : UNEASY
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___-Aztecan. : UTO
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German, in Italy. : TEDESCO
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Living in woods: Var. : SILVAN
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Baltic port. : RIGA
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Scrooge, for short. : EBEN
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Bring about. : CAUSE
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Lyric. : ODE
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Hacienda rooms. : SALAS
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U. N. name. : LIE
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Farm hands in the Southwest. : PEONS
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Carpet color. : RUST
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School: Abbr. : ACAD
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Flowery. : ORNATE
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Chinese skiffs. : SAMPANS
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___-le-Duc (currant jam). : BAR
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Poseidon's realm. : AEGEAN
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Balmoral Castle river. : DEE
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Auberges. : TAVERNS
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Honshu bay. : ISE
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Sets free. : UNLOOSES
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No shrinking violet, she. : AMAZON
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Hat. : SOMBRERO
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Sea nymph. : NEREID
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Sizes in children's wear. : TWOS
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Dibble. : DAP
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Masonry and others. : TRADES
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Highest point. : ACME
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Unruffled. : COOL
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Cousin of a crosspatch. : CURMUDGEON
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Choose. : OPT
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Writing tablets, old style. : SLATES
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Streets of a sort. : TERRACES
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Washington phenomenon. : LOBBY
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Pale color. : ECRU
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Grape seed. : ACINUS
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River of Wales. : USK
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Teases: Colloq. : RIBS
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Tower. : SOAR
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Term in architecture. : ANTA
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Resembling vinegar. : ACETIC
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Meteorologic line. : ISOBAR
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Educational group. : NEA
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Turning: Prefix. : TROPO
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Duck. : EIDER
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Treated rubber. : VULCANIZED
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Indian. : ASIAN
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Desiderata. : NEEDS
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Elected, in France. : ELU
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African figure. : NASSER
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Dull. : STAGNANT
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Seize. : NAB
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Machine part. : STATOR
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South American river. : APA
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Removed. : ERASED
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Name associated with hypnotism. : MESMER
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B.C. storyteller. : AESOP
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___ bowl. : DUST
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Sufficient: Poet. : ENOW
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Sailor's patron saint. : ELMO
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Girl's name. : VERA
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Silk: Fr. : SOIE
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Loose ___. : ENDS
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Dictionary abbreviation. : OBS
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Macaw. : ARA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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