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WORDCRAFT

New York Times, Sunday, June 16, 1963

Author:
Jan and Mike Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 615 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 142, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Jan and Mike Dubin have 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Some of the rightmost Across clues and the Down clues beneath them in the PDF were cut off but were inferable.

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,068
Across
1
Readies. : PRIMES
7
Arabic letter. : ALIF
11
Home. : NEST
15
Mark. : STAMP
20
Poe poem. : LENORE
21
Rodent. : VOLE
22
Hebrew measure. : OMER
23
Journalist and author. : SHIRER
24
Certain. : INCONTROVERTIBLE
27
Shade of red. : TOMATO
28
Stir. : ADO
29
Living quarters. : SUITES
30
Marooned. : ISOLATED
32
Life story, for short. : BIO
33
Fictional captain. : NEMO
35
Jardin public. : PARC
36
Scot. : GAEL
37
Cornish town: Prefix. : TRE
38
Willingly. : LIEF
39
Run. : TREND
41
Beg. : TEASE
43
Goes. : DISAPPEARS
46
Spanish home. : CASA
48
Fastened. : LATCHED
51
Excuse. : PLEA
52
Declare. : ASSERT
55
Companies. : PLATOONS
56
Trays. : SERVERS
60
Room. : LATITUDE
62
The sumac. : RHUS
63
Genesis name. : ESAU
64
Design. : PLAN
65
Porridge. : MUSH
67
Begins. : ENTERS
71
Kipling heroine. : MAISIE
73
Olympian. : HERA
74
Food. : BREAD
76
Purposive. : TELIC
77
English poet. : ARNOLD
78
Babylonian god. : BEL
80
Goldsmith poem. : TRAVELLER
82
School course: Abbr. : LAT
83
Dog. : COLLIE
86
Moving. : ASTIR
87
Links star. : SNEAD
89
Rooftree. : HOME
93
Near by. : AROUND
94
Musical notes. : SHARPS
96
Dry. : SERE
97
Highway sign. : EXIT
98
Twist. : SLUE
99
Soapstone. : TALC
101
Ruin. : DEMOLISH
103
Organic product. : HORMONE
107
Fake. : SPURIOUS
110
Baffles. : ELUDES
111
Eye: Fr. : OEIL
112
American inventor. : EASTMAN
113
___ Fox. : BRER
114
Phrase indicating exigency. : NOWORNEVER
118
Root. : ELIHU
120
Young codfish. : SCROD
124
Asiatic country. : IRAN
125
Woman. : EVE
126
Camper's curfew. : TAPS
129
Status symbols. : CARS
131
Man of the hour. : HERO
132
Part of pewter. : TIN
133
Item on the paycheck. : OVERTIME
135
Recipients of gifts. : DONEES
137
Hilarious. : MAD
138
Shake. : RATTLE
140
Quarrel. : MISUNDERSTANDING
143
Ample. : ENOUGH
144
Cleo's maid. : IRAS
145
___ time. : INNO
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Sofa. : LOUNGE
147
___ Clara. : SANTA
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In no way. : NONE
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NAACP, for one. : ASSN
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Dag's countrymen. : SWEDES
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Supple. : PLIANT
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Give. : RENDER
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Money. : INCOME
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Farm sound. : MOO
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Sea birds. : ERNS
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Structure. : SETUP
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___ santé. : AVOTRE
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Subject of "Rose Marie" song. : LOVECALL
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Martinique and others. : ILES
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Iron: Fr. : FER
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Racket. : NOISE
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Give courage to. : EMBOLDEN
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Hawk. : SELL
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Favors. : TREATS
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Slippered. : SHOD
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Dickens character. : TIM
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Kuwait's neighbor. : ARABIA
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Profession. : METIER
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Evidences. : PROOFS
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Tall structure. : STEEPLE
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Rope. : RIATA
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___ Juana. : TIA
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Drums. : TRAPS
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Rarely. : ONCEINABLUEMOON
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___ point. : GETTHE
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Desert. : LEAVEINTHELURCH
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Scoot. : DART
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Moselle tributary. : SAAR
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Idioplasms. : IDS
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Through. : PER
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Happened (on). : STUMBLED
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Tweedledum to Tweedledee. : COUNTERPART
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Inn. : HOSTEL
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Sacred river of Xanadu. : ALPH
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Bazaar. : SALE
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Canopus. : STAR
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Spanish coins. : PESETAS
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It, in Italy. : ESSO
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Bird. : RAIL
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Pleaded. : SUED
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Hard: Fr. : DUR
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Cruel. : HARSH
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House additions. : ELLS
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Trifles: Fr. : RIENS
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Harangues. : SCREEDS
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Ailment of a sort. : MALDEMER
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Altar: Lat. : ARA
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Facts. : DATA
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German article. : EIN
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Bravery: Lat. : VIRTUS
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Money. : CASH
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Flat plinth. : ORLO
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Frown: Var. : LOUR
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Common verb. : ARE
90
Chemical compound. : OXID
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___ en scène. : MISE
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Ordinal suffixes. : ETHS
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Oozes. : SLIMES
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Fuel. : COAL
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Arena cheers. : OLES
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Above: Poet. : OER
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Ishtar's city. : NINEVEH
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French pupil. : ELEVE
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Escort. : SEE
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Adherent. : PARTISAN
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Horses of a sort. : UNICORNS
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Laboratory tube. : BURET
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Products of Chile. : NITRES
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Sobriquet of Queen Bess. : ORIANA
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Unrestrained. : WANTON
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Pests. : VERMIN
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American composer. : HANSON
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Bethink (oneself). : REMIND
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Color. : ORANGE
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Clever plans. : DODGES
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Entertain. : AMUSE
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Fold. : PEN
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Ratifies. : SEALS
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Girl's name. : OLGA
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Beginner: Var. : TIRO
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Haunts. : DENS
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Whiteness. : SNOW
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King ___. : TUT
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Day: Sp. : DIA
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Proper. : DUE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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