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New York Times, Friday, June 19, 1964

4-Down : Excuse.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 326 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,437
Across
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Hollywood ___. : BOWL
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Bind, as with 38 Down. : LASH
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Scores from placement. : GOALS
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Parisienne friend. : AMIE
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Hodgepodge. : OLIO
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Spokes. : RADII
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Worst. : BEST
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One kind of hat. : OFFTHEFACE
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Prepare to pour. : UNCORK
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New Mexican art colony. : TAOS
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11th cen. date. : MIV
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Companion of chips. : FISH
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Not deliberate. : INHASTE
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Business time out. : COFFEEBREAK
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Lodge member. : ELK
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Suspect. : FEAR
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Caterwaul. : MIAOW
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Dissembler. : LIAR
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Firewood of a sort. : SLABS
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Bossa ___, current dance. : NOVA
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Kids' toys. : YOYOS
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In ___ veritas. : VINO
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Kind of pole: Abbr. : NEG
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Assemble. : PUTTOGETHER
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Wax optimistic. : HOPEFOR
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___ trap. : SETA
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Be beholden to. : OWE
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Daily bread. : FOOD
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Tall rum drink. : ZOMBIE
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At large. : ONTHELOOSE
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___ virumque cano. : ARMA
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Public enthusiasm. : FUROR
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Apology. : PLEA
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Approach. : NEAR
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Locates precisely. : SPOTS
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Fix in place. : SEAT
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"Ancient of ___ ... " : DAYS
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Mr., in India. : BABU
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Foreshow. : OMEN
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Midwest state: Abbr. : WISC
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Excuse. : LETOFF
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Brief inspections: Slang. : LOOKSEES
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Man's nickname. : ALF
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Use a 13 Down. : SIFT
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Empty talk: Slang. : HOTAIR
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___'s law (of money). : GRESHAM
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Doltish one. : OAF
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Kind of apple. : ADAMS
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Sanctioned. : LICIT
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Kitchen device. : SIEVE
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Whetstone. : HONE
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Berber of Morocco. : RIFF
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Mend. : HEAL
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Consanguineous. : AKIN
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One of the Nine. : CLIO
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Approval: Colloq. : OKAY
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Excellent! : BRAVO
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English cathedral city. : ELY
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First-rate. : AONE
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Complete. : OVER
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Humorous one. : WAG
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See 5 Across. : ROPE
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Powerful people: Colloq. : BIGS
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Treat lightly. : SNEEZEAT
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Bears. : SUFFERS
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Italian "eight." : OTTO
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Implement. : TOOL
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Infantry. : TROOPS
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___ eggs. : HAMAND
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Walks (with "it"): Colloq. : HOOFS
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Admit. : OWNUP
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Stone: Prefix. : PETRO
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Handout. : DOLE
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Tar: Sp. : BREA
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"___ be wrong ... " : IMAY
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Beagles' features. : EARS
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Weather word. : HOT
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Large swell. : SEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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