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LITTLE BY LITTLE

New York Times, Sunday, June 30, 1963

Author:
Christine Valence
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 698 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 134, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
Christine R. Valence has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,082
Across
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Famed naval historian. : MAHAN
6
Small error. : SLIP
10
Happy or Grumpy. : DWARF
15
Shaky with chills. : AGUISH
21
Where Pend Oreille Lake is. : IDAHO
22
Prong. : TIME
23
Green: Prefix. : CHLOR
24
Garden annual. : ZINNIA
25
Very small quantity. : THIMBLEFUL
27
Little people. : LILLIPUTIANS
29
Ran rapidly. : TORE
30
What some doors do. : OPENIN
32
Gear for small boats. : TILLERS
33
Militia forces: Abbr. : NGS
34
College degree. : SCB
35
Chatter: Colloq. : GAB
36
Destiny. : DOOM
38
To be unwilling: Lat. : NOLLE
39
Diminutive suffix. : CULE
40
Spacious. : ROOMY
42
Fantastic. : ANTIC
44
Old hand. : VET
45
Dwelling place. : HOTEL
46
Stocky. : HEAVYSET
48
Worshiped. : ADORED
50
Disorder. : MUSS
51
Kids. : GOATS
52
___ petite. : TRES
54
Forage plant. : GUAR
55
Snobbish. : HIGHHAT
58
Covers. : LIDS
59
Tailors, at times. : MEASURERS
61
Finished. : DONE
62
Name akin to Helena. : ENA
63
Adjective suffix. : EST
64
Edges. : LIPS
65
Tall comic character. : MUTT
66
Hindu teacher. : GURU
67
Flower, for short. : GLAD
68
Relating to race traits. : ETHNIC
70
Envoys: Abbr. : AMBS
71
Marked paths. : CROSSWALKS
73
Kibbutz workers. : ISRAELIS
76
Mouser. : HOUSECAT
77
Of very small size. : VESTPOCKET
80
Drones. : HUMS
81
U.N. acronym. : UNESCO
85
Girl's name. : ALMA
86
Hints. : CUES
87
Very small particle. : MOTE
88
Small land body. : ISLE
90
"In shape no bigger than an agate-stone." : MAB
91
Medieval lyric poem. : LAI
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Small fry. : TOTS
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Handle bar, for one. : MOUSTACHE
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Passenger. : FARE
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Gush about: Colloq. : ENTHUSE
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E. I. tree. : POON
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Type of fat. : OLEO
100
Brass. : ALLOY
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Injure. : HARM
102
Certain Scots. : LAIRDS
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Alephzero, smallest transfinite cardinal. : ALEFNULL
106
Marine snail. : WHELK
108
Big noise. : DIN
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___ energy. : SOLAR
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What "Mac" indicates. : SONOF
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Air: Prefix. : AERO
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La Douce and others. : IRMAS
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Very thin layer. : FILM
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Join. : TIE
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___ Roy. : ROB
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See 88 Across. : ILE
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Camera attachment. : ADAPTOR
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Hinders. : DEBARS
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Decoy. : LURE
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One way to say "very small." : TEENSYWEENSY
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Tent stitch. : PETITPOINT
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Open, as a crate. : UNNAIL
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Great ___ Lake. : SLAVE
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Ambassador: Abbr. : PLEN
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Singers. : ALTOS
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Titled Turks. : PASHAS
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Canvas covers. : TARPS
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Early ruler of Russia. : OLEG
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Delicious. : TASTY
Down
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Dress gloves. : MITTS
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For this purpose: Lat. : ADHOC
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Very small distance. : HAIRBREADTH
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Oh, dear! : AHME
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Cribbage jack. : NOB
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Gradually. : STEPBYSTEP
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Vigor. : LIFE
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Floods. : IMUNDATES
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Greek peak. : PELION
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Lawyer's degree. : DCL
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Smallest particle. : WHIT
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Fatigued: Colloq. : ALLIN
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Command to Fido. : ROLLOVER
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Ruffled. : FRILLED
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Color. : AZURE
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Departs: Dial. : GITS
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Numerical prefix. : UNI
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Briefly. : INANUTSHELL
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Baseball term. : SINGLE
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Quarrel: Slang. : HASSEL
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Describing soil. : LOAMY
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Strike with small missiles. : PELT
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___ chance. : NOTA
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Officials: Abbr. : GOVS
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Hop-o'-my-thumbs. : MIDGETS
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Blackjack: Brit. slang. : COSH
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Feed. : OATS
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Woo. : COURT
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Not small. : HUGE
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Lift. : HOIST
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Times. : ERAS
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Headland. : RAS
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Small letter. : MINUSCULE
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Merriment. : GLEE
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The top. : SUMMIT
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Pony. : HORSE
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Goliath was one. : ANAK
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More small fry. : TADS
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Small world. : MICROCOSM
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Grates (against). : RUBS
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Pieces of music. : DUOS
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Talk flatteringly. : LISP
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Southern constellation. : GRUS
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Means of entrance. : GATE
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Diminutive of a girl's name. : NITA
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Beverages. : ALES
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Nautical term. : COMETO
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Decline. : WANE
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Sharp. : ACUTE
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___ out. : EKES
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Small homes. : HUTS
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Farewell: Lat. : VALE
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Dash: Fr. : ELAN
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Bits: Colloq. : SMITHEREENS
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"The ___ Heaven." : HOUNDOF
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Raspberries, currants, etc. : SMALLFRUITS
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Song. : CAROL
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Mind. : OBEY
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Heaths. : MOORS
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Island republic: Abbr. : ICEL
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Small sum of money: Slang. : SHOESTRING
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Istanbul native. : TURK
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Chez ___. : MOI
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Warning device. : ALARMBELL
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Chemical prefix. : FLUO
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Nimbus. : HALO
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Cigar. : PANATELA
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___ Boleyn. : ANNE
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Most wilted. : LIMPEST
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Glided. : SLID
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Palm off. : FOIST
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Put off retirement. : WAITUP
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State capital. : HELENA
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Tie. : DRAW
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Ancient city. : ALEPPO
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Poems. : IDYLS
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Listening device. : SONAR
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Like it ___. : ORNOT
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___ Ross. : BETSY
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Largest land mass. : ASIA
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Invitation addendum. : RSVP
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To ___. : ATEE
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Girl of song. : LOLA
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Negative of sorts. : NAH
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It is so. : YES
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Dab. : PAT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 13 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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