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New York Times, Monday, July 1, 1963

54-Down : Confuse.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,083
Across
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Guise. : SHAPE
6
Although: Lat. : ETSI
10
Family member. : BABY
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Indian. : HURON
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Hamlet. : TOWN
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Look. : OGLE
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Con ___. : AMORE
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Custom. : TRADITION
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Eglantine. : ROSE
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Equal. : PEER
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Packs. : STOWS
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Digging device. : DREDGE
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Toy. : DOLL
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Definitely anti. : AGIN
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Waver. : TEETER
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Signs, in printing. : FISTS
38
Western alliance. : NATO
40
Legend. : TALE
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Feeling great. : ONTOPOFTHEWORLD
44
Barnyard enclosure. : COOP
45
By ___. : ROTE
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Church recesses. : APSES
47
Bewildered. : INAFOG
49
Shout. : YELL
51
Short poems. : LAYS
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Not quite. : ALMOST
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Travel in circles. : ORBIT
61
Fraud. : HOAX
64
Indian. : INCA
65
Elevates. : HEIGHTENS
67
Saying. : AXIOM
68
School subject: Abbr. : MATH
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Qualified. : ABLE
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Monetary gain. : LUCRE
71
Barracuda. : SPET
72
Indian. : MAYA
73
Pass, as time. : SPEND
Down
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Fragment. : SHARD
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Comicality. : HUMOR
3
Loomed. : AROSE
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Read (over) attentively. : PORED
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Compass point. : ENE
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Suffix with room, kitchen, etc. : ETTE
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Raced. : TORE
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Turf. : SWARD
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State: Abbr. : IND
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Cap. : BOTTLETOP
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Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
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Sound the horn. : BLOW
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Longings: Colloq. : YENS
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Man, for one. : ISLE
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Degree. : PEG
24
Sound of surprise. : GASP
26
Indian. : OTOE
28
Lowdown. : INFO
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Dapper. : NATTY
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Hearties. : TARS
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Certain wines. : REDS
34
Centers of activity. : FOCI
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Look ___. : INON
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Portico. : STOA
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Best: Colloq. : TOPFLIGHT
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Biblical pronoun. : THEE
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Carousal. : ORGY
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Barrier. : WALL
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Pledge. : OATH
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Careless. : LAX
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Biblical land. : SHEBA
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Confuse. : MIXUP
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In reserve. : ONICE
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Disdain. : SCORN
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Softened. : TAMED
58
Electrical units. : OHMS
59
Garner. : REAP
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Morsel. : BITE
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Exclusively. : ONLY
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Voyaging. : ASEA
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Chapeau of a sort. : TAM
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Than: Ger. : ALS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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