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New York Times, Wednesday, July 10, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 379 (avg 2.01)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Across
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Colorful fabric. : BATIK
6
Coffee: Slang. : JAVA
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Cut a way through. : PLOW
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From the beginning: Lat. : ABOVO
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Jejune. : ARID
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Go from place to place. : ROVE
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Strength. : SINEW
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Vague. : UNDEFINED
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Main principle. : KEYSTONE
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University in Kingston, Ont. : QUEENS
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Cereal grass. : OAT
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Playful kiss: Dial. : BUSS
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Bird sound. : SQUAWK
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Term in rocketry. : BLASTOFF
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Childish coiffure. : CURLS
34
Succulent. : JUICY
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"Mockingbird" author. : LEE
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Prominent physicist. : RABI
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Landing pier. : JETTY
38
La Scala star. : DIVA
39
Army monogram. : USA
40
Elegant dance. : WALTZ
41
Vacillate. : WAVER
42
Case enclosing a ship's compass. : BINNACLE
44
Creator of Lord Peter Wimsey. : SAYERS
45
Black. : INKY
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Fodder. : HAY
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Put on the boards. : STAGED
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Type of museum. : WAXWORKS
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Babylon's river. : EUPHRATES
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Parting word. : ADIEU
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Encourage. : ABET
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Partner of see. : WAIT
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Tire. : RECAP
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Bulk. : MASS
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Agile. : SPRY
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Sheath or muumuu. : DRESS
Down
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Luxuriate. : BASK
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Rose's boy friend. : ABIE
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One of the Wellers. : TONY
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American composer. : IVES
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Defers (to). : KOWTOWS
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Trip. : JAUNT
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English composer. : ARNE
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See: Lat. abbr. : VID
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Suitability. : ADEQUACY
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Clergyman. : PRIEST
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Solitary. : LONE
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Hot spot. : OVEN
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Espouses. : WEDS
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Fastidious. : FUSSY
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Hardwood tree. : OAK
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Hold scoreless, in gin rummy. : BLITZ
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Substitute player. : SCRUB
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As if. : QUASI
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___ renewal. : URBAN
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Character in "Lawrence of Arabia." : ALI
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Small mesa. : BUTTE
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Source of oil. : OLIVE
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Heat. : FEVER
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Companion of hopes. : FEARS
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Omelet filling. : JELLY
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Black birds. : JACKDAWS
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Sunshine. : DAY
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer. : WANER
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Unpredictable. : WAYWARD
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Starry times. : NIGHTS
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Band instrument. : SAX
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Precipitous. : HASTY
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Juncture. : SEAM
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Roman war trumpet. : TUBA
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Tarzan's friends. : APES
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Dam. : WEIR
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Breslau's river. : ODER
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Eastern staple. : RICE
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Parrots. : KEAS
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Eats. : SUPS
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Faucet. : TAP

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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