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New York Times, Saturday, July 11, 1964

66-Across : Bewitches: Colloq.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,459
Across
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Mason's piece for leveling. : SHIM
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Mr. Bede. : ADAM
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Invitation addenda. : RSVPS
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El ___, Marine airfield in Calif. : TORO
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City on the Tevere. : ROMA
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Set ___. : ATRAP
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Part of 1 Down. : OVEN
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___ the boards. : TROD
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Not sturdy. : FRAIL
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Best seller (with "The"). : VENETIANAFFAIR
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Intoxicates. : ELATES
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Liquefy. : MELT
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Parry. : STOP
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___ the post. : LEFTAT
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High in the sky. : ALOFT
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Famous physicist. : RABI
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Exclamatory negative. : OHNO
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Best-selling escape story. : VONRYANSEXPRESS
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Mixture. : OLIO
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Misplace. : LOSE
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Adam's product. : IDEAS
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Nurse. : NANNIE
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Relative of a foil. : EPEE
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Recipe abbreviation. : TSPS
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___ march. : STEALA
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Best seller (with "The"). : WAPSHOTSCANDAL
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Turkish dish. : PILAU
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Int. org. : NATO
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Woman's title. : DAME
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River of Italy. : ADIGE
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Part of Western Hemisphere: Abbr. : AMER
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Heroine of 1931 best seller. : OLAN
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Bewitches: Colloq. : HEXES
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Hire. : RENT
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Subjective verb. : WERE
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Heater. : STOVE
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Dwelling of sorts. : HOVEL
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Ireland, in Spenser. : IRENA
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French painter. : MONET
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Brushman. : ARTIST
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Mrs. Copperfield. : DORA
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Egyptian god. : AMON
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Woman's title. : MADAM
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Money-raising device. : RAFFLE
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Birthplace, 1564. : STRATFORD
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True: Fr. : VRAI
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Loving couple. : PAIR
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Kind of train: Abbr. : SPL
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Peevish. : TESTY
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Mendelssohn. : FELIX
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Whether ___. : ORNO
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What "old hat" means. : PASSE
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Fifth word of "America." : THEE
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Partner of pitch. : TOSS
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River of 10 Down. : AVON
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Gwen Verdon role. : LOLA
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Come ___. : ONIN
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Famous play, 1928 hit. : FRONTPAGE
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Radio signal. : BEEP
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Hebrew letter. : ALEPH
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Feature at the World's Fair. : PIETA
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Points of argument. : ISSUES
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Go with. : ESCORT
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Ship's device. : SONAR
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Set up a foundation. : ENDOW
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Alan-___. : ADALE
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Birthplace, 1884. : LAMAR
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Coeur d'___, Idaho. : ALENE
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Not limited. : WIDE
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Girl's name. : ALIX
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Dull. : TAME
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Gun. : STEN
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Disdainful sound. : PAH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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