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New York Times, Tuesday, July 16, 1963

42-Down : Mollify.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,098
Across
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Child. : MOPPET
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Prospero's servant. : CALIBAN
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In a jovial way. : MERRILY
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Also called sea ear. : ABALONE
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Heavenly. : ANGELIC
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Shut down again. : RECLOSE
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Narrow miss or escape: Colloq. : SHAVE
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With passion. : HOTLY
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Foundation. : BED
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"Mens sana in corpore ___." : SANO
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"Hoot, ___!" : MON
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Pious. : HOLY
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River in South Carolina. : EDISTO
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Place for light repasts. : TEAROOM
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Wise king of Pylos. : NESTOR
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Wait close by. : HOVER
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Bug. : ANT
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Firemen's gear. : LIFENET
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Road surface. : TAR
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Star of first magnitude in Cygnus. : DENEB
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Take off. : REMOVE
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Cracker. : SALTINE
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Looked (upon) with pleasure. : SMILED
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Dog of the Oz tales. : TOTO
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Ibsen character. : ASE
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Withered. : SERE
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Nautical term. : AFT
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Impish youth. : SCAMP
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Roam. : STRAY
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Become more precipitous. : STEEPEN
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Ready to retire. : OVERAGE
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Out for a trial run. : TESTING
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Cognate. : RELATED
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Covenant. : ENTENTE
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Vote counter. : TELLER
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Sea fish. : MENHADEN
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Musician. : ORGANIST
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French novelist. : PREVOST
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Heap. : PILE
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Name meaning "high." : ELI
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Danish astronomer ___ Brahe. : TYCHO
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Supermarket convenience. : CART
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Explorer Tasman. : ABEL
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Having an open pattern. : LACY
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Badly. : ILL
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Mistake, colloquially speaking. : BOOBOO
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Saint of April 21st. : ANSELM
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Poor. : NEEDY
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Marshal under Napoleon I. : MASSENA
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Alert, keen, etc.: Slang. : ONTHEBEAM
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Violinist Erica. : MORINI
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Mountain in Jordan. : HOR
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Rental office sign. : TOLET
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Ages and ages. : EON
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Unwilling. : AVERSE
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Biblical tree, the juniper. : RETEM
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Swamp. : FEN
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Put up with. : TOLERATE
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Adjuster of certain figures. : AVERAGER
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Showing signs of recent tears. : REDEYED
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Where lost letters go: Abbr. : DLO
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North wind of Mediterranean France. : MISTRAL
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Mollify. : SOFTEN
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Certify. : ATTEST
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Partake (of). : TASTE
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Display: Colloq. : SPORT
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Whirl. : SPIN
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Per ___. : CENT
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Angel, in France. : ANGE
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Deal in. : SELL
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Heure d'___ (summertime). : ETE
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Neckline shape. : VEE

Answer summary:
2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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