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New York Times, Saturday, July 20, 1963

6-Across : Begin.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,102
Across
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Great work of art. : PIETA
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Begin. : STARTON
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Breakfast fruit in the tropics. : MANGOS
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Part of Steinbeck title. : WINTEROF
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Japanese emigrants. : ISSEIS
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"___ rose." : AROSEISA
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Hubbub. : STIR
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Exhorted. : URGED
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Month: Fr. : MOIS
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Subject of Corneille play. : CID
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Greek letter. : TAU
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Piece of music: Abbr. : SYM
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Allow. : LET
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Kind of straight. : ACEHIGH
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Medieval catapults. : ONAGERS
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Member of an order originated in 646 A.D. : SHRINER
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Regale. : FETE
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___ ban. : TEST
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Repeatedly. : EVER
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Author of the "Art of Love." : OVID
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Tending to wear away. : EROSIVE
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Whim. : CAPRICE
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Withdrew (from). : RECEDED
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I hate: Lat. : ODI
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For each. : PER
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Astern. : AFT
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Army abbreviation. : ENL
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Period of quiet. : LULL
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Wood. : BALSA
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Dessert. : CAKE
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Irving Berlin song. : ALLALONE
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Part of the eye. : CORNEA
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Period in human culture. : STONEAGE
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Overacted: Colloq. : EMOTED
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Cardigan. : SWEATER
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Wooden pin. : DOWEL
Down
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Imitation of another writer's style. : PASTICHE
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Those in the know. : INSIDERS
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River into the Elbe. : EGER
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Thou: Fr. : TOI
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Pacify. : ASSUAGE
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Boodle. : SWAG
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Loses interest in. : TIRESOF
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Pain reliever. : ANODYNE
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Civil matters: Abbr. : RTS
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Rain hard. : TEEM
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Relative of a bobolink. : ORIOLE
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More meddlesome: Colloq. : NOSIER
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Unsuitable in a role. : MISCAST
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Dieter's concern. : FASTS
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German industrial region. : RUHR
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___ Woodman. : TIN
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Floor covering. : MAT
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___ miss. : HITOR
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Silly people. : GEESE
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See before, in a book, etc.: Lat. : VIDEANTE
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On an ___. : EVENKEEL
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Paint ingredient. : REDLEAD
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Celebrity: Slang. : VIP
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Sailing vessel of a sort. : ICEBOAT
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Upset the order of. : DERANGE
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Memorable dates. : ERAS
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Put a new surface on. : REFACED
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Eight: Prefix. : OCT
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African nut trees. : COLAS
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Responsible people. : ADULTS
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Household appurtenance. : PILLOW
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Air route. : LANE
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Malicious look. : LEER
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Bird sound. : CROW
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Grassland. : LEA
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Shoulder: Prefix. : OMO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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