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New York Times, Monday, July 22, 1963

Author:
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Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.75, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,104

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Fiber for ropes. : BAST
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Legal proceedings. : ACTA
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Openers, in poker. : JACKS
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Numerical prefix. : OCTO
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Iranian coin. : RIAL
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Play ___. : APART
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Dessert. : SHORTCAKE
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Prohibit. : DEBAR
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"World" event. : SERIES
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Indo-Chinese people. : LAO
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Adults. : MEN
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Builder's need. : LATH
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Cry for succor. : HELP
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Seedcases. : PODS
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Offensive to good taste. : FULSOME
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"What can ___?" : IDO
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Baseball league: Abbr. : NATL
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Deteriorate. : WORSEN
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Describing autumn weather. : COOLISH
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Thoroughfare. : ROADWAY
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Wandering. : ERRANT
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Screen. : SIFT
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Catchall abbreviation. : ETC
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Detach. : TEAROFF
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Bidding: Archaic. : HEST
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Sheltered nook. : COVE
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Brood of pheasants. : NIDE
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Type of plane. : JET
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Prefix with form and verse. : UNI
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Norse tale. : EDDA
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Dolphin. : SEAPIG
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Footrest. : STOOL
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Fond of luxury, pleasure, etc. : EPICUREAN
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November phenomenon. : POLLS
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Sub ___. : ROSA
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Yemen's capital. : SANA
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Card. : SPADE
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Tiff. : SPAT
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Sibilant sound. : TSST
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Tweed, for one. : BOSS
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Hurt. : ACHE
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Householder's concern. : STORMDOOR
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Political diehards. : TORIES
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Geometric lines. : ARCS
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Government agency. : CIA
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Winner ___. : TAKEALL
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Warns. : ALERTS
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Weary. : JADE
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Mime. : APE
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Anchor chain. : CABLE
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South African village. : KRAAL
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Sharpening device. : STROP
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Musical abbreviation. : TEN
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Extrovert of a sort. : SHOWOFF
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Religious denomination: Abbr. : LUTH
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Cowboy's concern. : HERD
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Small coin of India. : PICE
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Scent. : ODOR
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___ loose. : FASTAND
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Castle's defense. : MOAT
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Orioles, for instance. : NINE
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Flowers. : SWEETPEAS
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Picnic provender. : EATS
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At night: Prefix. : NYCT
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Tardy. : LATE
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Prevalent. : RIFE
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Popular drink. : SODAPOP
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Passengers. : RIDERS
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Famous name in journalism. : HEARST
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Horns of a new moon. : CUSPS
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Successful. : ONTOP
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Stringed instrument. : VIOLA
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Play: Fr. : JEU
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Otherwise. : ELSE
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Feline dismissal. : SCAT
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Fleming and others. : IANS
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Midge. : GNAT
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Former. : OLD
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ISA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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