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New York Times, Friday, July 5, 1963

21-Down : Adopts, as a cause.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,087
Across
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Bracket for a ship's mast. : BIBB
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___ on (love to excess). : DOTE
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Mennonites. : AMISH
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Colleen's name. : ERIN
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Outlook. : VISTA
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Farm worker. : HAND
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Conductor. : BANDMASTER
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Piece of jewelry. : ANKLET
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Aunt: Sp. : TIA
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Paul VI. : POPE
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Hayworth and others. : RITAS
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Air. : MANNER
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Meaningless. : EMPTY
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Indian crocodiles. : GAVIALS
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Amiss. : ILL
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Shell equipment. : OARS
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Worthless rock, in mining. : GANGUE
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Groups of buildings springing up everywhere. : CULTURALCENTERS
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Resting. : ATEASE
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Of old: Archaic. : YORE
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These: Fr. : CES
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Creature in Eden. : SERPENT
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Pertaining to bones. : OSSAL
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Old-time swords. : ESTOCS
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Suffixes with auto, demo, etc. : CRATS
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Etats ___. : UNIS
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See 53 Across. : USA
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One. : PERSON
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Emulates M. Marceau. : PANTOMIMES
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Island: Sp. : ISLA
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Take ___ (meet a challenge). : ADARE
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Beside. : NEXT
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Swerve. : VEER
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Woodland deity. : SATYR
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Proceeds. : GOES
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Punta del ___. : ESTE
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Indian state, capital Patna. : BIHAR
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Middle East people. : IRANI
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Man in a cage. : BANKTELLER
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Confusion. : BEDLAM
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Obligation. : DEBT
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Glen ___. : ORA
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Red Madeira. : TINTA
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Last chapter. : ENDING
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At all: Scot. : AVA
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Proofreader's bugbear. : MISPRINT
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Words in a ratio. : ISTO
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Move. : STEP
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Small animal. : HARE
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Executives. : MANAGERS
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Adopts, as a cause. : ESPOUSES
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Girl's name. : MYRA
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Fade away. : EVANESCE
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Ancient name of Italian city. : TARENTUM
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Groups rated according to maturity. : AGECLASSES
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Bait. : LURE
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Assembly: Abbr. : SESS
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Columbian Indians. : ICAS
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Predecessor of the guitar. : LUTE
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Crafty. : SLY
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Gobelin. : TAPESTRY
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Sounds from a cote. : COOS
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"The birds began ___ ... " : TOSING
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Appear. : ARRIVE
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Gem stone for a brooch. : CAMEO
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Real estate sign. : TOLET
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See 31 Down. : SNARE
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Poison tree. : UPAS
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Nothing: Sp. : NADA
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___ the finish. : INAT
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Sounds enjoining silence. : PSTS
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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Somerset stream. : EXE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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