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New York Times, Saturday, August 10, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,123
Across
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Buenos ___. : DIAS
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Desirable thing. : ASSET
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To ___. : ATEE
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Asian. : MALAY
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About 11c in Turkey. : LIRA
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Where Skidmore is. : SARATOGASPRINGS
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Brother of Paris. : HECTOR
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Portico. : STOA
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Heavy barge. : HOY
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King, in Madrid. : REY
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Useful reference book. : WHOSWHO
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Shiny mineral. : SPAR
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Bearing. : MIEN
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Billow. : SURGE
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Lummox. : OAF
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Zephyr. : WIND
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Button Gwinnett, for one. : SIGNER
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Disentangle. : UNTWINE
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Italian city. : BOLOGNA
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Retract. : RECANT
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Hogshead. : CASK
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___ poetica. : ARS
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Toil. : SLAVE
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Card game. : FARO
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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Echo. : RESOUND
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Famous fortress: Abbr. : GIB
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Planned: Abbr. : ARR
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Port of Guam. : APRA
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Incidental stage business. : BYPLAY
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Presumptuous characters. : WHIPPERSNAPPERS
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Fume. : REEK
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South wind. : NOTUS
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Sandusky's waterfront. : ERIE
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Noun suffixes. : YERS
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Plushy. : SWANK
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Monarch. : TSAR
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Vigor. : DASH
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Intrepid, for one. : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
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Severe critic. : SLATER
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Love: Sp. : AMOR
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Sink. : SAG
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Reduced sharply. : SLASHED
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City in Pennsylvania. : EASTON
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Printing errors. : TYPOS
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Oriental name. : ALI
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Certain poker players. : TINHORNGAMBLERS
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Hence. : ERGO
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Tolerant. : EASY
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Trifle. : TOY
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Textile fiber. : RAWSILK
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Port. : WINE
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French novelist. : HUGO
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Becomes acidulous. : SOURS
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Discussion group. : PANEL
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Coin. : MINT
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Type. : GENRE
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Expunge. : ERASE
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Apple. : WINESAP
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Tolerably. : SOSO
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Permanent. : WAVE
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Welsh minstrel. : BARD
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Relative of rummy. : CANASTA
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Plow. : FURROW
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Small piece of toast. : SIPPET
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Unrolls. : OPENS
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Swindle: Slang. : GYP
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Not straight. : AWRY
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Syngman of Korea. : RHEE
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Take the sun. : BASK
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Melody. : ARIA
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Nieuport's river. : YSER
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Playgrounds: Abbr. : PKS
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Mother superior. : NUN

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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