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New York Times, Wednesday, August 21, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,134
Across
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Celtic variant of Mary. : MOIRA
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Grants. : ADMITS
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Control oneself. : HOLDIN
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Brainpan. : CRANIUM
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Fervent. : ARDENT
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Boasts: Colloq. : TALKSBIG
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Floppy cap. : TAM
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Withdraw. : GIVEWAY
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Prefix with lateral or literal. : TRI
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Applaud. : CLAP
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Autumnal quaff. : CIDER
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German title. : GRAF
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Cape on Chesapeake Bay. : HENRY
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Neither hide ___ hair. : NOR
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Pamphlet. : TRACT
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Arabian country. : YEMEN
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A wise answer. : ORACLE
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No charge. : PREPAID
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Wrote for another. : GHOSTED
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Verbal comeback. : RETORT
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Intermittent winds. : GUSTS
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Nobles. : EARLS
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One of the Grundys. : MRS
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Two-fisted one. : HEMAN
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Inkling. : CLUE
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Remains ready. : WAITS
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Only fair. : SOSO
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Possessive. : ITS
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Famous name in the theater. : SIDDONS
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Depart: Dial. : GIT
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Falsely designated. : SOCALLED
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Refer (to). : ALLUDE
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Basic principle. : RADICAL
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Did a KP job. : PEELED
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Nephew, in Italy. : NEPOTE
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Cheese. : SWISS
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Mental state. : MORALE
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The boss. : OLDMAN
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Suffix in chemistry. : IDE
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Piece of jewelry. : RING
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A buffoon. : ANTIC
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Obeyed. : ACTEDON
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Bureau section. : DRAWER
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Of the cheek. : MALAR
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Black. : INKY
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Take away from. : SUBTRACT
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Bring forth. : HATCH
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Superhuman event. : MIRACLE
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Talented. : GIFTED
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Covered with ivy. : VINED
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Prop of a hoisting gin. : PRYPOLE
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Fescue and others. : GRASSES
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A long time. : YEARS
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Loyalty, old style. : TROTH
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Cambridge school, for short. : MIT
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Exclamations. : OHS
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A brief. : PRECIS
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House agent. : REALTOR
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Of an ancient Italian culture. : ETRUSCAN
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Keen enjoyment. : GUSTO
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Cooking device. : GRIDDLE
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Went for. : MADEAT
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Magnates. : MOGULS
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Relatives of stage whispers. : ASIDES
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Famous. : NOTED
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"Will comply," in radio lingo. : WILCO
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Fasteners. : SNAPS
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Garment. : SLIP
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A lot: Colloq. : SLEW
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Suffix with lemon, lime, etc. : ADE
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Hawaiian symbol. : LEI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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