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New York Times, Saturday, August 24, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,137

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Camouflage for the commercial. : MESSAGE
8
Farewell party: Colloq. : SENDOFF
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Transferrer of property. : ALIENOR
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Adversity. : TROUBLE
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Rainy day money. : NESTEGG
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Aardvark. : ANTBEAR
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Decree. : ACT
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Uproarious festivity: Slang. : WHOOPEE
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Brook. : RUN
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Forepart of a vessel. : STEM
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Sesame. : TIL
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Native. : SON
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Warning whistles. : SIRENS
30
Following. : SEQUENT
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White of egg substance. : AVIDIN
34
Burst forth. : ERUPT
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Treaty-ratifying body. : SENATE
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Evaluate. : ASSESS
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Principal parts. : LEADS
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Meeting of spiritualists. : SEANCE
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Submarine contrivance. : SNORKEL
46
Dutch coin. : STIVER
47
1917 initials. : AEF
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Written order: Abbr. : REQ
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Occupation. : LINE
51
Type measures. : ENS
52
Slow but steady. : GRADUAL
56
Iniquity. : SIN
57
Experienced one. : VETERAN
59
Lowest throw, at dice. : AMESACE
61
Leaving unnoticed. : ELOPING
62
Republic, as of 1960. : SENEGAL
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Hypodermic ___. : SYRINGE
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In a fatuous way. : INANELY
Down
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Civil War battleground. : MANASSAS
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Optional. : ELECTIVE
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___-law. : SISTERIN
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Make stable. : SET
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Over again. : ANEW
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Vincent van ___. : GOGH
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Cereal disease. : ERGOT
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Metal fastener. : STAPLER
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Big bird. : ERNE
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Musical symbol. : NOTE
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Name. : DUB
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Titania's husband. : OBERON
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Show off. : FLAUNT
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Flowerless plant. : FERN
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River from Belgium to France. : OISE
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___ Honor. : MEDALOF
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Put to sea. : SETSAIL
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Saltpeter. : NITER
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Move about stealthily. : SNEAK
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Russian beer. : QUASS
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Perturbed. : UPSET
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Contemplate. : ENVISAGE
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Dramatic. : SCENICAL
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In tranquil manner. : SERENELY
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Throw into disorder. : DERANGE
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Coaster. : SLED
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Sensibly. : SANELY
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Legendary Greek king. : NESTOR
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As it were. : QUASI
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Poetic times. : EVES
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Facial expression. : GRIN
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Resounded. : RANG
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Expression of approval. : AMEN
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Great river of Asia. : LENA
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On: Prefix. : EPI
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Coin of Japan. : SEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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