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New York Times, Saturday, August 3, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,116
Across
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___ sapiens. : HOMO
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Prefixes meaning "proper." : ORTHS
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Bos'n's boss. : CAPN
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Track shape. : OVAL
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Mend, as a coat or skirt. : REHEM
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His: Fr. : ALUI
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Ancient Middle Easterner. : MEDE
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Coeur d'___, Idaho. : ALENE
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Hammerstein collaborator. : KERN
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Miss the target. : ERR
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White Russian, for example. : EMIGRE
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Expressway sign. : EXIT
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Allurement. : BRIBE
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Josh. : GUY
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Mennonite. : AMISH
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Doctrine named for a saint. : AUGUSTINIANISM
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Dross. : SLAG
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Greek goddess. : EOS
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Roman goddess. : PAX
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Fish. : EEL
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Star in Argo. : CANOPUS
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Egyptian god of pleasure. : BES
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State: Abbr. : ARK
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Iron: Fr. : FER
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Stone paving block. : SETT
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"Winter Golf Capital of America." : AUGUSTAGEORGIA
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Laze. : RELAX
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Hold fast. : HUG
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Severity. : RIGOR
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See 39 Down. : ANTI
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Sock. : ARGYLE
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Municipal officer: Abbr. : ALD
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Leg: Ger. : BEIN
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People. : SOULS
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Berlin lady. : FRAU
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Dull resounding noises. : BAMS
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Commencement. : ONSET
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Singers: Abbr. : ALTS
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"They laughed when ___ down ... " : ISAT
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Celebrates. : FETES
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Negative of a sort. : NYET
Down
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Headquarters. : HOMEBASE
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Decide against. : OVERRULE
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Part song. : MADRIGAL
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Scandinavian name. : OLE
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British admiral W. W. I. : ORAM
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Faith. : RELIGION
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Pulitzer Prize winner. : THEGUNSOFAUGUST
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Son of William the Conqueror. : HENRYI
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"Peter Pan" role. : SMEE
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Dessert ingredients. : CAKEMIX
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Father of Peter the Great. : ALEXIS
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Adherence to nicety in diction. : PURISM
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Beethoven's last. : NINTH
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Noun suffixes. : EES
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Beetle. : BUG
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Genus of ducks. : ANAS
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East Indian trees. : TEAKS
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River into the Orinoco. : APURE
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Crucial point. : CRUX
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Popular songstress. : PEGGYLEE
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Contemptible. : BEGGARLY
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Bleach. : ETIOLATE
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Popular song by Carmichael. : STARDUST
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Con. : AGAINST
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Hindu title. : SRI
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Legendary wanderer. : AENEAS
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Last syllable. : ULTIMA
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Sovereignty. : THRONE
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Sourdough's goal. : ORE
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Religious leader. : RABBI
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On a (specific date). : ASOF
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Amphibious craft. : LSTS
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Ventilator. : FAN

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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