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New York Times, Friday, August 30, 1963

32-Down : Rescuer of a sort.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,143
Across
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College military group. : ROTC
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Do a laundry chore. : SOAK
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Metrical beat. : ICTUS
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On tap. : AVAILABLE
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Horn. : CORNU
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Study of nature's purposes. : TELEOLOGY
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Wear away. : ERODE
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Noachian vessel. : ARK
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Rooms in a posada. : SALAS
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State capital. : DOVER
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Insurrectionists. : RISERS
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Wobbles. : TOTTERS
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Upper class. : GENTRY
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Maneuver. : MOVE
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Fads. : RAGES
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Hawaiian specialty. : PINEAPPLE
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Entr'___. : ACTE
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Ear shell. : ORMER
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Part of an oratorio. : ARIA
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Feature of a crew cut. : SHORTHAIR
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Small field, in England. : CROFT
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Headgear à la mode. : WIGS
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Motifs. : THEMES
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Bar. : TAPROOM
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Cicerones. : GUIDES
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Figured tapestry. : ARRAS
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Type of island. : ATOLL
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Pile. : NAP
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Pomelo or guava. : FRUIT
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Any widespread movement. : TIDALWAVE
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High-strung. : TENSE
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Old ___. : IRONSIDES
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Excessive: Colloq. : STEEP
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The whales, from the Latin. : CETE
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Black, in Italy. : NERO
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Pro ___. : RATA
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Extend too far. : OVERREACH
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Dressing-down. : TALKINGTO
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Co., in France. : CIE
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Earnings. : SALARY
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Agora spending money. : OBOLS
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Pennsylvanian. : KEYSTONER
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Patio quaff. : ICEDTEA
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French landscapist. : COROT
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Something found. : TROVE
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Lower than. : UNDER
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Litigants. : SUERS
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The outs. : LOSERS
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Longhorn. : STEER
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In excess. : OVER
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Fat: Fr. : GRAS
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Namesakes of opera heroine. : MIMIS
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Matter-of-fact. : PRAGMATIC
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Wall: Sp. : PARED
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Deck of a ship. : PROMENADE
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Rescuer of a sort. : LIFESAVER
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Diner sign. : EATS
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State of the Union. : OHIO
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Dance. : TWOSTEP
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Refrigerates. : CHILLS
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New Orleans university. : TULANE
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Famous Cincinnatians. : TAFTS
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French decree. : ARRET
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Trim. : PRUNE
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Wage earner's objective. : RAISE
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"Waiting for ___." : GODOT
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White wall. : TIRE
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Spanish dollar. : PESO
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Relative of place or show. : WIN

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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