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New York Times, Tuesday, September 10, 1963

25-Across : Smooth.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
David Steinberg notes:

Last word of clue for 33-Across, RAH, was illegible — "Exclamation of [?]" Changed it to "Exclamation of approval."

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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,154
Across
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___ of honor. : DEBTS
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Work. : OPUS
10
Site on the Hudson. : USMA
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Roman rooms. : ATRIA
15
Silent screen star. : RINTINTIN
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Small table. : STAND
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Caribbean musical attraction. : STEELBAND
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Famous pianist. : HESS
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Weekdays: Abbr. : SATS
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Awkward, as a colt. : LEGGY
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Great ___ Mountains. : SMOKY
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Adjective suffix. : FUL
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Smooth. : SATINY
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Cutting. : CAUSTIC
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Chalcedony. : AGATE
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Ooze. : SLIME
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Exclamation of approval. : RAH
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Sumptuous. : RICH
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Odd job. : CHORE
37
Region of Asia. : GOBI
38
Class. : ILK
39
Prompt. : READY
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"To be ___ ... " : ORNOT
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Regards. : ESTEEMS
43
Swallowlike birds. : SWIFTS
44
Map abbreviations. : RDS
45
Monday, in France. : LUNDI
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Snake. : RACER
49
Golf shot. : CHIP
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Theories. : ISMS
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Eliminated. : IRONEDOUT
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Man's nickname. : ARTIE
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Washington VIP. : GOLDWATER
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Sub ___. : POENA
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Influences by fear. : AWES
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George Eliot hero. : BEDE
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Feature of South America. : ANDES
Down
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Vigor. : DASH
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
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Basic facts: Colloq. : BRASSTACKS
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Metal worker. : TINSMITH
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Deplorable. : SAD
6
Quai d'___. : ORSAY
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Early P.M. : PITT
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French pronoun. : UNES
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Place ___ Genevieve. : STE
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Remove the cincture. : UNBELT
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Hart. : STAG
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Chinese dynasty. : MING
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Handy man. : ANDY
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Abuse. : ILLUSE
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Firmament. : SKY
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Rage. : FUME
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Hindu garment. : SARI
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Sprightly. : AGILE
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Relatives of divots. : CLODS
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Sprightly. : AIRY
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Penurious. : IRONFISTED
30
Lowell's friend. : CABOT
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Counterfeit. : SHAM
34
Certain plays. : HITS
36
Letters. : CEES
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Sports term. : GRIDIRON
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Made a second draft. : REDREW
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Admit. : OWN
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Tendencies. : TRENDS
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Have a meal. : SUP
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Metric measure. : LITRE
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Capital of Latvia. : RIGA
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In ranks. : AROW
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King of rhyme. : COLE
49
Shelter for birds. : COTE
50
Having a color. : HUED
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Colliery. : MINE
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The Red and the Black. : SEAS
55
Strike gently. : DAB
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Border river of Brazil. : APA

Answer summary: 4 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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