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New York Times, Saturday, September 14, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,158
Across
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Healing ointment. : BALM
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Bay of Naples isle. : CAPRI
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Inspiration. : IDEA
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Maguey plant. : ALOE
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Dress fabric. : ORLON
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A catch, as of fish. : MESS
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Rustic vehicle. : CART
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Familiar route. : BEATENPATH
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Secret place. : HIDEAWAY
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Famous name of vaudeville days. : ROONEY
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Thames estuary. : NORE
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Gowns for ranis. : SARIS
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L. C. Douglas novel. : THEROBE
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Far from brainy. : DOLTISH
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Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
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Physicist Rabi. : ISIDOR
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Numerical prefix. : OCTA
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Ancient two-wheeled chariot. : ESSED
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Swamp. : FEN
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Relative of an air castle. : DREAM
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Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
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Place of business. : OFFICE
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Wheat: Fr. : BLE
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Defensible. : TENABLE
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Gains possession of. : SECURES
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Advance obliquely. : SIDLE
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See 18 Across. : LANE
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People of the bayou country. : CAJUNS
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Star-shaped. : STELLATE
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Exaggerates. : OVERSTATES
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Byzantine picture. : IKON
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Special occasion. : EVENT
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Composer of "Music in the Air." : KERN
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Book of the New Testament. : ACTS
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Oriental civet cat. : RASSE
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Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
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One of a famous trio. : BACH
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Mountain range of Turkestan. : ALAI
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Historic Horatio. : LORDNELSON
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Body from outer space. : METEOR
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Sign of disuse. : COBWEBS
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___ code. : AREA
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Pretends to engage in. : PLAYS
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Plant disease. : ROT
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Mistaken. : INERROR
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Poseur. : IMPOSTOR
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College administrator. : DEAN
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This: Sp. : ESTE
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Pallid. : ASHY
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Fiber knot. : NOIL
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Jack-in-the-pulpit, for one. : AROID
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Young man of myth. : ADONIS
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Rare delight. : TREAT
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German state. : HESSE
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Famous tower. : EIFFEL
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Ship of the Far North. : ICEBREAKER
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Commonplace. : STALE
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Harness parts. : HAMES
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Meaning: Abbr. : DEF
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Effacements. : ERASURES
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Transfer picture. : DECAL
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Graybeard. : OLDSTER
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Heavenly: Fr. : CELESTE
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Bunkers. : BINS
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Dissimilar. : UNLIKE
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___ Park. : ESTES
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African nut tree. : COLA
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___ plaisir. : AVEC
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Quip. : JEST
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"Sawbucks." : TENS
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Bull: Sp. : TORO
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Danube tributary. : ENNS
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Of all: Scot. : AVA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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