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New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 1963

70-Across : Dickens character.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,161
Across
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Tibetan monks. : LAMAS
6
Conversational sound. : AHEM
10
Stinger. : WASP
14
Chemical compound. : OXIDE
15
Nobody. : NONE
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She: Sp. : ELLA
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___ days. : OLDEN
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State. : CONDITION
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Musical treat. : MEDLEY
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A right and a left. : PAIR
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Physical Ed. degree. : BPE
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Intertwined. : LACED
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Guinea pigs. : CAVIES
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Indian. : UTE
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Story. : ANECDOTE
33
Coarse hominy. : SAMP
35
Graf ___ . : SPEE
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Remus, for one. : UNCLE
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Heighten. : EXALT
42
Room for an odalisk. : ODA
43
Bombay city. : SURAT
44
Coin of Iraq. : DINAR
45
City in Japan. : NARA
47
Fountain treat. : SODA
48
Insidiously. : COVERTLY
51
Centuries ago. : MDL
52
English essayist. : STEELE
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Seaport at base of Mt. Carmel. : HAIFA
57
"___ armes citoyens ... " : AUX
58
City in Ohio. : LIMA
61
Fabrics. : SERGES
64
Pasture. : GRASSLAND
67
Of considerable extent: Prefix. : LONGI
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The alphabet. : ABCS
69
Within: Prefix. : ENDO
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Dickens character. : DROOD
71
Letter. : NOTE
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Pashas of Tunis. : DEYS
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Discernment. : SENSE
Down
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Come into sight. : LOOM
2
Car part. : AXLE
3
Agent. : MIDDLEMAN
4
Girl's name. : ADELA
5
New York lake. : SENECA
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Type of history: Abbr. : ANC
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Ring. : HOOP
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Sicilian city. : ENNA
9
Dr. Dooley's good work. : MEDICO
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Soggy. : WET
11
Excuse. : ALIBI
12
Site for a split-level. : SLOPE
13
Star facets. : PANES
19
Enraged: Lat. : IRATUS
21
Longs for: Colloq. : YENS
25
Testify. : DEPONE
27
Planet. : VENUS
28
Partook of. : USED
29
Vehicle. : TAXI
31
Wood. : CEDAR
32
Famine. : DEARTH
34
Table setting. : PLACE
37
Term in anthropology. : CROMAGNON
38
Hollywood name. : LADD
39
And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
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Goes fishing. : TROLLS
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State: Abbr. : ALAS
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Hidden from sight. : VEILED
50
Produces. : YIELDS
52
French novelist. : SAGAN
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Prefix with fan, pump, jet, etc. : TURBO
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Precise. : EXACT
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Very cold: Poet. : FRORE
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Leonine feature. : MANE
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Hardy boy. : ANDY
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Alter ___. : EGOS
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A left and a right. : SIDE
65
Compass point. : SSE
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Musical syllables. : DOS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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