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New York Times, Friday, September 20, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,164
Across
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Fish lander. : GAFF
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Just a bit. : DASH
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Bulrush. : TULE
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Topmost: Prefix. : ACRO
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Relative. : INLAW
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Bills. : ONES
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Poe specialty. : SHORTSTORY
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Prose composition: Abbr. : RHET
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Up-and-down item. : HEMLINE
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Sports incompetent: Slang. : PALOOKA
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Iberian cheer. : OLE
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Cram for an exam. : BONEUP
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Caterer. : PURVEYOR
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P.O. equipment. : DATERS
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Willow. : OSIER
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Cartoon favorite. : POGO
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Liquid sauce: Colloq. : DIP
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Cav's partner, in opera talk. : PAG
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Bring ___ (dishonor). : SHAMETO
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Go ___ (succeed). : FAR
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Sound of disgust. : UGH
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Sen. Johnston. : OLIN
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Plant and animal life of a region. : BIOTA
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Fuel. : PETROL
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Jeffersonian ___. : DEMOCRAT
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Waste (time): Colloq. : FIDDLE
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Architects' group: Abbr. : AIA
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In dispute. : ATISSUE
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Disorder. : MISRULE
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Ash. : TREE
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One whose strength is illusory. : PAPERTIGER
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Gay song. : LILT
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Twenty. : SCORE
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One of a Kipling trio. : ARAG
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Prefix in chemistry. : IODO
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Hastens. : HIES
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Mother's admonition. : NONO
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Slash. : GASH
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Hurt. : ACHE
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Out of. : FROM
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As a favor. : FORLOVE
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Popular moviemaker. : DISNEY
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Poker term. : ANTE
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Hiway sign. : SLO
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A Marx. : HARPO
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Put ___. : TOROUT
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Not expected. : UNHOPEDFOR
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Vegetable. : LEEK
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Form of "to be": Sp. : ESTA
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Huron Indian. : WYANDOT
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Roofing workers. : TILERS
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Grassy expanse. : LEA
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Platitude. : BROMIDE
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Appear suddenly. : POPUP
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Habit. : USAGE
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Maris's spot. : RIGHTFIELD
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Gem. : OPAL
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Lariat. : RIATA
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Little fish. : SPRAT
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Term in biology. : GENE
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Delays. : HOLDUPS
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Philharmonic member. : OBOIST
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___ Sea, part of the Aegean. : ICARIAN
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Be able to cope with. : RISETO
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Uniforms, for short. : ODS
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French officials. : MAIRES
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Dissolve and be washed away. : LEACH
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Gudrun's husband. : ATLI
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Relative of a sextet. : TRIO
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Nothing more than. : MERE
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Prefix indicating an Asian people. : UGRO
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Slender. : LEAN
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Cogito ___ sum. : ERGO
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Taro product. : POI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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