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LETTER PERFECT

New York Times, Sunday, September 22, 1963

10-Down : Poet Stephen.

Author:
Barbara Brasure
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 650 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 160, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,166
Across
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Hand grip. : CLASP
6
Reprimands. : SLAPS
11
Abruptly: Colloq. : SPANG
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Zagreb. : AGRAM
21
B.C. prophet. : HOSEA
22
Tilt. : TIPUP
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Kitchen gadget. : CORER
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Treasure ___. : TROVE
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U.S. industry. : STEEL
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Many ___. : ATIME
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Queen: Fr. : REINE
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Porch, on Kauai. : LANAI
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Phrase from Revelation. : IAMALPHAANDOMEGA
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City near Smyrna. : AYDIN
33
Purloined. : STOLEN
34
Certain ranchers. : DUDES
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Victorian trimming. : TASSELS
37
Well-known letters in Washington. : PMG
40
___ lamb. : EWE
41
UCLA payments. : FEES
42
Shopping center. : MART
43
Byron poem. : LARA
45
Machinery parts. : STATORS
48
Quick. : AGILE
50
Formerly Queenstown. : COBH
54
In ___ (bewildered). : ADAZE
56
Something unique. : ONER
57
Ancient language. : SEMITIC
59
Dance. : HULA
60
Fictional psychiatrist. : CAPTAINNEWMANMD
63
Historian of 1st cen. : TACITUS
65
Bokhara chieftains. : EMEERS
66
List entry. : ITEM
67
"Whither thou ___ ... " : GOEST
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Dull. : INERT
70
Sing. : DESCANT
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Map letters. : ENE
73
Language of the Elder Edda. : OLDNORSE
75
Groups. : COHORTS
77
Vegetable. : PEABEAN
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Came to rest. : ALIGHTED
84
Report card entry: Abbr. : AVG
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Mineral used in paints. : ANATASE
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Pomme de ___. : TERRE
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Emulate Penelope. : WEAVE
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Iguana's relative. : GILA
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Stands fast. : ABIDES
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Conceives a liking for. : TAKESTO
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Be on good behavior. : MINDONESPSANDQS
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French preposition. : AVEC
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Agreement. : ENTENTE
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Viand, old style. : CATE
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Petition again. : RESUE
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Fix over. : REDO
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Locale of Hersey novel. : ADANO
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Feelings of uncertainty. : TREMORS
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___ gun. : STEN
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One kind of car. : USED
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Stowe novel. : DRED
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Queen's name. : MAB
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Spaniard's cry. : OLE
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Drainage opening in a ship's side. : SCUPPER
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"___ the coach wheel," self-important one. : FLYON
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Turned. : SLEWED
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Western wolves. : LOBOS
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Former popular radio series. : FBIINPEACEANDWAR
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"Only ___." : AROSE
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Mountains in Utah. : UINTA
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Old-time fourpence. : GROAT
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Auspices. : AEGIS
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Brown shade. : TOAST
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Burrows. : LAIRS
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Uneven. : EROSE
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Moslem scholars. : ULEMA
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Diminutive endings. : ETTES
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Caucasian. : OSSET
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Swindled. : DUPED
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Pasture sound. : BLEAT
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Bk. parts. : CHS
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Well-known nom de plume. : LOTI
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Sailing. : ASEA
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Appears. : SEEMS
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Intellectual taste. : PALATE
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Staten Island community. : STAPLETON
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Flexible. : LITHE
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Of bees. : APIAN
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Bagheera's relative. : PUMA
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Poet Stephen. : SPENDER
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Young fishes. : SCRODS
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Work by 49 Down. : POEME
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Zodiac sign. : ARIES
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R.I., N.H., etc. : NENG
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Nursery rhyme letters. : GREATALITTLEA
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Finally. : ATLAST
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Certain horses. : GRAYS
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Round: Fr. : RONDE
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Profit. : AVAIL
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Chow ___. : MEINS
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Pasture sounds. : LOWS
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Falsehood, in "The Faerie Queene." : DUESSA
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Betel palm. : ARECA
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Finished second. : PLACED
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See 62 Down. : MADAME
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Certain berries. : GRAPES
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Gave up. : FORWENT
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Cambridge initials. : MIT
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Nahua. : AZTEC
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Years: Lat. : ANNI
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Waver. : TEETER
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Shot and shell. : AMMO
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Famous man of letters. : GIDE
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Uniform material. : CHINO
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Target part. : OUTER
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Dims. : BLURS
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Waste-maker. : HASTE
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Otologist's concern. : EARACHES
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Important study: Abbr. : ENG
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Has no being. : ISNOT
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The ladies: Abbr. : MMES
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Ore of mercury. : CINNABAR
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Weep. : SOB
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Thurber book. : THEWONDERFULO
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19th century writers. : DANAS
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Lyric. : ODE
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Part of name of Tutuila port. : PAGO
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Indicated. : EVINCED
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Shining. : AGLEAM
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Perfume. : ATTAR
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Set out. : LEAVE
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Troubled. : IRKED
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El ___. : GRECO
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Spikes. : TINES
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Enlarges. : ADDSTO
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Aftermath. : SEQUEL
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Mystic of the year one. : ESSENE
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Expression of approval. : AMEN
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Giuseppe's beverage. : VINO
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Noun ending. : ENT
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Concerning. : ASTO
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Urge. : TEASE
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Unwanted: Fr. : DETROP
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Spread. : PERMEATED
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Child. : TAD
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Failed to follow suit. : RENEGED
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Cut. : SAWN
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Defeats. : UPSETS
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Elizabeth I, for one. : DYNAST
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Overdecorate. : BEDAUB
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Blue shade. : SLATE
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Ville d'Avray painter. : COROT
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Sub. : UBOAT
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Western group. : POSSE
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Last page. : FINIS
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Metric unit. : LITRE
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Ladle. : SCOOP
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Common contract. : LEASE
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Reside. : DWELL
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Partiality. : BIAS
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Island group of Indonesia. : ARRU
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American novelist. : AGEE
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Terza ___. : RIMA
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Perched. : SAT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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