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New York Times, Wednesday, September 4, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,148
Across
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Lively. : CRISP
6
Entangling situation. : MORASS
12
Cold and hard. : GLACIAL
14
Native of Asia. : IRANIAN
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Car gear. : REVERSE
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Composite picture. : MONTAGE
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Oriental nobles. : AMIRS
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Literary form. : ODE
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Home: Lat. : DOMUS
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Residence rooms. : DENS
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Growls. : GNARS
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Cleverly done. : NEAT
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Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
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Contradict. : GAINSAY
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Sellout sign. : SRO
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Former European ruler. : TSARINA
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Visitor from outer space. : METEOR
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Silent. : MUTE
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Stretch over. : SPAN
36
Wisconsin city. : RACINE
39
Wreck. : SHATTER
42
Nigerian tribesman. : ARO
43
Atomic nuclei. : TRITONS
45
Legion member. : VET
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Pick over. : CULL
49
Winter's trademarks. : SNOWS
50
Remove from copy. : DELE
51
Creek. : INLET
53
Business group. : NAM
54
Noted watercolorist. : MARIN
55
Light-colored mineral. : EDENITE
57
Food. : ALIMENT
59
Systems of rule. : REGIMES
60
Just punishments. : NEMESES
61
Glass pieces. : LENSES
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Early morning phenomena. : MISTS
Down
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Merciful. : CLEMENT
2
Gorges. : RAVINES
3
Cold storage devices. : ICERS
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Noted Englishmen. : SIRS
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Dance step. : PAS
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Buffoons. : MIMERS
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___ y Plata, Montana's motto. : ORO
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Transvaal region (with "the") : RAND
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Chekhov. : ANTON
10
Orientals. : SIAMESE
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Arizona cactus. : SAGUARO
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Rate of ascent. : GRADE
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Like a certain beast. : LEONINE
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Man of wisdom. : NESTOR
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"Two Years before the Mast" author. : DANA
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Footwear item. : GAITERS
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Oriental boats. : SAMPANS
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Fish equipped with sound effect. : GRUNT
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1923 Nobelist in literature. : YEATS
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"Who ___?" : AMI
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Explosive. : TNT
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Barnum, for one. : SHOWMAN
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More pungent. : RACIER
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Castle of the dukes of Norfolk. : ARUNDEL
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Cardinals' group. : COLLEGE
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Greek portico. : STOA
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Symbol of highness. : EVEREST
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Does tailoring work. : RELINES
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American painter. : INNESS
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Abodes. : TENTS
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Soviet hero. : LENIN
50
Titled ones. : DAMES
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Namesakes of a Dickens lad. : TIMS
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Opera role. : MIMI
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Golfer's place. : TEE
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Nickname for Gulliver. : LEM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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