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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 1963

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1963, The New York TimesNo. 5,149

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Bridge term. : RUFF
5
Diminish. : ABATE
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Egyptian Christian. : COPT
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1,500-mile river of Eurasia. : URAL
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Spiral. : HELIX
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Mind. : OBEY
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Dessert. : CAKE
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Chinese island. : MATSU
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Time of day. : NOON
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Blended dough. : KNEADED
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Croat's neighbor. : SLOVENE
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Faulty. : BAD
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Montana city. : BUTTE
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Jet of vapor. : SPRAY
29
Iowa college. : COE
30
Family, subject of a musical. : TRAPP
34
Political party: Abbr. : PROG
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___ populi. : VOX
36
Condition, often fine. : FETTLE
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Purpose. : AIM
38
One of the satellites. : TELSTAR
40
Youngster. : LAD
41
Garment. : COATEE
43
A thousand ages. : EON
44
Part of Israel. : GAZA
45
Sea birds. : ERNES
46
Gown's partner. : CAP
47
Rope fiber. : SISAL
48
Marsh bird. : STILT
50
Hindu deity. : DEV
51
House sign. : FORSALE
54
Secretary of Agriculture. : FREEMAN
58
"Dies ___." : IRAE
59
Color. : IVORY
61
Put on. : WORE
62
Square's partner. : FAIR
63
Bird's home. : AERIE
64
Pub sign. : ALES
65
Sicilian resort. : ENNA
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Gloomy. : DREAR
67
Affirmatives. : YEAS
Down
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Multitude. : RUCK
2
Monitor lizard. : URAN
3
Phony. : FAKE
4
Low-grade hotel: Slang. : FLEABAG
5
"Arabian Nights" character. : AHMED
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Drop of liquid. : BEAD
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High in pitch. : ALT
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Network. : TISSUE
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Rejoice greatly. : EXULT
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Change over. : CONVERT
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Wood wind. : OBOE
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Worker. : PEON
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River in England. : TYNE
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Hours of work. : DAY
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Aquatic animal. : OTTER
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Stadium location. : BOXSEAT
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Interval. : SPACE
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Earlier. : PRIOR
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Style of type. : ROMAN
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Mountain pass. : COL
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African range. : ATLAS
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Rockefeller ___. : PLAZA
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Bicycle part. : PEDAL
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Letter. : VEE
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Stir up. : FAN
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Seed coating. : TESTA
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Outdo. : TOP
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Mosaic piece. : TESSERA
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Yield. : GIVEWAY
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Bright. : CLEVER
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Make sure. : SEE
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Great literary work. : ILIAD
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Household appliance. : DRYER
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Small flute. : FIFE
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Algerian city. : ORAN
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___ check. : RAIN
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Odin's wife: Var. : FRIA
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Jetty. : MOLE
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___ code. : AREA
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Suffix with hard and soft. : NESS
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State: Abbr. : ORE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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