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New York Times, Wednesday, January 1, 1964

51-Across : Plant of the Southwest.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,267
Across
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Cook. : STEW
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Magpies. : PIETS
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Hit hard. : SWAT
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Without: Ger. : OHNE
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Record: Var. : ENROL
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2.2046 pounds. : KILO
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Leave-taking. : ADIEU
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Don Juan's mother. : INEZ
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Poet's quaff to the old year. : CUPOKINDNESS
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___ sail to (bends a sail to its spar). : BRINGSA
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Complex. : KNOTTY
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Plant of the Southwest. : SOTOL
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Photographer's abbreviation. : NEG
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Conductor's concern. : SCORE
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Mixed emotion. : AWE
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___ of (responsible for). : INCARE
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Could recite. : KNEW
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New Year's Day tradition. : BOWLGAMES
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Equal. : SAME
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Never ___ hair. : TURNSA
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The Keydets' campus. : VMI
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Confound. : ABASH
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River part. : BED
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Cry of approval. : GREAT
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Plant of the Southwest. : CACTUS
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Rectangles. : OBLONGS
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Symbol of a prosperous New Year. : HORNOFPLENTY
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Winged. : FLEW
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Correspond. : AGREE
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Twin. : DUAL
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Roster. : ROTA
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Compote favorites. : PEARS
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Gives the wrong answer. : ERRS
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Hero of Conrad's "Victory." : AXEL
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Assail. : SETAT
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Final. : LAST
Down
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South American coin. : SOL
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As ___ flies. : THECROW
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In a series. : ENSUITE
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"___ more ... " : WEEPNO
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Features of graphs. : PEAKS
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Something to swing or juggle. : INDIANCLUB
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Isle of song. : ERIN
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___ the line. : TOED
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Lurked. : SLUNK
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Sportswear. : SKISOCKS
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Honored name of our time. : WINSTON
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Brew. : ALE
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From A ___. : TOZ
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Po tributary. : OGLIO
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Letters. : ENS
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Boys' group. : BSA
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Italian number. : TRE
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Conifer. : YEW
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Tidal phenomenon. : EAGRE
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Popular art form. : GRANDOPERA
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Hudson Bay region: Abbr. : NWT
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Resort near Koblenz. : EMS
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Presentation. : BESTOWAL
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Hole in one, sometimes. : EAGLE
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Algonquian. : SAC
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Fabric of goat's hair. : ABA
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Type of knife. : MACHETE
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West coast city. : VENTURA
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Central Europeans. : MAGYARS
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Part of a Wallace title. : HUR
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14-line poem. : RONDEL
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Album paste-ups. : SNAPS
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Made happy. : BLEST
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Cyma recta. : OGEE
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Social group. : FRAT
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Benedictine. : FRA
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Delicatessen purchase. : LOX
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Amphibious craft. : LST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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