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New York Times, Thursday, January 16, 1964

40-Across : Momentous.

Author:
Michael Dubin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Michael Dubin has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,282
Across
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TV shadow. : GHOST
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Mop. : SWAB
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Shed feathers. : MOLT
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Spokes. : RADII
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Latin-American shout. : HOLA
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Lover of Galatea. : ACIS
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With one. : ALONG
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Golf club. : IRON
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Man's name. : ERLE
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Early. : FOREHANDED
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Dramatic role. : LEAR
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Pens. : STIES
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Region of France. : ALSACE
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Compass point, : SSW
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Presidential initials. : FDR
30
Uproar. : RIOT
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Countess in "Twelfth Night." : OLIVIA
33
Hard. : OBDURATE
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Aisles. : LANES
38
Wartime group. : OWI
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Philanthropist. : DONOR
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Momentous. : EVENTFUL
42
Ants. : EMMETS
43
Type of wheel. : GEAR
44
One, in Rome. : UNO
45
Attic salt. : WIT
46
Men. : BIPEDS
49
Finish. : ENDUP
51
Greek theaters. : ODEA
52
Acrobatics. : HANDSTANDS
57
Mountain pool. : TARN
58
Japanese set of boxes. : INRO
59
Sacred: Prefix, : HIERO
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Smart. : CHIC
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Tooth, from the Greek. : ODON
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Representative. : ENVOY
63
In golf, a dogleg. : HOLE
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Memphis' river. : NILE
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Ocean areas. : DEEPS
Down
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German nobleman. : GRAF
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Nimbus. : HALO
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Characteristic quality. : ODOR
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Mathematical ratios. : SINES
5
Certainly not generous. : TIGHTFISTED
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Fish. : SHINER
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Items sometimes eaten. : WORDS
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Century plant. : ALOE
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Medicine cabinet item. : BANDAID
10
Whirlpool. : MAELSTROM
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Stem covering, in botany. : OCREA
12
Pale purple. : LILAC
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Hebrew vowel point. : TSERE
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Opera role. : AIDA
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Blatant. : LOUDMOUTHED
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Fish. : SOLE
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Pole. : SLAV
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Dark, purplish red. : WINE
30
Baseball item. : RBI
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With a ___ (in a forceful manner). : VENGEANCE
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Bird. : OWL
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Again. : ANEW
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Whole: Prefix. : TOTI
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Long ago: Archaic. : ERST
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Pronoun. : OUR
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Vogue. : FASHION
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Purposes. : ENDS
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Not completed. : UNDONE
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Hodgepodge. : BOTCH
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State. : IDAHO
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Risk. : PERIL
49
Register. : ENROL
50
American patriot. : PAINE
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"The King ___." : ANDI
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Crystallized snow. : NEVE
55
Theater curtain. : DROP
56
Oriental sauces. : SOYS

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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