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New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Across
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Melba's specialty. : PECHE
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High point. : ACME
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Family member of a kind. : BRAT
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Lionel's sister. : ETHEL
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Way. : ROAD
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One of the Johnsons. : LUCI
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Bronze medal winner. : THIRD
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Revolving shaft. : AXLE
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Functions. : USES
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Tawdry. : TINSEL
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Disputes. : CONTESTS
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Often broken item. : ICE
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Attack of conscience. : REMORSE
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Promissory note. : IOU
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Humorist of verse. : NASH
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Strongly flavored. : GAMY
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Carpenter's tool. : PLANE
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Vocal group. : GLEECLUB
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Punishment: Fr. : PEINE
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Neronian. : CRUEL
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Harmonize. : BLEND
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Partner of sweet. : SHORT
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Steps. : MEASURES
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Rewards: Poet. : MEEDS
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Cart puller. : PONY
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Artful scattering, as in heraldry. : SEME
45
Part of a circle. : ARC
46
Flexible. : ELASTIC
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Resort. : SPA
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Unaided vision. : NAKEDEYE
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Thistlelike plant. : TEASEL
54
Gibbons. : APES
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Spanish painter. : GOYA
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County. : SHIRE
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Seed. : GERM
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Sir ___ of the cinema. : ALEC
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Choir member. : TENOR
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Burden. : LADE
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Aroused. : ANGRY
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Fondling. : PETTING
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Moral. : ETHICAL
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Factory inspectors in Peking, for example. : CHINESECHECKERS
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Milady's. : HERS
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Berry plant. : ELDER
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Constellation. : ARA
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Jester's cap. : COXCOMB
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15th cen. English author. : MALORY
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Paradises. : EDENS
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Kind of stocking or bonnet. : BLUE
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Commissar donning cutaway, for example. : RUSSIANDRESSING
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Solvent. : ACETONE
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Network. : TISSUE
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Ornament akin to an arm band. : LEGLET
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Braves' homes. : TEPEES
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Heavy hammer. : MAUL
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Judean king. : HEROD
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Charlie Brown's friend. : LINUS
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Wicked. : CURSED
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___ safe (take no risk). : PLAYIT
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Propensity. : BENT
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Shawls, south of the border. : SERAPES
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Shuffled along. : MOSEYED
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Hirohito, for example. : EMPEROR
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Hunting site of a kind. : SEALERY
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Contrive. : MANAGE
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Bribery, modern style. : PAYOLA
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Authorized. : LEGAL
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Jai alai basket. : CESTA
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Salinger heroine. : ESME
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"Why does ___ cross the road?" : AHEN
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Expert. : ACE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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