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New York Times, Saturday, January 9, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,641
Across
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Arabian gulf. : AQABA
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A borrowing from the French. : RSVP
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"Man of the red earth." : ADAM
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Ancient linear unit. : CUBIT
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Exclamations. : AHAS
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Speech: Prefix. : LOGO
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Arising at the same time. : CONTEMPORANEOUS
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Curved line, in music. : TIE
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Builder of a sort. : MASON
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Big bird. : EGRET
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Handholds. : STRAPS
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___ Australis, star in Ursa Major. : TANIA
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Main theme. : MOTIF
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Jordan's neighbor. : ISRAEL
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European. : SERB
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Food and ___ Act. : DRUGS
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Soap ingredient. : LYE
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Investigators of a kind. : PLAINCLOTHESMEN
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Naval monogram. : USN
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Group of Muslim scholars. : ULEMA
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Bairn. : LASS
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Shrine in India. : DAGOBA
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Greek letter. : THETA
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Tiny amount. : PINCH
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Carpenter's tool. : RIPSAW
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Greek letter. : ALPHA
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Storyteller of old. : AESOP
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Yellow bugle. : IVA
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In secret. : BEHINDTHESCENES
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Tunnel, in mining. : ADIT
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Bake (eggs): Var. : SHIR
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Of ___. : ASORT
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Shopper's concern. : SALE
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Symbol. : TYPE
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Lady of "la plume." : TANTE
Down
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Concerns of a C.P.A. : ACCTS
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Ringer. : QUOIT
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Comic character. : ABNER
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Short time: Colloq. : BIT
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Musical direction. : ATEMPO
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Gavel sounds. : RAPS
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Phrase of last election campaign. : SHOOTFROMTHEHIP
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Bulgarian seaport. : VARNA
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : PSA
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Malt liquid. : ALEGAR
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Means of access. : DOOR
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Common symptom. : AGUE
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Superlative adjective. : MOST
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Before the ___. : MAST
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Arm of the Oder. : NEISSE
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Around: Prefix. : AMBI
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Almost, old style. : NIGH
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Baseless. : IDLE
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Girl's name. : ALMA
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"The night has a thousand ___ . . . " : EYES
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Burning glass. : LENS
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Garden tool. : SPUD
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Opera role. : ELSA
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Pealed. : RANG
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Ogden's location. : UTAH
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African. : NUBIAN
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Social set. : CLAN
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Blow. : SLAP
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Green mottled rock. : OPHITE
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Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
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Boys' game. : TIPCAT
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"Wuthering Heights" heroine. : CATHY
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Greek of the "wooden horse" tale. : SINON
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Keep from happening. : AVERT
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Economy's opposite. : WASTE
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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Castor's mother. : LEDA
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Loving: Prefix. : PHIL
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Dry. : SERE
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Time abbreviation. : DST
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Postwar agency. : ESA

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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