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New York Times, Friday, October 14, 1966

68-Across : Santa ___.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 340 (avg 1.80)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,271
Across
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Crack and roughen. : CHAP
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Mock. : SCOFF
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Went by water. : SWAM
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Latin-American shout. : HOLA
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Czar of Russia, circa 1800. : PAULI
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Hawaiian city. : HILO
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Persian name. : OMAR
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Founded: Abbr. : ESTAB
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Genus of sheep. : OVIS
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Cigar. : PERFECTO
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Pack tightly. : STEEVE
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Time periods: Abbr. : MOS
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Result: Abbr. : EFF
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Onagers. : ASSES
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Rural events. : FAIRS
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Narrow water passage. : STRAIT
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Open. : UNSTOP
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Pork pie. : HAT
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Ridicule: Slang. : RAZZ
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Type of book: Abbr. : ANTH
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"___ the West Wind." : ODETO
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Impression. : IDEA
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Two aspirins. : DOSE
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Scull. : OAR
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Writer. : PENMAN
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Summon. : CALLUP
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Nimble. : AGILE
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Sharp-edged instrument. : RAZOR
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Made bigger: Abbr. : ENL
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Many centuries ago. : CCX
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Adequate. : ENOUGH
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Short-tailed bird. : NUTHATCH
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Whirring sound. : BIRR
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City near Venice. : UDINE
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City near Moscow. : TULA
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Memphis goddess. : ISIS
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Hairdressing treatment. : SINGE
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Santa ___. : CRUZ
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Remove, in a way. : DELE
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Name in golf. : HAGEN
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Greek goddess. : HEBE
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Mince. : CHOP
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Rooftree. : HOME
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Scaremongers. : ALARMISTS
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Golf phrase. : PARFORTHECOURSE
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Particular: Abbr. : SPEC
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Hindu groups. : CASTES
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Turf phrase. : OUTOFTHERUNNING
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Neighbor of Ala. : FLA
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Children's gambits. : FIBS
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Baseball phrase. : SHOESTRINGCATCH
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Better halves. : WIVES
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Wide-awake. : ALIVE
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Well-known painter. : MOSES
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It, in Italy. : ESSO
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Siamese. : TAI
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Group of men, for short. : FRAT
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Former Egyptian king. : FUAD
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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On. : ATOP
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Put in a common fund. : POOL
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Ingredient. : ADMIXTURE
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Earnestness. : ZEAL
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Author Grey. : ZANE
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Glen. : DALE
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Partner of every. : EACH
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Silver: Abbr. : ARG
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Dive. : PLUNGE
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Bridge term. : REBID
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Flavoring substance. : ANISE
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Skunklike animal of North Africa. : ZORIL
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Quiet. : HUSH
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Numerical suffix. : TEEN
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One of a suit. : CLUB
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Obscurity. : HAZE
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Day, in Spain. : DIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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