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New York Times, Monday, October 4, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
David Steinberg notes:

Original 18-Across clue had "ponoun"; corrected it to "pronoun." Original 6-Down clue had "Gardenn"; corrected it to "Garden."

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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,904

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Across
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Fish bait. : CHUM
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Small barracuda. : SPET
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Rested. : SLEPT
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Isolated. : LONE
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Inquiring interjections. : EHEH
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Impish. : PIXIE
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Send out. : EMIT
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Halyards. : ROPES
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Free as air. : FOOTLOOSE
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Like some gases. : INERT
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Products of Cologne: Fr. : EAUX
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Believer: Suffix. : IST
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Lifeguards' group. : LSS
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Longing: Colloq. : THIRST
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Gravelly ridge. : ESKER
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Does enough to deserve. : EARNS
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French cheese. : BRIE
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Movable mountain. : OSSA
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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Epernay's river. : MARNE
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E pluribus ___. : UNUM
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Abbreviation in grammar. : MASC
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Eager. : AGOG
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Album paste-ups. : SNAPS
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Abraham's Egyptian concubine. : HAGAR
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Schedule. : BUDGET
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"Fleurs du ___." : MAL
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Set against. : PIT
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Cause of harm. : BANE
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Bouquet. : AROMA
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Swampy place. : EVERGLADE
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Coin in Shylock's pocket. : DUCAT
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Famous beach. : LIDO
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Military term. : AWOL
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Disconcert. : ABASH
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Lamb chop. : LOIN
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Asian river. : YALU
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Like beer. : MALTY
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Abounding in certain trees. : ELMY
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Word part: Abbr. : SYLL
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Roman a ___. : CLEF
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Alike: Prefix. : HOMO
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Genus of mussels. : UNIO
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Historic Austrian statesman. : METTERNICH
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Go through with. : SEEOUT
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Garden flower. : PHLOX
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Smorgasbord delicacy. : EELS
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"Of ___," hit of 1931. : THEEISING
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Fairyland creature. : SPRITE
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Symbol of courage. : LION
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Deprive of membership. : EXPEL
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Arch supports. : PIERS
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School events. : TESTS
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Miss. : LASS
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Sun Valley item: Var. : SKEE
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Astros, for one. : TEAM
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Pacific pine. : HALA
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Gershwin and others. : IRAS
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Fielder's bugaboo. : ERROR
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Certain songs. : ROUNDELAYS
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Mere trifle. : BAGATELLE
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Hidden difficulty. : SNAG
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Actor in a mob scene: Slang. : SUPE
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European capital: Abbr. : AMST
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Wise men. : MAGI
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Like some church services. : SUNG
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Lack of interest. : APATHY
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Nobleman's land. : BARONY
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Feminine title. : MADAM
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Island of Dutch West Indies. : ARUBA
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Narrow. : LOCAL
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Becloud. : BEDIM
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Trolley pole. : MAST
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Musical instrument. : VIOL
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Continuously. : AWAY
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Toy baby. : DOLL
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Hebrew month. : ELUL

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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