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New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 331 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,333
Across
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Principal. : HIGH
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Little bit. : SCRAP
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Lateral parts. : ARMS
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Cadet's alma mater. : USMA
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Affect. : TOUCH
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Sheltered place. : NOOK
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Wall Street figure. : BEAR
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Sports car. : RACER
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Qualified. : ABLE
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Return. : SENDBACK
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Inactive. : ASLEEP
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Delay. : WAIT
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Doctrinaire. : ISMY
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Host. : THRONG
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One reaction to the smog. : SNEEZING
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Item not needed in the Astrodome. : RAINCHECK
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River to the North Sea. : WESER
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Classifieds. : ADS
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Chirp. : TWEET
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Old French poem. : LAI
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Enjoys. : LIKES
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Jeopardizes. : ENDANGERS
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At all. : ANYWHERE
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___-café, after-dinner liqueur. : POUSSE
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Slippery : EELY
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Fishing tackle. : REEL
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Fair one. : BLONDE
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Salad potherb. : PURSLANE
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Uncouth. : RUDE
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Cotton twill. : CHINO
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Holm oak. : ILEX
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Office VIP. : EXEC
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Clock time. : TENOF
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Mademoiselle. : ELLE
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Lectern. : DESK
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Personnel. : STAFF
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Money in Callao. : SOLS
Down
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Active centers. : HUBS
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Words of understanding. : ISEE
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Federal operative. : GMAN
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Obtained by effort. : HARDWON
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Poker hand. : STRAIGHT
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Work together. : COACT
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Multitude. : RUCK
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Pre-eminent. : ACE
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Part of a sentence. : PHRASE
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Do a chemist's job. : ANALYZE
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Covering. : ROBE
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Lawn pest. : MOLE
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Beehive. : SKEP
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Judge's bench. : BANC
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Diving duck. : SMEW
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Used a pen. : INKED
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Musical phrase. : TRALA
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___ mind (unremembered). : HADIN
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Unsound. : RISKY
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Locale. : SCENE
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Avalon and others. : ISLES
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Gray: Fr. : GRISE
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Storage room, as in a palace. : EWERY
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Stop gradually. : TAPEROFF
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Defect in certain animals. : EWENECK
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Lean-to. : SHED
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Turndowns. : NOES
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Erosion features. : GULLIES
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Chooses. : ELECTS
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___ the mill. : RUNOF
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Nurtured. : BRED
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De ___. : LUXE
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Literary works. : ODES
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Philippine cloth. : PINA
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Different: Prefix. : ALLO
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Helen's relative. : NELL
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Letters. : EXES
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All ___ up. : HET

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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