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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,618
Across
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Ship of 1492. : PINTA
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About. : SOME
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Man who recently sparked a legal reform. : GIDEON
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Certain awards. : MEDALS
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Kaye of musical comedy. : BALLARD
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Gorged. : OVERATE
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Annoy: Dial. : RILE
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Popular impersonator. : MEADER
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Marble. : TAW
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Literary scraps. : ANA
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Church official. : VERGER
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Snack. : BITE
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Brink. : VERGE
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Designating certain books. : SALACIOUS
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Evaluator. : ASSESSOR
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Three goddesses of Norse myth. : NORNS
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Frank. : OPEN
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Salt-water food fish. : SCAD
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Seraglio. : HAREM
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Studios. : ATELIERS
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Famous name in football. : REDGRANGE
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Nine, from the Greek. : ENNEA
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Mitch Miller's instrument. : OBOE
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Frog. : PEEPER
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More than a thousand years ago. : CMI
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Exclamation of discomfort. : BRR
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Rose of ___. : SHARON
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Spike. : NAIL
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Capital man. : SENATOR
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Adherents of a certain cult. : NUDISTS
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Lew Fields' partner and others. : WEBERS
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Flowers. : IRISES
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Greek township. : DEME
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Lukewarm. : TEPID
Down
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Feature of the Lincoln Memorial. : PILLARS
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"As ___ as a painted ship . . . " : IDLE
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Educational group. : NEA
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Mel of music. : TORME
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Judith of the theater. : ANDERSON
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One kind of pay. : SEVERANCE
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Breslau's river. : ODER
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Calendar abbreviation. : MAR
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High spirits. : ELATION
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American general in War of 1812. : GAINES
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Example for imitation. : MODEL
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Social standing. : STATUS
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Cheer. : BRAVA
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Sheep. : EWES
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Seaweed substance. : AGAR
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Evensong. : VESPER
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"A ___ the hand . . . " : BIRDIN
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New York lake. : GEORGE
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Ship with a certain cargo. : COALER
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Signal Corps specialty. : SEMAPHORE
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Get going! : STEPONIT
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Ancient language. : HEBREW
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Trimmed. : ADORNED
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Field: Lat. : AGER
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Boxed. : ENCASED
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Forgives. : REMITS
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Spankers. : SAILS
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Deprives of something. : ROBS
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Approaches. : NEARS
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Habituate. : ENURE
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Slow down, in skiing. : STEM
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Unless: Lat. : NISI
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Nickname of a president. : ABE
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Liquid sauce: Colloq. : DIP

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

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