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New York Times, Saturday, December 18, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,971

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Across
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Puffy muffin. : POPOVER
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Popular biscuit. : PRETZEL
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Texas city. : ABILENE
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One term for German measles. : ROSEOLA
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Made a hit. : SINGLED
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Expand. : OPENOUT
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Word with farm or home. : STEADS
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Current-type hero. : SPY
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Faction. : SIDE
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Porgy. : SCUP
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Passover feast day. : SEDER
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Yorkshire taverns. : PUBS
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Not clear. : OPAQUE
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Slip away to wed. : ELOPE
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Dessert. : PRUNEWHIP
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Girl's name. : ANNETTE
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Famed flyer. : EARHART
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Cattlemen of a kind. : RANCHEROS
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Alaskan town. : SITKA
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At rest: Lat. : INSITU
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Engage, as gears. : MESH
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Bewitchery. : MAGIC
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Corn meal. : SAMP
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Port in Scotland. : OBAN
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Beseech. : SUE
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Complexion problem. : PALLOR
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Tahitian seaport. : PAPEETE
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Streaked. : LINEATE
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Forever: Fr. : ETERNEL
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Religious recluse. : EREMITE
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Legal forms and more forms. : REDTAPE
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Relatives of Roosevelts. : DELANOS
Down
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Football term. : PASS
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Final notice, for short. : OBIT
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Tree. : PINE
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Girl's name. : OLGA
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African grasslands. : VELDS
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Romanian violinist of note. : ENESCO
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Blushing. : RED
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Support. : PROP
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Viscous. : ROPY
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Direction. : ESE
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Present, for example. : TENSE
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Colonial organism, such as coral. : ZOOID
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Baffle. : ELUDE
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Not so soon. : LATER
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Shiny mineral. : SPAR
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Shoe parts. : UPPERS
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Viewers. : SEERS
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Fruit. : PEAR
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Companion of the radius. : ULNA
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Where Erhard presides. : BONN
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Draftsman's abbreviation. : SPEC
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This: It. : QUESTA
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Girl's name. : UNA
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Moral. : ETHIC
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Caprice. : WHIM
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Wish to avoid. : HATE
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Bores. : IRKS
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God of ancient Egypt. : PTAH
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One kind of strike. : TEN
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Seine tributary. : OISE
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Sports figure. : UMPIRE
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Sulky one. : MOPER
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Lessen. : ABATE
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Yawned. : GAPED
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Powerless to move. : INERT
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Kind of TV show. : PANEL
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Stair tread. : STEP
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River of the Belgian Congo. : UELE
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British Open champion, 1964. : LEMA
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Reclined. : LAIN
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Eight, in Italy. : OTTO
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Arikaras. : REES
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Name akin to Helena. : ENA
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Started off. : LED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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