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New York Times, Tuesday, December 20, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,338
Across
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Continue. : LAST
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Singer. : BASSO
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Gifts of a kind. : TIPS
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Operatic role. : IGOR
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Performer. : ACTOR
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Sentry's command. : HALT
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U.N. member. : MALI
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Old hat. : STALE
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Equal: Fr. : EGAL
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Foretell. : PROPHESY
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Gully. : ARROYO
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For fear that. : LEST
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One's own: Prefix : IDIO
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Birdlike sound. : CHEEP
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Title: Abbr. : HON
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Oodles. : SCADS
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Numerical prefix. : HEX
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Gets married. : TIESTHEKNOT
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Norse name. : OLAF
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Turkish cavalryman. : SPAHI
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Physical extent. : SIZE
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Bond, for one. : SECRETAGENT
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Beverage. : TEA
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Register. : ENTER
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Ad ___ (to the point). : REM
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Lend ___. : AHAND
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Bridge hand. : EAST
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Adjective ending. : IBLE
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Seethe with anger. : SIZZLE
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Australian city. : ADELAIDE
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To ___. : ATEE
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Vocabulary : WORDS
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Boost: Slang. : PLUG
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Customer. : USER
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Rejoice. : EXULT
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City in Nevada. : ELKO
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Young lady. : LASS
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Architectural features. : DOMES
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Hair treatments. : DYES
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Flaccid. : LIMP
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Culture medium. : AGAR
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Aria, for one. : SOLO
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Base hit. : TRIPLE
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Foundations. : BASES
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Portrays. : ACTSTHEPART
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Stopover. : STAY
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Answer: Abbr. : SOL
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Dryad's cousin. : OREAD
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On ___ (over ice). : THEROCKS
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Operatic role. : IAGO
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Emulate 15 Across. : PLAY
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French town. : STLO
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Numerical prefix. : HEPT
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Originate. : RISE
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___ of (during). : INTHEMIDDLE
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Opted. : CHOSE
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Famous beauty. : HELEN
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Correct : EXACT
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Indian. : OSAGE
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Spanish saint. : ANITA
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Twelve. : DOZEN
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Place. : STEAD
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Suffix with loyal or royal. : IST
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Hebrew liquid measure. : HIN
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Supermarket gear. : FREEZERS
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Epochal. : ERAL
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Towering. : TALL
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Overfilled. : HEAPED
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Emulated Dorcas : SEWED
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Excels. : BESTS
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Author Bellow. : SAUL
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Letters. : ZEES
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Flowering plant. : ARUM
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Maladroitly. : ILLY
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Nobleman. : DUKE
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Personalities. : EGOS
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Chemical prefix. : OXO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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