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New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,625

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Army group. : WACS
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Newspaper item: Abbr. : ADVT
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Swiss coin. : FRANC
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Alaska's governor. : EGAN
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Girl's name. : LEAH
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European blackbird. : OUSEL
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Jet. : AEROPLANE
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Forgetfulness. : LETHE
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Giant of the forest. : REDWOOD
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Angler's pride. : ROD
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Pray: Lat. : ORA
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Tip. : TILT
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Figuratively, excessive fine. : WIRESPUN
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Not hip. : CORNY
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Carol singers. : CHOIRS
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Famous British soldier. : HAIG
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French pronoun. : MOI
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Religious message. : GOSPEL
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___ de l'Etoile. : ARC
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Communications medium. : AIRMAIL
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Ear: Prefix. : OTO
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Tongue-clucking sounds. : TSKTSK
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___ Valley. : SUN
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Spread over. : COAT
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Moby Dick et al. : WHALES
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Cascades. : FALLS
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Vincent Youmans song. : GREATDAY
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Gardener's concern: Abbr. : HORT
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Musical direction: Abbr. : RIT
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Straight line. : ROW
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Away from land. : SEAWARD
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Where Xanthippe shopped. : AGORA
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Campaign charge. : ANTILABOR
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Christmas card word. : MERRY
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Type of sign. : NEON
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Overwhelm: Slang. : SLAY
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At ___. : ALOSS
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French engraver. : DORE
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One of a towel set. : HERS
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Something to ___. : WEAR
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U. S. author. : AGEE
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Bit of legerdemain. : CARDTRICK
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Making a white Christmas. : SNOWING
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Deal out. : ALLOT
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Lacking energy. : DEAD
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Truck. : VAN
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"From ___ Grande." : THERIO
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Nonsense. : FOLDEROL
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Rouen street. : RUE
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Put ___ to. : ASTOP
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Famous Eastern statesman. : NEHRU
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See 43 Down. : CLEAN
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Many: Prefix. : POLY
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Ancestry. : ORIGIN
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Vagary. : WHIMSEY
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Military group. : SSS
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Converse. : CHAT
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Rows. : OARS
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Heart: Lat. : COR
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Operetta ruler. : MIKADO
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Recreation item. : POOLTABLE
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And others. : ETAL
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Plenty. : LOTS
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Receptacles of a kind. : ASHTRAYS
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Out of: Ger. : AUS
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Scot's pair. : TWA
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Garage business. : CARWASH
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___ order. : LAWAND
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Paddock dweller. : FOAL
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Pasture grass. : GRAMA
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Brightest star in Orion. : RIGEL
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Kurile island. : ETORO
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German poet. : HEINE
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Kind of battery: Abbr. : STOR
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Protest vehemently. : ROAR
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Certain antis. : DRYS
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Traveler's choice: Abbr. : RRS
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Modernistic: Prefix. : NEO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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