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New York Times, Friday, December 24, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,977
Across
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Food concoction. : DISH
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Palm tree. : COCO
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Pièce de résistance. : ROAST
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About. : ASTO
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Glance. : LOOK
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Fielder's fault. : ERROR
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Players of a kind. : TEAM
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Unlikely to occur. : IMPROBABLE
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Poseidon's realm. : AEGEAN
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Tahitian food. : TARO
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Eggs: Lat. : OVA
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Overflow. : SWIM
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Isles of Portugal. : AZORES
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Where legislators forgather. : STATECAPITOL
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Scotsman. : LAIRD
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___ it (amen). : SOBE
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Thing. : ITEM
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Papa, to Santa Claus. : AIDE
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Ten-armed mollusk. : SQUID
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Wine: It. : VINO
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Town site map. : PLAT
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Native of Persia. : KURD
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Direction in music. : LENTO
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Lunch-counter specialty. : CHEESEBURGER
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Laugh, in a way. : HAWHAW
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Shed feathers. : MOLT
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___ carte. : ALA
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Silk, in Italy. : SETA
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Owl's call. : TUWHIT
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Civil liberty in the U. S. : BIRTHRIGHT
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A good round number. : IOOO
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Clothe. : INDUE
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Twofold. : DUAL
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Go away! : SHOO
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Experiments. : TESTS
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Lindsay's alma mater. : YALE
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Go ___ (get busy). : TOIT
Down
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One form of knowledge. : DATA
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Words of understanding. : ISEE
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Kind of party. : STAG
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Part of a race track. : HOMESTRETCH
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Dispensary. : CLINIC
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Uncle, in South Africa. : OOM
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Egyptian Christian. : COPT
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Vegetable. : OKRA
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Mexican shawl. : REBOZO
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___ et labora. : ORA
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Garden spot. : ARBOR
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Work out. : SOLVE
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Corporation officer: Abbr. : TREAS
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Spoke formally. : ORATED
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Impressed. : AWED
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Bal ___. : MASQUE
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Hero of the "second helping" episode. : OLIVERTWIST
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Abruptly: Colloq. : SLAP
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Peacock's pride. : TAIL
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Ethiopian of opera. : AIDA
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Serves tea. : POURS
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In the same place: Lat. : IBIDEM
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Light sound. : TING
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Heraldic term. : ENTE
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Heath. : MOOR
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Cook's need. : SKEWER
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Humdinger. : LULU
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Chops up. : HASHES
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Decanter. : BOTTLE
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Custom. : HABIT
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Dress of a certain type. : ALINE
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Parts of cities. : WARDS
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Fairly good: Colloq. : TIDY
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Water in Spain. : AGUA
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Sound effect from Santa. : HOHO
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Number of things to do today. : IOOI
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Whistle sound. : TOOT
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King ___. : TUT
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Man's nickname. : HAL

Answer summary: 4 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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