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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,344
Across
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Hebrew letter. : ALEF
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Beat. : THROB
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False. : SHAM
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Rover's friend. : FIDO
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Cumbersome. : HEAVY
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Saxhorn's cousin. : TUBA
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Four-handerkerchief movie. : TEARJERKER
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Hearty approval. : AMEN
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One or two. : NUMBER
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Hugeness. : ENORMITY
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Coral colony. : REEF
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Obligation. : NEED
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Exponent of an art. : ACTOR
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Missing: Abbr. : ABS
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Aromatic herb. : ANISE
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Anchor: Slang. : HOOK
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Short of perfection. : FLAWED
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Swamp. : FEN
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Der ___. : ALTE
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More experienced. : OLDER
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Come across. : FIND
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Kyoto drama. : NOH
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Point in an orbit. : APOGEE
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___ majesty. : LESE
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Sediment. : DREGS
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Kind of blanket. : WET
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Electrified. : WIRED
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Mot. : QUIP
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Crawl, in a way. : SWIM
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Volcano. : MAUNALOA
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___ as a bird. : ASFREE
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Son of Boaz and Ruth. : OBED
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Members of the armed forces. : ACTIVELIST
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Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
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Sparkled. : SHONE
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Concerning. : ASTO
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Chinese dynasty. : TANG
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Optimist. : HOPER
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Average. : MEAN
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Time of day: Abbr. : AFTN
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Stead. : LIEU
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Cheese. : EDAM
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Go ___ (shoot the works). : FORBROKE
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Soothing word. : THERE
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Possessive. : HER
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Tool. : RAKE
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Baker. : OVEN
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Romantic poet. : BYRON
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Flower part. : STAMEN
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Heating system attachment. : HUMIDIFIER
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Help, in a way. : ABET
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Large group. : MANY
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Ridicule. : JEER
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Audition. : READ
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Uncultivated. : FALLOW
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Not lift ___. : AHAND
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Shade. : COLOR
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English toast. : TOTHEQUEEN
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Emblem. : BADGE
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Candy. : SWEETS
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Feel. : SENSE
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Over. : ENDED
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Dude. : FOP
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Before. : ERE
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Humbug. : FLIMFLAM
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Global area. : ASIA
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Retriever. : GUNDOG
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Madison Ave. suffix. : WISE
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Sound of a raindrop. : PLASH
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Hesitate. : WAVER
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Debatable. : MOOT
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Mountain gap in the Southwest. : ABRA
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Eight: Sp. : OCHO
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On the summit. : ATOP
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Upward slope. : RISE
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This: Sp. : ESTA
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Kind of cap. : ETON
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Chemical suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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