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New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Handicap allowances. : ODDS
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Transactions. : DEALS
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Dickens character. : HEEP
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Part of a yard. : FOOT
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Indian. : SQUAW
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Vapor: Prefix. : ATMO
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Tittle. : IOTA
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Great name in science. : CURIE
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Ramshackle building. : RUIN
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Faithfulness, old style. : TROTH
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First to arrive: Colloq. : EARLYBIRD
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Argus' specialty. : EYES
26
Aloha symbol. : LEI
27
Kyushu volcano. : ASO
30
Contest. : MATCH
33
Metalworker's gear. : ANVIL
37
Vault. : STRONGROOM
40
Paris station. : GARE
41
Style of pinafore. : TIER
42
Vers ___. : LIBRE
43
Selves. : EGOS
44
Wang Lung's bride. : OLAN
45
Baseball scores. : EARNEDRUNS
47
Piano part. : PEDAL
49
Disagreeable. : NASTY
50
Compass point. : SSE
51
___ culpa. : MEA
53
Elbe tributary. : ISER
55
Model. : COVERGIRL
60
Soldier of 1870. : UHLAN
64
Similar. : AKIN
65
Beyond. : ABOVE
67
Baseball name. : YOGI
68
Water ouzel. : PIET
69
Pontifical headdress. : MITER
70
Sometime landing place. : MOON
71
Hems. : SEWS
72
Caparison. : ADORN
73
Site of Vulcan's workshop. : ETNA
Down
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"Make the most ___." : OFIT
2
Place for a mat. : DOOR
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___ death (overuse). : DOTO
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Commonwealth. : STATE
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Decoration. : DSC
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Circus performer. : EQUESTRIAN
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Distinctive air. : AURA
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Burrow. : LAIR
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Series of waves. : SWELL
10
Precursor. : HARBINGER
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Ornamental case. : ETUI
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Sheik. : EMIR
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Rustic skating area. : POND
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Work of John Wesley. : HYMN
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Verily. : YEA
25
Relative of a birdie. : EAGLE
27
Come to ___. : ASTOP
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Entrance device. : STILE
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Mythical maiden. : OREAD
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Rikki-tikki-tavi's prey. : COBRA
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White or gray mineral. : HORNSILVER
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Cranial nerve. : VAGUS
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Certain clubs. : IRONS
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River into the Meuse. : LESSE
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Baubles. : ORNAMENTS
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Sports affairs. : MEETS
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Island off the coast of France. : DYEU
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Gaelic sea god. : LER
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Tropical lizard. : AGAMA
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Nursery favorite. : RHYME
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Bearskins. : CAPS
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Steinbeck character. : OKIE
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Panorama. : VIEW
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Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
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Turning: Prefix. : ROTO
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Plunder. : LOOT
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Ancient Greek athletic meet. : AGON
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Caravel of 1492. : NINA
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Osprey. : ERN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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