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New York Times, Wednesday, December 30, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,631
Across
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Certain missiles. : SAMS
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___ Centauri. : ALPHA
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Nine inches. : SPAN
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State. : OHIO
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Color. : LILAC
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In the preceding month: Abbr. : ULTO
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Comes unglued. : FALLSAPART
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Moro chief. : DATO
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Flowering. : ABLOOM
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Moreover. : YES
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Borneo native. : DYAK
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Gray wolves. : LOBOS
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Editorial pronouns. : WES
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Utah skiing resort. : ALTA
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French coin. : SOU
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College events. : FINALS
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Produce. : YIELD
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Home for Kelso. : STALL
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Object of affection. : PET
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Puzzled. : ATALOSS
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Do an editor's job. : COLLATE
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Congressman: Abbr. : REP
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Contour. : SHAPE
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Army man: Colloq. : SARGE
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Portieres. : DRAPES
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Jeanne d'___. : ARC
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Street sign. : STOP
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Fishing gear. : ROD
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Stamp collection. : ALBUM
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Notes hastily. : JOTS
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___ Newburg. : ALA
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TV screen phenomenon. : RASTER
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Got off. : ALIT
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Play host. : GIVEAPARTY
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
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Outcome. : EVENT
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Timid ones. : MICE
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Average. : SOSO
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Koussevitsky. : SERGE
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Maybe: Abbr. : POSS
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Living room piece. : SOFA
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Moby Dick's pursuer. : AHAB
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Grinder. : MILL
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Aria, for one. : SOLO
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Cottonwoods. : ALAMOS
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Edge. : LIP
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End. : PLAYOUT
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Hounds' quarries. : HARES
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Achievements. : ACTS
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Hasty. : SUDDEN
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Is integral to. : PLAYSAPART
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___ boy! : ATTA
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Corner's companion. : NOOK
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Our star. : SOL
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___ Nova. : BOSSA
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Name in tennis lore. : WILLS
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. . . and ___ wide. : AYARD
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Continental quart. : LITER
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Social occasions. : TEAPARTIES
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Each and every. : ALL
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Famous name in theater lore. : FLO
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Release. : LETGO
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Saturate. : STEEP
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Gave medication. : DOSED
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Bitter. : ACERB
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Demands for quiet. : SHS
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Singing syllables. : LAS
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Cajolery. : PALAVER
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___ Bills. : POSTNO
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Churchman. : CURATE
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Animated. : ALIVE
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Face: Slang. : MAP
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Pantry items. : JARS
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Mixture. : OLIO
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21 and others. : AGES
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Corn meal. : SAMP
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Wine, women and song. : TRIO
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Common abbreviations. : ETCS
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Sandwich loaves. : RYES
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MIT graduate: Abbr. : ENG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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