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New York Times, Friday, December 30, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { B Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,348
Across
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Chinese idol. : JOSS
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Dress style. : SHIFT
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Kind of tobacco. : SHAG
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Unoriginal one. : APER
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City in the headlines. : HANOI
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Ticker output. : TAPE
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Determine exactly. : PUTONESFINGERON
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Sigmoid. : ESS
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Stake. : ANTE
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Yorkshire city. : LEEDS
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Common suffixes. : ESTS
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Swift. : RAPID
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Mysterious. : CRYPTIC
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Certain muscles. : TENSORS
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Distrustful: Slang. : LEERY
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Of ___. : ASORT
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Soothing word, when repeated. : NOW
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Tractable. : EASY
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Courage: Colloq. : SPUNK
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Wheel: Lat. : ROTA
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Bustle. : ADO
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Fraternal order. : MOOSE
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Tree. : PINON
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___ store. : TENCENT
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Veterans (with "old"). : STAGERS
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Creator of "Ragged Dick." : ALGER
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Sacred bull. : APIS
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Plain. : LLANO
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East: Sp. : ESTE
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Article. : THE
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Suffer in silence. : EATONESHEARTOUT
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Rugby's river. : AVON
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Laurence, in "Romeo and Juliet." : FRIAR
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Forty-niner's goal. : WEST
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Is critical of: Slang. : RAPS
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Fiber screen of India. : TATTY
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Greek peak. : OSSA
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Make jokes. : JAPE
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Musical term. : OPUS
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Looks at. : SETSEYESON
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Rialto sign. : SRO
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Chinese province. : SHENSI
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Poetic verb form. : HAST
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Conclude. : INFER
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Faith: Fr. : FOI
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Stannum. : TIN
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Fleet animals. : STEEDS
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Fleet animal. : HARE
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Like two peas in ___. : APOD
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Clan. : GENS
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Spruce. : NATTY
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Flash. : GLINT
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Brisk. : SPRY
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___ best. : ATONES
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Brew, as coffee. : PERK
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Supporting piece. : CLEAT
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English author. : READE
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American author. : CAPOTE
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Alert. : ONONESTOES
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Machine part. : ROTOR
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Birds. : SWANS
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Genus of swine. : SUS
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"Auld Lang Syne." : SONG
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Peak near Lucerne. : RIGI
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Juicy fruit. : MELON
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Daily. : PAPER
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Churchmen. : CANONS
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Vast region of Siberia. : TATARY
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Strike again. : REHIT
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English humorist. : LEAR
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Source of obsidian. : LAVA
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Sleep like ___. : ATOP
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Bench. : SEAT
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Czech reformer. : HUSS
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Girl's name. : ETTA
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Lizard. : EFT
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Feminine title. : SRA
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Afternoon hour. : TWO

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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