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New York Times, Saturday, December 4, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,957
Across
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___ impasse. : ATAN
5
___ deux. : PASDE
10
Pay-as-you-go man. : RUML
14
Half: Prefix. : DEMI
15
Jelly. : ASPIC
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Mountain range of Asia. : ALAI
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Decides not to pursue a topic. : DROPSTHESUBJECT
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S. American republic: Abbr. : URU
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Canine of sorts. : POOCH
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Unnerved. : UPSET
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Dessert. : PARFAIT
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By way of. : THRU
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Classifieds. : ADS
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Trust to. : COUNTON
31
See 39 Across. : BRUTE
34
Football intervals. : DOWNS
35
With 54 Across, historic mausoleum. : TAJ
37
Slangy negative. : NOPE
38
Fasten firmly. : RIVET
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With 31 Across, famous last words. : ETTU
40
Decoration. : DSO
41
City in Switzerland. : BASEL
42
Footrest. : STOOL
43
Worker in chemistry, for one. : ANALYST
45
Elf. : FAY
46
Instance. : CASE
47
Fabricate. : TRUMPUP
51
December purchases. : GIFTS
54
See 35 Across. : MAHAL
56
___ Branco. : RIO
57
Demur. : RAISEOBJECTIONS
60
Snow house. : IGLU
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Silver, in Spain. : PLATA
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Eminence. : NOTE
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Companion of circumstance. : POMP
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State. : TEXAS
65
From a distance. : AFAR
Down
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Total. : ADDUP
2
Earth: Lat. : TERRA
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___-propre. : AMOUR
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Pinch. : NIP
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Lingo. : PATOIS
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Have ___ at (try). : ASHOT
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Type of train: Abbr. : SPEC
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Kitchen need. : DISHTOWEL
9
14th cen. shield. : ECU
10
Member of a Hindu caste. : RAJPUT
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Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
12
Spice. : MACE
13
Part of a scholar's degree. : LITT
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Garden tool. : SPADE
19
Scottish poet. : BURNS
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Lot. : FATE
26
Act the Nimrod. : HUNT
28
Long for. : COVET
29
Palindromic man's name. : OTTO
30
Western pact. : NATO
31
Headed for: Abbr. : BND
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Bonheur. : ROSA
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Mounted. : UPON
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Act the hypocrite. : DISSEMBLE
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Month: Abbr. : JUL
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Marine creatures. : RAYS
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Derivation: Abbr. : ETYM
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Sophisticated. : BLASE
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___ Ste. Marie. : SAULT
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Is playful: Colloq. : ACTSUP
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Brawl. : FRACAS
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Greek letter. : THETA
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Verification. : PROOF
49
Mountain range of Utah. : UINTA
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Conundrum. : POSER
51
Suitcase. : GRIP
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Othello's ancient. : IAGO
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Surface haze. : FILM
55
An Iliad hero. : AJAX
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Select. : OPT
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Once ___ lifetime. : INA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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