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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 1964

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,610
Across
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Rip. : REND
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Microscopic animal. : AMEBA
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Warp yarns. : ABBS
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Orchestral instrument. : OBOE
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Augured. : BODED
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Indian peasant. : RYOT
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Uncertain. : TOUCHANDGO
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Merry making. : GALA
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Pester. : ANNOY
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Gaze. : EYE
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Large bay of Canada. : FUNDY
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Trust (with "on"). : RELY
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True's companion. : TRIED
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"Where ___?" : AMI
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Retributions. : NEMESES
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Move slowly. : LAG
35
Less than deadly. : NONFATAL
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"___ You?" : WHOARE
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Unless: Lat. : NISI
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Drone. : IDLER
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One of triplets. : TRIN
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Historic mountain : ARARAT
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Finale. : EPILOGUE
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People. : MEN
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Brown coal. : LIGNITE
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Letters. : EMS
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Bleak. : DREAR
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Group. : TEAM
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Joke: Slang. : SPOOF
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Verbal suffix, old style. : ETH
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Laughing. : RIANT
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Catch, as of fish. : HAUL
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This minute. : HEREANDNOW
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Little: Suffix. : ETTE
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Agreement. : UNITY
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Dissenter. : ANTI
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Confusion. : MESS
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Nobelist poet. : HESSE
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Noted. : SEEN
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Ecclesiastical court. : ROTA
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Color. : EBON
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Collective word. : NOUN
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Ornamentation. : DECOR
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Arabian garment. : ABA
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Avaricious. : MONEYMAD
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Whirlpool. : EDDY
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Sires. : BEGETS
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Commotion. : ADO
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Debate. : ARGUE
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Generally. : BYANDLARGE
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Fearless. : BOLD
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Tarry. : STAY
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Carnivorous mammal. : HYENA
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Angle. : FISH
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Girl's name meaning joy. : LETITIA
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Do a newspaper job. : REWRITE
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Part of Indo-China. : ANNAM
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Silk fabric. : MOIRE
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Details. : INSANDOUTS
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Scott heroine. : ELLEN
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Suffix with planet. : ARIUM
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Biologist's concern. : GENES
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Tree. : FIR
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Indian. : OTO
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"The Terrible," "The Good," etc. : EPITHETS
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Hebrew letter. : ALEF
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Come to know. : LEARN
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English novelist. : GREENE
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Parts. : ROLES
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Legendary king. : MIDAS
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Son of Noah. : SHEM
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Head. : PATE
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Speaker. : TRIS
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Scott heroine. : ANNE
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Importance. : NOTE
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Dromio, for one. : TWIN
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Surprised sound. : HUH
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Affirmative. : AYE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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