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New York Times, Thursday, December 9, 1965

1-Down : Capable of being molded.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,962
Across
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Kind of acid from apples, grapes, etc. : PECTIC
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Sudden spell of activity. : SPASM
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Antifreeze. : ALCOHOL
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Sternly disciplined. : SPARTAN
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One of Napoleon's marshals. : MASSENA
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Type of annuity. : TONTINE
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Titles used in the Navy. : MISTERS
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Golf term. : PAR
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Male animal. : STAG
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Separated. : APART
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Victor. : HUGO
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Agave fiber. : SISAL
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___ of omission. : SIN
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Fence parts. : PALES
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One who expects the worst. : CYNIC
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Flowers. : LUPINES
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Professional interpreters in the Orient. : DRAGOMANS
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"___ by the Dozen." : CHEAPER
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Weather prediction. : STORM
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"Century of Progress" and others. : FAIRS
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Outfit. : RIG
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Widgeons. : SMEES
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Termites. : ANTS
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Of the moon. : LUNAR
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Merchandising event. : SALE
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Type of bag. : KIT
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Flightless bird. : PENGUIN
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Year in the reign of Antoninus Pius. : CLI
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Isolated. : ENISLED
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Early mayor of New York. : CLINTON
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Hunting dogs. : SETTERS
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Priam's sister. : HESIONE
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Europeans. : SERBS
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Willows. : OSIERS
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Capable of being molded. : PLASTIC
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Rapturous delight. : ECSTASY
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Dodecanese island. : COS
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Pronoun. : THEM
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Region of Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Fasteners. : CLASPS
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Hunting or fishing. : SPORT
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Spiders. : PANS
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Poetic verb. : ART
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Leaflike part of a plant. : STIPULE
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Runs. : MANAGES
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In a faulty manner. : AMISS
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Breastbone. : STERNUM
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Wolfe and others. : NEROS
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Work on Savile Row. : TAILORING
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Birds. : GANDERS
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Baker Street vehicles. : HANSOMS
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Money in Turkey. : LIRAS
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Gills' relatives. : PINTS
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Glengarry. : CAP
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Part of the French negative. : PAS
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Many words ending in "ing." : GERUNDS
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Certain teeth. : CANINES
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Native of anc. Asia Minor. : HITTITE
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Atomic pile. : REACTOR
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Famous family of Pittsburgh. : MELLONS
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Phonies. : FAKES
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Pampas man. : GAUCHO
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Fishing net. : SEINE
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Ogles. : LEERS
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Irks: Dial. : RILES
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Commoner. : PLEB
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Unless, in law. : NISI
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Orchestral section: Abbr. : STR
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At no time: Ger. : NIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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