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New York Times, Monday, February 1, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 15-Across should have read "Put-in-Bay."

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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,664
Across
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Leg, on a coat of arms. : GAMB
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Tidy (up), country style. : REDD
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Dashboard items. : DIALS
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At a distance. : AFAR
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Where Put in Bay is. : ERIE
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Have insight. : INSEE
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___ del Mar. : VINA
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School course. : PENMANSHIP
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Plant called sea holly. : ERINGO
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Dampest. : SOGGIEST
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Generous ones. : LENDERS
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Not descriptive of the Beatles. : BALD
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Fragment. : SNATCH
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Was crowded. : TEEMED
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Pullman berth. : UPPER
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Frosts. : RIMES
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Babylonian sky god. : ANU
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Part of a hammer head. : CLAW
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Betrayer. : JUDAS
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Fisherman's bend. : KNOT
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Fond du ___. : LAC
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Unit of light. : LUMEN
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Describing a wintry landscape. : SNOWY
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Missing link. : APEMAN
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One kind of pitcher. : RELIEF
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Waterless. : ARID
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Is attracted by. : TAKESTO
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One who refuses to follow the crowd. : STANDOUT
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California "Sea." : SALTON
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Butler. : MANSERVANT
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Whilom. : ERST
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More experienced. : OLDER
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Angle of twig and branch. : AXIL
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Word of reproach, in the Bible. : RACA
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Barometer. : GLASS
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Flower. : LILY
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Exchange. : SWAP
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Chairman's tool. : GAVEL
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Full of ardor. : AFIRE
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NASA program. : MANINSPACE
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Just bought. : BRANDNEW
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Explosive noise. : REPORT
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Prior to. : ERE
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Gunga and others. : DINS
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Disband, as troops: Brit. : DEMOB
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Small valleys. : DINGLES
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___ information. : INSIDE
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North Carolina name. : ASHE
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Luau decor. : LEIS
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Social unit. : SEPT
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Marbles. : AGATES
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Car part. : GEAR
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Rugby play: Colloq. : SCRUM
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Player of a children's game. : HIDER
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Nonentity. : MANOFSTRAW
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Sufficient: poet. : ENOW
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What England expects every man will do. : DUTY
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Branch of a great university. : UCLA
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Fall with a flat sound. : PLAP
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Painter Edouard. : MANET
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College man. : JUNIOR
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Church furniture. : KNEELERS
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Cupboards. : LARDERS
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Japanese deer. : SIKA
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Homes for men of the cloth. : MANSES
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Finally. : LASTLY
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Armand of "Camille." : DUVAL
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Mario's beloved. : TOSCA
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Ready. : ONTAP
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Urban atmosphere. : SMOG
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Like a grandfather clock. : TALL
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Time ___ half. : ANDA
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Hack. : TAXI
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Nothing. : NIL

Answer summary: 9 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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