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New York Times, Thursday, February 18, 1965

64-Across : Dickens character.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,681
Across
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Gog's partner. : MAGOG
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Hokum. : BLAH
10
Yield. : CROP
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Walking ___ (elated). : ONAIR
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Truckee's city. : RENO
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Possess. : HAVE
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Country mansion. : VILLA
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Al Smith, for one. : EASTSIDER
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Old measure. : ELL
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Embodied. : CARNATE
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Weary. : IRK
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Kimono girdles. : OBIS
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Spins in space. : ORBITS
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Lucid. : ASPLAINASDAY
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Laughs. : HAHAS
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Beams forth. : ERADIATES
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Father of Leif. : ERIC
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Full of thorns. : SPINY
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Missive. : NOTE
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Food of a sort. : MILKTOAST
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In music, loud. : FORTE
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Obfuscated: Slang. : ASCLEARASMUD
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Roman hero. : CAESAR
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Pointed arch. : OGEE
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Gimlet's cousin. : AWL
51
Commuters' handicap. : RATRACE
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Highest in degree. : NTH
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160-acre grant. : HOMESTEAD
60
Explosive, for short. : NITRO
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Endorsed, in a way. : OKED
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Girl's name: Abbr. : ELIZ
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Dickens character. : DROOD
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"___ off to see the Wizard ... " : WERE
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Public disposal. : SALE
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Italian islanders. : SARDS
Down
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Pass onward. : MOVE
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Friend of France: Var. : GALLOPHIL
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Lube. : OIL
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Thanks, amigo. : GRACIAS
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___ Rabbit. : BRER
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Skinny. : LEAN
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Nightcap of a sort. : HOTTODDY
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Lake city, for short. : CHI
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Spokes. : RADII
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Unconcealed. : OVERT
13
Brightens (up). : PERKS
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Oriental motel. : SERAI
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"I'll get by as long ___ have you." : ASI
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___ pitch. : BLACKAS
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How handicaps are often won. : BYANOSE
28
Speech gambit. : AHEM
29
Dress seen at U.N. : SARI
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Where Everest is. : NEPAL
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Originate. : ARISE
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December figure. : SANTA
35
Vexatious one. : TORMENTOR
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Caesar's reproach. : ETTU
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Incipient plant. : SEED
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Xantippe's spouse. : SOCRATES
42
Ivans III and IV. : TSARS
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Remnants. : FAGENDS
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Bird of fable. : ROC
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Bermuda bird. : CAHOW
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Roused. : AWOKE
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Rice of Broadway. : ELMER
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Web: Lat. : TELA
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Wading bird. : RAIL
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Arched ax. : ADZE
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Stepped on. : TROD
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Coal scuttles. : HODS
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Netherlands town. : EDE
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Soldier of David. : IRA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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