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New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,039

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Diving duck. : SMEW
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Peruvian plants. : OCAS
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Businessmen: Abbr. : AGTS
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Girl of song. : LOLA
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Arrow groove. : NOCK
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Harden. : ENURE
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Bewitched. : INATRANCE
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Apostle. : SIMON
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San ___, Calif. : MATEO
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Some. : FEW
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Abides. : STAYS
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Include. : THROWIN
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Pull apart. : TEAR
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Site of traffic jams. : MIDTOWN
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Bird. : AUK
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Heavenly being: Fr. : ANGE
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Worthy of keen disapprobation. : DESPICABLE
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Certain jurors. : FOREMEN
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Alkaloid used as a myotic. : ESERINE
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Showing a play of colors. : OPALESCENT
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W. W. II title. : SCAP
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In medias ___. : RES
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Describing some eyes. : DEEPSET
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Outdoor cooking tool. : SPIT
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Angels having three pairs of wings. : SERAPHS
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Above: Lat. : SUPRA
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Member of the family. : SIS
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Rope. : RIATA
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Apportion. : ALLOT
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Pretended. : PLAYACTED
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Heater. : STOVE
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Result. : COME
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Vegetable: Var. : OCRA
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Japanese stringed instrument. : KOTO
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Again. : ANEW
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Pronoun. : THEM
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Willowy. : SLIM
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Month: Ger. : MONAT
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Seaport 150 mi. S of Jerusalem. : ELATH
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Sprinkle. : WATER
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___ shoestring. : ONA
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Belief. : CONFIDENCE
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Stresses. : ACCENTS
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Swerve. : SKEW
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Feminine name. : ANITA
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Plant resin used in candy. : GUMARABIC
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Type of weight. : TROY
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City near Troyes. : SENS
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Core. : ESSENCE
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Space. : ROOM
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Describing some eyes. : WIDESET
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Tornado. : TWISTER
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A kind of password. : OPENSESAME
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Armbone. : ULNA
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Hold on to. : KEEP
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___ effort. : AFOR
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Slangy negative. : NOPE
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Lawn. : GRASSPLOT
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Fish. : EEL
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___ artium. : ARS
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Intervene. : MEDIATE
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Greek letter. : EPSILON
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Irish village. : TARA
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City SSE of Salt Lake City. : PROVO
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Small loop on edge of lace, ribbon, etc. : PICOT
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Germinate. : HATCH
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Cubic meter. : STERE
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Where Regina is: Abbr. : SASK
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In the preceding month: Abbr. : ULTO
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Humane group. : SPCA
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One of the Smiths. : ADAM
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Wood for archers' bows. : YEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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