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New York Times, Wednesday, February 9, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,024

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Across
1
Chooses. : OPTS
5
Argentine plain. : PAMPA
10
Grammar abbreviation. : MASC
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"___ Price Glory?" : WHAT
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Prior to: Dial. : AFORE
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World welfare organization. : YMCA
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___ little (very much). : NOTA
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Scotsman. : CALEDONIAN
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Under: It. : SOTTO
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Don Quixote's steed. : ROSINANTE
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Cousin of Helen. : LENA
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Game counters. : TILES
26
Players of a game. : CUEMEN
28
Ratibor's river. : ODER
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A slick or a pulp. : MAG
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Heedful. : ATTENTIVE
34
"Old MacDonald ___ farm . . . " : HADA
35
Actor's double. : STANDIN
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Lifelike. : NATURAL
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Prehistoric tool. : CELT
40
Morose. : SATURNINE
42
Raw material. : ORE
43
Tree: Ger. : BAUM
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Atoll feature. : LAGOON
46
City in Vermont. : BARRE
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Like ___ (gamely). : AMAN
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Momentous. : IMPORTANT
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Weighs heavily (on). : PREYS
55
Reaping machine. : CORNBINDER
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Live ___. : ITUP
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Windsor's neighbor. : ETON
59
Part of an opera. : SCENA
60
Vapor: Prefix. : ATMO
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Cheerful. : ROSY
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Presidential nickname. : TEDDY
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Adroit. : NEAT
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Holds title to. : OWNS
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Bah! : PHOO
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Gossip. : TATTLETALE
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Reporter's objective. : STATEMENT
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Felt half boot for winter wear. : PAC
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___ cry. : AFAR
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One kind of cocktail. : MOLOTOV
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Top job. : PRESIDENT
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Early job for Caesar. : AEDILE
10
Starling's cousins. : MYNAS
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Prefix in chemistry. : AMIN
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Begone! : SCAT
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Sugar source. : CANE
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Top-notcher. : ONER
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Upright. : ONEND
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Serving to prevent: Prefix. : ANTI
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Bay in Maine. : CASCO
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Absolute. : UTTER
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Figure in the entertainment world. : MARIONETTE
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"A Bell for ___." : ADANO
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Physician of old. : GALEN
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Type of business. : INSURANCE
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Magyar. : HUNGARIAN
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School hall: Ger. : AULA
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Emmett Kelly role. : TRAMP
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Improved. : AMENDED
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Fishhook part. : BARB
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Warhol, for one. : ARTIST
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Attractive. : BONNY
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Freezer. : ICER
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Fictional detective. : MOTO
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Some athletes. : PROS
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Look after. : TEND
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Arizona city. : YUMA
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Small quantity, British style. : SPOT
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Laser or maser principle. : RAY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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