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New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q W }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,072
Across
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Beginning of wisdom. : ABC
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Beginning. : ALPHA
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Of the beginning: Abbr. : INIT
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Gounod forte. : ARIA
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Mythical king of Thebes. : LAIUS
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Golconda. : MINE
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Bass ___. : VIOL
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Seeds. : BEGINNINGS
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S. Pacific island group. : ELLICE
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Exactly. : TOATEE
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Begin. : OPENUP
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Older woman: Sp. : TIA
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Day, in Genesis. : LIGHT
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We: Lat. : NOS
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Normandy town. : STLO
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"Exodus" hero. : ARI
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Contemporary author. : UPDIKE
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Untold ages. : EONS
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Iowa Indian. : SAC
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Tulsans. : SOONERS
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Man in blue. : COP
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Simple: Colloq. : SNAP
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Superannuate. : RETIRE
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Chess piece: Abbr. : KNT
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Son of Tros. : ILUS
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Star. : SUN
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Records. : TAPES
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Name prefix. : MAC
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Spurious: Colloq. : PSEUDO
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Popular slacks. : CHINOS
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Winding. : SPIRAL
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Scapegrace. : BLACKSHEEP
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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Ready: Dial. : YARE
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City of Italy. : TERNI
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Les Etats ___. : UNIS
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Finishes. : ENDS
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The end. : OMEGA
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End of 1 Across. : XYZ
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Seed part. : ARIL
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Kind of warfare. : BIOLOGICAL
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Moslem title. : CALIPH
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Barkley. : ALBEN
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New Guinea port. : LAE
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Farm animal. : PIG
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Sept, ___, neuf. : HUIT
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Like ___ (probably). : ASNOT
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Ape. : IMITATE
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The Muses. : NINE
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"Picnic" author. : INGE
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Thy: Fr. : TES
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Prayer. : AVE
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River nymph. : NAIS
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Equatorial constellation. : CETUS
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Nullifies. : UNDOES
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Make more emphatic. : POINTUP
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Maiden. : LASS
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People of the Middle East. : IRANI
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Hanks. : SKEINS
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Address for city near Buffalo. : LOCKPORTNY
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___'s own. : ONONE
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For: Sp. : POR
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Offend. : ERR
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Boston and New York: Abbr. : SPTS
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Organization. : SETUP
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Polishing stones. : PUMICES
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Went down. : SANK
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Farewells. : ADIEUX
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Rib: Prefix. : COSTO
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Spy, in Spain. : ESPIA
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Tribe. : CLAN
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Arduous. : HARD
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Son of Noah. : SHEM
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State: Abbr. : ARIZ
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"___ Sylphides." : LES
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Secondary. : BYE
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Before. : ERE
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School course: Abbr. : ENG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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