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New York Times, Wednesday, March 3, 1965

28-Down : Puttyroot.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, 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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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,694
Across
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Morning hour, for short. : IOAM
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Incline. : SLANT
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F.D.R.'s companion. : FALA
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Coptic bishop. : ABBA
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Shinbone. : TIBIA
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Imposing. : EPIC
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Quack. : MOUNTEBANK
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London streetcar. : TRAM
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Advantage. : BETTER
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When oats are sown. : SEEDTIME
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Hebrew measure. : OMER
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Periwinkle, for one. : SHELL
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Crush. : STAMPOUT
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"___ the money ... " : ONEFOR
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Struck. : HADAT
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Like some potatoes. : MEALY
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Raw material. : ORE
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Arthur's middle name. : ALAN
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Like some chicken. : BONED
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Water for mixing. : SODA
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___ de guerre. : NOM
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Uprights: Abbr. : VERTS
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Souvenir. : RELIC
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Jacks. : KNAVES
45
County in Arthurian legend. : SOMERSET
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Late times, billboard style. : NITES
49
Game-room sound. : PONG
50
Soldiers of 1775. : REDCOATS
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Cockchafer. : BEETLE
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"___ a man ... " : IMET
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Scandalmonger. : TALEBEARER
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Living, in Rome. : VIVO
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Call forth. : EVOKE
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Snares. : NETS
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Silver: Abbr. : STER
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Moistened. : DEWED
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Assay. : TEST
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Metrical foot. : IAMB
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Wood wind. : OBOE
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Border upon. : ABUT
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Virile confrontation. : MANTOMAN
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Not mono. : STEREO
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Ad ___. : LIB
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Arab garments. : ABAS
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To the ___ (to the highest degree). : NINES
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Seize. : TAKEHOLD
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State, usually fine. : FETTLE
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A day for funsters. : APRILFOOLS
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O'Flaherty. : LIAM
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Height. : ACME
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Be inviting. : TEMPT
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Contract. : DENY
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Hearsay : RUMOR
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Part of the evening: Colloq. : SHANK
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Claw. : TALON
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Puttyroot. : ADAMANDEVE
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Camping gear. : TENTS
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Do ___. : ORDIE
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Respond. : REACT
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Fabulist. : AESOP
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Words to gentlemen. : BESEATED
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Army man. : SERGEANT
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"I forbid." : VETO
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Jeanmaire. : RENEE
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Champion. : VICTOR
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Crowded. : MOBBED
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Rung. : STAVE
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Red, Yellow, Black: Abbr. : RIVS
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Send out. : EMIT
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Road sign. : SLOW
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Magnolia. : TREE
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___ go. : LETS
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Formerly, formerly. : ERST
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Also, old style. : EKE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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