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New York Times, Wednesday, March 31, 1965

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1965, The New York TimesNo. 5,722
Across
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Hurry. : DASH
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Outlook. : VISTA
10
Tony Lema's game. : GOLF
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Sympathetic response. : ECHO
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Perfect. : IDEAL
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Port of Samoa. : APIA
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Reporters, collectively. : PRESSCORPS
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Correct. : MEND
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Kitchen utensil. : TEAPOT
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Sense of direction. : BEARINGS
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Certainly: Archaic. : IWIS
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Overwhelms. : STUNS
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Geography illustration. : STATEMAP
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Small animal. : INSECT
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Pivotal. : POLAR
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Sounds of mirth. : HAHAS
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Greek letter. : CHI
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Checklist. : ROLL
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Conform. : FITIN
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Expedition. : TRIP
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Possessive. : ITS
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Restrained. : SOBER
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Parts of pumps. : HEELS
43
Warsaw scene of "The Wall." : GHETTO
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Not long ago. : RECENTLY
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Blows. : TOOTS
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Huckster's item. : SOAP
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Derisive sounds. : CATCALLS
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What blarney is spoken in : BROGUE
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Where the Storting meets. : OSLO
58
Visitor to 4 Down. : OUTPATIENT
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Commodity. : ITEM
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Object of the quest. : GRAIL
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Nothing: Sp. : NADA
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Vanish. : FADE
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Small herring. : SPRAT
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Harness race. : TROT
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Branch of govt. : DEPT
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Unit of measure. : ACRE
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Familiar name to Mets fans. : SHEA
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V.A. facility. : HOSPITAL
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Cat's-paw. : VICTIM
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Affirmative response. : IDO
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Certain European. : SERB
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Records. : TAPES
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Variety of police dog. : ALSATIAN
10
Street urchins. : GAMINS
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Ill-kept hush-hush item. : OPENSECRET
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Suffix with duck or nest. : LING
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Things like the hula hoop. : FADS
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Farmer in the spring. : SOWER
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Ladders of a sort. : RUNS
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Masculine title. : SAHIB
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Little twig. : SPRIG
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Nail's partner. : TOOTH
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Decided beyond dispute: Colloq. : ALLSETTLED
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19th century essayist. : PATER
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Atmosphere of discouragement. : CHILL
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Unsteady. : TIPSY
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Takes on. : HIRES
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Rustic bridges. : FOOTLOGS
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In printing, long primer. : TENPOINT
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Structure in Athens. : STOA
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Enthusiasm. : HEART
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Future. : TOCOME
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Shade of blue. : COBALT
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Eat noisily: Slang. : SLURP
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Hair style. : COIF
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Fictional canine. : ASTA
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Pre-eminent. : STAR
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Rigging. : GEAR
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Cancel. : UNDO
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Coup d'___. : ETAT
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___ mater, brain membrane. : PIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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