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New York Times, Monday, May 30, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Across
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Fraction. : HALF
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Bland. : SOFT
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French psychologist. : BINET
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Of an age. : ERAL
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Melody. : ARIA
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Wind: Prefix. : ANEMO
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___ die. : SINE
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Peddler of Bibles, tracts, etc. : COLPORTEUR
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Military district. : SECTOR
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Readers, as in churches. : LECTORS
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Chosen. : ELECTED
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British gun. : STEN
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Pelts. : HIDES
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Sets up. : ERECTS
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Bob of "The Rivals." : ACRES
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Harbor sights. : MASTS
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Tint. : HUE
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Time. : HOUR
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Goes boating. : PUNTS
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Nobelist author. : MANN
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Unit of work. : ERG
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More simple. : BARER
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Engages. : HIRES
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"___ Marco Polo." : MESSER
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Bird. : RAVEN
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Pronoun. : THAT
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Archaic term for "weaver." : WEBSTER
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Scrapes. : ABRADES
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Part of the eye. : RETINA
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Archaic term for "clerks." : SCRIVENERS
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Sticks. : RODS
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Get ___ on. : AMOVE
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Correct. : TRUE
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Alter ___. : EGOS
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English writer. : LEWES
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Pullets. : HENS
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Maiden ___. : LANE
Down
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West German state. : HESSE
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Satellite of Uranus. : ARIEL
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Ancient weapon. : LANCE
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Archaic maker of arrows. : FLETCHER
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Holy. : SACRED
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Mountain: Prefix. : ORO
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Pervade. : FILL
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Records in a certain way. : TAPES
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Trades. : BARTERS
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Vocalize. : INTONE
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___-do-well. : NEER
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Ratite birds. : EMUS
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Rocky pinnacle. : TOR
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Double quartets. : OCTETS
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Inventor Elisha. : OTIS
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Object. : DEMUR
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More reasonable. : SANER
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Scorch. : CHAR
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Melody. : TUNE
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French city. : SENS
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Throaty noise. : AHEM
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Central part. : CORE
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Lap robes. : RUGS
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Hollow stem. : STRAW
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Procession. : PARADE
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Medieval singer. : MINSTREL
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Conducts oneself. : BEHAVES
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Youth goddess. : HEBE
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Contend. : STRIVE
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Quatrains. : VERSES
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Fraction. : TENTH
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N. Y. county. : TIOGA
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Not sideways. : ENDON
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Civet. : RASSE
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Peak. : ACME
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Forehead. : BROW
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Dry. : SERE
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"My gal." : SAL
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Go. : RUN

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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