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New York Times, Wednesday, June 10, 1964

48-Across : Librarian's degree.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,428
Across
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Fountain at the Fair. : SOLAR
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Pintail duck. : SMEE
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General idea. : HANG
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South American snake. : ABOMA
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Roomy. : WIDE
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Descendant of Mohammed. : EMIR
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Bobwhite. : COLIN
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Arabian gulf. : ADEN
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French novelist. : LOTI
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Town meeting officer. : SELECTMAN
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Divulge inadvisedly (with "out"). : BLURT
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Markets. : SHOPS
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Military key groups. : CADRES
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Everyone. : ALL
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Stop ___ dime. : ONA
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"___ fan tutte." : COSI
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Long-gone birds. : MOAS
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Chew food well. : INSALIVATE
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Verge. : BRINK
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Sticky stuff. : GUM
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Type of waxwing. : CEDAR
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Legal phrase. : INCONTEMPT
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Shower. : RAIN
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Sheep's clothing. : WOOL
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Trifle: Colloq. : RAP
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Librarian's degree. : MLS
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Seedy. : SHABBY
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Fable's finale. : MORAL
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Ora pro ___. : NOBIS
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Difficult. : LABORIOUS
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River into the Elbe. : ISER
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Hooked point. : BARB
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Royal: It. : REALE
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Await decision. : PEND
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria. : ARTE
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Additional. : OTHER
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American inventor. : EADS
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Swedish dish of curds. : SKYR
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Put ___. : TOUSE
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Pouches. : SACS
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Musical instrument. : OBOE
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Lounge. : LOLL
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Les girls. : AMIES
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Home in the Southwest. : RANCHO
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Hermit thrush. : SWAMPANGEL
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Legendary king. : MIDAS
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Paradise. : EDEN
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Poetic time. : EEN
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Small grebe. : HELLDIVER
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___-propre. : AMOUR
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Saltpeter. : NITRE
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Hominy. : GRITS
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Girl's nickname. : TONI
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Essential. : BASIC
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Silver-eagle wearer: Abbr. : COL
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Both: Prefix. : AMBI
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Desolate: Poet. : LORN
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Secular. : LAIC
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Canada jay. : CAMPROBBER
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Juncos. : SNOWBIRDS
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Total. : SUM
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One of the Smiths. : ADAM
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Peacock's pride. : TAIL
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Fishing eagles. : ERNS
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Drawer pulls. : KNOBS
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Plaything. : TOY
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Tropical plant. : TARO
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Repeat by rote. : PARROT
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Dowitcher. : SNIPE
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Book of the Bible. : HOSEA
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Evening: Ger. : ABEND
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Award-winning movie. : MARTY
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Nautical term. : LIETO
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Merry prank. : LARK
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Where the iiwi flies. : OAHU
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Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
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Dried up. : SERE
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Degrees. : BAS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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