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New York Times, Monday, June 15, 1964

23-Across : Talk of the town.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,433
Across
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Reporter's concern. : FACTS
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One of a pair. : MATE
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Fellow. : CHAP
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Nautical term. : APORT
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Gem stone. : OPAL
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Socks. : HOSE
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Great artist. : DURER
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Phenomenon of frontier days. : VIGILANTE
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Leading man, à la Cockney. : ERO
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Certain votes. : AYES
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Talk of the town. : GOSSIP
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Part of S.P.Q.R. : SENATUS
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Joust. : TILT
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Astringent. : ALUM
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___ oblige. : NOBLESSE
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Stringed instruments. : LUTES
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English lockups. : GAOLS
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Any small thing. : TOY
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Flag. : IRIS
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Dough. : PASTE
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Breakwater. : MOLE
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Long ___. : AGO
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Part of the U. S. : SOUTH
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Great ___. : DANES
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In the mind. : MENTALLY
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Mythical female. : FURY
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Certain French possessions. : ILES
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Causing laughter. : RISIBLE
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County of Ireland. : ANTRIM
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Go after game. : HUNT
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Was a candidate. : RAN
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Honest. : VERACIOUS
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Kurile island. : ETORO
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Footnote term. : IBID
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Sect. : CULT
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Gallic man's name. : RAOUL
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Architectural structure. : DOME
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Sojourn. : STAY
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Dickens character. : SIKES
Down
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Dice player's term. : FADES
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River of Venezuela. : APURE
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Headline of 1952. : CORONATION
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Three, in Italy. : TRE
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Kind of cloud. : STRATUS
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Affects the emotions. : MOVES
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Sacred bull of Egypt. : APIS
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Children's game. : TAG
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Young, rich, handsome and unmarried. : ELIGIBLE
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Pure. : CHASTE
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Dear ones, for short. : HONS
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Italian wine city. : ASTI
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Bird sound. : PEEP
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Reclines lazily. : LOLLS
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Goody! : YUM
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Beverages. : ALES
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Nail's partner. : TOOTH
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Ill-humored. : NASTY
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Long Island resort. : STONYBROOK
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Fish. : SOLE
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Potato buds. : EYES
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Writer O'Flaherty. : LIAM
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Exhort. : URGE
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Frenchmen. : GAULS
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Art of disputation. : POLEMICS
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Husband: Fr. : MARI
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___ law, described in "Henry V." : SALIC
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Coats, old style. : DUSTERS
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Speech of a sort. : TIRADE
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Flipper's cousin. : FIN
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Nickname for a redhead. : RUSTY
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The street, in Paris. : LARUE
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Chemical compounds. : ENOLS
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Very eager. : AVID
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Biblical peak. : NEBO
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Orderly. : TRIM
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Luau dance. : HULA
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Excuse: Slang. : OUT
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Burmese. : TAI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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