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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE

New York Times, Sunday, June 21, 1964

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 64, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 145, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1964, The New York TimesNo. 5,439
Across
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Having reason. : SENSIBLE
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Pause-filling sounds. : AHEMS
14
Chesterfields. : SOFAS
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Constellation. : AQUARIUS
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Discernment. : PERSPICACITY
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Mighty. : PUISSANT
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Sharers. : PARTICIPANTS
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Proceed. : PASS
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Hunters of a sort. : SNIPERS
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___ the head of the class. : GOTO
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Filbert. : NUT
30
Greek letter. : ETA
31
___ Pelée. : MONT
32
Albatross. : GONY
33
Church: Poet. : FANE
34
Sports place. : RINK
36
Gentle. : BLAND
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Considerable number: Colloq. : LOTS
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Cave ___. : CANEM
40
Fellowship. : SOCIALITY
42
Shanks. : LEGS
43
Ferdinand of fame. : FOCH
44
Large planet. : NEPTUNE
45
Pen. : CAGE
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Wine. : VINTAGE
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Parnassian. : POET
50
Person of consequence. : SOMETHING
52
Two: Sp. : DOS
53
Trees. : ASPENS
56
Fairgoers' take-home items. : MEMENTOES
57
Presidential monograms. : FDRS
58
Jovial. : MERRY
59
Mint plants. : LAVENDERS
60
___ Tshombe. : MOISE
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March time. : IDES
62
Centers of attraction. : POLESTARS
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Serving dish. : TUREEN
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Food fish. : GAR
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Champions. : DEFENDERS
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Remaining. : LEFT
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Kind of stamp. : ONECENT
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Home, for instance. : TORY
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Medley. : MIXTURE
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College campus: Colloq. : QUAD
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Royal stables in London. : MEWS
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Mainland. : CONTINENT
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Merciless. : CRUEL
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Common: Prefix. : COEN
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Occasions. : TIMES
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
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Garlands. : LEIS
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Literary figure. : MANN
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Unique. : SOLE
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Three ___ match. : ONA
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Officers: Abbr. : ODS
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Mrs. Chaplin. : OONA
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Looks obliquely. : SQUINTS
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State: Abbr. : ALAS
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Boastful. : VAINGLORIOUS
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Poise: Fr. : TOURNURE
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Philosopher, for example. : INTELLECTUAL
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Liberate. : UNFETTER
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Man's nickname. : STEVE
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Pack. : HORDE
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Wrongdoings. : MISDEEDS
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Military engineers. : SAPPERS
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Math term. : EQUATION
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Annoyance. : NUISANCE
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Teen-age talk, old style. : SASS
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Govt. bureau. : IRS
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Inclination. : BIAS
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Sally ___. : LUNN
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Gauge. : ESTIMATE
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Subjoin. : APPEND
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Core. : HEART
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Slips. : ERRS
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Time zone: Abbr. : MST
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Faucets. : SPIGOTS
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Soap: Pharm. : SAPO
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So. American vegetable. : OCA
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Seafood dish. : FINNANHADDIE
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Bring into harmony. : ATTUNE
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Order. : SYSTEM
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Images : ICONS
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Hamlet's cousin. : CITY
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Mustang. : PONY
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Hustlers. : GOGETTERS
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Truth. : FACT
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See 16 Down. : KIPPERS
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Type of music. : BLUES
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Bits of thread. : LINT
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Fabulous. : LEGENDARY
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Govt. group. : CONG
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Lack of vital energy. : ATONY
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Weepers. : LAMENTERS
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Flippers. : FINS
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Falls in estate. : COMESDOWN
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Contends. : VIES
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Juniper. : GORSE
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German city. : ESSEN
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Tarkington novel. : SEVENTEEN
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___ de combat. : HORS
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Compadre. : AMIGO
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Meuse city. : SEDAN
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Required beforehand. : PREREQUISITE
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Bad: Prefix. : MALE
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Destiny. : FORTUNE
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Gallery in a church. : LOFT
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Expounder of Moslem law. : MUFTI
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Hang as if balanced. : PEND
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Topics. : TEXTS
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Distribute. : DEAL
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Boundary. : LINE
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Signals of a sort. : CUES
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Impetus. : MOMENTUM
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Bold. : RESOLUTE
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Trapped. : ENSNARED
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Sole supreme ruler. : MONARCH
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Eyelash: Prefix. : CILI
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Certain ads. : TEASERS
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Frankish king. : CLOVIS
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Insect. : REDANT
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Watercraft. : CANOE
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Dishevel: Colloq. : TOUSLE
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___ Flanders. : MOLL
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Small group. : SQUAD
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Look. : OGLE
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Cross. : SOUR
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Girl's nickname. : TONI
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Word endings: Abbr. : SUFS
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___ bellum. : ANTE
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State: Abbr. : NEV
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Japanese statesman. : ITO
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In the ___. : RED

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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