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New York Times, Wednesday, June 21, 1967

20-Across : Natural abode.

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,521
Across
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Book of the Bible. : AMOS
5
"New" school subject. : MATH
9
Rhyme scheme of a quatrain. : ABAB
13
Arabian judge. : CADI
14
"___ penny ... " : ONEA
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Beast of burden. : BURRO
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Honorarium. : EMOLUMENT
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"Robin ___." : ADAIR
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Makes tranquil. : SERENES
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Natural abode. : HABITAT
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Beethoven's Choral Symphony. : NINTH
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Parlay. : BET
25
The mule, for one. : MASCOT
28
Divided into incidents. : EPISODIC
33
Foreign. : ALIEN
34
Word on a wine label. : BRUT
35
George Herman. : RUTH
36
Operculum. : LID
37
Mexican garments. : SERAPES
40
New Havenite. : ELI
41
The birds. : AVES
43
Girl's name. : LILA
44
Province of N China. : HONAN
46
Taken. : RESERVED
48
Dresses. : ARRAYS
49
Fish dish. : ROE
50
Tasty. : SAPID
52
Mariner's need. : COMPASS
56
One of the rockets. : POLARIS
60
Zodiac sign. : ARIES
61
Soothing preparation. : EMOLLIENT
63
Mixed. : BLENT
64
Earthy deposit. : MARL
65
Baby sitter, old style. : NANA
66
Dispatched. : SENT
67
Preposition. : INTO
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Plod. : SLOG
Down
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Top performers. : ACES
2
Alias Angela Lansbury. : MAME
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Aroma. : ODOR
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Hamlet's last word. : SILENCE
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Importance. : MOMENT
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"___ of robins ... " : ANEST
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What "decem" means. : TEN
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"What ___ God wrought!" : HATH
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Listener in the classroom. : AUDITOR
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Unruly child. : BRAT
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Tenor's forte. : ARIA
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Industial diamond. : BORT
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Toyland figures. : BABES
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Striking groups. : UNIONS
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Have ___ (eat). : ABITE
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Announces. : HERALDS
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Of the cheek. : MALAR
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Vivacious. : ALIVE
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Laterals. : SIDES
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Insect stage. : PUPA
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Señorita's companion. : DUENA
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Let ___ (let be): Colloq. : ITLAY
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Jaws. : CHINS
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Cheese. : BRIE
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Little people. : ELVES
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High-pitched. : SHRILL
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Python. : SERPENT
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Decrees. : ORDAINS
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Company dinner. : ROAST
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Model of manly beauty. : APOLLO
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Nautical term. : APORT
52
Truck parts. : CABS
53
Heraldic fillet. : ORLE
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Bearing. : MIEN
55
Prefix with pro or precious. : SEMI
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Veritable. : REAL
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___ time. : INNO
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Type of party. : STAG
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Friday, for one. : MAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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