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New York Times, Thursday, July 28, 1966

15-Down : Precipitate plunge.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q W }, Scrabble score: 318 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,193
Across
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St. ___, French town on English Channel. : MALO
5
Currency. : CASH
9
Hankering. : ITCH
13
Look ___ (visit). : INON
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River of song. : AFTON
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Ryukyu seaport. : NAHA
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Nearly all. : MOST
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Northern constellation. : DRACO
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Sports gear. : SKIS
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Losing money. : INTHERED
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Address. : SPEECH
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Letters. : EXES
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Be deeply moved. : YEARN
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Sudden outburst. : FLARE
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Favorable beginning. : HEADSTART
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Diminish. : REDUCE
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Fortitude. : GRIT
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Neckpiece. : BOA
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Pearl Buck heroine. : OLAN
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Region in Israel. : NEGEV
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Classic rural deity. : FAUN
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Small ostrich plume. : TIP
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Preminger. : OTTO
43
Ousts. : EJECTS
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Showing a humble attitude. : HATINHAND
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In tune. : ONKEY
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Reduce to naught. : ANNUL
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Son of Boaz and Ruth. : OBED
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Bouts. : SETTOS
54
Take no risks: Colloq. : PLAYSAFE
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___ Pinza. : EZIO
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Calamities. : EVILS
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Amu Darya, of old. : OXUS
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Electrical appliance. : IRON
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___ ease. : SETAT
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Suffix with gab or song. : FEST
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Compos mentis. : SANE
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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Run away. : FLEE
Down
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Operatic role. : MIMI
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Oft-cited authority: Abbr. : ANON
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Parted with. : LOST
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In retreat. : ONTHERUN
5
Military nucleus. : CADRE
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Once more. : AFRESH
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Boer city. : STAD
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Ad ___. : HOC
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Introduce. : INSERT
10
Surprised. : TAKENABACK
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Modish. : CHIC
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Menu item. : HASH
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Precipitate plunge. : NOSEDIVE
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Office VIP. : EXEC
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History. : PAST
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Easily handled, as a ship. : YARE
26
Spume. : FROTH
27
Novel by George Sand. : LELIA
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Adjustment. : ADAPTATION
30
Goad to action. : EGGON
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Course. : ROUTE
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Aromatic plant. : TANSY
34
Is fervid: Colloq. : ENTHUSES
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Parries. : FENDSOFF
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___ account. : ONNO
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Young kangaroo. : JOEY
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Chant. : INTONE
47
See 5 Across. : DOLLAR
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Do a sewing job. : BASTE
52
Spanish numeral. : SEIS
53
Pound or Stone. : EZRA
54
English statesman. : PITT
55
Conrad hero. : AXEL
56
Melt. : FUSE
57
Villa d'___. : ESTE
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Churchillian sign. : VEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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