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New York Times, Monday, July 4, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 332 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,169
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U.S. agency insuring deposits. : FDIC
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Peaks. : ACMES
10
Native of the Philippines. : MORO
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Island near Venice. : LIDO
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Ambassador to Australia. : CLARK
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Rural sound. : CROW
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Smooth. : EVEN
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Famous batsman. : CASEY
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Space agency. : NASA
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Cabinet member. : DEANRUSK
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Fishing boat. : WHALER
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Rows. : OARS
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Tree: Ger. : BAUM
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Mrs. Patricia ___, Ambassador to Luxembourg. : HARRIS
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Precursor. : WAYMAKER
33
Noun suffix. : ADE
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Ambassador to Mauritania. : LEWIS
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College official: Slang. : PREXY
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Coin of Iran. : RIAL
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Handed (out). : DOLED
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In the company of. : AMID
42
Ice pinnacle. : SERAC
44
More mature. : OLDER
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October brew. : ALE
47
VIP at Cabinet meetings. : HUMPHREY
49
Cabinet member. : FOWLER
51
Army Chief of Staff, 1910–14. : WOOD
52
Bartlett. : PEAR
53
Having streaks. : STRIPY
56
Ambassador at Large. : HARRIMAN
60
East Indian tree. : POON
61
To possess: Fr. : AVOIR
63
Pass. : GOBY
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All excited. : AGOG
65
Ambassador to Vietnam. : LODGE
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One of 18. : HOLE
67
Den mothers, perhaps. : MOMS
68
Modern device using light. : LASER
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Allowance for waste. : TRET
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Vanished. : FLED
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Gainer. : DIVE
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Notion. : IDEA
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Cabinet member. : CONNOR
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Detestable. : ACCURSED
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First ___. : CLASS
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Catcher's gear. : MASK
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Cockney's "present." : ERE
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Air route. : SKYWAY
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Cabinet member. : MCNAMARA
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Spoken. : ORAL
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New York's symbol. : ROSE
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Man ___. : OWAR
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Kind of bird. : RAIL
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Over the ___. : HUMP
25
Established. : BASED
26
Severe. : HARSH
27
Parting word. : ADIEU
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Fortify again. : REARM
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Brandt of Berlin. : WILLY
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Mustafa ___, Turkish leader. : KEMAL
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Banish. : EXILE
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___ Cup, golf trophy. : RYDER
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Courted. : WOOED
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Crested plovers. : LAPWINGS
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Procrastinator. : DEFERRER
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Mince. : CHOP
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Stadium sound. : ROAR
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Last Secretary of War. : ROYALL
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Ambassador to China (Taiwan). : WRIGHT
52
Satchel of baseball. : PAIGE
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Part of the Americas: Abbr. : SPAM
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"And four ___." : TOGO
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Study. : ROOM
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Coal scuttles. : HODS
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Anchor. : MOOR
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Competent. : ABLE
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Veto word. : NYET
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USIA radio. : VOA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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