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New York Times, Wednesday, July 6, 1966

21-Down : Deadens.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,171
Across
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Bother. : FUSS
5
Posts. : MAILS
10
Room of a sort. : CELL
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N. Carolina county. : ASHE
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Musical group. : OCTET
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Instrument. : OBOE
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British symbol. : LION
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New York strait. : THENARROWS
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Gull-like. : LARINE
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___ hand at. : TRYONES
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French seaport. : TOULON
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State: Abbr. : KEN
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Gale. : STORM
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Service abbreviation. : NAV
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Vaults. : SAFES
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Varlet. : CUR
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Man in a box. : BATTER
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Garment. : SARI
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In addition. : AND
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Cleaned. : SCOURED
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Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL
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Per ___. : DIEM
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Tourists' goal. : EUROPE
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Comport oneself. : ACT
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Certificate. : SCRIP
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Hurried. : RAN
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Small chicken. : BANTY
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Men of the law, for short. : DAS
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___ order. : LAWAND
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Hard to believe. : AMAZING
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Amazonian Indian. : ARAWAK
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Soon. : BEFORELONG
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Cattle: Poet. : KINE
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Alaska's Governor. : EGAN
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Type of nest. : AERIE
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Bright thought. : IDEA
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Venture. : DARE
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For ___ (permanently). : KEEPS
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Royal stables in London. : MEWS
Down
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"After the ___." : FALL
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Government agency. : USIA
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Kind of cook. : SHORTORDER
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Collegian. : SENIOR
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Auto court. : MOTEL
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German exclamation. : ACH
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Adherent: Suffix. : ITE
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Imparted. : LENT
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Name from Revolutionary days. : STARK
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Cigars. : CORONAS
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Black. : EBON
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Actor Edmund. : LOWE
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Suffix with time or tide. : LESS
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Loaves of bread. : RYES
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Deadens. : NUMBS
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Playing the road. : ONTOUR
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Unaffected. : NATURAL
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Oodles. : SCADS
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Part of a uniform. : TUNIC
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Scene of "Romeo and Juliet." : VERONA
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Everywhere. : FARANDWIDE
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Build. : ERECT
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Full of sediment. : SILTY
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Honor card. : ACE
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Man from Wash. : REP
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Exclude. : DEBAR
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Term in football. : MIDZONE
49
The Lunts, for instance. : PAIR
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Biblical giants. : ANAKIM
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Skulk. : SNEAK
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Pay. : WAGES
57
Having retired. : ABED
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Prefix with cycle or ton. : MEGA
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At a distance. : AFAR
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Mirth. : GLEE
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Over. : ANEW
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Parrots. : KEAS
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Cuprite. : ORE
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Tuck's partner. : NIP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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