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New York Times, Wednesday, August 3, 1966

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,199
Across
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Medicinal drink. : POTION
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California peak. : SHASTA
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Relevant. : APROPOS
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Table decor. : DOILIES
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Stage direction. : REENTER
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Introduces from without. : IMPORTS
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Cuttlefish’s protection. : INK
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Make soaking wet. : SOUSE
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Parts of yards. : FEET
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Day: Abbr. : FRI
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Nursery rhyme eater. : SPRAT
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Long scarfs. : STOLES
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Luck: Anglo-Irish. : CESS
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Dance step: Fr. : PAS
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Autocrat. : MOGUL
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Bursting into flame. : IGNESCENT
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Issue. : EDITION
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Type of battery. : STORAGE
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Novel experience. : ADVENTURE
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Mend a seam. : RESEW
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Farmer’s crop. : RYE
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To be, in Paris. : ETRE
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Rods for sharpening knives. : STEELS
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___ man to another. : ASONE
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Make inquiries. : ASK
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Manchurian boundary river. : AMUR
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Type of blouse. : MIDDY
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“Monkey see, monkey do.” : APE
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Spanish officer. : CAPITAN
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Kind of spray bomb. : AEROSOL
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Ending. : CLOSING
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Major port on the Avon. : BRISTOL
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Locum ___ (temporary substitute) : TENENS
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Makes application for. : SPEAKS
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Equal: Prefix. : PARI
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Word with house or door. : OPEN
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Migration. : TREK
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Positive or negative ___. : ION
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Make a choice. : OPT
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Purely intellectual comprehension. : NOESIS
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Maugham’s middle name. : SOMERSET
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Type of roof. : HIP
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Overhead. : ALOFT
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Ancestor. : SIRE
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Girl Friday: Abbr. : ASST
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Sign of success. : SRO
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Give out. : DISPENSE
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Sea-going initials. : USCG
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Channel or groove. : FLUTE
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Recovers the inside. : RELINES
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Classifies. : ASSORTS
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Make messy. : SMEAR
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Hot drink. : TODDY
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Diagonal rib of a Gothic vault. : OGIVE
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Kind of porridge. : PEASE
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Ball player. : ANGEL
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One-dish meals. : STEWS
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Entombing. : INURNING
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Bayou. : CREEK
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Footstools. : OTTOMANS
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Noted Army surgeon. : REED
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Creator of Lord Peter Wimsey. : SAYERS
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Begin. : ARISE
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Business abbreviation. : ACCT
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He-man. : MALE
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Well versed in: Colloq. : UPON
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Flatfish. : DAB
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Fictional canine. : ASTA
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“Puck of ___’s Hill,” Kipling book. : POOK
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Old cloth measures. : ELLS
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Stannum. : TIN
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Long sleeper of folk tale. : RIP
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Suffix in chemistry. : OSE

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

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