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New York Times, Saturday, September 24, 1966

26-Across : Serious faults.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1966, The New York TimesNo. 6,251
Across
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Invented tale. : FABLE
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Rapid turn. : SPIN
10
Tie with rope. : LASH
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Part of the year. : APRIL
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Where the Ucayali flows. : PERU
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Scope. : AREA
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Set straight. : TRUED
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Apeman. : ORANGUTAN
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Weller. : SAM
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Fearsome. : EERIE
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Squad, squadron, etc. : UNITS
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Bivalve. : MUSSEL
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Serious faults. : VICES
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Crows. : BOASTS
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Senator Margaret. : SMITH
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Spur on. : URGE
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Kangaroo bear. : KOALA
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Stock exchange area. : PIT
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"Faint heart ___." : NEERWONFAIRLADY
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Sawyer. : TOM
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Much: Colloq. : HEAPS
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Word with mid and sad. : IRON
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Ballerina Shearer. : MOIRA
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Part of a saddle. : CANTLE
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Eddy. : SWIRL
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Local relationship. : UBIETY
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Hushed. : STILL
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Open. : CLEAR
52
Kern song. : WHO
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Spreading cirrus cloud. : MARESTAIL
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One of D'Artagnan's friends. : ATHOS
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Without end. : EVER
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Left. : WENT
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Smirch. : TAINT
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Unites. : WEDS
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See 23 Across. : ONES
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Silas Marner's foundling. : EPPIE
Down
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Certain foodstuffs. : FATS
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Guam harbor. : APRA
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Anything cheap and gaudy: Colloq. : BRUMMAGEM
4
Lean or press (on). : LIE
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First-born. : ELDEST
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Fern cell. : SPORE
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Thriller of the good old days. : PERILSOFPAULINE
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Poor Clare. : NUN
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Watercraft. : LAUNCH
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One of the Shaws. : ARTIE
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Places in Congress. : SEATS
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Sachs. : HANS
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Segovia's forte. : GUITAR
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Letter. : ESS
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Employer. : USER
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Odin's brother. : VILI
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Diamond hit. : BUNT
28
Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
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River in the Netherlands. : MAAS
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Burr in wood. : KNAR
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Senator Mansfield's role. : PARTYWHIP
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Center of admiration. : IDOL
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Newcastle's river. : TYNE
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Fingerprint features. : WHORLS
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Eye: Fr. : OEIL
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Fiber of cotton. : LINT
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Track performers. : MILERS
44
D. C. agency. : CIA
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Make gaseous. : AERATE
46
Part of a keg. : STAVE
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Sent a message. : WIRED
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Fashion features. : BELTS
50
Magpie diver. : SMEW
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Port on the Orne. : CAEN
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___ soit qui mal y pense. : HONI
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Bone: Prefix. : OSTE
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Pair. : TWO
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Spigot. : TAP

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

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