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New York Times, Wednesday, January 10, 1968

51-Across : Sign of a one track mind.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { H J K Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,724
Across
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Pastel shade. : AQUA
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Society affair. : DEBUT
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Chatters: Colloq. : GABS
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Conversational gambits. : PUNS
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In high spirits. : ELATE
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Famous nom de plume. : ELIA
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Little Margaret. : RITA
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System of protocol. : CEREMONIAL
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Phenomenon of our time. : ATOMBOMB
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Children's magic word. : PLEASE
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"Do ___!" : ORDIE
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Poetic contraction. : EER
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Armstrong, to pals. : LOUIE
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Unusual one. : RARAAVIS
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Defeat. : WORST
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Kind of candle. : ROMAN
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Have being. : ARE
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Church title. : ABBE
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Phenomenon of our time. : UFO
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Ice mass. : FLOE
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Louis Quinze. : ROI
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Flower. : PANSY
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Amalgamate. : BLEND
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Alienate. : ESTRANGE
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Two on the aisle. : SEATS
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One, in Naples. : UNA
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Brag, old style. : VAUNT
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Chess maneuver. : GAMBIT
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Sign of a one track mind. : IDEEFIXE
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Made a bridge bid. : OVERCALLED
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Girl's name. : ELMA
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Branches: Zool. : RAMI
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___ à manger. : SALLE
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Greek group of W. W. II. : ELAS
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Source of power: Abbr. : ELEC
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Foils. : EPEES
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Laboratory procedure. : TEST
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Port of Guam. : APRA
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Desist. : QUIT
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Poetic preposition. : UNTO
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Quiet ___. : ASAMOUSE
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Solve. : DECODE
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Type of resin. : ELEMI
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Beaumarchais hero. : BARBEROFSEVILLE
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Indian. : UTE
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Paint used by artists. : TEMPERA
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Kinds. : GENERA
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Prejudice. : BIAS
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Bazaar. : SALE
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City in N. Y. : OLEAN
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Young herring. : BRIT
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Western wolves. : LOBOS
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Path of a kind. : ORBIT
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Chinese seaport. : AMOY
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Gentleman's gentleman. : VALET
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Items "in the fire." : IRONS
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Plant. : SEED
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Merchandise. : WARE
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Rounded rod. : RUNG
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Pavement-pounder's problem. : FLATFEET
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Lose one's head. : PANIC
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Octahedrite, a mineral. : ANATASE
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Part of N. B. : BENE
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Red letter, in early books. : RUBRIC
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Materials. : SUEDES
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Girl's name. : ADELE
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Term in dressmaking. : GORE
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Grandparental. : AVAL
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Same: Fr. : MEME
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That: Lat. : ILLE
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December time. : XMAS
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Bridge player. : EAST
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Circuit. : LAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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