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New York Times, Thursday, January 4, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,718

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Across
1
Envelope part. : FLAP
5
Good! : BRAVO
10
Scarlet bird. : IBIS
14
Alley. : LANE
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Batman's pal. : ROBIN
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System of rules. : CODE
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Subject of popular musical. : AUNTIEMAME
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Pitcher. : EWER
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B'way sign. : SRO
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Carried away. : RAPT
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Small town. : HAMLET
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Alaskan boats. : KAYAKS
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Epic poetry. : EPOPEE
28
Old hands. : VETS
30
Fruit. : ORANGES
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Filled. : SATED
36
Smallest degree. : LEAST
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144: Abbr. : GRO
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General Bradley. : OMAR
40
Remove frost. : DEICE
41
Ardor. : ZEAL
42
Perfect: Colloq. : AOK
43
Pen's partner. : BRUSH
44
Move, in a way. : SIDLE
45
Oven-baking instruction. : PREHEAT
47
Gape. : YAWN
49
Prominent family of India. : SINGHS
51
Goddard's forte. : ROCKET
55
Kitchen utensil. : SHAKER
57
Steel piece. : IBAR
59
Tokyo name. : ITO
60
TV essential. : TUBE
61
Before the war. : ANTEBELLUM
64
Stravinsky. : IGOR
65
Mediterranean island. : CRETE
66
Wave: Fr. : ONDE
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Lines. : ROWS
68
Display rack. : EASEL
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Habitual practices. : USES
Down
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Container. : FLASK
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Petrarch's heroine. : LAURA
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Pester. : ANNOY
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Term of endearment. : PET
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Contend with. : BREAST
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Frolic. : ROMP
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Lessen. : ABATE
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Enthusiasm. : VIM
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Inferior: Colloq. : ONEHORSE
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Dealers in cubes. : ICEMEN
11
Like many a cowboy. : BOWLEGGED
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___ fixe. : IDEE
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Spanish painter. : SERT
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Vexed. : IRKED
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___ on the back. : APAT
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Declare. : AVER
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Swampy. : POACHY
29
Private eye. : SLEUTH
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Of an age. : ERAL
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Food fish. : SOLE
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Lather. : SOAP
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Cupid in art. : AMOR
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Acknowledges applause. : TAKESABOW
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Ice: Ger. : EIS
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Auto sport. : DRAGRACE
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Metal. : ZINC
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Well: Lat. : BENE
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Affirmed. : SWORE
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Walkers. : HIKERS
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Girl's name. : ARABEL
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Realtor's offerings. : SITES
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Furnaces. : KILNS
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Piece of music. : ETUDE
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Books. : TOMES
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Rouse. : STIR
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Victor. : HUGO
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___ noire. : BETE
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1933 initials. : NRA
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Gehrig. : LOU

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

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