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New York Times, Tuesday, January 7, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,087
Across
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Jalopy's call. : BEEP
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Opening words for Caesar. : ICAME
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Bad marks on a report card. : FFFF
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Willing's companion. : ABLE
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TV's George. : GOBEL
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Ingenue, for one. : ROLE
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Dog that eats beans? : BOSTONBULL
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Way out. : EXIT
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Menuhin's teacher. : ENESCO
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Milady's ritual. : TOILETTE
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Rain cover, for short. : TARP
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Heavy stake. : SPILE
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Cream pastry. : NAPOLEON
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Variety of fig. : SMYRNA
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Market place. : AGORA
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Hood. : ROBIN
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Oriental. : RUG
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Famous Auntie. : MAME
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Kind. : GENUS
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Marks on beans. : HILA
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After printemps. : ETE
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Portends. : BODES
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Senses. : FEELS
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Sequence. : SERIES
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Gem shape. : TEARDROP
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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Men's gathering. : STAG
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Tools. : HANDSAWS
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Oona's father. : ONEILL
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Rose's mate. : ABIE
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Dog that eats honeydew? : MELANCHOLY
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Shah's land. : IRAN
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Heath genus. : ERICA
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Word with shoppe. : OLDE
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Bombast. : RANT
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Drive away. : REPEL
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Annie Oakley. : PASS
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Innocent one. : BABE
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Black. : EBON
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Differently. : ELSE
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Where to buy a dog. : PETSTORE
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Pay no mind. : IGNORE
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Male swan. : COB
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Border. : ABUT
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Cyclades isle. : MELOS
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Mark for omitted words. : ELLIPSIS
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Without stint. : FREELY
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Partly sly dog. : FOXTERRIER
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Pass lightly. : FLIT
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Honor. : FETE
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Central Florida city. : OCALA
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Portray. : LIMN
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Having tiny openings. : PORED
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Appoints. : NAMES
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Small type. : AGATE
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Dog that eats apples? : POMERANIAN
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Piece for nine. : NONET
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A bid to win no tricks. : NULLO
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Breathless. : AGASP
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Public carriers. : BUSES
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Filmy. : GOSSAMER
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Fly low. : HEDGEHOP
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Parties. : BEES
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French money. : FRANC
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Notch. : INDENT
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Lacking musical key. : ATONAL
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Poetic verb. : TWERE
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Chair stuffing. : HAIR
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Start of a magic-spell word. : ABRA
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Err. : SLIP
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City in S. E. Kansas. : IOLA
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Degrees. : LLDS
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Soap ingredients. : LYES
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King's superior. : ACE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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