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New York Times, Tuesday, October 1, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F G H K X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Pharmacy solution. : AQUA
5
Retards the action. : DAMPS
10
Speak, in a way. : RAVE
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Sign of affection, old style. : BUSS
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___ Valley, California. : SQUAW
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Man's name. : EMIL
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Golfers' concerns. : LIES
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Thin material. : TULLE
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Opera role. : JOSE
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Icelandic epic. : EDDA
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Suddenly. : ALLATONCE
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Wound grievously. : MAIM
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Ruler of a kind. : ROI
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Seer's gift, for short. : ESP
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___ Unis. : ETATS
33
Where Hué is. : ANNAM
37
Math term. : SQUAREROOT
40
Spanish title. : DONA
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Math term. : SURD
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Bishop's headdress. : MITRE
43
Greek letters. : ETAS
44
Leisure. : EASE
45
Band instruments. : SNAREDRUMS
47
Watch parts. : STEMS
49
Varnish ingredient. : ELEMI
50
Understand. : SEE
51
Experienced one. : PRO
53
Wartime vessels. : LSTS
55
Map feature. : CONTINENT
60
College court. : QUAD
64
Asian range. : ALAI
65
Crown jewel. : TIARA
67
Wavy: Her. : UNDE
68
European VIP. : TITO
69
Goose genus. : ANSER
70
Impression. : IDEA
71
Word of postponement. : SOON
72
Sellers. : PETER
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Fictional agent. : BOND
Down
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Partner of ready. : ABLE
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Tobacco portion. : QUID
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Secondhand. : USED
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Where Shillong is. : ASSAM
5
Timetable inits. : DST
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Variety of beryl. : AQUAMARINE
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Ponder (over). : MULL
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Cloy. : PALL
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Affirm with emphasis. : SWEAR
10
Answer. : REJOINDER
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Theban deity. : AMON
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Nobleman: Abbr. : VISC
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Robert ___. : ELEE
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___ fault (excessively). : TOA
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Of gases: Prefix. : AER
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Agenda units. : ITEMS
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Feminine endings. : ESSES
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Catcher's posture. : SQUAT
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Pucker. : PURSE
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Sum. : TOTAL
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N. American plant. : SORRELTREE
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South wind. : NOTUS
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Make ___ for oneself. : ANAME
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Billiards shot. : MASSE
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Revocation of a legacy. : ADEMPTION
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Pours. : TEEMS
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On ___. : DIT
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Hindu title. : SRI
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Ready for use. : ONTAP
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Lampoon. : SQUIB
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Circus performers. : CATS
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Potpourri. : OLIO
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International group. : NATO
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German "one." : EINE
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Influential cartoonist. : NAST
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Unfasten. : UNDO
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Asian region. : ADEN
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Dull or flat. : DEAD
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Timetable entry. : ARR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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