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New York Times, Thursday, October 16, 1969

10-Down : Thwarts.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, 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. 7,369
Across
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Animal mothers. : DAMS
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Problem. : POSER
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Lost no time. : SPED
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Sioux. : OTOE
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Bring together. : UNITE
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European. : POLE
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Heating vessel. : ETNA
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Air squadron. : ESCADRILLE
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Provisioner to an army post. : SUTLER
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Journeyed. : TREKKED
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Devilfish. : MANTAS
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Cockney's house. : OME
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Straight-A student. : STANDOUT
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Hindu deity. : VISHNU
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Civil wrong. : TORT
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Change. : DIMES
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Ref. book. : OED
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Poetic verb. : ART
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Certain vessels. : SAILERS
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2001, in old Rome. : MMI
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Me, in Berlin. : MIR
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Jogs. : TROTS
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Incline. : LEAN
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Joined. : PIECED
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Intermission music. : ENTRACTE
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Bauxite. : ORE
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___ the world (sound asleep). : DEADTO
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Lofty. : EMINENT
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Restless one. : ROAMER
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Timekeepers. : METRONOMES
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Keyholder for Ben. : KITE
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Willow genus. : ITEA
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___ Gay of W. W. II. : ENOLA
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Division word. : INTO
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Fat. : LARD
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Flower part. : SEPAL
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Long times. : AGES
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Suffices. : DOES
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Island off Alaska. : ATTU
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Section of Paris. : MONTMARTRE
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Adhesive. : SEALANT
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Harbor: Sp. : PUERTO
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Positions in cricket. : ONS
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First word of Virginia's motto. : SIC
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French state. : ETAT
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Children's game. : REDROVER
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Thwarts. : SPIKES
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U. S. President. : POLK
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Achievement. : DEED
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Careless. : REMISS
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Fade out. : END
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TV term. : AUDIO
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Pompous. : STILTED
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Imprint. : STAMP
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Temple gateway. : TORII
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College event. : HOMECOMING
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Thread: Prefix. : NEMAT
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City northeast of Venice. : UDINE
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Intermediate, in law. : MESNE
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Sound system. : STEREO
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Forest in Belgium. : ARDENNES
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Turkish tobacco. : LATAKIA
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Lord Jim's creator. : CONRAD
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Of the ankle. : TARSAL
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Receiving set: Abbr. : RDO
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Gilels. : EMIL
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Prefix for physics. : META
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Road to Rome. : ITER
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Elegance. : TONE
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
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Old autos. : REOS
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Unruly hair. : MOP
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High note. : ELA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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