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New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 1968

45-Across : Coveted title.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,005
Across
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Guy, usually good. : SCOUT
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Centers of interest. : FOCI
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Listen! : HIST
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March. : MONTH
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Permitting access. : OPEN
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Palindromic name. : OTTO
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Become a contestant in. : ENTER
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Near winners. : RUNNERSUP
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Flight formation: Abbr. : ECH
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Javanese tree. : UPAS
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Actress Stritch. : ELAINE
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Written instrument. : LEASE
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Joins. : CEMENTS
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Requisite of 45 Across. : PULCHRITUDE
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Revise. : EDIT
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Ornamental stud. : KNOP
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Microwave device. : RADAR
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Western city. : RENO
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Go hastily: Colloq. : SCOOT
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Moselle. : WINE
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Paradise and Utopia. : EDENS
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Husband of Gudrun. : ATLI
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Farm animals. : OXEN
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Coveted title. : MISSAMERICA
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One kind of hunter. : FORTUNE
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Closed. : ENDED
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Warns. : ALERTS
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Sward. : TURF
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Toss underhand. : LOB
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Food assimilation. : DIGESTION
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Describing Humpty Dumpty. : OVATE
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Welshman's name. : EVAN
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Oklahoma city. : ENID
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Ship. : LINER
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Fender scar. : DENT
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___ Alto. : PALO
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Poetic verb form. : DIDST
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Pintail. : SMEE
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Closed. : CONCLUDED
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Immediately. : ONTHELINE
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Indian. : UTE
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Bluebird. : THRUSH
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___ song. : FORA
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Musical work. : OPUS
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Time: Abbr. : CEN
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Wanting. : INNEED
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The Hours of Greek myth. : HORAE
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___ the bag. : ITSIN
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Thrilling feat: Colloq. : STUNT
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Buddhist shrines. : TOPES
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Man's name. : ELMER
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Seeps, for short. : PERKS
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Obey. : ACTON
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Dome. : CUPOLA
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Partner of mère. : PERE
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If. : INCASE
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Short blasts. : TOOTS
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In ___ (briefly). : AWORD
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The South. : DIXIELAND
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Stories. : ANECDOTES
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California rockfish. : RENA
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Stopwatch. : TIMER
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S. African statesman. : SMUTS
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Keep ___ (conform). : INSTEP
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Hug. : ENFOLD
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Dull. : FADED
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Girl's name. : OLIVE
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Goneril's sister. : REGAN
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Nottingham's river. : TRENT
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Drudgery. : TOIL
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Free. : UNDO
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Parks. : BERT
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Feminine suffix. : INA
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Clock number. : VII

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

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