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New York Times, Friday, October 17, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,370
Across
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Mata ___. : HARI
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Word on a post office sign. : ALIAS
10
Sudden blow. : CLAP
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Enthusiasm. : ELAN
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Emergency. : PINCH
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Crippled. : LAME
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Bench, in Paris. : BANC
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Western event. : RODEO
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Monogram: Abbr. : INIT
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___ the button. : RIGHTON
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Postures. : STANCES
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District of a lord. : MANOR
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Cold word for hot gems. : ICE
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Garden flower. : ASTER
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Complete. : FINISHOFF
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Paste used for fake jewelry. : STRASS
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Fault. : VICE
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Shelter. : LEE
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Sunday sound. : PEAL
40
Botanic seed. : OVULE
42
Adjectival suffixes. : IALS
43
Sea eagle. : ERN
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Iridescent stone. : OPAL
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Musical directions. : LENTOS
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Took new bearings. : RESIGHTED
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Play part. : SCENE
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Scotsman's one. : ANE
52
Tithe. : TENTH
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Satisfactory outcome. : SUCCESS
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Antilles islands. : LEEWARD
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Hebrew letter. : TETH
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Anchor position. : ATRIP
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Mine products. : ORES
66
Lily plant. : ALOE
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Small bird. : FINCH
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Bevel out. : REAM
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Indian weights. : SERS
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Muse of poetry. : ERATO
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Objective for NASA. : MARS
Down
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N. T. book: Abbr. : HEBR
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Kirghiz range. : ALAI
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Telephoned. : RANG
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Gradually. : INCHMEAL
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Hangar area. : APRON
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___ Judah. : LIONOF
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Certain voter: Abbr. : IND
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Experts. : ACES
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Photograph. : SHOT
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Settle conclusively. : CLINCH
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Tapering, as a leaf. : LANCEOLATE
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Grenoble friend. : AMIE
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Dogs and cats. : PETS
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Seagoers. : TARS
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Comfort: Fr. : AISE
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Brook. : RIVULET
27
Old Turkish coin. : ASPER
28
Cubic measure. : STERE
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One who does business. : TRANSACTOR
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Zero. : NIL
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Island republic: Abbr. : ICEL
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Criminal. : FELON
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Escutcheon band. : FESSE
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Classman. : SOPH
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Vessel. : VAT
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Acrobatic caterpillar. : INCHWORM
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S-shaped curve. : OGEE
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Italian family. : ESTE
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Creeps along. : INCHES
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Improper act, in law. : DELICT
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Prefix for cloud. : NEPHO
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Depots: Abbr. : STAS
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Central African river. : UELE
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Objective of a certain cracker. : SAFE
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Become active. : STIR
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Surface. : AREA
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Rise high. : REAR
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Military awards: Abbr. : DSMS
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Class of nucleic acids. : RNA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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