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New York Times, Saturday, October 19, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,007
Across
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Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
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Subsequently. : AFTER
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Put zest into the festivities. : ENLIVEN
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Buzzed. : DRONED
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In insipid manner. : STALELY
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Theatrical performance. : MATINEE
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Cleave. : SEVER
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Caprice. : WHIM
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Enter. : GOIN
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March time. : IDES
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Participate (in). : SHARE
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Haze. : MIST
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Near: Scot. : NAR
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Subject. : THEME
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Francis Brett ___. : HARTE
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Couture settings. : ATELIERS
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Contrived. : PAT
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Good to munch on. : EDIBLE
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City on the Po: It. : TORINO
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___ Parnell, sportscaster. : MEL
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Shape of some rolls. : CRESCENT
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Additional. : OTHER
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Cut in price. : SLASH
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Letter. : GEE
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Asian country. : LAOS
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Pluvious. : RAINY
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Healthy. : HALE
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Spirited tune. : LILT
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Jungfrau's site. : ALPS
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___ ride (take no action). : LETIT
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Spain's neighbor. : ANDORRA
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Girl of song. : ADELINE
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Smaller. : TINIER
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Like some timber areas. : CUTOVER
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Lachrymose. : TEARY
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Bed canopies. : TESTERS
Down
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Sicilian port. : MESSINA
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Come earlier than. : ANTEDATE
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Drooled. : SLAVERED
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Tesserae. : TILES
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Declare. : AVER
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___ esprit. : BEL
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Unspecified place. : ANYWHERE
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Think the world of. : ADMIRE
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Construct. : FRAME
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Little one. : TOT
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Hard to figure out. : ENIGMATIC
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French painter. : RENOIR
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Adherent of natural religion. : DEIST
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Being: Sp. : ENTE
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Radio zealots: Slang. : HAMS
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Conch. : SHELL
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Romans call it Tevere. : TIBER
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Stringent. : HARSH
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Sedimentary rock. : LIMESTONE
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Bard's creation. : POESY
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Carry on. : TRANSACT
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No deal. : NEGATIVE
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Kind of joke. : ONELINER
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Rapid pace. : CLIP
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Vacillates. : TEETERS
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___ podrida. : OLLA
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Corrupt. : TAINT
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Just a minute! : HOLDIT
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Earnings. : SALARY
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Less frequent. : RARER
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Slave. : HELOT
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Why not? : LETS
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Inlet: Sp. : RIA
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Proper. : DUE

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

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