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New York Times, Monday, October 20, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,373
Across
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Search blindly. : GROPE
6
Feudal estate. : FIEF
10
Southwest wind. : AFER
14
Annoys: Colloq. : RILES
15
Ferber. : EDNA
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Salt: Prefix. : SALI
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Fragrant. : OLENT
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Northern European. : LETT
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Rugged rock. : CRAG
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Arena figure. : GLADIATOR
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Far East group. : SEATO
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Swedish name. : SVEN
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Apart. : ASUNDER
26
Sea call. : SOS
29
African people. : ARO
30
Charged atoms. : IONS
31
Russian co-op. : ARTEL
33
Irislike plants. : GLADIOLI
37
Bright light. : NEON
38
Newsstand. : KIOSK
40
African port. : ORAN
41
Warm welcome. : GLADHAND
43
Insidious one. : SNAKE
44
Pinball ploy. : TILT
45
Colloid. : GEL
47
Comic Pinky. : LEE
48
Dugong's cousin. : MANATEE
51
Guido's scale notes. : ELAS
53
Fine horses. : ARABS
54
Kind of bag. : GLADSTONE
59
Marsh bird. : RAIL
60
Race. : TEAR
61
Nimbuses. : HALOS
62
___ penny, Scottish payment. : ARLE
63
Weapon: Fr. : ARME
64
Poetic muse. : ERATO
65
Soviet press agency. : TASS
66
Popular car. : USED
67
Parisian dreams. : REVES
Down
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Water-cut rum. : GROG
2
Small brook. : RILL
3
Olive genus. : OLEA
4
Remains unsettled. : PENDS
5
Of summer. : ESTIVAL
6
___ pain. : FELTNO
7
Thought: Prefix. : IDEO
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Innards. : ENTRAILS
9
Kind of cat. : FAT
10
Island of St. Helena. : ASCENSION
11
Electrical unit. : FARAD
12
Lift the spirits. : ELATE
13
Austerity. : RIGOR
21
Atmosphere: Prefix. : AER
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Miscellaneous articles: Abbr. : SUND
25
Overcharge: Slang. : SOAK
26
Intoned. : SANG
27
City on the Oka. : OREL
28
Athenian stoop. : STOA
32
Living-room features. : ENDTABLES
33
Thor, for one. : GOD
34
Kind of test. : ORAL
35
Superior. : LAKE
36
Arrow toxin. : INEE
38
Salad plant. : KALE
39
Natural numbers. : INTEGERS
42
Popular shows. : HITS
43
Sharp blade. : SLASHER
45
Adjusted, with "to." : GEARED
46
Poets' yore. : ELD
48
Bathtub victim. : MARAT
49
Macaw. : ARARA
50
Finger parts. : NAILS
52
Gawk. : STARE
55
Halt. : LAME
56
Nordic king. : OLAV
57
Chit. : NOTE
58
Those: Sp. : ESOS
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Greek letter. : TAU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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