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New York Times, Monday, October 21, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Canvass of a kind. : POLL
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Baseball miscues. : BALKS
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Factory. : SHOP
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Asian mountain range. : ALAI
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Pyrenees peak. : ANETO
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Nut tree. : KOLA
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Inferior. : LESS
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Western weapon. : SIXSHOOTER
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Sandwich filling. : PASTRAMI
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Byran, for one. : ORATOR
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Signs of spring. : LILACS
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Percolate. : SEEP
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In ___ parentis. : LOCO
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Complacent. : SMUG
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Dance step. : CHASSE
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Zola heroine. : NANA
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Stir. : ADO
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Cavalrymen. : HUSSARS
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Finery. : REGALIA
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Busy creature. : ANT
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Legal document. : WRIT
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Isle of Wight channel. : SOLENT
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Greek letters. : PSIS
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Difficulty. : SNAG
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Trojan horse. : RUSE
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Nothing. : NIL
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Sound of distress. : SCREAM
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Alpine feature. : YODLER
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Ship's surfaces above the waterline. : TOPSIDES
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"___ Rose." : ABIESIRISH
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Honshu city. : NARA
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Kind of horse. : ROAN
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Mistaken. : FALSE
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Language of Lahore. : URDU
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Gearwheel tooth. : DENT
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Piping notes. : TWEES
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Refection. : MEAL
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Feeler. : PALP
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Olive genus. : OLEA
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Sweetheart. : LASS
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Lethargic. : LISTLESS
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Fundamental. : BASAL
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One of the kingdoms. : ANIMAL
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Philologist's need. : LEXICON
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Chess abbreviation. : KTS
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London locale. : SOHO
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Toasts. : SKOALS
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Tasty dish. : HOTTAMALES
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Fatty stuff. : OLEO
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Young salmon. : PARR
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Spanish gold. : ORO
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Lumberman's tool. : RIPSAW
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Mark. : SCAR
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Avoids. : SHUNS
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Malayan. : EASTINDIAN
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Pronoun. : ONES
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Italian city. : UDINE
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Capricorn. : GOAT
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Fellow. : CHAP
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Bobbles. : ERRS
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Market places. : AGORAS
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Trespasses. : SINS
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Element. : ALUMINUM
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Tangible. : TACTILE
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Quiet. : SILENT
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___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
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French article. : LES
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Book of the Bible: Abbr. : EPHES
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Scotland ___. : YARD
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One of the reeds. : OBOE
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Schism. : RIFT
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Venture. : DARE
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Wagner role. : ERDA
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First king of Israel. : SAUL
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Weather word. : RAW

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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