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New York Times, Saturday, October 26, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,014

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Across
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Northern natives. : LAPPS
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Speedy W. W. II vessels. : EBOATS
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Receive a scolding: Colloq. : CATCHIT
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Separate. : SORTOUT
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Ancient Syrian. : HITTITE
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Purify. : CLEANSE
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State: Abbr. : IDA
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Social affairs. : LUNCHES
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Bath, for one. : SPA
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Ear part. : LOBE
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Cuts costs. : PARES
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Shoes. : TIES
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Italian cathedral. : DUOMO
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Fresh. : NEW
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Smooth and sweet: Mus. : DOLCE
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Office employes. : TYPISTS
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Tournaments of a sort. : JOUSTS
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French islands. : ILES
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Work group. : GANG
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Is conspicuous. : GLARES
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Agile animal. : PANTHER
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Like some roads. : LANED
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Racket. : BAT
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Flower part. : SEPAL
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Roll-call sounds. : AYES
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Place to eat. : GRILL
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Split. : RIVE
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English county: Abbr. : SOM
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Unexpected turns of events. : IRONIES
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New Mexican Indian. : SIA
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Wore: Colloq. : SPORTED
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Pins, needles, etc. : NOTIONS
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Long Siberian river. : YENISEI
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"Eugénie ___," Balzac novel. : GRANDET
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Nullify. : NEGATE
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Vicuña's habitat. : ANDES
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Planned in detail. : LAIDOUT
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Slangy expression of approval. : ATTABOY
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Math. abbr. : PCT
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Silvers. : PHIL
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Be surprised: Colloq. : SITUP
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Abstain from. : ESCHEW
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Tree trunks. : BOLES
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Galena et al. : ORES
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___ glance. : ATA
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Throat tissues. : TONSILS
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Detective's quarry. : SUSPECT
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Innocent. : CHILD
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Occupies. : TENANTS
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Kids. : TEASES
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Musical abbreviation. : CRES
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Groups of states. : EMPIRES
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More difficult. : TOUGHER
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Anointed. : OILED
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Prohibitions. : DONTS
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Poss. adjective: Fr. : SES
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Calendar abbreviation. : JAN
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___ gun. : GATLING
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Smooth. : GLASSY
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Disclose. : LAYOPEN
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Windflower. : ANEMONE
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Distress. : PAIN
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Incident. : EPISODE
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Gorges. : RAVINES
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Famous Steve. : BRODIE
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Slightest. : LEAST
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Address. : GREET
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Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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T. Williams hero. : STAN
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Costume. : RIG
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Kind of voter: Abbr. : IND

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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