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New York Times, Friday, October 4, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,992
Across
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Czech leader. : DUBCEK
7
Serfs. : HELOTS
13
Weave. : ENLACE
14
Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands capital. : AMALIE
15
Accompanies. : ESCORTS
16
Not limited. : GENERAL
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Quickly. : APACE
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Kind of boat. : TUG
21
Eucalyptus eater. : KOALA
22
Gear. : RIGS
23
Birdlife of a region. : ORNIS
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State: Abbr. : SDAK
26
French season. : ETE
27
American novelist. : DREISER
29
Direction. : ENE
30
Robs. : DESPOILS
32
Bang-bang et al. : NOISES
34
Certain votes. : PROS
35
False friend. : IAGO
36
Neighbor of the larynx. : TONSIL
39
Pacts. : ENTENTES
43
Naval intelligence group. : ONI
44
Have a specified price. : SELLFOR
46
Professional assn. : AMA
47
Name in a slangy phrase. : PETE
49
Temperate. : SOBER
50
Related. : AKIN
51
Nautical term. : ATRIP
53
Road surface. : TAR
54
Evening: Ger. : ABEND
55
Henrietta Szold, for example. : ZIONIST
57
Retributions. : NEMESES
59
Name in the news. : MUSKIE
60
Celtic island of myth. : AVALON
61
Organic compounds. : ESTERS
62
Hidden. : LATENT
Down
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Notwithstanding. : DESPITE
2
Releases. : UNCAGES
3
Cartels, in Europe. : BLOCS
4
Give a damn. : CARE
5
Outer: Prefix. : ECT
6
European falcons. : KESTRELS
7
Pudding popular in Perth. : HAGGIS
8
Friend: Scot. : EME
9
Lean. : LANK
10
Grocery items. : OLEOS
11
Philippics. : TIRADES
12
Route of a kind. : SEALANE
15
Word with long or lop. : EARED
17
Victoria and Louise. : LAKES
20
Part of EUA. : UNIS
23
Ball team. : ORIOLES
24
McGovern. : SENATOR
27
Ancient region of Greece. : DORIS
28
Relative of OK. : ROGER
31
Letter addition, for short. : PPS
33
Particle. : ION
35
Fiendish. : INFERNAL
36
Current best seller. : TOPAZ
37
Former. : ONETIME
38
Containing a certain salt. : NITROUS
39
Historic isle. : ELBA
40
Tangles with. : TAKESON
41
Noted. : EMINENT
42
Beaches. : SANDS
45
Fräuleins' names. : LOTTES
48
Once: Ger. : EINST
50
Poplar. : ABELE
52
Toll road. : PIKE
54
"I ___ my wit's end." : AMAT
56
Letter opener. : SIR
58
Stowe character. : EVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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