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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,993
Across
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Leaf cutters. : ANTS
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Spongy land. : SWAMP
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Starfish features. : ARMS
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Home of the Cyclones. : IOWA
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Kind of beaver. : EAGER
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Egyptian god. : PTAH
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Piece of candy. : DROP
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Finish. : CLOSE
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___-dieu. : PRIE
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Numeral suffix. : ETH
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D. A. : ATT
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Blacksmiths. : SHOERS
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Running graph of flight, in aviation parlance. : HOWGOZITCURVE
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More nimble. : SPRIER
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Raise: Colloq. : BOOST
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Party men. : HOSTS
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Ending with base or case. : MENT
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Followers: Suffix. : ISTS
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Guinness. : ALEC
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Rumanian river. : SIRET
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___ Rios, Jamaican resort. : OCHO
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Hosiery fabric. : MESH
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River nymph. : NAIS
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Tangle. : SNARL
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Newspaper section. : DRAMA
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Having terraces. : TIERED
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Splurge, housewife's style. : SHOPPINGSPREE
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Works together. : COACTS
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Exclamations. : AHS
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Time zone. : CST
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Set down. : ALIT
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Tortuga's neighbor. : HAITI
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City on the Hudson. : TROY
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Fodder pit. : SILO
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Stranger. : ODDER
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Headquarters. : HOME
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River in Hesse. : EDER
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Shade of brown. : TOAST
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Sheep. : EWES
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Staff officer. : AIDE
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Point of the earth. : NORTHPOLE
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One kind of team. : TWOHORSES
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Vigor. : SAP
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Part of Berlin. : SECTOR
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Dance. : WALTZ
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Past. : AGO
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___ amis. : MES
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American historian. : PRESCOTT
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Distributor. : APPORTIONER
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Church title: Abbr. : RTREV
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Official of a French town. : MAIRE
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Women. : SHES
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Thirty and others. : AGES
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Bohemian martyr, 1415. : HUS
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Mumbo-jumbo man. : WITCHDOCTOR
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Spanish. : IBERIAN
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Vocal qualities. : TONES
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Deception. : SHAM
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Southern gateway. : MIAMI
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Rural sight. : SCARECROW
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The Supremes, for instance. : THREESOME
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Purveyed. : SOLD
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Family album item. : SNAPSHOT
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Drinks. : SIPS
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Account: Abbr. : RPT
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Type of pullover. : TSHIRT
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Firm. : SOLID
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Selassie. : HAILE
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Exits. : GATES
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Instance. : CASE
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Nautical ropes. : TYES
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Stir. : ADO
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State: Abbr. : IDA
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Article. : THE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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