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New York Times, Monday, October 6, 1969

39-Down : Weapons in general.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,359
Across
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Daunted. : AWED
5
Hired hands. : HELP
9
Ort. : SCRAP
14
Surface. : PAVE
15
River to Fulda. : EDER
16
Hot pepper. : CHILI
17
Biblical king. : AGAG
18
Awry. : AGEE
19
Wedding procession locale. : AISLE
20
Music for Texas. : REDRIVERVALLEY
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Picked up the tab. : TREATED
24
Of grandparents. : AVAL
25
Fizzle. : DUD
26
Bergman's daughter. : PIA
27
Corn. : SALT
31
Before's partner. : AFTER
34
Worship given to saints. : DULIA
36
Kind of rap. : BUM
37
Music for Milwaukee. : BEERBARRELPOLKA
40
Lion's share. : ALL
41
Word for verdant walls. : IVIED
42
Primp. : PREEN
43
Pung. : SLED
45
Adjective suffix. : IVE
46
Nourished. : FED
47
Vaulted recess. : APSE
49
Made eerie sounds. : CLANKED
53
Music for the West. : HOMEONTHERANGE
56
Deceptive. : FALSE
57
Algerian port. : ORAN
58
Weird Sister of "Macbeth." : NORN
59
Crude tartar. : ARGOL
60
Pelts. : FURS
61
Actors' signals. : CUES
62
Dizzy and Daffy. : DEANS
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Regale. : FETE
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Feminine suffix. : ETTE
Down
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Isolated. : APART
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Bet. : WAGER
3
Sidestep. : EVADE
4
One who corrupts. : DEGRADER
5
Hoisted. : HEAVED
6
Won narrowly, with "out." : EDGED
7
Evil look. : LEER
8
Won. : PREVAILED
9
Stairs, in Italy. : SCALA
10
Discourages. : CHILLS
11
Low hill. : RISE
12
Confederate. : ALLY
13
___ in the sky. : PIE
21
U. S. pianist. : ITURBI
22
Suffice. : AVAIL
26
Thick soup. : PUREE
28
First word of a palindrome. : ABLE
29
Between Mark and John. : LUKE
30
Gov't. agent. : TMAN
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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Dreadful. : FELL
33
Distant: Prefix. : TELE
34
Repelled. : DRIVENOFF
35
Materialize. : APPEAR
38
Dispatch boat. : AVISO
39
Weapons in general. : ORDNANCE
44
Kind of plum. : DAMSON
46
Strip blubber. : FLENSE
48
Strips. : PEELS
49
Mariner's necessity. : CHART
50
Flogging whip. : KNOUT
51
Heron. : EGRET
52
Stupid. : DENSE
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Loser in a race. : HARE
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Girl's name. : OLGA
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Steadfast. : TRUE
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Craze. : FAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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