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New York Times, Saturday, October 7, 1967

10-Down : Racetrack term.

Author:
Manny Miller
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,629
Across
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Term of polite address. : MAAM
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Ocelot's feature. : SPOTS
10
Sooty matter. : SMUT
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Israeli port. : ACRE
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Measure of capacity. : QUART
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Food fish. : CERO
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Treat an upper surface. : CEIL
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There for the taking: Slang. : UPFORGRABS
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Asian body of water. : ARALSEA
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Clemente, Law, Veale, etc. : PIRATES
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Descriptive of bustles, high-button shoes, etc. : OBSOLETE
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Way. : PATH
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Puts up. : WAGERS
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Take to task. : SCOLD
31
Pure. : CHASTE
34
Furrow. : RUT
36
Noon. : HOUR
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Smoked salmon. : LOX
38
Mexican garments. : SERAPES
41
Letter. : KAY
42
Trees. : ELMS
44
Reposed. : SAT
45
Greek centaur. : NESSUS
47
Sports gear. : FOILS
49
Seal. : SIGNET
51
City of Okinawa. : NAHA
53
___ Chine. : CREPESDE
57
Distribute. : PASSOUT
60
Takes for granted. : ASSUMES
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Depressed. : INTHEDUMPS
63
Storage places. : BINS
64
Joint. : KNEE
65
___ main. : INTHE
66
Gallic name. : ELIE
67
Projecting parts. : EARS
68
Cup: Fr. : TASSE
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Suffix with low or high. : NESS
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Portuguese colony. : MACAO
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Sharp. : ACERB
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Airs. : ARIAS
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Softens. : MELLOWS
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Window-washing devices. : SQUEEGEES
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Develop, as an insect. : PUPATE
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Blockhead. : OAF
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Too much, in Toulon. : TROP
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Narrow piece of land. : STRIP
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Racetrack term. : SCRATCH
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Butcher's fixtures. : MEATHOOKS
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Rus in ___ (country in town): Lat. : URBE
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Pitch. : TOSS
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Mardi ___. : GRAS
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Crate pieces. : SLATS
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Wandering. : ERRATIC
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Have a meal. : SUP
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Feast of a kind. : LUAU
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Backers of the Volstead Act. : DRYS
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Term in music. : CLEF
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Whole: Prefix. : HOLO
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Carpet. : AXMINSTER
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1796 Union entry. : TENNESSEE
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Ethiopian prince. : RAS
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Percolates. : SEEPS
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Reduces prices sharply. : SLASHES
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German general in American Revolution. : STEUBEN
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Leather covering. : SHOE
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Maps. : GRAPHS
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Financial routine. : AUDIT
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Pleasant expression. : SMILE
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French saint. : DENIS
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Letters. : ESSES
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Food fish. : PIKE
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Teacher of fiction. : ANNA
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Food fish. : TUNA
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Washington and Adams: Abbr. : MTS

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

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