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New York Times, Friday, November 10, 1967

5-Down : Synthetic substance.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,663
Across
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Summary, for short. : RECAP
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Moravian or Bohemian. : SLAV
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West of Hollywood. : ADAM
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Thirty days. : APRIL
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Condense. : TELESCOPE
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Character in rhyme. : THEMANINTHEMOON
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But: Lat. : SED
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Sandy sediment. : SILT
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"Be it ___ humble ... " : EVERSO
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Kind of thrush. : MISTLE
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Cockney's flat. : OME
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Cases for small articles. : ETUIS
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Movies of a kind. : RERUNS
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Bern money. : FRANC
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Unsuccessful. : VAIN
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Small dog. : PEKE
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Girl's nickname. : BABS
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Type of shoe. : SABOT
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Cosmic phenomena. : RAYS
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That: Lat. : ILLE
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Presage. : OMEN
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Sounds of contentment. : PURRS
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Establishes. : SETSUP
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World: Prefix. : COSMO
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Certain sets. : TVS
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Suffix in medical terms. : PATHIC
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As ___. : ITWERE
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___ Morgana. : FATA
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Indulge in a sport. : SKI
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Novel of 1926. : THESUNALSORISES
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Events of June and December. : SOLSTICES
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Where Candia is. : CRETE
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Term in heraldry. : ORLE
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Broadway nickname. : RUDY
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German writer. : HESSE
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Big-city problem. : RATS
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Plants lasting only a few days. : EPHEMERALS
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Deserving of praise. : CREDITABLE
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Point. : AIM
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Synthetic substance. : PLASTIC
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Fence step. : STILE
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Furnished. : LENT
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Height: Abbr. : ALT
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Intense. : VEHEMENT
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Highest point. : ACME
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Revolving item. : DOOR
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Certain mail addresses. : APOS
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"Ask ___ questions ... " : MENO
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Divide. : SEVER
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Norse name. : NILS
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Time of day. : SUNSET
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Rigel's constellation. : ORION
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Sudden rising. : UPRUSH
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Not complete successes. : NEARMISSES
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Rises rapidly. : SKYROCKETS
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TV program (with "The"). : FBI
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Shoe parts. : VAMPS
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Man's nickname. : ABE
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Feminine suffix. : ESS
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Memento. : SOUVENIR
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Kiln used in glass making. : POTARCH
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Walk, in a way. : STRUT
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Name in Roman history. : CATO
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Part of Paris. : PASSY
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"But thinking makes ___." : ITSO
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One of the missiles. : THOR
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Fortunate. : WELL
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Existence: Lat. : ESSE
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Vanished. : FLED
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Understanding words. : ISEE
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With a needle: Prefix. : ACU
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Choler. : IRE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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