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New York Times, Wednesday, November 13, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 348 (avg 1.84)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,032
Across
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Issue. : FLOW
5
Plant pest. : BORER
10
Spiders. : PANS
14
Timber wolf. : LOBO
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Deport. : EXILE
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Newspaper item. : OBIT
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Thereabouts. : ORSO
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Be startled: Colloq. : SITUP
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Alpine sled. : LUGE
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Hoosier writer. : ADE
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Hardy character. : JUDE
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Tempo. : RHYTHM
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Draftsman's adjunct. : TSQUARE
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Bottle (up). : COOP
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Austrian weight. : UNZE
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Preferring. : CHOOSING
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Heavy-coated dog. : SPITZ
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Depart. : GOOFF
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Correlative. : NOR
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Slangy ending. : EROO
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Kennel noises. : BARKS
38
Anc. Irish city. : TARA
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Gehrig. : LOU
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Cumbersome. : BULKY
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Now. : TODAY
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Where the action really is. : LASVEGAS
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Auxiliary. : AIDE
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Cleo's maid. : IRAS
46
Bad repute. : OBLOQUY
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One's "cool." : APLOMB
52
Water bird. : GULL
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Capitalize on. : USE
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Kettle handle. : BAIL
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Egg-shaped. : OVATE
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Cheerleader's cries. : RAHS
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Cheese. : BRIE
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Wells (out). : OOZES
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To ___ (precisely). : ATEE
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___ were (so to speak). : ASIT
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Dark-complected. : SWART
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Employes: Abbr. : PERS
Down
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Parade feature. : FLOAT
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British House. : LORDS
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Sycophantic. : OBSEQUIOUS
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Seek. : WOO
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To ___ (certainly). : BESURE
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Chemlcal compound. : OXIDE
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Baptism. : RITE
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Elected: Fr. : ELU
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Criticisms. : REPROOFS
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Marine life. : POLYPS
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Verge on. : ABUT
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Close: Dial. : NIGH
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Pipe part. : STEM
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Musical style. : JAZZ
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Dance: Slang. : HOOF
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Preposition. : UNTO
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Like smog. : CHOKY
28
Stoppers. : CORKS
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Not enough. : INADEQUATE
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Ibsen role. : NORA
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Hoary. : GRAY
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Merchandise. : SELL
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Indonesian craft. : PROA
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Festive occasions. : GALAS
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Scary things. : BUGABOOS
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Contretemps's cousin. : TODO
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Edge of a paved road. : BERM
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Cultivate. : TILL
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Sign of spring. : VIOLET
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Most skillful. : ABLEST
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What "ecto" means. : OUTER
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Conduct (in or out). : USHER
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Assents. : YESES
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Rhyme scheme. : ABBA
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Sections of a chapter: Abbr. : PARS
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1st-cen. date. : LIII
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City of Palestine. : GAZA
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Affirm. : VOW
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Censure: Colloq. : RAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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