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New York Times, Friday, November 15, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,034
Across
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Gore Vidal play (with "The"). : BESTMAN
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Compulsion. : DURESS
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Busy: Colloq. : ONTHEGO
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Warned. : ALERTED
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Laundry need. : BLUEING
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Loosen. : UNBRACE
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Chinese dynasty. : HAN
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Expressing denial: Abbr. : NEG
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Utility. : GAS
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Noun suffix. : ITE
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Numerical prefix. : OCTO
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Place-name suffix, with Green, North, etc. : WICH
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Name in Arthurian legend. : ENID
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Duke and earl. : PEERS
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Pact of 1949. : NATO
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Goddess of volcanoes. : PELE
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Circling currents. : EDDIES
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Breathed. : RESPIRED
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Bread et al. : GROCERIES
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Doodle. : SCRIBBLE
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Block: Colloq. : STOPUP
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Tinfoil. : TAIN
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City in the Middle East. : SANA
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Suburb of Minneapolis. : EDINA
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Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
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Invitation abbreviation. : RSVP
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Ref. books. : ENCS
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Sea: Fr. : MER
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Dial numeral. : VII
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Pray: Lat. : ORA
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To no degree. : NOT
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Vowel omission. : ELISION
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Rounded inward. : CONCAVE
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Nary a soul. : NOTAONE
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Seductive one. : ENTICER
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Pad. : TABLET
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Vacillates. : TEETERS
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Name in show business. : BOBHOPE
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Intertwined. : ENLACED
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Hindered the development of. : STUNTED
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Article. : THE
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German possessive. : MEIN
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Annapolis name. : AGNEW
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Mug. : NOGGIN
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Family member. : DAUGHTER
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Forelimb bone. : ULNA
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Yiddish titles of respect. : REBS
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Miscalculate. : ERR
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Dyer. : STAINER
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Cut into small divisions. : SECTILE
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Conveyed, in real estate. : DEEDED
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Primary sources. : ORIGINS
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Leans, as a ship. : CAREENS
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Happening. : EPISODE
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European. : SERB
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State of: Suffix. : OSIS
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Expressions of grief. : SOBS
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Folk singer Seeger. : PETE
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Musical instrument. : CLARINET
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Flower part. : STAMEN
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Hit musical. : CAMELOT
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Old hit musical. : RIORITA
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Ship's boat. : PINNACE
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Open. : UNCOVER
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Stickers. : PASTERS
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Shore bird. : AVOCET
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Inclined (to). : PRONE
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Old stringed instrument. : VIOL
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Glaucus's beloved. : IONE
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Status quo ___. : ANTE
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Day of the week: Abbr. : SAB
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Native: Abbr. : CIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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