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New York Times, Friday, November 21, 1969

11-Down : Shark.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,405

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Across
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Trim, as a photo. : CROP
5
Bellow. : SAUL
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Aisle worker. : USHER
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Slope: Sp. : LOMA
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Body of Kaffir workers. : IMPI
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Animal of Australia. : KOALA
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Sweetsop. : ATES
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Chess piece. : ROOK
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Ant. : EMMET
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Union soldier. : NORTHERNER
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Shot and shells, for short. : AMMO
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Atoms. : IONS
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Without purpose. : AIMLESS
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Teacake. : SCONE
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Happening. : AFFAIR
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Broken-down horses. : PLUGS
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Grudge. : SPITE
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___ polloi. : HOI
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Grain. : OATS
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High rank. : CLASS
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Dispatched. : SENT
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Dana's years before the mast. : TWO
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Urban problem. : TRASH
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NASA milieu. : SPACE
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"___ always good weather when ... " : FORITS
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Sequence. : ORDER
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Elongated ray. : SAWFISH
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Gudrun's husband. : ATLI
49
Norwegian king. : OLAF
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Situated atop : PERCHINGON
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School course. : LATIN
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Habitual course. : ROTE
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Kind of fish. : GAME
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Form of Helen. : ELENA
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Slaughter. : ENOS
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Do a newspaper job. : EDIT
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Beetle Bailey character. : SARGE
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Borge. : DANE
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Soaks. : RETS
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Family. : CLAN
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Prefix for gravure. : ROTO
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Tenth of an ephah. : OMER
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Severe defeats, informally. : PASTINGS
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Allurer. : SIREN
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Cupids. : AMORS
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Informed. : UPON
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With 29 Down, uncomfortable. : LIKEAFISH
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Hula accompaniment. : UKE
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Republic of Africa. : SOMALI
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Shark. : HAMMERHEAD
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Basic parts: Abbr. : ELEMS
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Short times: Sp. : RATOS
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Lawn tools. : HOES
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Schisms. : RIFTS
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West. : MAE
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Pick out. : SPOT
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Scratch. : CLAW
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See 8 Down. : OUTOFWATER
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Make ___ at. : APASS
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Spread thickly. : SLATHERED
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Formerly. : ONCE
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Roman road. : ITER
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Adjective for lettuce. : CRISP
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Kind of spaniel. : SPRINGER
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Musical offerings. : SOLI
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Future. : OFFING
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Plow parts. : SOLES
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Ancient Greek war cry. : ALALA
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Take steps. : ACTON
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Pronoun. : THESE
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Writer Jaffe. : RONA
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Danish composer. : GADE
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Neglect. : OMIT
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Fishing items. : NETS
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Scottish denial. : NAE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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