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LETTER BOXES

New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1968

114-Across : Fabulous animal

Author:
Bert Beaman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 61, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
Bert Beaman has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,022
Across
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Employe of a kind : LABORER
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Important alliance : SEATO
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Charges with gas : AERATES
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Land : ACREAGE
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First name in Eire : EAMON
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Obtrusive : BLATANT
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Having a history : STORIED
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Chef's forte : CREPESSUZETTE
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I ___ you! : ASK
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Mexican highwaymen : LADRONES
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Condition: Suffix : TUDE
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Time : TEN
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Fares : GOES
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Time : NOON
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Esteem : REVERE
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Send flying : WING
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___ the Visitation : NUNOF
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Goes (about) : GADS
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Cane : REED
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Health: Fr. : SANTE
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Full of emotion : ATHROB
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See 19 Down : MANAGER
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Belabor : CUDGEL
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Like some stories : EERIE
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Criterion : RULE
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Colorful sparoid fish : BOCE
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Bath : SPA
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Tot's favorite : TEDDYBEAR
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For a time : AWHILE
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Omen : HARBINGER
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Doc's brother : SNEEZY
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Little ___ : NELL
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Machines : AUTOS
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Africans : IBOS
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Wasting: Prefix : TABO
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Intend: Scot. : ETTLE
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Country place : GLEN
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Having a handle : ANSATE
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Forecast : PROGNOSIS
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Footing (up) : ADDING
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Game : DRAWPOKER
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W. W. II group : OSS
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Degrees : SSDS
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Constellation : ARGO
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Process of: Suffix : ATION
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Polishing cloth : SHAMMY
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Controversial : ERISTIC
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Eye part : SCLERA
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Namesakes of Conrad heroine : LENAS
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Shake ___ : ALEG
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Tuft-hunter : SNOB
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Attacks : HASAT
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Zest : ELAN
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Frustrate : BLIGHT
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Kind of stream: Abbr. : TRIB
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Coat slit : VENT
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Hard wood : ELM
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Golf stroke : PUTT
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Singers' forte : TREMOLOS
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Size: Abbr. : LGE
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Acts moderately : KEEPSTHEPEACE
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Fabulous animal : GRIFFIN
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In a set : ENSUITE
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Not broadside : ENDON
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Busied : ENGAGED
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Kind of fisherman : DEEPSEA
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Didn't usually : USENT
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Antennas : SENSORS
Down
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Italian menu item : LASAGNA
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Depicts : ACTSOUT
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Very sad : BROKENHEARTED
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Done: Poet. : OER
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Corncrake : RAIL
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Historic sea: Var. : EGEAN
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Card game : REDDOG
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Motorist's choice : SECONDARYROAD
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Be worthy of : EARN
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Arabian title : AMEER
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Armed forces member : TOPSERGEANT
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Pronoun : ONE
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Unbelievable : ABSURD
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Outmaneuver : ELUDE
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Level : RAZE
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Used (up) : ATE
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Threadwork : TATTING
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___ cordiale : ENTENTE
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Baseball great : STENGEL
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Tip of a kind : STEER
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Drift : ROAM
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Distressing : SORE
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Letter : VEE
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Get busy : WADEINTO
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Aqua ___ (nitric acid) : FORTIS
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Blunt : SNUB
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Especially : SUCH
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All right: Fr. : BIEN
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Brews : ALES
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Tasting like fresh milk : COWY
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Fringes : EDGINGS
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Weapon : BAZOOKA
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Dance step : SHAG
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Girl's name : PAULA
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Junior Leaguers : DEBS
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Political prerogative : REAPPOINTMENT
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Cuts loose : LETSONESELFGO
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Havelock ___ : ELLIS
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Guarantor : BONDSMAN
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River to the Mediterranean : EBRO
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Reduced : LESS
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Makes correct : STRAIGHTENS
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Improve : ENRICH
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Presidential nickname : ANDY
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Conchae : EARS
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Becomes : GETS
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Theories : ISMS
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Lbs. : WGTS
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Norse name : OLAV
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Polished : SLEEKED
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Sophocles, for one : HELLENE
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Asians: Var. : ANAMESE
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Choice : ELITE
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Terr. : REG
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Choir: Sp. : CORO
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More like some cattle : RANGIER
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Looks after : ATTENDS
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Lovelace's lady : ALTHEA
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Ship parts : BILGES
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Hill : BUTTE
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Vocation : TRADE
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Supported : BORNE
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Greek letters : PSIS
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School subj. : ECON
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No Exit : SIGN
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Young seal : PUP
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Little: Fr. : PEU
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Notes : FAS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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