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New York Times, Friday, November 8, 1968

17-Across : Chain store employe.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,027
Across
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California desert. : MOHAVE
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Ascended. : RISEN
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Reclusive. : ASOCIAL
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Silver-tongued one. : ORATOR
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Albanian city. : SCUTARI
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Chain store employe. : MANAGER
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Fellow: Colloq. : CUSS
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Capital of Sarthe department, France. : LEMANS
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Give: Scot. : GIE
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Old Norfolk nog. : ALE
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Led off. : BEGAN
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Movie, in Spain. : CINE
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Relating to a branch. : RAMAL
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"Clinton's Big Ditch." : ERIECANAL
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Moorish tabor. : ATABAL
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Auto style. : SEDAN
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Vitreous composition. : ENAMEL
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Sandwich choice. : SALAMI
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Morning hour. : TENAM
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Matronly titles. : MADAMS
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Precedes in time. : ANTEDATES
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First name of stage fame. : SAMMY
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Student of a kind. : COED
49
Obstacle. : HITCH
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Spoil. : MAR
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Ragweed genus. : IVA
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Music lover's choice. : STEREO
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Rumanian coins. : BANI
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Tripolitan War hero. : DECATUR
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Surveyors. : POLEMEN
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Whitish mark at base of a fingernail. : LUNULE
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Putting away. : STORING
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Yearned (for). : PINED
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Concert piece. : SONATA
Down
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Cosmetic preparation. : MASCARA
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Kiss. : OSCULATE
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Maintenance employe. : HOUSEMAN
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Treads the boards. : ACTS
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Rome's ___ Veneto. : VIA
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American painter. : EARLE
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Gypsies. : ROMANIES
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Pakistan's neighbor. : IRAN
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Without. : SANS
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Seventh Greek letter. : ETA
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Head: Colloq. : NOGGIN
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Belgian province. : LIEGE
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Queen: Sp. : REINA
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Be in a whirl. : REEL
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Father of Romulus. : MARS
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Held responsible. : BLAMED
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Northern neighbor. : CANADA
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Let up. : ABATED
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Provolone's Dutch cousin. : EDAM
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Carriage style. : CALASH
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Siberian river. : LENA
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Soaped. : LATHERED
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"Good heavens!" Italian style. : MAMMAMIA
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Subjective. : IMMANENT
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Golda of Israel. : MEIR
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Flowering plant. : SYRINGA
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Chemical. : ACID
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Fresh. : NOVEL
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Wedgwood piece. : TEACUP
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Degrees. : STEPS
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Water birds. : COOTS
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Overwhelm. : STUN
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Bulrush. : TULE
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City on the Aar. : BERN
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Black bird. : ANI
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Old card game. : LOO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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