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New York Times, Tuesday, December 10, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 333 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,059

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Across
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Tell all. : BLAB
5
___ California. : BAJA
9
Phenomenon of early movies. : VAMP
13
Air of distinction. : AURA
14
Toaster type. : POPUP
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Rose's beloved. : ABIE
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Showy. : FLAMBOYANT
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Kind. : SORT
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Mishandle. : FUMBLE
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Certain publications. : REISSUES
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Metrical foot. : IAMB
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Portico. : STOA
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Unnamed one. : SOANDSO
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In the hills. : UPLAND
32
Birchbark. : CANOE
33
Parts of a lock. : WARDS
36
Neckwear. : BOA
37
___ out (makes do). : EKES
38
Smooth transition: Mus. : SEGUE
39
Cap's companion. : GOWN
40
Teachers' outfit. : NEA
41
Rawboned one. : SCRAG
42
Flower clusters. : CYMES
43
Increase the value of. : ENRICH
45
Blackberry. : BRAMBLE
47
Christen. : NAME
49
City on the Ouse. : YORK
50
Altitude finder. : QUADRANT
54
Available. : ATHAND
58
Impulse. : URGE
59
Double-parker, for one. : LAWBREAKER
61
Words of understanding. : ISEE
62
French numeral. : TROIS
63
Undeliverable letter, in P. O. parlance. : NIXY
64
Sidekick. : PARD
65
Enjoyment. : ZEST
66
Formic acid source. : ANTS
Down
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Golf stroke. : BAFF
2
Humdinger. : LULU
3
Ancient Syria. : ARAM
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Small fry, in Venice. : BAMBINOS
5
Stripling. : BOY
6
On ___ with. : APAR
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Spring times. : JUNES
8
Flair. : APTITUDE
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Subservient one. : VASSAL
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Eastern name. : ABOU
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Ooze. : MIRE
12
Dear ones. : PETS
14
Ballads. : POEMS
17
Sword. : BLADE
21
Douceurs. : SOPS
23
Attractive retreat. : BOWER
25
Movie unit. : SCENE
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Like a certain bucket. : OAKEN
27
Lend ___ (heed). : ANEAR
29
Weapon. : ABOMB
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Christmas, old style. : NOWEL
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Valse, for one. : DANSE
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Eastern VIP. : AGA
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Popular sport. : RUGBY
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Oversentimentalism: Slang. : SCHMALTZ
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Athletic meet. : GYMKHANA
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Imperfection. : SCAR
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Menu. : CARTE
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Very much. : INDEED
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Loud sounds. : ROARS
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Finnish lake. : ENARE
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Wisecrack. : QUIP
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Minor or Major. : URSA
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Teen ___. : AGER
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Pairs. : TWOS
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Analogous. : AKIN
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Upcoming. : NEXT
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Teetotalers. : DRYS
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Morsel. : BIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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