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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,060
Across
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Certain performances. : SOLOS
6
Golfer's lie. : TRAP
10
Flounder. : DAB
13
Peculiarity. : QUIRK
14
Of ___ (of old). : YORE
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Architectural feature. : DOME
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Release. : UNTIE
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Southern food. : PONE
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Poet Lazarus. : EMMA
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German exclamation. : ACH
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Master of telling phrases. : RHETORICIAN
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American linden. : BEETREE
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Historic school. : ETON
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Robert Burns's shire. : AYR
27
Narrate. : DESCRIBE
31
Packet. : DECK
34
Cousin of tennis. : SQUASH
36
___ de sac. : CUL
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Bitter drug. : ALOES
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Navy abbreviation. : USS
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Nobel Prize winner, 1923. : YEATS
42
Chief, in India. : MIR
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See 40 Across. : WRITER
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Kind of bet. : ANTE
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Certain floors. : PARQUETS
49
Govt. group. : AID
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Feminine title. : AUNT
52
Supple. : LISSOME
56
Convention groups. : DELEGATIONS
60
Gubernatorial nickname. : RON
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Brook. : RILL
62
Cleave. : REND
63
Inappropriate. : UNAPT
65
Soviet city. : OREL
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Boy-meets-girl. : DATE
67
Fisherman. : EELER
68
Base: Abbr. : PED
69
Hit signs. : SROS
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European. : SWEDE
Down
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Menu delicacy. : SQUAB
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Small amount. : OUNCE
3
See 52 Across. : LITHE
4
Mouth: Prefix. : ORI
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Rocky isle. : SKERRY
6
Melville novel. : TYPEE
7
Source. : ROOT
8
Florence's river. : ARNO
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Lady, for one. : PEERESS
10
Black Friar. : DOMINICAN
11
Church title. : AMMA
12
___ bag. : BEAN
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Scenery. : DECOR
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Possessive. : HERS
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Restive. : ITCHY
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Receipts: Colloq. : TAKE
27
Cleans. : DUSTS
28
Facility. : EASE
29
Target. : BUTT
30
Otherwise. : ELSE
31
Weather word. : DAMP
32
Lamb. : ELIA
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Brought together in one place. : CORRALLED
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Desist. : QUIT
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Waved. : SWUNG
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Famous engineer. : EADS
44
Holds back. : RETARDS
45
Sadie Thompson play. : RAIN
48
Subdue. : QUELL
50
Disputed points. : ISSUES
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Miners' concerns. : LODES
53
Church cape. : ORALE
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Acted listlessly. : MOPED
55
___ nous. : ENTRE
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Tiny amount. : DROP
57
Green land. : EIRE
58
Sign of sorrow. : TEAR
59
Word used in division. : INTO
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Fresh. : NEW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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