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New York Times, Thursday, December 11, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,425

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Across
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Rents. : LETS
5
Gusty. : BLOWY
10
Philippine volcano. : TAAL
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Smell ___. : ARAT
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Fiber plant. : RAMIE
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Thessalian mountain. : OSSA
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Falsely attributed. : PSEUDEPIGRAPHIC
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Mus. piece. : SEL
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Voice. : EMIT
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Fowl. : GEESE
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Cheers. : OLES
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Carrier: Suffix. : PHOR
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Flower part. : STAMEN
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Excites. : AROUSES
32
Somewhat. : ORSO
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Caster's quest. : TROUT
34
Chinese tea. : CHA
36
Worrywartish, in a way. : HYPOCHONDRIACAL
40
Abode, in 26 Down. : OME
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Fighter Joe. : LOUIS
42
Woes. : ILLS
43
Slow, in music. : ANDANTE
45
___ order. : MADETO
47
Flatboats. : ARKS
48
Withered. : SERE
49
Holy: Fr. : SACRE
52
Matted hair. : SHAG
53
Wheat: Fr. : BLE
56
Producing weird effects. : PHANTASMAGORIAL
60
Give up. : CEDE
61
Prig. : PRUDE
62
Poetic foot. : IAMB
63
During. : AMID
64
Addendum to three cheers. : TIGER
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On the briny. : ASEA
Down
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Folds. : LAPS
2
Gaelic. : ERSE
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Weight of Far East. : TAEL
4
Symington, to friends. : STU
5
German port. : BREMEN
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Stone: Lat. : LAPIS
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Leave undone. : OMIT
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Head covering. : WIG
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Suffix for law or saw. : YER
10
Sots. : TOPERS
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Tennis champ. : ASHE
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Merchandise sign. : ASIS
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Shoe part. : LACE
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Remove. : DELE
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Cavy. : AGOUTI
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Melville title. : OMOO
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Goads. : PRODS
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Time period. : HOUR
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London area. : SOHO
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Walnut half. : TRYMA
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Colorado resort. : ASPEN
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Nickname in golf. : ARNIE
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Woodpecker, in England. : ECCLE
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Commandment word. : SHALT
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Self-chosen advisers. : TOUTS
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Additionally. : ALSO
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Bordeaux. : CLARET
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Barnyard sound. : HONK
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Military man. : AIDE
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Did mending. : DARNED
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Thin. : MEAGER
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Southern constellation. : ARGO
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Elms' forte. : SHADE
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Friend of dogs and cats: Abbr. : SPCA
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Attention-getting sound. : AHEM
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Moslem judge. : CADI
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Self-satisfied. : SMUG
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Bent. : BIAS
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Fabric. : LAME
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Italian island. : ELBA
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Inclined. : APT
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Indian title of respect. : SRI
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Inlet. : RIA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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