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New York Times, Thursday, December 12, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,061
Across
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Famous Charlie. : CHAN
5
Shopper's need. : CASH
9
Spine. : THORN
14
In case. : LEST
15
Numerical prefix. : OCTO
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Girl of song. : ROSIE
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Popular song. : INTHEMOOD
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New York county. : ESSEX
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Religious title. : FRA
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Historic Roman. : NERO
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Manifest. : PATENT
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Phrase about George Washington. : FIRSTINPEACE
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Bills. : TENS
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Well-known mascot. : BULLDOG
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Observes dully. : BLEARS
34
Tree trunk. : BOLE
35
Water: Fr. : EAU
36
Feminine title. : LADY
37
Happening. : EVENT
39
Russian press agency. : TASS
40
___ pro nobis. : ORA
41
Biting. : ACID
42
The home. : HEARTH
44
Musical setting. : CAMELOT
46
Announce. : TELL
47
Uptown street. : NINETYSECOND
52
Go over again. : REREAD
55
Impressive. : EPIC
56
Court. : WOO
57
Asserts. : AVERS
58
At full length: Lat. : INEXTENSO
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Tiny insect. : MIDGE
61
Glaswegian. : SCOT
62
___ Glacier, in Alaska. : MUIR
63
Strategic moves. : PLOYS
64
Soothing sounds. : SHSH
65
Devices for spraying: Abbr. : SPRS
Down
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High, steep rock. : CLIFF
2
Marie ___ Beyle. : HENRI
3
"And saw ___ shining . . . " : ASTAR
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To the ___ degree. : NTH
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Place. : COMEINSECOND
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Potential oaks. : ACORNS
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Bend down. : STOOP
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Container of a kind. : HOD
9
Golden syrup. : TREACLE
10
Inn for youth. : HOSTEL
11
Bone: Prefix. : OSSE
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Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
13
Barber's word. : NEXT
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Start upon. : ENTER
22
Vatican name. : PAULTHESIXTH
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Last out. : STAY
25
Dark. : EBON
28
Letter opener. : DEAR
29
Kiln. : OAST
30
Sentimental outpouring. : GUSH
31
En ___ (as a whole). : BLOC
32
Zhivago character. : LARA
33
Cheese. : EDAM
34
Flower plot. : BED
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Quickly: Fr. : VITE
39
Soft mineral. : TALC
41
Assumed names. : ALIASES
43
Choose. : ELECT
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Inherent power. : ENERGY
46
Universal blood donors. : TYPEOS
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Fresh-water fish. : TENCH
49
Confess (to). : OWNUP
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Polite refusal. : NOSIR
51
Entrances. : DOORS
52
Highway feature. : RAMP
53
Malefic. : EVIL
54
Decorate anew. : REDO
58
Edition: Abbr. : ISS
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River of Germany. : EMS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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