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New York Times, Friday, December 13, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Y Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,062
Across
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Robust. : HALE
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Weather word. : COLD
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Obstacle. : HITCH
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Team members. : OXEN
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Humorous suffix. : EROO
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Missouri River port. : OMAHA
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Schism. : RIFT
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Subject of Leonardo da Vinci painting. : LASTSUPPER
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Recognize. : NOTICE
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Important imports. : TEAS
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Merino of a kind. : EWE
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Glum. : MOROSE
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Gladly, old style. : LIEF
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Beige and gray. : NEUTRALCOLORS
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Dwindle. : EBB
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Marsh bird. : RAIL
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Roman holidays. : FERIA
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Barbecue. : ROAST
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___ Harbor. : SAG
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Stoop. : DEIGN
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Part of India. : ASSAM
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Household word. : MAMA
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Suffix with Japan, Siam, etc. : ESE
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Literary epithet. : THEBARDOFAVON
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Foe of the Iroquois. : ERIE
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Pieces of hard stone. : FLINTS
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Sounds of delight. : AHS
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Cargo units. : TONS
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Think. : IDEATE
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Not natural. : FACTITIOUS
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Dear, dear! : ALAS
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Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
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As well. : ALSO
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Five, in France. : CINQ
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Spur part. : ROWEL
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Diving bird. : LOON
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Small fry. : TADS
Down
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Cornucopia. : HORN
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Accepted truth. : AXIOM
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Stranded, in baseball parlance. : LEFTONBASE
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Undivided. : ENTIRE
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Keyboard instrument. : CELESTA
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A feast ___ famine. : ORA
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Gone forever. : LOST
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Is that so? : DOTELL
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Religious colony at Benton Harbor, Mich. : HOUSEOFDAVID
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Gremlin. : IMP
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Recording ribbon. : TAPE
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Enjoy chicle. : CHEW
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Run swiftly. : HARE
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Mediterranean boat. : SAIC
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"Caine Mutiny" climax. : COURTMARTIAL
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Ares's sister. : ERIS
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Disappear. : FLEE
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Historic mission. : ALAMO
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Certain objets d'art. : ORIENTALIA
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Costumes: Colloq. : RIGS
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Sound. : SANE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Poppycock! : BOSH
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¿Quien ___? : SABE
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Barbed spear. : GAFF
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Curse, old style. : MALISON
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Run ___ (run wild). : RIOT
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Negation. : DENIAL
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Type of play. : ONEACT
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Opinion on an issue. : STAND
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Way out yonder. : AFAR
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Gloriole. : HALO
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Barge. : SCOW
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Pas seul. : SOLO
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Men's titles: Abbr. : ESQS
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Much-used article. : THE
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G.I.'s favorite. : USO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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