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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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Students & seniors
Across
1
Commanded. : BADE
5
Indian. : OMAHA
10
Be unavailing. : FAIL
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Same: Lat. : IDEM
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___ Lama. : DALAI
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Preminger. : OTTO
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Forest. : TIMBERLAND
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Old Portuguese coins. : REIS
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Flowering shrub. : SPIRAEA
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Melt. : DEFROST
23
Rocky hill. : TOR
24
Surround. : GIRDLE
26
Asian. : THAI
28
River of Kenya. : TANA
29
Desert area. : OASIS
33
Name in baseball. : SISLER
35
Cover with an alloy. : TINPLATE
37
Skill: Lat. : ARS
38
Perfumery oils. : NEROLIS
40
Half a piece of candy. : BON
41
Leather. : DEERSKIN
43
"One if ___." : BYLAND
45
Japanese in U.S. : ISSEI
46
Enlivens, with "up." : PEPS
48
Fruit drinks. : ADES
49
Sweet Rosie. : OGRADY
51
___ was saying. : ASI
52
Dairy worker. : CHURNER
55
Competed with. : RIVALED
59
Group. : HERD
60
Euphemistic. : NICENELLIE
62
French river. : ORNE
63
Corrupt. : TAINT
64
"Zhivago" character. : LARA
65
Above, in Bonn. : UBER
66
Be villainous. : SNEER
67
Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
Down
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Boring tools. : BITS
2
Take ___. : ADIP
3
Cups. : DEMITASSES
4
Involve. : EMBROIL
5
Wine-skin: Sp. : ODRE
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Wine from Spain. : MALAGA
7
State: Abbr. : ALA
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Part of an escalator. : HANDRAIL
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Helped. : AIDED
10
In actuality. : FORREAL
11
Polynesian god. : ATEO
12
Tell it like ___. : ITIS
13
Bewildered. : LOST
18
Audience. : EAR
22
Storied rabbit. : FLOPSY
25
Sang in a way. : INTONED
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Hebrew letter: Var. : TSADI
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Takes on. : HIRES
28
Journey. : TREK
30
Mexican plants. : SABADILLAS
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Try ___ more time. : ITONE
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Delivers. : SENDS
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Banner. : ENSIGN
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His ___. : NIBS
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Of the waterside. : RIPARIAN
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Salesman's concern. : REORDER
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Philadelphia college. : LASALLE
47
Fruit stone. : PYRENE
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Lets. : RENTS
51
Salutation. : AVE
52
En-lai. : CHOU
53
Thyme or rue. : HERB
54
Vase: Fr. : URNE
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : INTR
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Island republic. : EIRE
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Pass the cards : DEAL
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French co. : CIE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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