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New York Times, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

32-Down : Unfasten, in a way.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 352 (avg 1.87)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,067
Across
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Cavalier poet. : CAREW
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___ accompli. : FAIT
10
Men on the beat. : COPS
14
Form of entertainment. : OPERA
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"There ___ greater love ... " : ISNO
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One of an angler's trio. : HOOK
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Garden flower. : PANSY
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Famous fiddler. : JACKBENNY
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"Rheingold" role. : ERDA
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Neckwear. : BIB
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Yes, sir! : AYEAYE
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Raison d'___. : ETRE
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So far. : ASYET
27
Theater section. : MEZZANINE
30
Popular color. : AQUA
34
Bill: Abbr. : INV
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Trip of a kind. : JUNKET
37
Chase. : HUNT
38
Zodiac sign. : LEO
39
Times of day. : AMS
40
Ethan Allen's brother. : IRA
42
Verb ending. : IZE
43
Extol. : LAUD
45
Daniel and Pat. : BOONES
47
On ___ (piece of gossip): Fr. : DIT
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Being: Lat. : ESSE
49
Present for a customer, New Orleans style. : LAGNIAPPE
51
Small stream. : CREEK
54
Atlas abbreviation. : TERR
55
Out ___ (not in custody). : ONBAIL
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Letter. : TEE
60
Legal term. : TORT
63
Memorable pantomimist. : HARPOMARX
65
Ribbed fabric. : PIQUE
66
Cincinnati's river. : OHIO
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Fencing gear. : EPEE
68
Test pilot's wear. : GSUIT
69
Beach feature. : SAND
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Caviar and others. : ROES
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Together. : ATONE
Down
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Contend (with). : COPE
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Armadillo. : APAR
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Meeting. : RENDEZVOUS
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Synthetic. : ERSATZ
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Procedure. : WAY
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South Pacific islands. : FIJI
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As safe ___. : ASABANK
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Letterhead abbreviation. : INC
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Wine. : TOKAY
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Swift cat. : CHEETAH
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One of the O'Neills. : OONA
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Nag. : PONY
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Terrier. : SKYE
19
Tournament procedure. : BYE
21
Desensitize. : BENUMB
24
Indian royalty. : RAJA
26
A sense. : SEEING
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Thousand: Fr. : MILLE
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Man's name. : ENEAS
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Shoe part. : INSOLE
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One thing in return for another. : QUIDPROQUO
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Unfasten, in a way. : UNZIP
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See 62 Down. : ATETE
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Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
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Where La Chine is. : ASIE
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Squid. : DECAPOD
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Acorn product. : OAKTREE
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Creative one. : ARTIST
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___ Branco. : RIO
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Rice. : ELMER
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Exclamations of surprise. : OHOS
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Ryukyu seaport. : NAHA
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Stick of a fan. : BRIN
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Letters. : EXES
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Demolish. : RUIN
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With 33 Down, an intimate meeting. : TETE
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G. I. address. : APO
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Golfers' group. : PGA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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