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New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,432

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Across
1
Tethering rod. : STAKE
6
Spanish uncle. : TIO
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Secure with ropes. : FRAP
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Nun's garb. : HABIT
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Annapolis campus. : USNA
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College in New Rochelle. : IONA
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Spot for fervent worshipers. : AMENCORNER
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Furrows. : RUTS
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___ center, at camp. : REC
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Posh lodge, in England. : HUNTINGSEAT
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Working rule. : PRECEPT
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Adroit. : NEAT
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Site of Duke U. : DURHAM
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Companionways. : STAIRS
32
Flat stone. : SLAB
34
Blacks. : EBONS
36
Arrow poison. : INEE
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Good motor sound. : PURR
38
Old card game. : LOO
39
Twice CD. : DCCC
40
Tam Joad, for one. : OKIE
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Take care of. : SEETO
43
Songstress Eartha. : KITT
44
Dome of fame. : TEAPOT
46
Keep waiting. : DETAIN
48
Pods used in soup. : OKRA
50
Pigeons. : POUTERS
53
3-D pictures. : STEREOGRAMS
57
Rachel's nickname. : RAE
58
Veneer. : COAT
59
Appease : PROPITIATE
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Part of a basilica. : APSE
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Piece of realty. : SITE
63
Become enrolled. : ENTER
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Layer. : TIER
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Hide ___ hair. : NOR
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Has to have. : NEEDS
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Shrewd in dealing. : SHARP
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Circus employe. : TAMER
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Alphabet books. : ABECEDARIA
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Relatives. : KIN
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Certain artist : ETCHER
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Lazy Susan. : TURNTABLE
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"Say It ___ So." : ISNT
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___ a million. : ONEIN
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Equipment for emergency care. : FIRSTAIDKIT
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Gay blade. : ROUE
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B'way group. : ANTA
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Gone. : PAST
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TV's Dillon. : ARNESS
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Goblin. : OUPHE
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Roscoe. : GAT
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Young journalist. : CUBREPORTER
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Lowed. : MOOED
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Burn up. : INCINERATE
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Straight: Prefix. : RECT
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Zen, for one. : SECT
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Mottle. : SPOT
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Companion of Paul. : LUKE
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Memo material. : NOTEPAPER
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Sharpens. : STROPS
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Mexican Indian. : OTOMI
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Turkish weight. : OKE
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Emma's creator. : AUSTEN
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Smiling broadly. : AGRIN
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Appraised. : RATED
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Forecasters. : SEERS
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Go! : SCAT
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Pith hat. : TOPI
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Life of Riley. : EASE
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Newspaper section. : ROTO
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Adjective suffix. : INE

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

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