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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 336 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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J
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A
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Z
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Z
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S
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H
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E
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L
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L
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B
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O
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O
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P
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L
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H
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P
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S
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Q
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U
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G
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F
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P
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G
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M
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R
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D
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M
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C
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B
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G
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S
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F
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C
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S
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V
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D
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O
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,051
Across
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Dance music. : JAZZ
5
Kind of game. : SHELL
10
Advice to the wind. : BLOW
14
Bread spread. : OLEO
15
Strained pulp. : PUREE
16
Dear one. : LOVE
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Being amused by. : LAUGHINGAT
19
Cards. : ACES
20
Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Passed bills. : ACTS
22
Classify. : ASSORT
24
Spanish "three." : TRES
25
Novel thread. : PLOT
26
Sports groups. : SQUADS
29
Errs: Slang. : GOOFSOFF
33
Pet. : PUPPY
34
Flash. : GLINT
35
Mine: It. : MIA
36
Shine's partner. : RISE
37
Murmur. : DRONE
38
Plant. : MILL
39
Resident: Suffix. : ITE
40
Balkan native. : CROAT
41
Kind of nut. : BETEL
42
Misses a turn. : GETSLOST
44
Delights. : FEASTS
45
Trophies. : CUPS
46
College group. : FRAT
47
Takes alarm. : SCARES
50
Rubber stamp of a kind. : PAID
51
Baked dish. : PIE
54
Whale. : ORCA
55
Too hot for comfort. : OVERLYWARM
58
Jettison. : DUMP
59
Kind of exam. : FINAL
60
Stone. : OPAL
61
Tools. : AXES
62
Keeps (off). : FENDS
63
Like certain trees. : OAKY
Down
1
Setback. : JOLT
2
___ Mountains. : ALAI
3
Cronus's son. : ZEUS
4
Albania's one-time king. : ZOG
5
Basil and rosemary. : SPICES
6
Sports events. : HUNTS
7
Work units. : ERGS
8
Mead. : LEA
9
Not to mention. : LETALONE
10
Whistle sounds. : BLASTS
11
In ___ parentis. : LOCO
12
Finished. : OVER
13
Movie milieu. : WEST
18
Daring. : HARDY
23
Cuddly. : SOFT
24
Record. : TAPE
25
Cogency. : POINT
26
Spray. : SPRIG
27
Completely. : QUITE
28
Turn over. : UPSET
29
Crow (over). : GLOAT
30
Leaves undone. : OMITS
31
Fish dish. : FILET
32
Cascades. : FALLS
34
144. : GROSS
37
Falls asleep. : DROPSOFF
38
In-a-nutshell item. : MEAT
40
Inkling. : CLUE
41
Kind of eye. : BEADY
43
Bits. : SCRAPS
44
Furbelows. : FRILLS
46
Electrical unit. : FARAD
47
Beverage. : SODA
48
Critical moment. : CRUX
49
Top. : ACME
50
Well-known Quaker. : PENN
51
Santa's aide. : PAPA
52
Asian land. : IRAK
53
Dickens girl. : EMLY
56
Contend (with). : VIE
57
Press one's suit. : WOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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