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New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1968

17-Across : Sea monster.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,069
Across
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Symbolic gift. : RING
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Modern Edessa. : URFA
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Big cat. : TIGER
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Breslau's river. : ODER
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Aloha symbols. : LEIS
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"___ of Two Cities." : ATALE
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Sea monster. : LEVIATHAN
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"Sound of Music" heroine. : MARIA
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Acrobatic feats. : LEAPS
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Académie's cousin. : ECOLE
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Sneezy's brother. : DOC
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Kind of grass. : ESPARTO
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Tub. : BATH
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Arab's robe. : ABA
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Island republic. : EIRE
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Girls' group. : GSA
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Wisdom. : SAGENESS
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Piece of writing. : ESSAY
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Magic potion. : PHILTRE
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Bar order. : MARTINI
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Bootery. : STORE
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Skid. : SIDESLIP
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Historic peak. : IDA
46
Gallic verve. : ELAN
47
British decorations: Abbr. : OMS
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City on the Brazos. : WACO
51
Author of "The Oregon Trail." : PARKMAN
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Wholly. : ALL
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Of war: Abbr. : MILIT
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Melville novel. : TYPEE
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Roman garb. : STOLA
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Circus feature. : AERIALIST
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Namely. : TOWIT
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French titles: Abbr. : MMES
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Aware of: Colloq. : ONTO
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Texas city. : ENNIS
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Name in boxing. : BAER
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Display sign. : NEON
Down
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Drum flourish. : ROLL
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Thought: Fr. : IDEE
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Leningrad's river. : NEVA
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American prerogative. : GRIPE
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In the last month: Abbr. : ULT
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Train for a performance. : REHEARSE
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French vehicles. : FIACRES
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Like ___ (probably). : ASNOT
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Harmless. : TAME
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Give ___ whirl. : ITA
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Lake of Italy. : GARDA
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Literary name. : ELIOT
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Go as far as. : REACH
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Agreed to. : ASSENTED
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Flight record. : LOG
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Breakwater. : PIER
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Woody fibers. : BASTS
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Ophidians. : ASPS
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Bangkok coin. : BAHT
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Exchange premium. : AGIO
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Orchestral composition. : SERENATA
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The river: Sp. : ELRIO
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Farm sight. : SILO
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Briskly: Mus. abbr. : ANIM
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Kennel sounds. : YIPS
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Plant yielding latex. : MILKTREE
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First name. : ADAM
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Cranelike bird of Brazil. : SERIEMA
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Nepal peak. : API
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Dissipate. : WASTE
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City upstream from St. Louis. : ALTON
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Circus feature. : CLOWN
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Like ___ (timidly). : ALAMB
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Dress goods. : NYLON
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Table decor. : MATS
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Maine symbol. : PINE
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___ Perpetua (Idaho's motto). : ESTO
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Thames town. : ETON
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1st-cen. date. : LII
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Asian land: Abbr. : ISR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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