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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,070
Across
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Young man's fancy. : BEARD
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Spade, and others. : SAMS
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Past. : AGO
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L'___, ballade's concluding stanza. : ENVOI
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Discard. : SCRAP
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Louis ___. : DOR
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Peak in the Presidential Range. : ADAMS
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Popular sandals. : HUARACHES
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Auditoriums. : MUSICHALLS
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Space prefix. : AERO
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N.Y.C. or Bost. : SPT
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Jerry West specialties. : JUMPSHOTS
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Boycott of a kind. : NONUSE
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Tableware. : CHINA
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Cuts in half. : BISECTS
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Nooks. : ALCOVES
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Trembling. : ASHAKE
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Ducks. : EIDERS
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Workers on roofs. : TARRERS
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Attacks a job: Colloq. : WADESIN
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Foe. : ENEMY
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Rubs out. : ERASES
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Refuted. : DISPROVEN
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Novel title. : SHE
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Vegas term. : ODDS
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Building materials. : LIMESTONES
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Useful desk gadget. : MOISTENER
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Leaning to one side. : ALIST
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Posada. : INN
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Starchy plants. : SAGOS
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Run out. : LAPSE
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Label. : TAG
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Greek letters. : ETAS
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Villain's look. : SNEER
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Smiles. : BEAMS
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Finish. : ENDUP
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Nautical call. : AVAST
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Married gypsy woman. : ROMI
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Radio phenomena. : DISCJOCKEYS
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Certain works of art: Abbr. : SCULPS
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Body of water in Asia. : ARALSEA
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Swamp. : MARSH
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Resort. : SPA
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Mastics. : ADHESIVES
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Word with concert ot theater. : GOER
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Approximately. : ORSO
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Detective: Slang. : SHAMUS
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Battery terminals. : CATHODES
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Sportsman. : HUNTER
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Western peoples. : OCCIDENTALS
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Not a direct hit. : NEARMISS
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Saint Philip ___. : NERI
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Part of N.C.A.A. : ASSN
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Diminish. : BATE
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This ___ order. : ISAN
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Cutting into strips. : SHREDDING
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Rental contracts. : LEASES
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Brazilian rubber plant. : SERINGA
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Hesitates. : WAVERS
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Lover boys. : ROMEOS
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Fold. : PLEAT
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Wading bird. : SNIPE
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German region. : HESSE
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Glyceride. : ESTER
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Leave out. : OMIT
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Lady of Spain. : DONA
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Novel heroine. : OLAN
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Lao-___. : TSE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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