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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,072

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Across
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French bench. : BANC
5
Reprove. : CHIDE
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Gershwin girl. : LIZA
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Melville novel. : OMOO
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Mosquito genus. : AEDES
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Same: Lat. : IDEM
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"Green Mansions" narrator. : ABEL
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Lively: Dial. : PEART
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Future. : TOBE
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"Sing me ___ . . . " : TOSLEEP
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European Customs Union. : BENELUX
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Elastic wood. : ASH
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Four seasons. : YEAR
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Feature of the U.N. Plaza. : FLAGPOLE
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Catty talk. : MIAOWS
35
Top-notch. : AONE
36
Famous Broadway name. : ROXY
38
Parcel out. : ALLOT
39
Actress Russell. : ROZ
40
Fencing phrase. : ONGUARD
42
Marsh elder. : IVA
43
Tree knot. : GNARL
45
Name meaning delight. : EDNA
46
More than. : OVER
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Ancient Italians. : OSCANS
49
Purple color. : EGGPLANT
51
Dishes served. : MENU
53
Where Cain dwelt. : NOD
54
Keep at it, British style. : CARRYON
57
Bird. : WAXWING
61
Birthplace of seven Presidents. : OHIO
62
Congressional device. : RIDER
64
Hipbones. : ILIA
65
Walden, for one. : POND
66
Character in "Pagliacci." : TONIO
67
Nonwoven fabric. : FELT
68
Large cups with handles. : TYGS
69
Lewis Carroll hybrid. : SNARK
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Letters. : EXES
Down
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Dish of a kind. : BOAT
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Pulpit, old style. : AMBO
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Negatives. : NOES
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Form of pop art. : COLLAGE
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Famous headland. : CAPEHORN
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Dickensian scoundrel. : HEEP
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Gilbert and Sullivan princess. : IDA
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Item associated with Al Smith. : DERBY
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Value. : ESTEEM
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Word-for-word. : LITERAL
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Joss. : IDOL
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Asian ox. : ZEBU
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Wall St. market, for short. : AMEX
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Dr. Rhine's forte. : ESP
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Girl swimmer. : NAIAD
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North Dakota city. : FARGO
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Divers. : LOONS
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Famous acronym of W. W. I. : ANZAC
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Theater box. : LOGE
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Ooze out. : EXUDE
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Twin Cities swinger. : OLIVA
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Interlaced. : WOVEN
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Initiate. : START
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Cry of the wild goose. : YANG
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Cleveland's Secy. of State. : OLNEY
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Destruction of the gods, in Norse myth. : RAGNAROK
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Rifle cleaners. : RAMRODS
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Fish. : OLDWIFE
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Horse laughs. : SNORTS
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Word with cow or chicken. : POX
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Junction. : UNION
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Egyptian Christian. : COPT
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Nautical cry. : AHOY
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Chime. : RING
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Small dam. : WEIR
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Holly. : ILEX
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The White or the Blue. : NILE
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Ship channels. : GATS
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"Chain of Life" initials. : DNA

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

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