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New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,437
Across
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Set the speed for, as a runner. : PACE
5
Political group. : BLOC
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Bangkok sight. : PAGODA
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Perry Mason's forte. : TRIALS
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Title created by James I. : BARONET
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Certain game equipment. : RACKETS
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Wing-shaped. : ALARY
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Dieters, avoid this. : SNACK
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Pasture cry. : MAA
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Narrative. : SAGA
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Sierra ___. : LEONE
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Coin. : CENT
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Japanese statesman. : ITO
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Snazziness. : CLASS
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Old weapon. : LANCE
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Spanish lady. : SENORA
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Style setters. : MODISTES
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Red's silent time. : PANTOMIME
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Overtime for Johnny. : HOMEWORK
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Perseus's victim. : MEDUSA
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Brain passages. : ITERS
40
Assistants. : AIDES
42
Norse brownie. : NIS
43
Passage in the throat. : RIMA
44
Entertains in a way. : DINES
45
Jungfrau and others. : ALPS
46
French season. : ETE
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Formal dismissal. : CONGE
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Dowitcher. : SNIPE
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Unfeigned. : SINCERE
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TV program. : DRAGNET
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Impassive. : STOLID
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Stained. : SOILED
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Keepers of late hours. : OWLS
56
Extorted money from. : BLED
Down
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Big, perfect diamond. : PARAGON
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Old market place. : AGORA
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Budget fur. : CONY
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Dutch town. : EDE
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Pair. : BRACE
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Thrash. : LICK
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Wood. : OAK
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Lenient. : CLEMENT
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Seat of sense of taste. : PALATE
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Bewildered. : ATSEA
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Window above a door. : TRANSOM
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Position. : STANCE
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Foundation. : BASIS
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Surfeits. : SATES
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Sign in an arsenal. : NOSMOKING
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Grassy plain. : LLANO
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Looked over: Slang. : CASED
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Birds' crops. : CRAWS
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Citrus fruit. : LIMES
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"Siegfried," for one. : OPERA
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John D.'s tips. : DIMES
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Drilled. : TRAINED
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Rents. : HIRES
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Ear affliction. : OTITIS
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Keepsake. : MEMENTO
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Smooth of face. : UNLINED
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Tasted. : SIPPED
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Valuable possession. : ASSET
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Mr. of movies. : DEEDS
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Wife of Nereus. : DORIS
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Fish. : ANGLE
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Neuron. : CELL
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Lateen. : SAIL
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Elsie. : COW
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Plunder. : ROB

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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