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New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,073

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Across
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Bits and pieces. : SCRAPS
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Pole tossed in a sport. : CABER
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Believe. : CREDIT
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Comforted. : SOLACED
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Devastate. : RAVAGE
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Sweater. : PULLOVER
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Suffix with act or direct. : IVE
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Masculine title. : SENOR
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Run away, in a way. : ELOPE
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Term of address, after school. : MARM
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Stir up. : ROUSE
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House parts. : ELLS
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Plagiarize. : STEAL
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Stone pillar of old. : STELA
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Dyer's vessel. : VAT
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Derby. : RACE
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Preserver of the Dead Sea Scrolls. : ESSENE
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Like some fabrics. : STRIPED
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Obstructed. : IMPEDED
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Big birds. : CRANES
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Obligation. : NEED
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Inactive: Abbr. : RET
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Rope. : LASSO
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Maurice of music. : RAVEL
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Geraint's wife. : ENID
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Lyons' river. : RHONE
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Ibsen girl. : NORA
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Worship. : ADORE
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Concerning. : ANENT
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Cap. : TAM
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Threatening. : MENACING
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Traveler's bag. : VALISE
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Requires. : DEMANDS
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Cricket team. : ELEVEN
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Santa's stand-in. : DADDY
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Try again. : RETEST
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Curtain materials. : SCRIMS
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Tie. : CRAVAT
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Historic horseman. : REVERE
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Girl's name. : ADA
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Trio in nursery tale. : PIGS
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Bullock. : STEER
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Route. : COURSE
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"Merry Christmas to ___ . . . " : ALL
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Bundle. : BALE
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French school. : ECOLE
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Turned. : REVOLVED
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Gush. : SPOUT
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Alight, in a way. : DEPLANE
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Took time out. : RESTED
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Pried (into). : NOSED
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Noted watercolorist. : MARIN
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Brand of fig. : ELEME
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Coat part. : LAPEL
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Old coin. : ASPER
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Franck. : CESAR
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Automobile. : SEDAN
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Laugh loudly. : SCREAM
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Drifted (toward). : TRENDED
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Apportioned. : RATIONED
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Hole ___. : INONE
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Sterne's Tristram. : SHANDY
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Carols. : SONGS
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Kind of mass. : VOTIVE
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Obliterates. : ERASES
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Deplore. : LAMENT
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TV listing. : DRAMA
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___ Pasha, one-time Turkish leader. : ENVER
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Plant modified by environment. : ECAD
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Yarn. : TALE
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State: Abbr. : IND
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Tennis term. : LET

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