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New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,438
Across
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Sharp blow. : SWAT
5
Speak falteringly. : LISP
9
___ which way. : EVERY
14
Hawaiian precipice. : PALI
15
Division word. : INTO
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Relationship. : RATIO
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Puts into practice. : EXERCISES
19
Ship's funnel. : STACK
20
Steno, for one. : TYPER
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Take care of. : TREAT
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Turn right. : GEE
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Duck and O'Connor. : DONALDS
26
Blackbird. : MERL
27
Presidential nickname. : ABE
30
Animal home. : COTE
31
Spanish wife. : SRA
33
Household pet. : PARAKEET
35
Indian nurse. : AYAH
38
Compensate. : REDRESS
39
One whose future is past. : HASBEEN
42
Carry on. : RANT
43
Coddler. : PAMPERER
44
Initials on an airline board. : ETA
46
Wife, in Munich. : FRAU
47
Harem room. : ODA
48
Active place. : HIVE
51
Faces up to. : BREASTS
54
Numeral. : ONE
55
Why the pen won't write. : NOINK
56
Ancient Greek colony. : IONIA
60
Roam. : RANGE
62
Companion to a hamburger. : ONIONRING
64
Celestial being. : ANGEL
65
Small dagger. : DIRK
66
Opposed. : ANTI
67
Malicious glances. : LEERS
68
Auspices. : EGIS
69
Shortly. : SOON
Down
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Small barracuda. : SPET
2
Like bees' work. : WAXY
3
French name for Syrian city. : ALEP
4
Spent. : TIRED
5
First-century date. : LII
6
Puts in office. : INSTATES
7
Small sturgeon. : STERLET
8
Artificial. : POSED
9
Formerly, old style. : ERST
10
Brewing receptacle. : VAT
11
Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
12
Kitchen device. : RICER
13
Clodhopper. : YOKEL
18
American frontiersman. : CROCKETT
22
Blockhead. : ASS
25
Certain votes. : NOES
26
Conditional word. : MAYBE
27
Spring month: Abbr. : APR
28
Buddy or Max. : BAER
29
Earth goddess. : ERDA
32
Man behind Nicholas II. : RASPUTIN
34
Buffalo of India. : ARNEE
36
Prefix with dynamics. : AERO
37
Listen to. : HEED
39
Japanese ritual. : HARAKIRI
40
Tropical trees. : AMAS
41
New Deal agency: Abbr. : NRA
43
German coin. : PFENNIG
45
Cameroon tribe. : ABO
48
At certain regular times. : HORAL
49
Empty. : INANE
50
Vindicate, old style. : VENGE
52
___ Oro. : RIODE
53
Rail birds. : SORAS
55
Scandinavian name. : NELS
57
Spanish boy. : NINO
58
Inwardly. : INTO
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Opposed: Colloq. : AGIN
61
Neighbor of Belg. : GER
63
Letters of approval. : OKS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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