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New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,074
Across
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Carried away with joy. : RAPT
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Brace. : TWO
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The "Meistersinger." : SACHS
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Govt. agency. : USIA
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Concha. : EAR
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Grow rapidly. : SPROUT
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Anthem's ending. : THEBRAVE
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Heat: Prefix. : THERMO
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Pronoun. : HER
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A period in history. : AGEOFREASON
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Jacksonville's bowl. : GATOR
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One kind of castle. : AIR
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Cinnabar. : ORE
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Candle material. : TALLOW
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Coadjutors. : AIDES
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Just. : REASONABLE
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Spring event. : THAW
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Welles. : ORSON
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Honey, in pharmacy. : MEL
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Ten million rupees. : CRORE
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Filmy piece. : WISP
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Audacious tar of a kind. : ABLESEAMAN
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Part of a château. : SALLE
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Biblical verb. : TRIEST
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"Just ___ am . . . " : ASI
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View. : SEE
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Add color to. : PAINT
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Chinese. : MANCHURIANS
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He wrote "Happy Thought." : RLS
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Not sensed. : UNFELT
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Refrain word of many a hymn. : ALLELUIA
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Furry gifts. : STOLES
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Feminine title. : MME
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Give it ___. : ATRY
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Partner of bright. : EARLY
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Laurel. : BAY
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Man's name: Abbr. : CHAS
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Compassion, old style. : RUTH
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Big name in tennis. : ASHE
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Household item, on the wall. : PIERGLASS
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Pull strap. : TAB
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Gift for a lady fair. : TEAGOWN
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Fluctuate. : WAVER
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Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
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Province. : SPHERE
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Space. : AREA
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Famous street in Rome. : CORSO
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"Good" commodity. : HUMOR
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Jewel. : STONE
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Walk. : STRIDE
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Plant shoot. : RATOON
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Ribbed silk fabric. : FAILLE
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Joseph and Stewart. : ALSOPS
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Think, old style. : TROW
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Of the atmosphere: Prefix. : AERI
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Poplar. : ABELE
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Tune or air. : STRAIN
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Stroller. : AMBLER
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Undisputed fact. : HOMETRUTH
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Macaws. : ARAS
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Departed. : WENT
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Cherry-red. : CERISE
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Certain islanders. : ALEUTS
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Famous explorer of Africa. : STANLEY
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Melanie's husband. : ASHLEY
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Entertain. : AMUSE
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Popular man about town. : SANTA
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Be ___ it (be committed). : INFOR
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Canary island. : PALMA
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Cubicle. : CELL
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Poetic foot. : IAMB
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Coin of Calabria. : LIRA
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Recites. : SAYS
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Fond du ___. : LAC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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