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New York Times, Friday, December 26, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,440
Across
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Place for a padlock. : HASP
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Power. : MIGHT
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Dog. : CHOW
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Steel: Fr. : ACIER
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Moth. : LUNA
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Norse Fate. : NORN
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Flag belying its name. : JOLLYROGER
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Harass. : DRAGOON
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Balances. : POISES
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Fat. : PURSY
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Wield. : USE
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Blouse parts. : JABOTS
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Outer. : EXTERNAL
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Straws in the wind. : OMENS
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Paradise. : BLISS
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Sash. : OBI
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Call up. : RING
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Yale man. : ELI
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Cob or pen. : SWAN
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French numeral. : UNE
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Guardian spirits. : GENII
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Cite. : QUOTE
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Subway workers. : MOTORMEN
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Sounded pleased. : PURRED
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Johnny ___. : REB
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Sorrow. : GRIEF
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Pekoe package. : TEABAG
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Old name for French region. : ALSATIA
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Be chummy with. : FRATERNIZE
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Truck parts. : CABS
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Dream: Fr. : REVE
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Unmusical toy. : KAZOO
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Freeway sign. : EXIT
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Timetable, for short. : SKED
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Austere. : STERN
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Antic. : DIDO
Down
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Worker. : HAND
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Cupid. : AMOR
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Marsh bird. : SORA
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Table game. : PINGPONG
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Army men. : MAJORS
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Revered objects. : ICONS
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Hodges. : GIL
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Relief. : HELP
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Casting procedures. : TRYOUTS
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More stingy. : CLOSER
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Of great size. : HUGE
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Pronoun. : ONES
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Tolstoy topic. : WAR
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Gets up. : RISES
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Umps' calls. : OUTS
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Shouting. : YELLING
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Large bowl. : JORUM
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___ acid. : AMINO
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U.S. writer. : BENET
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Chapter number. : XIII
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___ never. : NOWOR
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Moderate. : ABATE
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Queued. : LINED
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Nota ___. : BENE
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Applied coating. : SURFACED
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Dabchick. : GREBE
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Boards. : EMBARKS
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Elicitor of an ans. : QUES
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Declaimed. : ORATED
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Heap up. : PILEON
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Tonsorial tool. : RAZOR
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Organized migration. : TREK
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House part. : EAVE
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Midge. : GNAT
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Hack. : TAXI
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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With reference. : ASTO
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French money: Abbr. : FRS
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Verb ending. : IZE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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