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New York Times, Saturday, December 27, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,441
Across
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Bridge in Venice. : SIGHS
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Struck down. : SMOTE
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Letter afterthoughts. : PPS
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Bewildered. : ATSEA
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Daughter of David. : TAMAR
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Atlas abbreviation. : LAT
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Inlet near Honolulu. : PEARLHARBOR
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River in central Italy. : ASO
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Fertile plants. : BEARERS
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" . . . ___ Caesar the things . . . " : UNTO
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Pronoun. : SHE
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"Pooh" author. : MILNE
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Tachometer reading. : SPEED
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Elia. : LAMB
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Tackle. : RIG
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Lahr. : BERT
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Revoke, legally. : ADEEM
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Name for plush residential area. : GOLDCOAST
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Stain. : TARNISH
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West Coast city. : ASTORIA
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Became stale. : STAGNATED
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Marsh bird. : STILT
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Milk: Prefix. : LACT
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Gotham letters. : NYC
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Port of Fiji. : SUVA
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Move in a way. : SIDLE
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Roll-call reply, in old Rome. : ADSUM
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Spoil. : MAR
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Et ___. : ALII
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French V.I.P. : PREMIER
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Wrong: Prefix. : MIS
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Neighbor of Waikiki. : DIAMONDHEAD
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Dance in Paris. : BAL
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Of a subcontinent. : INDIC
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High place. : AERIE
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Expert. : ACE
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Chimney. : STACK
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Ross. : LANNY
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Weaken. : SAP
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Native: Suffix. : ITE
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Youth group: Abbr. : GSA
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Useful plant. : HERB
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Mass. city. : SALEM
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Night sight. : STARLIGHT
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Village in north Italy. : MARENGO
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Spanish card game. : OMBRE
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Resort in New Mexico. : TAOS
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Wander. : ERR
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Universe in miniature. : PLANETARIUM
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Stickum. : PASTE
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Endured. : STOOD
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Show of "Aquarius." : HAIR
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Displaces. : UPROOTS
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Blind parts. : SLATS
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Assaulted. : HADAT
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Colleen's home. : EMERALDISLE
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Denominations. : SECTS
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Native of an Indian region. : BENGALI
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Councils: Abbr. : BDS
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Cut up. : MINCE
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Cuckooflower. : LADYSMOCK
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Trees of a region. : SILVA
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Asian tribesman. : TATAR
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Posed. : SAT
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Native. : ENDEMIC
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Measure of volume: Abbr. : CUIN
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Brazilian dance. : SAMBA
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Ending for sacro. : ILIAC
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Tilled land. : ARADA
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Award. : MEDAL
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Measure. : PINT
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Greek Mother of the Gods. : RHEA
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Apart: Prefix. : DIS
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Sea eagle. : ERN
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Own: Scot. : AIN
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Old Algerian title. : DEY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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