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New York Times, Monday, December 29, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,443
Across
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Bedouin steed. : ARAB
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French cleric. : ABBE
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Norseman. : SWEDE
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Gather. : CULL
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Shed. : MOLT
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Misplaces. : LOSES
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First name in China. : CHOU
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Scotsman. : BLUEBONNET
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Loyal. : TRUEBLUE
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Acid-alcohol compounds. : ESTERS
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Dissents. : NOES
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Arthur of tennis. : ASHE
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Lineage. : BLOOD
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"___, all of them gone ... " : BLUEDAYS
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Keen. : BRISK
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Heaths. : MOORS
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Toper. : SOT
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Guitar's grandsire. : LUTE
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Disloyal. : FALSE
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Stay. : BIDE
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Cinder. : ASH
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Fountain orders. : SODAS
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Like some jokes. : OLDER
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" ... the birth of ___." : THEBLUES
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Tyrannic. : CRUEL
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Nimbus. : AURA
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She: Fr. : ELLE
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Highwayman. : BANDIT
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Iris. : BLUEFLAG
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Salad dressing. : BLUECHEESE
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Greek letter. : IOTA
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Hunters' shelter. : LODGE
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Clock numeral. : VIII
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Aloof person. : SNOB
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Draughts. : SWIGS
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Solar deity. : ATEN
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Haws' partner. : HEMS
Down
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Reckoning: Abbr. : ACCT
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German region. : RUHR
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Baseball's Matty. : ALOU
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Nickname for a Nova Scotian. : BLUENOSE
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Moseyed. : AMBLED
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Large pill. : BOLUS
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Risqué. : BLUE
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French season. : ETE
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Wades in mire. : SLOSHES
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Habitual. : WONTED
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Serf. : ESNE
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Stag. : DEER
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Educated guesses: Abbr. : ESTS
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Have certainty. : BESURE
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Engage. : BOOK
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At ___. : ALOSS
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Graze. : BRUSH
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Supple. : LITHE
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Rancheros' weapons. : BOLAS
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Stage line. : ASIDE
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Tyrol tune. : YODEL
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Fine silver: Abbr. : STER
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Sheep sound. : BLAT
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___ Federal case of. : MADEA
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Quadrant. : FOURTH
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Pomatomus. : BLUEFISH
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Floodgates. : SLUICES
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Heraldic border. : ORLE
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No-gooder. : BADEGG
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Give a briefing to. : CLUEIN
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Bovine belle. : ELSIE
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Containers: Abbr. : BBLS
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Beneath, to sailors. : ALOW
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Bare: Prefix. : NUDI
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So ___. : BEIT
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Solitary. : LONE
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Particle. : ATOM
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Jaws. : GABS
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Gabor. : EVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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