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New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,052
Across
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___ facto. : IPSO
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First name in Washington. : DEAN
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Spanish houses. : CASAS
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Lightweight helmet. : TOPI
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Patron saint of sailors. : ELMO
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Seaport in Chile. : ARICA
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Biographer Leon. : EDEL
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Wagon man. : WAINWRIGHT
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X-ray man. : RONTGEN
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Exclusive rights. : PATENTS
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One of the Grants. : CARY
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Galley mark. : CARET
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Helen's cousin. : LENA
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To a great degree. : FAR
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Utterly. : STARK
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New England mountain range. : BERKSHIRES
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Kazan. : ELIA
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Black bird. : ANI
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Chief of the Ottawa tribe. : PONTIAC
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Where movies are made. : LOT
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Asian gulf. : SIAM
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Like some suits. : TAILORMADE
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Town in Texas. : ENNIS
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French article. : LES
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First-rate. : AONE
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Cut. : SEVER
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Nick Charles's dog. : ASTA
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Netherlands princess. : BEATRIX
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Plant parasites: Zool. : APHIDES
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License to publish. : IMPRIMATUR
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River in South Africa. : VAAL
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Jewish month. : NISAN
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Style. : MODE
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Princess of Brabant. : ELSA
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Stone pillar. : STELE
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Comprehends. : SEES
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Appear. : SEEM
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Road that led to Rome. : ITER
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Foot: Prefix. : PODO
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Of a system of penmanship. : SPENCERIAN
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Basement item. : OILTANK
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Campaigner of 1948. : DEWEY
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Dash. : ELAN
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"Where ___?" : AMI
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Unique things. : NONPAREILS
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Menus. : CARTES
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Song. : ARIETTE
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Gesture. : SIGN
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German numeral. : ACHT
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Calendar abbreviations. : SATS
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Hell. : WAR
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Mental hold. : GRASP
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16th-cen. French navigator. : CARTIER
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Red Square name. : LENIN
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Student's concern. : FINALEXAMS
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Character in "Ivanhoe." : ALLANADALE
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___ Oro. : RIODE
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Girl of song. : KATE
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Starting point. : BASE
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Weather word. : HOT
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___ Paulo. : SAO
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Toweling. : CRASH
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Cold dry wind. : MISTRAL
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Incentives. : MOTIVES
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Amino acid. : SERINE
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Lively spirit. : VIM
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After: Fr. : APRES
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Containers. : BINS
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Issue. : EMIT
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Building recess. : APSE
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Department in France. : AUDE
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Lessen. : EASE
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Bridge term. : SLAM
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___ shoe. : TOE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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