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New York Times, Tuesday, December 30, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,444
Across
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Imprint. : STAMP
6
Gala affair. : BALL
10
Surpasses. : CAPS
14
Anxious. : EAGER
15
Expanse. : AREA
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Neglect. : OMIT
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Self-importance. : PRETENSION
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Zola novel. : NANA
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Lincoln's son. : TOD
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Meat. : VEAL
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Muster. : GATHER
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Actress Patricia. : NEAL
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Ice unit. : CUBE
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Having rhythm. : CADENT
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Lose friends. : ALIENATE
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Set up. : ERECT
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Resorts. : SPAS
35
Child's pinafore. : TIER
36
Irritate, familiarly. : RILE
37
Rustling sound. : SWISH
38
Inkling. : IDEA
39
Congers. : EELS
40
Bowling apparatus. : PINS
41
Villon's forte. : POEMS
42
Reducing drastically. : SLASHING
44
Dessert. : MOUSSE
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Town near Sacramento. : IONE
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Road surfaces. : TARS
47
New York island. : STATEN
50
Hurl. : CAST
51
Proverb. : SAW
54
Southern tree. : TITI
55
Although not present. : INABSENTIA
58
African plant. : ALOE
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Armstrong. : NEIL
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Attacks. : RAIDS
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Rubies and opals. : GEMS
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Kelly. : GENE
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Fastening. : STRAP
Down
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Clan. : SEPT
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Tropical plant. : TARO
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___ in wood. : AGED
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Agee, for one. : MET
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Obviate. : PREVENT
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Kind of metabolism. : BASAL
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Seed coating. : ARIL
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Papal name. : LEO
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Lose intensity. : LANGUISH
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Argumentative. : CONTENTIOUS
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Oriental nurse. : AMAH
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Tar source. : PINE
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Headliner. : STAR
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Trim. : NEAT
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Burrows. : ABE
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Musts. : NECESSITIES
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Genus. : CLASS
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First asteroid discovered. : CERES
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Character in "Tempest." : ARIEL
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Reese. : DELLA
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Being unoriginal. : APING
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Staff people. : AIDES
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Pours. : TEEMS
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Obliterate. : ERASE
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Hogs. : SWINE
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Wheel of yore. : SPINNING
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Luggage men. : PORTERS
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Garden tool. : HOE
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Bulk. : MASS
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Postpone. : TABLE
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For men only. : STAG
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Fireplace border. : TILE
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Dr. Teller's field. : ATOM
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Biblical assassin. : CAIN
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Prison: Slang. : STIR
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Opera. : AIDA
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U.S. carrier. : WASP
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Wedding-notice word. : NEE
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___ Turner. : NAT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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