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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,053
Across
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Good Hope. : CAPE
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Aleutian island. : ATTU
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Resolute. : FIRM
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Part of a range. : OVEN
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Rely (on). : LEAN
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___ cropper. : COMEA
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Majestic sight in the Alps. : MONTBLANC
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Fortified against. : ARMED
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Biblical treasure city. : PITHOM
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Cupbearer of the gods. : GANYMEDE
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Troublesome weed. : DARNEL
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Philippine island. : SAMAR
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Bother. : ANNOY
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Certain pieces of music. : VALSES
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Squamous. : SCALY
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Song of joy. : PAEAN
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Bay of Japan. : ISE
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Catch in a fishnet. : HAUL
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Punitive. : PENAL
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About. : SOME
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"___ in the stilly night . . . " : OFT
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Firkins. : CASKS
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Relative of a daisy cutter. : LINER
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E. Indian cedar. : DEODAR
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Assail. : SETON
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Perfume with olibanum. : CENSE
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Bounds. : LIMITS
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Magnificent. : PALATIAL
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Ornamental bands. : SASHES
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To pray: It. : ORARE
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Mold of meat served cold in aspic. : GALANTINE
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Black-and-blue. : LIVID
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Cut of meat. : LOIN
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Sicilian city. : ENNA
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Swiss artist. : KLEE
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Latin infinitive. : ESSE
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Not illusory. : REAL
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Hyphenated word: Abbr. : COMP
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Get out of. : AVOID
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Five: Prefix. : PENTA
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Charm. : ENTHRALL
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"___ are created equal." : ALLMEN
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Social gathering. : TEA
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Zesty flavor. : TANG
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Cooper's Indian warrior. : UNCAS
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Evening dress: Colloq. : FORMAL
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Dipping. : IMMERSION
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Part of a clarinet. : REED
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Invented. : MADE
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Tropical alligator. : CAYMAN
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Attractive: Dial. : BONNY
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Part of U.S.N.A. : NAVAL
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Easy gaits. : LOPES
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Certain Americans. : YANKS
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Girl's name. : ESME
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Medium. : SEER
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Booted. : SHOD
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Divan, in a way. : CAFE
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Relative of a pressure cooker. : AUTOCLAVE
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Display rack. : EASEL
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Fire worshiper. : PARSI
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Ominous. : SINISTER
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Not erect. : CANTED
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Miller's salesman. : LOMAN
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Honeyed word. : DEARIE
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Mildly medicinal mixture. : TISANE
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Better than a birdie. : EAGLE
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Poetic possessive. : THINE
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Plant of the pea family. : SENNA
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White House name, 1845–49. : POLK
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Part of a seed. : ARIL
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Cambodia's neighbor. : LAOS
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Christmas ___. : SEAL
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Fleur. : LIS

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

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