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New York Times, Thursday, December 4, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,418
Across
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Smack. : BUSS
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Church fixtures. : PEWS
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Forward. : RELAY
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Food fish. : OPAH
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Give abundantly. : RAIN
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Expatriate. : EXILE
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Last word of "Mother Hubbard." : NONE
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Color. : ECRU
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Throng: It. : FOLLA
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Illicit. : UNDERTHECOUNTER
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Sonnet unit. : SESTET
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Goldsmith's Miss Hardcastle. : KATE
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Cousin of nein. : NYET
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Antitoxins. : SERUMS
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Subside. : ABATE
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"I had ___ when I came in." : AHAT
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Wenner-Gren. : AXEL
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Indian V.I.P. : RAJA
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Russian beer. : KVASS
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Arena animal. : TORO
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Homeric hero. : AJAX
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Wine: Prefix. : OENO
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Asian antelope. : SEROW
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Anderson. : MARIAN
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Kiesinger. : KURT
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Elicited. : DREW
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Gnaws. : EATSON
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Grade B treatment. : ONCEOVERLIGHTLY
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Strengthen again. : REARM
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Victory: Ger. : SIEG
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Cylinder. : ROLL
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Where the Irrawaddy flows. : BURMA
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Ardor. : ELAN
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Miscellany. : OLIO
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Emulates a boring guest. : STAYS
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National Leaguers. : REDS
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Common verb. : BEEN
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Honorarium. : BONUS
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Ahead, as in a competition. : UPONE
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Does floor work. : SANDS
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Philately term. : SHEET
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Kind of penny. : PRETTY
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Apiece. : EACH
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Finish line. : WIRE
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Skulked: Dial. : SNUCK
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Show to be false. : REFUTE
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Clear. : EXONERATE
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Lively tune. : LILT
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Every: Ger. : ALLE
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Word with lunar or light. : YEAR
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Frenchman's name. : RENE
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Kilns. : OASTS
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Roof part. : EAVE
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Show gratitude. : THANK
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Wife, in old Rome. : UXOR
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Ocean fish. : MERO
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Traffic sign. : SLOW
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Ancient Syria. : ARAM
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___ California. : BAJA
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At variance with. : AJAR
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Stuffy business. : TAXIDERMY
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Not worth ___. : ASOU
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Russian general. : KONEV
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Hart. : STAG
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Bouquets. : AROMAS
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Holds sway. : REIGNS
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German river. : WESER
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Vibrate. : THROB
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Garment. : STOLE
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Stan Laurel's friend. : OLLIE
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Fishline material. : NYLON
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Spheres. : ORBS
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Noun gender: Abbr. : NEUT
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Beloved, in Italy. : CARA
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Vex, familiarly. : RILE
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Example. : LEAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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