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New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J K X Y }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,054
Across
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Ketch of the Levant. : SAIC
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Fiber plants. : HEMPS
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Puff of wind. : GUST
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Monument of a kind. : ARCH
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Newton. : ISAAC
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Preposition. : UNTO
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Of a certain bridge bid. : PREEMPTIVE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Not on the qui vive. : ASLEEP
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Mosque features. : MINARETS
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Social climber. : SNOB
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Girl's name. : DELIA
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Know-it-all. : WISEACRE
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"___ a summer day . . . " : ALLON
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Words of consent. : IDO
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Calm. : TRANQUILIZE
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Parts of pens. : NIBS
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Misbehave. : ACTUP
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Russian sea. : AZOV
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Follower of a Persian religion. : ZOROASTRIAN
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Compass point. : ENE
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Zola. : EMILE
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Beget. : ENGENDER
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Share. : QUOTA
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Vetch seed. : TARE
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Firm condition. : TAUTNESS
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Bulgarian tsar, 13th century. : IVANII
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"The ___ Love." : ONEI
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"Tons of soil" for "sons of toil." : SPOONERISM
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Cat: Sp. : GATO
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Weather satellite. : TIROS
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Catch. : TRAP
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Org. : ASSN
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Fragrance. : SCENT
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Rows. : OARS
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Grape juice, in pharmacy. : SAPA
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Timetable entries: Abbr. : ARRS
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Northern island: Abbr. : ICEL
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Pizza ingredient. : CHEESE
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Spiced wine of yore. : HIPPOCRAS
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Adjective ending. : EST
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Disable. : MAIM
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Fearful; timid. : PAVID
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Movie unit. : SCENE
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Soldier of a kind: Var. : GUERILLA
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Not accomplished. : UNREALIZED
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Office copy, for short. : STAT
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Kindergartners. : TOTS
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___ arms. : MENAT
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Mountains of Asia. : ALAI
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Plant part. : BRACT
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Mine passageway from one level to another. : WINZE
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Expression. : IDIOM
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Nicknames. : SOBRIQUETS
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___ nous. : ENTRE
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Fresh air: Colloq. : OZONE
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In a month of Sundays. : NEVER
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Member of large family, for short. : QUINT
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___ it (in difficulty). : UPAGAINST
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Key. : SOLUTION
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Long, long time. : AEON
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Grit. : NERVE
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In close proximity with. : NEARTO
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Criteria. : TESTS
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Savory jelly. : ASPIC
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Forum garment. : TOGA
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Collections of table talk. : ANAS
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Distressing. : SORE
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Initials of 1933. : NIRA
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Munich's river. : ISAR
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Devilkins. : IMPS
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Noun ending. : OON

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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