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New York Times, Friday, December 5, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { V X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,419
Across
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Conveyance of a sort. : PRAM
5
Shopping place. : MART
9
Chooses. : OPTS
13
Hebrides island. : IONA
14
Cuttlefish. : SEPIA
15
Stuttgart housewife. : FRAU
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Ace, in bridge. : QUICKTRICK
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French head. : TETE
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German pronoun. : UNS
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Witch. : HAG
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Weight unit for nails. : KEG
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Word of reproach. : TUT
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Swellings. : EDEMATA
26
Derisive sound. : SNORT
28
Concerning. : ANENT
30
Took heed. : OBEYED
33
Certain horses. : MARES
36
In an unfeeling manner. : SELFISHLY
38
Jackie's mate. : ARI
39
Typographical stroke. : SERIF
40
Corrida sound. : OLE
41
Nursery-rhyme specialist. : JACKSPRAT
44
Asian tribesman. : TATAR
46
Soluble salt. : ALKALI
47
Everglades bird. : HERON
49
Cousin of delusion. : SNARE
51
Cads. : ROTTERS
55
German exclamation. : ACH
57
Cambridge campus. : MIT
58
Greek goddess. : ATE
59
Status ___. : QUO
60
Small drink. : DRAM
62
Equivalent. : TANTAMOUNT
65
Moistens. : DEWS
66
Dueling pieces. : EPEES
67
___ accompli. : FAIT
68
Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
69
Famous Socialist. : DEBS
70
Small tropical dog. : ALCO
Down
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Nettle. : PIQUE
2
Tourney unit. : ROUND
3
Flavoring. : ANISE
4
Common nickname. : MAC
5
Diving duck. : MERGANSER
6
Himalayan mountain. : API
7
Farm sights. : RICKS
8
Gone. : TAKENOFF
9
Frequently, to writers. : OFT
10
Words for summer day. : PRETTYHOT
11
Giant armadillo. : TATU
12
Fatty stuff. : SUET
14
Condition. : STATE
17
Genghis and others. : KHANS
22
Asian desert. : GOBI
25
Girl's name. : MAE
27
Legal matter. : RES
29
Father of Abraham. : TERAH
31
Raines. : ELLA
32
Fabric worker. : DYER
33
Spanish belle. : MAJA
34
Sea of Asia. : ARAL
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Oriental taxis. : RICKSHAWS
37
Educated ones. : LITERATES
39
Like a steed. : SPIRITED
42
State: Abbr. : KAN
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Bridge bid. : SLAM
44
Object of worship. : TOTEM
45
Busy one. : ANT
48
Rosters. : ROTAS
50
Storage place. : ETAPE
52
Peer. : EQUAL
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Having secret meaning. : RUNIC
54
___ voce. : SOTTO
55
Does sums. : ADDS
56
American Indian. : CREE
61
Periodical's needs: Abbr. : MSS
63
Beak. : NEB
64
Two ___ kind. : OFA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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