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New York Times, Friday, December 6, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,055

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Across
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Salute. : HAIL
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Eyre and others. : JANES
10
Dear: It. : CARA
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Pisa's river. : ARNO
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Wood. : EBONY
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Asian gulf. : OMAN
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Hearts and others. : MAJORSUITS
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Shopping place. : MART
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Texas school. : SMU
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Initials of a country. : USSR
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Titter. : TEEHEE
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Berlin's river. : SPREE
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Fashion item. : BELT
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Ancient port of Rome. : OSTIA
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Festive gathering. : JAMBOREE
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Stooge of a sort. : SHILL
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Girl of song. : SUSIE
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Poetic preposition. : ERE
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Aromatic spice. : MACE
37
Of ancient Carthage. : PUNIC
38
Science subject: Abbr. : ECOL
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Continue to be. : ARE
40
Side arms. : DIRKS
41
Cousin of a bluenose. : PRUDE
42
Savings. : NESTEGGS
44
Ancient coin. : ASPER
45
Tear down: Var. : RASE
46
Literary light. : DANTE
48
Symbol of loss. : REDINK
51
Affirmative of a kind. : SISI
52
Legal matter. : RES
55
Arabic letter. : ALIF
56
Mencken was one. : ICONOCLAST
59
Man of song. : BILL
60
One inclined to disagree. : NOMAN
61
Eight: It. : OTTO
62
Man is one. : ISLE
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Delusion's partner. : SNARE
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Horn sound. : BEEP
Down
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Buffet features. : HAMS
2
Ancient Syria. : ARAM
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Wrongs. : INJUSTICES
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Old card game. : LOO
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David's father. : JESSE
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Maltreat. : ABUSE
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Café ___. : NOIR
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Adjective ending. : ENT
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Pertaining to the body. : SYSTEMIC
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___ terms. : COMETO
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Indian servant. : AMAH
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Excellent. : RARE
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Pay (with "up"). : ANTE
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Bucolic. : RURAL
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Dresden's river. : ELBE
25
Heavy stake. : PILE
26
Foundation. : BASIS
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Turkish sultan. : OSMAN
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Allotment. : SHARE
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Sights on the Yangtze. : JUNKS
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Recover from loss. : RECUPERATE
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Wear away. : ERODE
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Fisherman. : EELER
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Billow. : SURGE
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N.F.L. appurtenances. : PIGSKINS
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Formerly, formerly. : ERST
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Hollywood first name. : DEAN
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Lose one's head. : PANIC
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Spongecake dessert. : TRIFLE
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Ancient coin. : DINAR
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In unison. : ASONE
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Famous physicist. : RABI
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Yale men. : ELIS
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Aromatic herb. : DILL
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Body of an organism. : SOMA
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Ancient Italian name. : ESTE
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Intercept. : STOP
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Against. : CON
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Tennis stroke. : LOB

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

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