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New York Times, Saturday, December 7, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,056
Across
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Leg, in heraldry. : GAMB
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Aid's partner. : ABET
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Get going! : SCAT
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That's ___! : ALIE
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Jason's wife. : MEDEA
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Subject of Payne lyric. : HOME
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Croissant. : ROLL
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Horatio. : ALGER
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Jet black. : ONYX
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Literature. : BELLESLETTRES
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Ancient name in Egypt. : OSIRIS
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Betake (oneself). : HIE
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Ice: Ger. : EIS
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Preposterous. : INEPT
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Position. : STANCE
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Drug store item. : MAGNESIA
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Became taut. : TENSED
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Like a bump on ___. : ALOG
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Small being. : ELF
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Bluefin. : TUNA
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One of the Finger Lakes. : SENECA
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Envelops. : CLOSESIN
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Gridiron maneuver. : ENDRUN
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Former title in India. : SAHIB
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Old car. : REO
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Linemen: Abbr. : RGS
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Shatters. : WRECKS
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Offenbach work. : LABELLEHELENE
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Rue de la ___. : PAIX
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Rope. : RIATA
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Café au ___. : LAIT
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Explorer Tasman. : ABEL
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Chair part. : SPLAT
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Name in Norse mythology. : URTH
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Easily handled, as a ship. : YARE
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Casa room. : SALA
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Large-scale. : MASS
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Movie star of yore. : GARBO
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Drug-yielding plants. : ALOES
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Thousand: Prefix. : MILLI
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Quasimodo, for one. : BELLRINGER
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Brings together. : AMASSES
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Shape of a flower. : BELL
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Brink. : EDGE
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Sprockets. : TEETH
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Oxford. : SHOE
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Accord. : CONSENSUS
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Laurie's bride. : AMY
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State: Abbr. : TEX
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Bellows, for example. : ARTIST
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"___ Kleine Nachtmusik." : EINE
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Nerve network. : RETE
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Ancient British people. : ICENI
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City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
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Washington ___. : PIE
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Powders. : TALCS
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Designating a period in U.S. history. : ANTEBELLUM
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Acronym for a microwave device. : MASER
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Girl's name. : ALENE
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Familiar sight in Venice. : GONDOLIER
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State: Abbr. : FLA
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Part of the street scene. : CURB
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Makes wrathful. : ANGERS
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"___ beautiful day . . . " : OHWHATA
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Father. : SIRE
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Gardener's cuttings. : SLIPS
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Brazilian city also known as Fortaleza. : CEARA
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Interlaces. : KNITS
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Namesakes of Adam's third. : SETHS
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Car part. : AXLE
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Ooh ___! : LALA
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Useful bit of Latin. : ETAL
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Be profitable. : PAY
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Fabric of the Near East. : ABA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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