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New York Times, Tuesday, December 9, 1969

48-Down : Te ___.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J V }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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T
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A
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U
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S
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B
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R
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A
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C
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T
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E
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B
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O
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N
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B
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H
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P
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F
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D
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P
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U
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B
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Q
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T
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L
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X
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T
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O
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G
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B
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,423
Across
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T-shaped crosses. : TAUS
5
Part of a flower. : BRACT
10
Black, to poets. : EBON
14
Hebrew acrostic. : AGLA
15
Moons, in Caesar's day. : LUNAE
16
Go over a typing mistake. : XOUT
17
Grain husks. : BRAN
18
"Ad ___ per ... " : ASTRA
19
Jumble. : HASH
20
Certain excavations. : SANDPITS
22
Pesters. : TEASES
24
Like Burgundy. : WINY
25
Seed covering. : ARIL
26
Regard highly. : ADMIRE
29
Belief. : CREDENCE
33
Army women of W. W. II. : WAACS
34
Hindu queen. : RANEE
35
Long time. : EON
36
Angle. : FISH
37
British sand hills. : DENES
38
Share. : PART
39
Gums: Prefix. : ULO
40
Little ones. : BABES
41
Peninsula in Persian Gulf. : QATAR
42
Keen-sighted. : LYNXEYED
44
Struggle. : TUSSLE
45
Cheerleader's forte. : YELL
46
Note. : CHIT
47
City on Black Sea. : ODESSA
50
Window fitters. : GLAZIERS
54
Coin. : CENT
55
New or whisk. : BROOM
57
Pork cut. : LOIN
58
Ballet skirt. : TUTU
59
Snow leopard. : OUNCE
60
Goal of the seasick. : LAND
61
O. T. book. : AMOS
62
Emits smoke. : REEKS
63
Fragments. : ENDS
Down
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Dinner checks. : TABS
2
Indian city. : AGRA
3
___ Bator. : ULAN
4
Hero, e.g. : SANDWICH
5
Loser to Cleveland in 1884. : BLAINE
6
Out of practice. : RUSTY
7
Insects. : ANTS
8
Train unit. : CAR
9
African shrubs. : TEATREES
10
Breathe out. : EXHALE
11
Large snakes. : BOAS
12
Yorkshire river. : OUSE
13
Indefinite degrees. : NTHS
21
Moslem saints. : PIRS
23
Thoughts, in Platonism. : EIDE
25
English composer and others. : ARNES
26
Very bad. : AWFUL
27
Occurring at certain times. : DAILY
28
Worker in stone. : MASON
29
Worked on chairs. : CANED
30
___ foot oil. : NEATS
31
Kind of snake. : CORAL
32
Between: Fr. : ENTRE
34
Defiant one. : REBEL
37
Blue-collar work. : DAYLABOR
38
Flavored lozenge. : PASTILLE
40
Birds' partners. : BEES
41
Exam. : QUIZ
43
Ancient Greek portico. : XYSTUS
44
English river. : THAMES
46
Time, as a race. : CLOCK
47
Prefix for eight. : OCTA
48
Te ___. : DEUM
49
Within: Prefix. : ENTO
50
Away. : GONE
51
Of the dawn. : EOAN
52
Outer crust. : RIND
53
Noises: Abbr. : SNDS
56
Regret. : RUE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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