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New York Times, Friday, February 14, 1969

5-Across : Nerve.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,125
Across
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Grape jelly. : SAPA
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Nerve. : SPUNK
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Kind of dog. : CHOW
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Rounded hill. : KNOB
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Do a kitchen chore. : PUREE
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Certain quarry. : HARE
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"How sweet ___." : ITIS
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Stoutness. : EMBONPOINT
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Chickens. : MINORCAS
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U.S. observatory. : YERKES
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Yonkers offering. : TROTS
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Dress feature. : DART
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Effervesce. : BUBBLE
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Pulitzer winner, 1943. : SINCLAIR
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Letter. : ELL
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Misdid. : ERRED
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Seven: Prefix. : HEPTA
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Huntsman's quarry. : STAG
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Cooking fats. : SUETS
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New World area: Abbr. : SPAM
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Alternative words. : ORNOT
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Forestalls. : STOPS
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Cheer. : OLE
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Fawn on. : MAKEUPTO
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Indexed. : ONFILE
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Je ne ___ quoi. : SAIS
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Gloat. : PREEN
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Sweetening the pot. : UPPING
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Inactivated. : ARRESTED
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Showy plant. : POINSETTIA
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Specify. : CITE
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Racetrack pest. : TOUT
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___ a limb. : OUTON
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Word on U.S. coins. : UNUM
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Thereabouts. : ORSO
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Approximates. : NEARS
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Sponsorship. : EGIS
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Turn the pages. : SKIM
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Opposed. : ANTI
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Direct. : POINTBLANK
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Soak up. : ABSORB
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Wraiths. : SPECTERS
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Western animals. : PUMAS
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Roman city. : URBS
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Modern: Prefix. : NEO
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Citizen of Nairobi. : KENYAN
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Utters gleefully. : CHORTLES
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Arab's garment. : HAIK
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Caen's river. : ORNE
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Drizzles. : WETS
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Common fish. : PERCH
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Characterization. : ROLE
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Had an effect. : DIDTO
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Brush broom. : BESOM
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Far out. : ULTRA
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Take care of. : SEETO
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Designating. : APPOINTING
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With "know," a smarty. : ITALL
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Alias Ouida. : RAMEE
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Suffers disuse. : RUSTS
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Enters. : GOESINTO
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Highland purses. : SPORRANS
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Malayan titles. : TUANS
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Old dagger. : SNEE
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Roller, for one. : PIGEON
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Grass. : FESCUE
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Previous. : PRIOR
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Capable. : UPTO
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Destitute. : POOR
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Name of many Popes. : PIUS
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___ boy! : ATTA
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Holder for small items. : ETUI
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Certain voters: Abbr. : DEMS
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Abbreviation used on calendars. : TUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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