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New York Times, Saturday, February 15, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,126
Across
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Bargains, familiarly. : BUYS
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Was off guard. : SLEPT
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Color. : ROSE
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Ocean fish. : OPAH
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Bird's abode. : AERIE
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Essayist. : ELIA
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Take a walk. : STRETCHONESLEGS
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Western country. : HONDURAS
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Showy flower. : PEONY
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Sea god. : LER
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Apparel item. : SUIT
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Took off. : DOFFED
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Type of seat. : RINGSIDE
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Remaining. : OVER
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Asian. : INDO
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Conjunctions. : ORS
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Get into hot water. : PUTONESFOOTINIT
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Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
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Of grandparents. : AVAL
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Jackknife. : DIVE
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Soothing. : SEDATIVE
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Type of mining. : PLACER
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Historic waterway. : NILE
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Region of India. : GOA
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Irish city. : SLIGO
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Seasonings. : POTHERBS
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Grieve. : EATONESHEARTOUT
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Antiquing device. : AGER
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Wasteland tracts. : MOORS
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Renowned novel. : NANA
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Marsh bird. : SORA
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Flounder. : SLOSH
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Call it ___. : ADAY
Down
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Empty talk. : BOSH
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Doing. : UPTO
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Narrative. : YARN
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Structure. : SHED
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Kind of cow. : SACRED
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Operetta composer. : LEHAR
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Greek god. : EROS
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Golfer's target. : PIN
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Golfer's aid. : TEE
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Leases to another. : RELETS
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Grocery item. : OLEO
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"Keep Off," for one. : SIGN
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Kind of mark. : EASY
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Bulrush. : TULE
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Vent stopper. : SPIGOT
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Chinese: Prefix. : SINO
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Ruin. : UNDO
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Saps. : DOPES
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Immature seed. : OVULE
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Not fragrant. : FETID
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Back. : FRO
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Plunder. : RIFLE
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Type style. : IONIC
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Hunt. : DRIVE
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Acid salt. : ESTER
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Member of Iroquois union. : NATION
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Offensive. : EVIL
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Except. : SAVE
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Mountain of Crete. : IDA
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Woolen cloth. : ANGORA
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Soap ingredient. : POTASH
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Late comedian. : LAHR
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Leavers. : GOERS
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Waves. : SEAS
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Italian lake. : LAGO
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Chariot route. : ITER
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Word of contempt. : PHOO
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Vessel. : ETNA
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Map line. : ROAD
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New Guinea town. : BUNA
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Check. : STAY
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German river. : EMS
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Peruvian coin. : SOL

Answer summary: 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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