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New York Times, Monday, February 19, 1968

57-Across : Puzzled: Colloq.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,764
Across
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Ferber novel. : SOBIG
6
Make clothes. : TAILOR
12
South American capital. : CARACAS
14
One of the Gandhis. : INDIRA
15
Texas city. : ABILENE
16
KP chore. : PEELING
18
Screens. : SIFTS
19
Old hand. : VET
21
Seasonal symbol. : SANTA
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Etats ___. : UNIS
23
Attack. : SETON
25
Bird calls. : COOS
26
Brief time, for short. : SEC
27
Predicaments. : SCRAPES
29
Winner's award. : CUP
30
Important. : SERIOUS
32
Blandish. : CAJOLE
34
Receptacles. : URNS
35
Normandy city. : STLO
36
Ancient Mexican Indian. : TOLTEC
39
Fragmentize. : SHATTER
42
Eggs: Lat. : OVA
43
Swallows up. : DEVOURS
45
Drive down. : RAM
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Part of Istanbul. : PERA
49
Muddy. : SILTY
50
Slope. : RISE
51
Asian region: Poet. : ARABY
53
Exhibition place. : ZOO
54
Lehmann of opera. : LOTTE
55
River of Victoria Falls. : ZAMBEZI
57
Puzzled: Colloq. : FLOORED
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One subject to a claim. : LIENEE
60
Subjects of current controversy. : FILTERS
61
Not so great. : LESSER
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___ you go. : PAYAS
Down
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Ancient Italians. : SABINES
2
Opening. : ORIFICE
3
Certain Europeans. : BALTS
4
Menu entries. : ICES
5
Started: Poet. : GAN
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Prime: Colloq. : TIPTOP
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Chemical suffix. : ANE
8
March time. : IDES
9
Fragrant bloom. : LILAC
10
South American river. : ORINOCO
11
Illinois site of Chanute Air Force Base. : RANTOUL
12
___ belli. : CASUS
13
Roman emperor. : SEVERUS
17
Canadian peninsula. : GASPE
20
Greek letters. : ETAS
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Wall brackets. : SCONCES
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Flower part. : NECTARY
27
Fathered. : SIRED
28
Nautical chaps. : SALTS
31
Fixed practice. : RUT
33
Small amount. : JOT
35
Stoppage. : SHUTOFF
36
Current best seller. : TOPAZ
37
Comprehensive. : OVERALL
38
Wyoming peak. : LARAMIE
39
Musical offering. : SOLO
40
Where Asmara is. : ERITREA
41
Lines on TV screens. : RASTERS
44
Turkish minister. : VIZIER
46
Rewards: Poet. : MEEDS
48
Clergymen. : ABBES
50
Like some soil. : ROOTY
52
Desires: Colloq. : YENS
54
Girl of song. : LOLA
56
Letter. : ZEE
58
Edge. : LIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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