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New York Times, Wednesday, February 21, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,766
Across
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Clothes. : GARB
5
A party: Abbr. : DEM
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Whirring sounds. : BIRRS
13
Guffaw. : ROAR
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Admirer. : BEAU
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___ on (ahead of). : ONEUP
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Part of A. D. : ANNO
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Valuations: Abbr. : ESTS
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Concede. : ADMIT
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Equivocate. : BEGTHEQUESTION
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In a swivet. : HETUP
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Give heed to. : HEAR
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Size of coal. : EGG
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___ rule. : ASA
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Type of verb: Abbr. : IRR
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Air group. : SAC
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Foregoing. : PRIOR
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Bonanza. : MINE
36
Second in a series. : BETA
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Take the blame. : HAVETOANSWERFOR
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No. or So. ___. : AMER
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Rat-___. : ATAT
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Impact. : BRUNT
43
Felt. : HAT
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Make do (with "out"). : EKE
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Adjective suffix. : ILE
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Nautical term. : LEE
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Now's partner. : HERE
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14 pounds. : STONE
52
Indubitably. : BEYONDQUESTION
57
Blue-penciled. : DELED
58
Baseball plays. : OUTS
59
Weather word. : HAZE
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Privileged group. : ELITE
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Is situated. : LIES
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Girl's name. : ESME
63
Grocery items. : OLEOS
64
Wts. : LBS
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Double-talker. : LIAR
Down
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Clutch. : GRAB
2
Top-drawer. : AONE
3
Called up. : RANG
4
Stock. : BROTH
5
Scale, as fish. : DESQUAMATE
6
Exhaust. : EATUP
7
Calliope. : MUSE
8
Straw hat. : BOATER
9
Where Baroda is. : INDIA
10
Sorry. : REMORSEFUL
11
Rack's partner. : RUIN
12
Type of city: Abbr. : SPT
14
Farm crop. : BEETS
20
Courage. : HEART
21
Small mammal. : SHREW
24
Hebrew measure. : EPHAH
25
Pasture grass. : GRAMA
26
Disprove (with "to"). : GIVETHELIE
28
Originates. : INSTITUTES
30
United. : ATONE
31
D'Oyly ___. : CARTE
33
Poetic preposition. : OER
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___ tizzy. : INA
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Chilly sound. : BRR
38
Of a hard wood. : OAKEN
39
Holden and others. : EBENS
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Diminishes by degrees. : ERODES
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Loamy deposit. : LOESS
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Have an ___. : EYETO
50
Lampoon. : SQUIB
51
Actress Waters. : ETHEL
52
Chime. : BELL
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Toy. : DOLL
54
Rumanian city. : IASI
55
Juvenile heroine. : OZMA
56
Poetic contraction. : NEER
57
Part of D. V. : DEO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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