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New York Times, Saturday, February 22, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,133
Across
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Show stamina. : BEARUP
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George W. confessed to him. : DAD
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Voucher. : CHIT
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Collar, in a way. : ARREST
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"___ seen everything now." : IVE
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Sharpen. : HONE
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George's deed, in a way. : HATCHETJOB
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Gardner. : ERLE
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Hard look. : STARE
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Netherlands port. : ROTTERDAM
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Fine fur. : ERMINE
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Victimizes (with "on"). : PREYS
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Printers' frames. : CHASES
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Shop. : BUY
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Do housework. : IRON
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Inferior. : LESSER
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Col.'s superior. : GEN
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Standing advice for George. : DONTROCKTHEBOAT
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W. W. II agency. : OWI
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Complete. : ENTIRE
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Secure, as a line. : LASH
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"___ Rheingold." : DAS
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Shrewd. : ASTUTE
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Endured. : STOOD
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Strikes. : SMITES
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Operates, as a drawer. : PULLSOPEN
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One at ___. : ATIME
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Helpful dosage for Feb. 22. : TRUTHSERUM
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Hindu divinity. : DEVA
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Western group. : OAS
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Use a spray. : AERATE
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River of Germany. : EDER
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French season. : ETE
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Meetings. : TRYSTS
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Words of derision. : BAHS
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Common Latin verb. : ERAT
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Ionian Sea gulf. : ARTA
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Backslider. : RECREANT
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Theater workers. : USHERS
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Army man: Brit. abbr. : PTE
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Burgundy city. : DIJON
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Cast ___. : AVOTE
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National figure. : DEBT
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Color for Feb. 22. : CHERRY
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Massed group. : HORDE
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Ornamental setting. : INLAY
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Pours. : TEEMS
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Divide an angle. : TRISECT
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Pattern to be traced. : EPURE
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Fruit-store treats. : MELONS
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Bird's cry. : CROW
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"___ soit . . . " : HONI
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Command. : BEHEST
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Half a musical title. : IDO
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Alpine gear. : SKI
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Strong tension, poetically. : STRAINT
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Capricorn. : GOAT
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Let up. : EASE
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A degree. : NTH
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Studies. : READS
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Like some days. : BLUSTERY
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It went a long way for George. : DOLLAR
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Movie trailer. : TEASER
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Card. : SPADE
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Did a piano job. : TUNED
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Cocktail additive. : OLIVE
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Jack. : SPRAT
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French river. : MEUSE
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Western Indian. : OTOE
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Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
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Nonthoroughbred. : MUTT
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Dutch uncles. : EMES
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Medicine or old. : HAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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