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New York Times, Saturday, February 24, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,769
Across
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Yearn (for). : WISH
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Sign of winter. : RIME
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Kind of hemp. : ABACA
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Apropos of. : ASTO
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Where Kerman is. : IRAN
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Award. : MEDAL
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Munich's river. : ISAR
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19th-cen. Canadian statesman. : GALT
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Hindu god. : INDRA
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Reverse conditions. : TURNTHETABLESON
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___ ease (comforts). : SETSAT
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Italian girl's name. : ELENA
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Reeds. : OBOES
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Quick reply. : RETORT
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Confused: Slang. : SNAFU
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Zoo sight. : BEAR
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Antipathy. : HATE
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Mexican state. : TABASCO
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Fastens. : LATCHES
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Zestful. : AVID
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Fervor. : HEAT
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Drive (out). : ROUST
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Withdraw. : RETIRE
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Of morning. : MATIN
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City on the Meuse. : LIEGE
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"You're a pore benighted ___ . . . " : EATHEN
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Depart, in a way. : TAKEFRENCHLEAVE
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Subject of "South Pacific" song. : ADAME
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Lose interest. : TIRE
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The ladies, for short. : MMES
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Stills. : CALMS
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To ___. : ATEE
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Shut up. : PENT
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Delight. : TREAT
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Nautical ropes. : TYES
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Sibilant sounds. : TSTS
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Intervals. : WAITS
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Cause. : ISSUE
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Jump. : START
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Quandary symbols. : HORNSOFADILEMMA
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O.K. : RIGHTO
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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Kind of cat. : MALTESE
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Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
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A. ___, English writer. : AMILNE
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Despicable. : BENEATHCONTEMPT
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Goes on to say. : ADDS
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Dear: It. : CARO
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Paton. : ALAN
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Bans. : TABUS
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Yogi. : BERRA
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African people. : EBOE
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Pineapple territory. : OAHU
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Hwys. : RTES
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Put to the proof. : TEST
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Principal. : STAR
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Hub. : NAVE
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___ of all right. : ABIT
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Ski resort in Utah. : ALTA
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Conviviality. : CHEER
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Scene in many a drama. : TRIAL
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Pleasantness. : AMENITY
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Most plentiful. : RIFEST
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Snickers. : TEHEES
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Apply oneself to. : GETAT
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Harness parts. : HAMES
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Happening. : EVENT
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Retreats. : NESTS
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Delicacy. : TACT
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Hebrew month. : ADAR
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Salad ingredient. : KALE
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Indian. : CREE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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