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New York Times, Friday, February 28, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,139
Across
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Rebuff. : SNUB
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Basic part. : CORE
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Printing term. : STET
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___-my-thumb. : HOPO
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Buzzing. : AHUM
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Fulcrum pin. : THOLE
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Designedly. : ONPURPOSE
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Fanon. : ORALE
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Waver. : TEETER
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Barbara Frietchie and others. : HEROINES
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Dire. : TRAGIC
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___-tikki-tavi. : RIKKI
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Country house, in Russia. : DACHA
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Patches. : PIECES
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Porridge. : GRUEL
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Days of yore. : OLDEN
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River to English Channel. : EXE
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Droops. : LOPS
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Be in accord with. : FITIN
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Be in motion. : STIR
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Grape: Lat. : UVA
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Magnate. : BARON
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Historic island. : LEYTE
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Friend of Odysseus. : MENTOR
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Glacial ice. : SERAC
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Meted out. : DOLED
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Carrier stops. : DEPOTS
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Mixes. : SHAKESUP
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In direct succession. : LINEAL
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By and by. : LATER
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Prepared beforehand. : CUTANDDRY
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Food acid. : AMINO
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Bond. : KNOT
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Cutting part. : EDGE
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Gains. : GETS
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Auld lang ___. : SYNE
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Indigos. : DYES
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Ruined: Colloq. : SHOT
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Three trios. : NONET
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___ Peninsula. : UPPER
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Caprices. : BOUTADES
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Goatlike. : CAPRIC
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Exclamation. : OHO
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Marsh grass. : RUSH
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Eastern chieftain. : EMEER
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Butcherbird. : SHRIKE
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Precisely. : TOANICETY
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Letters. : TEES
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Amassed. : TOOKIN
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Highborn. : REGAL
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Bring to perfection. : RIPEN
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Musical group. : CHOIR
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Voices. : ALTOS
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Familiar sign. : EXIT
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Desertlike. : SERE
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Frowning. : GLUM
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Travel. : ROVE
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Doing. : UPANDATIT
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Feasted. : DINED
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Passengers. : FARES
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Supported. : SECONDED
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Spanish dance. : BOLERO
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Fur. : LAPIN
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Emblems. : TOKENS
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Describe. : RELATE
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Smee and smew. : DUCKS
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Man's nickname. : TEDDY
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Army man, familiarly. : SARGE
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Cinders. : SLAG
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Part of a harness. : HAME
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Unimportant. : PUNY
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Caustics. : LYES
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Short or long. : TON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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