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New York Times, Wednesday, February 7, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,752

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Across
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Tribunal. : BENCH
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Scoria. : SLAG
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Solicitude. : CARE
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Relative of a Roman forum. : AGORA
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Star: Prefix. : AURI
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Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
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Not at all. : NEVER
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This year. : MCMLXVIII
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Relative of the bullfinch. : GROSBEAK
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Secret purposes. : BYENDS
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Take wing. : SOAR
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Composer Bartok. : BELA
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Tool. : PLIERS
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Neck artery. : CAROTID
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Penitential period. : LENT
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Oceanian island. : TAHITI
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Unfinished. : RAW
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Cast about by waves. : AWASH
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Pince-___. : NEZ
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Performing art. : DRAMA
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Zero. : NIL
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Poor. : INNEED
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Town on the Thames. : ETON
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Roguish glance. : SLYLOOK
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Affix. : APPEND
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Pleasant. : EASY
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Eminent one. : STAR
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Bridge bid. : AHEART
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In the ___ (very close to). : SHADOWOF
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Field day event. : RELAYRACE
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Kinswoman of Boaz. : NAOMI
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Irish island group. : ARAN
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Not dual. : UNAL
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Farmland. : ACRES
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Musical group. : BAND
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Earth. : MARL
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Belgian city. : GHENT
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Thump. : BANG
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River to the Elbe. : EGER
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De ___ (anew): Lat. : NOVO
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Old-time torches. : CRESSETS
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Refuge. : HARBOR
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Philippine island. : SAMAR
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Chance. : LUCK
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Branch. : ARM
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Famous collaborator. : GILBERT
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Legal notice. : CAVEAT
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Anti: Dial. : AGIN
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Inroad. : RAID
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City of ancient Greece. : ELIS
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Like wood. : XYLOID
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Cardinal point. : EAST
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Cloth, often green. : BAIZE
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Have in mind. : PLAN
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Nobelist in literature, 1930. : LEWIS
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Wholly. : INALL
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Nerve: Colloq. : CHEEK
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Incensed. : IRATE
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Runyon. : DAMON
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Vex. : ANNOY
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Baton. : WAND
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Man's name meaning cheerful. : HILARY
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Blame. : REPROACH
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Cure-all. : NOSTRUM
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Results of paperwork. : DATA
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___ nay. : YEAAND
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Easy-paced horse. : PADNAG
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Regatta entry. : SHELL
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Nejdi. : ARAB
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Mother of Ares. : HERA
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Dash: Fr. : ELAN
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Catface. : SCAR
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Had on. : WORE
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Augury. : OMEN
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Sign, in printing. : FIST
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Collection of literary gossip. : ANA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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