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New York Times, Friday, March 1, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,775
Across
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Quartet member. : ALTO
5
Do the work of. : ACTAS
10
Complacent. : SMUG
14
Water bird. : LOON
15
Instant. : FLASH
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Relative of tights. : HOSE
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Initials on electrical appliances. : ACDC
18
Pertinent. : TOTHEPOINT
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Tire casings. : SHOES
22
Surprised exclamation. : SAY
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Giant of legend. : ATLAS
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One kind of space. : OUTER
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Director's call. : CUT
27
Former Hollywood name. : DAVIES
29
Window part. : SASHBAR
33
Widespread. : RIFE
34
Follower of a preface. : CHAPTERONE
36
Surplus. : EXTRA
38
Past. : AGO
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Types. : SORTS
40
Pole vault. : FIELDEVENT
43
Fixed quantity. : UNIT
44
Arranged in order. : SERIATE
45
Benares's river. : GANGES
47
Initials on govt. documents. : GPO
48
Snap. : CINCH
49
Glimpse. : SIGHT
52
Hairdo. : BUN
53
Admit. : OWNUP
57
Certain totals, in bridge. : PARTSCORES
60
Jot. : IOTA
61
Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
62
Flavoring. : ANISE
63
Pitfall. : TRAP
64
Ale jug. : TOBY
65
Leaven. : YEAST
66
Sound of amusement. : HAHA
Down
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State: Abbr. : ALAS
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Katrine. : LOCH
3
Have ___ with. : TODO
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Swift appraisal: Slang. : ONCEOVERLIGHTLY
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At the stern. : AFT
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Narrow squeak. : CLOSESHAVE
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Crimean. : TATAR
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Pale. : ASHY
9
Novel title. : SHE
10
Permeated by. : SHOTTHROUGHWITH
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Drudge. : MOIL
12
Middies' campus. : USNA
13
Causes to be. : GETS
19
Takes a break. : PAUSES
21
___ generis. : SUI
25
Gumshoe. : TEC
26
Grimalkin. : CAT
27
Part of the U.S. : DIXIE
28
In search of. : AFTER
29
Resilience. : SPONGINESS
30
Wafted. : BORNE
31
Oppositionists. : ANTIS
32
Inactivity. : REST
33
Game officials: Abbr. : REFS
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Time of one's life. : AGE
37
Conforms (to). : ADAPTS
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Wartime initials. : ETO
42
Take the sun. : TAN
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Sarge. : NCO
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Papal court. : CURIA
49
Young oyster. : SPAT
50
Verdi villain. : IAGO
51
Take, in a way. : GRAB
52
Kind of china. : BONE
54
Helmer's wife. : NORA
55
State. : UTAH
56
Breadwinner. : PAPA
58
Islet. : CAY
59
Tennis term. : SET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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