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New York Times, Saturday, March 1, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,140
Across
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Thoroughbred. : BLUEBLOOD
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Takes on. : HIRES
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Evasion. : RUNAROUND
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Bouquet. : AROMA
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Strips. : UNDRESSES
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Round bands. : HOOPS
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Scottish answer. : NAE
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Dam. : WEIR
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Parts of an epic. : CANTOS
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Extra to a Highlander. : ORRA
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French name. : RAOUL
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___ wild oat. : SOWA
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Suffixes for bone. : OSTS
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Asian evergreen. : UPAS
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Wetland. : FEN
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Paganini's birthplace. : GENOA
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Prefix for gate or dome. : ASTRO
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Three: Prefix. : TRI
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Mordant. : ACERBIC
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Concocted. : HATCHED
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Enlistment places: Abbr. : RCS
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Slack. : LOOSE
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Listens to. : HEEDS
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Johnny ___. : REB
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Common French verb. : ETRE
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Shape. : FORM
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Apropos of. : INRE
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A record, old style. : ANNAL
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Hit in a way. : TAMP
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Cooks. : STEAMS
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Cuckoos. : ANIS
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Excessively. : TOO
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Do a political chore. : ORATE
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Lure. : ATTRACTOR
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Chilean export. : NITER
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Most corpulent. : PORTLIEST
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Boats: Abbr. : SCHRS
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Mast support. : CROSSTREE
Down
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Italian philosopher. : BRUNO
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Of the moon. : LUNAR
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Privately. : UNDERONESBREATH
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By ___. : EAR
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Beer or ale. : BREW
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Also-rans. : LOSERS
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True being. : OUSIA
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Oppressive. : ONEROUS
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Dental degree. : DDS
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Laughter. : HAHA
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Handcuffs. : IRONS
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Quintessence. : ROOTOFTHEMATTER
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Enabled. : EMPOWERED
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Ancient Persians. : SASSANIDS
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Barton. : CLARA
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Zither's ancestor. : ASOR
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___ river. : UPTHE
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Postpone. : TABLE
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Bantu tongue. : SOTHO
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Military posts. : GARRISONS
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Unconventional. : ECCENTRIC
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Kind of squash. : ACORN
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Particles. : IOTAS
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Document: Abbr. : CERT
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Long. : SENATOR
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Flighty ones. : FLIRTS
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Estaminet patron. : EATER
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Cavity: Prefix. : ANTRO
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Game animal. : MOOSE
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French door. : PORTE
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Celestial lines: Abbr. : MERS
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East Indian trees. : SALS
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Headache dosage: Abbr. : APC
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Native of a sort: Abbr. : CIT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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