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New York Times, Tuesday, March 12, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 332 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,786
Across
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Mirthful: Colloq. : JOKY
5
Father of David. : JESSE
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Enjoy a pleasant situation. : BASK
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Mussel. : UNIO
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Absence permit, British style. : EXEAT
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Image. : ICON
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Smuts and Peerce. : JANS
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Majestic. : STATUESQUE
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Surf hazard. : UNDERTOW
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Character. : NATURE
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Deceived. : MISLED
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Musical syllable. : TRA
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Decorticate. : STRIP
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Connery. : SEAN
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Paintings. : OILS
34
Speechified. : ORATED
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Colorless. : DRAB
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New: Ger. : NEU
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Shriveled. : WIZENED
41
Discipline. : CHASTEN
43
Nigerian native. : EBO
44
Citizen of Brno. : SERB
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Nautical term. : ASTERN
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Skin: Prefix. : DERM
49
Belem's river. : PARA
51
Lathering. : SUDSY
52
Ox, bison, etc. : BOS
54
Designated. : TERMED
56
Posture. : STANCE
59
Conceited ones. : EGOTISTS
63
Swindles. : VICTIMIZES
65
Where Diamond Head is. : OAHU
66
Egyptian cross. : ANKH
67
One of the Horae. : IRENE
68
Caesar's wife. : UXOR
69
Noun ending. : NESS
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Does nothing. : RESTS
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Slave. : SERF
Down
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Fetish of West Africa. : JUJU
2
___ even keel. : ONAN
3
Benign. : KIND
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Valley formed by Merced River. : YOSEMITE
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Banters. : JESTS
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Celebrates. : EXTOLS
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Kelp. : SEAWEED
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Had a session. : SAT
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Vingt-___. : ETUN
10
Cafe. : BISTRO
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Let know. : ACQUAINTED
12
Kind or cocktail. : SOUR
13
Crook in a branch. : KNEE
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Break bread. : EAT
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Develops. : RIPENS
24
Jeanne ___. : DARC
26
Did a farm job. : SOWED
27
Social group. : TRIBE
28
Arkansas U. eleven. : RAZORBACKS
30
Seaport of Okinawa. : NAHA
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Goggles. : LEERS
33
Weather word. : SUNNY
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Hard to understand. : DEEP
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Popular dog. : BASSET
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Mild expletive. : DRAT
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Reflective. : STUDIOUS
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Moves jauntily. : BREEZES
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March and others. : MONTHS
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Silvery. : ARGENT
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School subj. : SCI
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Famous Grandma. : MOSES
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People of the Caucasus. : SVAN
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Prong. : TINE
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Asian title. : EMIR
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___-Gotha. : SAXE
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U.S. missile. : THOR
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Beach attraction. : SURF
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Spleen. : IRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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