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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 1968

31-Down : Pleasant Island.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,788
Across
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Austrian physicist. : MACH
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Thoroughbred. : RACER
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Composer Satie. : ERIK
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Leigh Hunt hero. : ABOU
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Slip through the fingers of. : ELUDE
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Mediocre. : SOSO
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Caterpillar. : SLUG
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Cruise stop. : PORTOFCALL
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Pullet. : HEN
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Diagram. : PLOT
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Forest, on stage. : ARDEN
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Pickpocket. : THIEF
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A little: It. : POCO
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Shout. : CRYOUT
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Vintage product. : PORTWINE
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Full of zest. : RACY
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Noted Rumanian composer. : ENESCO
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Flier's group. : NAA
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British naval vessel. : EBOAT
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Lunched. : ATE
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Crop up again. : RECUR
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Melody. : AIR
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Of singing birds. : OSCINE
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Forsaken: Poet. : LORN
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Arrive, in a way. : MAKEPORT
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Planet. : URANUS
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Sandy tract: Brit. : DENE
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Bewilders. : STUNS
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Eastern ruler. : SHEIK
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Swiss artist. : KLEE
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Craggy hill. : TOR
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Yellow Sea city. : PORTARTHUR
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Hack. : TAXI
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French pronoun. : ELLE
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Winner: Colloq. : CHAMP
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A form of Agnes. : INEZ
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Bird food. : SEED
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Past, for one. : TENSE
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Site of Vulcan's workshop. : ETNA
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Cattle feed. : MASH
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Proficient. : ABLE
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Where Blarney is. : COUNTYCORK
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Embrace. : HUG
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Surfeited. : REPLETE
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Reserved. : ALOOF
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Brusque. : CURT
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Time initials. : EDT
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Old car. : REO
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Banking term. : ESCROW
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Pike. : ROAD
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Atoll. : ISLE
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City on the Rhein. : KOLN
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Constituent. : FACTOR
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More: It. : PIU
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Valley, in the Andes. : HOYA
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City of Poland. : POSEN
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Grampus. : ORC
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Cosmetic. : CREAM
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Mohammedan month. : RABIA
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Little one: Fr. : PETIT
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Fickle. : INCONSTANT
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Pleasant Island. : NAURU
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Deserves. : EARNS
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Oyster product. : NACRE
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Midwestern capital. : TOPEKA
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Zest. : ELAN
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Offspring. : SON
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Calliope's sister. : EUTERPE
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Did book work. : EDITED
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Regret. : RUE
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City areas. : SLUMS
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Goddess of hope. : SPES
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Flaw. : HOLE
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A Gardner. : ERLE
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Asian title. : KHAN
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Draft animals. : OXEN
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Pahlevi. : RIZA
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Draftee: Abbr. : RCT
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Article. : THE
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Sleeper. : TIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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