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New York Times, Tuesday, March 19, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 354 (avg 1.87)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,793
Across
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Winnow. : SIFT
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Shrimp. : PRAWN
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China Sea gulf. : SIAM
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Dormouse. : LOIR
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Region of old Asia Minor. : IONIA
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Open. : UNDO
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High: Lat. : ALTA
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Type of TV performer. : QUIZMASTER
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Card game. : BEZIQUE
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Unmask. : EXPOSE
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Stick together. : GLUE
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Dipper. : LADLE
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Pronoun. : THESE
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Spread. : JAM
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Renown. : ECLAT
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Auricle. : EAR
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Beetle. : SCARAB
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Current. : TIDE
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Hollywood name. : AVA
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Gems. : TOPAZES
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Sine ___ non. : QUA
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Purvey. : SELL
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Lower in rank. : DEMOTE
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Einstein's birthplace. : ULM
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Finish. : ENDUP
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Japanese coin. : RIN
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Delays. : WAITS
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Honkers. : GEESE
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Card term. : MELD
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Uneven. : JAGGED
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Misfit: Slang. : SADSACK
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Balance. : EQUANIMITY
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Thine: Fr. : ATOI
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Chanted. : SUNG
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Tropical tree. : CACAO
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State: Abbr. : CONN
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Receipts. : TAKE
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Some cards. : TREYS
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Therefore. : ERGO
Down
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Slice. : SLAB
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Daughter of Eurytus. : IOLE
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U.S. novelist. : FITZGERALD
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Santa Fe and others. : TRAILS
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Fabric. : PIQUE
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Wheel: Fr. : ROUE
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Black bird. : ANI
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Genius, for short. : WIZ
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Designated. : NAMED
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Dubious. : SUSPECT
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Preposition. : INTO
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Noun suffixes. : ADES
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Extra. : MORE
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Wheel pin. : AXLE
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Search. : QUEST
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Wyoming city. : LARAMIE
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Female warrior. : AMAZON
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Harass. : TEASE
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Shelter. : HAVEN
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Clowns. : JAPERS
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Property settler. : LIQUIDATOR
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Full-blown. : ADULT
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Sporting groups. : TEAMS
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Fish. : COD
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Call or raise. : BET
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Hemmed. : SEWED
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Traveler's concern. : LUGGAGE
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Hammer part. : PEEN
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Former French province. : ALSACE
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Decree. : EDICT
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Brothers of medicine. : MAYOS
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Witticism. : JEST
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Shade of blue. : AQUA
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Sludge: Slang. : GUNK
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Pause. : STAY
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Govt. group. : CONG
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Action: Prefix. : KINO
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Spoil. : MAR
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Dessert. : ICE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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