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New York Times, Wednesday, March 20, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,794

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Across
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Engine turn: Colloq. : REV
4
Shoes. : TIES
8
Bell sound. : DONG
12
Island off Java. : BALI
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___ Hashana. : ROSH
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Bibelot. : CURIO
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Holes in one. : ACES
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Successively. : INSEQUENCE
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Where the Humboldt flows. : NEVADA
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Gives the green light. : OKS
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Hang back: Colloq. : DRAGONESFEET
25
Carpenter's joint. : TENON
26
Wall St. term. : STOCKS
30
"Do ___ say . . . " : ASI
32
Spoiled. : UNDID
35
Fabric texture. : WALE
36
Citizen of Zagreb. : CROAT
38
Alfonso's queen. : ENA
39
A flowing in. : INSET
40
Use a grasping device. : TONG
41
Earth-mover, for short. : DOZER
43
Social occasion. : TEA
44
Diversify. : ASSORT
47
Corp. VIP's. : EXECS
49
Accompany. : GOHANDINHAND
54
Anthropoid. : APE
57
Theater area. : LOGE
58
Navy man. : SEABEE
59
Inexorable force. : JUGGERNAUT
62
Goes boating. : ROWS
63
Gaelic name. : ANGUS
64
Raison d'___. : ETRE
65
Heavy odor. : MUSK
66
Portico of ancient Rome. : XYST
67
Get rid of. : SHED
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Piggery. : STY
Down
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Sportscar. : RACER
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Heights. : ELEVATIONS
3
Countenance. : VISAGE
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Royal villa at Versailles. : TRIANON
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Noun suffix. : ION
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Letters. : ESSES
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Ledge. : SHELF
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Proper. : DUE
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Whether ___. : ORNO
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Small cut. : NICK
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Proceeds. : GOES
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Fillet. : BAND
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Gem facet. : CULET
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Inquiry: Abbr. : QUES
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Coffeebreak item: Colloq. : DONUT
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Over. : ENDED
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Municipality. : TOWN
27
Looks (for). : CASTSABOUT
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Swiss painter and etcher. : KLEE
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Silk, in Italy. : SETA
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___ part. : ACTA
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Theater signs. : SROS
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Cadmus's daughter. : INO
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Confounded. : DAZED
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Twittery. : AGOG
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Peace goddess. : IRENE
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Was. : EXISTED
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Ingénue and others. : ROLES
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Norse god. : THOR
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Endearing traits. : CHARMS
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Saint of January 21. : AGNES
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Below: Poet. : NEATH
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Gossipy. : NEWSY
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Lobby feature. : DESK
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Hero of a Sophocles drama. : AJAX
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Slight. : PUNY
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Ingredient of floating island. : EGGS
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Racket strings. : GUT
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Noun ending. : URE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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