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New York Times, Friday, March 22, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,796

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Across
1
Jordanian. : ARAB
5
I.e. : IDEST
10
Pretense. : SHAM
14
___ California. : BAJA
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Suspicious: Colloq. : FISHY
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Alaskan city. : NOME
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Lab material. : AGAR
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John Jacob. : ASTOR
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Steinbeck character. : OKIE
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Fine line on a type face. : SERIF
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Touch-me-not. : JEWELWEED
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Asiatic. : LAO
26
Sound of distress. : SOB
27
Scull. : OAR
30
Man's name. : ELIAS
33
Rafter. : BEAM
36
Old-fashioned timepiece. : STEMWINDER
39
Piece of music: Abbr. : RHAP
41
Hindu god. : SIVA
42
Future supply. : STORE
43
Oriental ruler. : RANI
44
Iowa city. : AMES
45
Awesome. : TERRIFYING
47
Wagner role. : ELSA
49
Tennis score. : DEUCE
50
African title. : RAS
51
12th-cen. date. : MCC
53
British naval title: Abbr. : LHA
54
Kind of dinnerware. : BONECHINA
59
Opera. : TOSCA
64
Surrounded. : AMID
65
___ Unis. : ETATS
67
Glasswort. : KALI
68
Indonesian island. : BALI
69
Rocky debris. : SCREE
70
First name. : ADAM
71
Scope. : AREA
72
Ghost. : SHADE
73
Slangy cries of joy. : YOWS
Down
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
2
Storm. : RAGE
3
Open. : AJAR
4
Adriatic port. : BARI
5
"___ man answers . . . " : IFA
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Incoherent. : DISJOINTED
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Punta del ___. : ESTE
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Race track term. : SHOW
9
Briton's car gear. : TYRES
10
Ornamental shrub. : SNOWBERRY
11
Bunkum. : HOKE
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French friend. : AMIE
13
Reward: Poet. : MEED
21
Went swiftly. : FLEW
23
Tennis term. : LOB
25
Tilting. : ALIST
27
Peak in Thessaly. : OSSA
28
One at ___. : ATIME
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Frolic. : REVEL
31
Worship. : ADORE
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Finely toothed. : SERRULATED
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Not turn ___. : AHAIR
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Food of a kind. : MANNA
37
Newspapers, radio, etc. : MASSMEDIA
38
Germany. : REICH
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Animals of rhyme. : PIGS
46
Exploit. : FEAT
48
Business abbreviation. : ACC
52
Game. : CHESS
54
Kind of cake. : BABA
55
Oriental name. : OMAR
56
Historic river. : NILE
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Strong urge. : ITCH
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Honshu city. : NARA
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Slangy "yes." : OKAY
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Javanese carriage. : SADO
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Kind of hammer. : CLAW
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Hopes. : AIMS
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Comprehend. : SEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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