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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,801
Across
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A million times: Prefix. : MEGA
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Cossets. : PETS
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Piece of furniture. : CRIB
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City on the Oka. : OREL
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Sudden insight. : IDEA
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Excelled. : SHONE
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Balkan name. : TITO
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Piano piece. : CHOPSTICKS
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Name in journalism. : HEARST
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Bicycle part. : SPROCKET
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Button or fastener. : STUD
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Hither and ___. : YON
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Cloth measures: Abbr. : YDS
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The mail, in India. : DAK
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Dies ___. : IRAE
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North, for one. : SEA
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Artless. : INNOCENT
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English potter. : SPODE
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Nursery rhyme threat. : STICKSANDSTONES
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Town: It. : CITTA
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Royal title. : ARCHDUKE
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Poetic verb form. : ART
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Scorch. : SEAR
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Girl of song. : SAL
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Medical group. : AMA
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Sweep. : OAR
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Suffix in chemistry. : ITOL
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Artifice. : MANEUVER
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Country wear. : TWEEDS
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Building material. : BROWNSTONE
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Constellation Lepus. : HARE
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Dipped. : LADED
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Contrite one. : RUER
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Part of the world. : ASIA
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Vous ___. : ETES
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Ancient river of 67 Across. : OXUS
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Lease. : RENT
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Miller. : MOTH
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Sandusky's waterfront. : ERIE
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Japanese wooden clog. : GETA
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Then: Fr. : ALORS
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Imagines. : PICTURES
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Old English letter. : EDH
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Ancient city near Smyrna. : TEOS
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Abounding in juices. : SAPPY
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Fashionable. : CHIC
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Well-known nickname. : ROCKY
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Blacked (in). : INKED
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Surpasses. : BESTS
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Short distance. : STONESTHROW
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Rialto signs. : SROS
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Linger: Slang. : STICKAROUND
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Charles ___ Gibson. : DANA
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Something circular. : DISC
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Opposed. : ANTI
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Mend. : KNIT
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Lab equipment. : ETNAS
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Like peas in ___. : APOD
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Numerical prefix. : OCTA
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Burden. : ONUS
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Ten times: Prefix. : DEKA
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Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
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German number. : DREI
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Routs. : SCATTERS
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Hebrew letters. : TAVS
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Gait. : AMBLE
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Corday's victim. : MARAT
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Electrode. : ANODE
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Kind of rocket. : RETRO
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Hungarian composer. : LEHAR
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Farm animals. : EWES
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Flour-butter mixture. : ROUX
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Naturalness. : EASE
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Albanian river. : DRIN
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Reservation. : SEAT
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Fresh: Ger. : NEU

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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