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New York Times, Friday, March 29, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { B J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,803
Across
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Proverbial backbreaker. : LASTSTRAW
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Turkish title. : PASHA
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Power. : AUTHORITY
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Pallid. : ASHEN
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Oliver and others. : CROMWELLS
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Good loser. : SPORT
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Attention. : EAR
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Vegetable. : PEAS
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Concise. : TERSE
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Grain. : SEED
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Analysts' concerns. : IDS
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American playwright. : HART
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Like: Suffix. : OID
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Airline term. : ETA
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Crawled, so to speak. : SWAM
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Barnum's forte. : SHOWMANSHIP
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Angelus prayer. : AVE
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Featherlike. : PINNATE
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Some literary works. : IRONIES
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"Yes." : IDO
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Clothing sale offer. : MIXANDMATCH
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Geographical abbreviation. : NENG
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Mel. : OTT
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King: Sp. : REY
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Merit. : EARN
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Retainer. : FEE
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Uncommon: Abbr. : SPEC
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Cup of a kind. : TASSE
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Letter heading. : SIRS
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___ créole. : ALA
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Spiciness. : AROMA
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Waxed fat. : PROSPERED
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Single. : UNWED
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Unduly confident. : ASSERTIVE
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Cher's partner. : SONNY
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Item for the records. : STEREOSET
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Dry goods specialties. : LACES
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Distinctive impressions. : AURAE
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Emporium. : STORE
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Theol. degree. : THM
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Farm animal. : SOW
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Alarm. : TREPIDATION
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Angered: Colloq. : RILED
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Certain books. : ATLASES
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Author of "Swiss Family Robinson." : WYSS
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Italian food. : PASTA
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Former Turkish coins. : ASPERS
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Theater doorman's promise. : SHORTWAIT
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Possessive. : HERS
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Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Feathers. : DOWN
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VIP in Hollywood. : HAIRDRESSER
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Moslem leader. : IMAM
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Scanty. : THIN
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Network. : MESH
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Form a web. : SPIN
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Go underground. : HIDE
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Independent. : ONONESOWN
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Barbershop word. : NEXT
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Fruit. : POME
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Certain votes. : NAYS
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To begin with. : ATFIRST
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Utility workers. : GASMEN
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Quick. : READY
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Irregular. : EROSE
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Son of Priam. : PARIS
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Nice pupil. : ELEVE
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Officer-to-be. : CADET
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Greek letters. : TAUS
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River of Tuscany. : ARNO
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Evian and others. : SPAS
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Common prefix. : PRE
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Wartime initials. : ETO

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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