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New York Times, Saturday, March 29, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { G Q W }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,168

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Across
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Barney of ring fame. : ROSS
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Thrash. : FLAIL
10
Perform. : PLAY
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Latin conjugation word. : AMAT
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Weight. : OUNCE
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De ___. : LUXE
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Retreat. : MAKEFORTHEHILLS
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Sign on a zoo house. : PRIMATES
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Waterway. : INLET
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Letter, British style. : ZED
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Marina sight, : MAST
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Censured. : BLAMED
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Famed ballet company. : BOLSHOI
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Erudition. : LORE
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Bristles. : SETAE
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Bend in a ship's plank. : SNY
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Makes a comeback. : EVENSUPTHESCORE
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Oolong. : TEA
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Malay boats. : PROAS
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Coagulate. : CLOT
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Agrees to. : ASSENTS
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First Stuart king. : JAMESI
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Some fliers. : ACES
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Ingot. : BAR
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___ frutti. : TUTTI
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Legends, photowise. : CAPTIONS
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Start of an alibi. : ITRIEDMYBESTBUT
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Forest animal. : DEER
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Anything that tempers. : EASER
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Key symbols. : CODE
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Actual being. : ESSE
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To a tee. : APTLY
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Uriah. : HEEP
Down
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Incline. : RAMP
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Bradley. : OMAR
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Literary pseudonym. : SAKI
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Restrain. : STEM
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Paid the bill. : FOOTED
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Baited. : LURED
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Aardvark meal. : ANTS
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I, in Leipzig. : ICH
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Light-Horse Harry. : LEE
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Pedestal base. : PLINTH
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Hiatus. : LULL
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Wheel support. : AXLE
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Day before: Abbr. : YEST
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Daunt. : FAZE
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Gallery sounds. : HISSES
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Nocturnal insects. : MOTHS
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Wings. : ALAE
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Fruit decay. : BLET
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I ___ parade. : LOVEA
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Spaces. : AREAS
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Chess pieces. : MEN
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Greek letters. : BETAS
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"___ Mio." : OSOLE
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Japanese boxes. : INROS
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Places, as a cue ball. : SPOTS
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Abominable Snowman. : YETI
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Coin. : SPECIE
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Vase: Fr. : URNE
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Year in reign of Charlemagne. : CCM
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Literary form. : SATIRE
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Jesting talk. : JAPERY
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Wiles. : ARTS
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Confusion. : BABEL
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Neap or rip. : TIDE
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Shoshoni. : UTES
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Very: Fr. : TRES
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Sac. : CYST
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Yen. : ITCH
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Woodwind. : OBOE
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Art subject. : NUDE
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Phase. : STEP
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Latin goddess. : DEA
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Plan. : MAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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