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New York Times, Tuesday, March 4, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 339 (avg 1.79)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,143
Across
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Misbehave. : ACTUP
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Pet. : TABBY
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British money: Abbr. : STG
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Sophisticated. : BLASE
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Island, in Italy. : ISOLA
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Scoreboard trio. : OOO
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Example of lagniappe. : BAKERSDOZEN
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___ tree. : UPA
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Watched. : EYED
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St. ___, France's West Point. : CYR
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Swerved. : SKEWED
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Craft of sorts. : UFO
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Unserviceable. : USELESS
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Start of a game. : JUMPOFF
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Obligations. : NEEDS
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___ dare. : ONA
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Reluctant. : AFRAID
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Common French verb. : ETRE
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Invigorating. : VITAL
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Title of respect: Abbr. : ESQ
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Erect. : AREAR
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Impress clearly. : ETCH
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Snub. : REBUFF
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Communication initials. : RCA
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German philosopher. : HEGEL
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Passes. : ELAPSES
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Louis XV's favorite. : DUBARRY
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Neighbor of Ida. : ORE
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Poem. : EPOPEE
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___ Paulo. : SAO
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Scoria. : LAVA
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Increase. : WAX
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British composer. : EDWARDELGAR
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Wind direction. : ENE
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Littoral. : COAST
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Prepare new defenses. : REARM
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Measures: Abbr. : YDS
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Attempt. : ESSAY
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Off-target. : STRAY
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French clergyman. : ABBE
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The Great Pacificator. : CLAY
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Receipts, familiarly. : TAKE
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Depleted. : USEDUP
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Through. : PER
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Redd up. : TIDY
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Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
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Dickens. : BOZ
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Delightful. : BLESSED
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American Leaguer. : YANKEE
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Foul-weather gear. : SOUWESTERS
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Bends the elbow. : TOPES
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Stimuli. : GOADS
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Gibe. : SCOFF
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Church man. : ELDER
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A Saratoga purchase. : FOAL
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Notable. : UNIQUE
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Olympian. : JOVE
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Army group. : UNIT
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Containers of a sort. : MATCHBOXES
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Ad lib. : FREELY
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Fireproofing: Abbr. : ASB
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Competition. : RACE
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Geologic times. : ERAS
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All of ___. : AHEAP
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Remote. : AFAR
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Altar screen. : REREDOS
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Bright light. : FLOOD
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Where the Alpheus flows. : GREECE
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Shot. : PELLET
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U.S. admiral. : DEWEY
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___ coming. : UPAND
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Fencer's cry. : SASA
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Bohemian. : ARTY
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Seaweed. : AGAR
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Latin-American measure. : VARA
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Multitude. : ARMY
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Common verb. : WAS
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Noun endings. : ERS

Answer summary: 2 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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