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New York Times, Wednesday, March 5, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,144
Across
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Lead. : STAR
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Shade of blue. : PARIS
10
October stone. : OPAL
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Tops. : AONE
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Elevator sign. : INUSE
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Fix. : REDO
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Score. : GOAL
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Knitting stitch. : CABLE
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Rock. : CRAG
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Begin with energy. : ATTACK
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September stone. : SAPPHIRE
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Greek letters. : TAUS
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___ exempli. : MALI
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Flower for April. : SWEETPEA
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Doodad. : GADGET
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U.S. author. : OHARA
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Tennyson hero. : ARDEN
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Mountain: Prefix. : ORO
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Units in a code. : DOTS
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Doers: Suffix. : STERS
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___ fide. : BONA
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Bravo. : OLE
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Opera name. : TOSCA
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Valentine objectives. : SAFES
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Of the chin. : MENTAL
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February stone. : AMETHYST
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In the center. : AMID
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Bell song. : ARIA
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Flower for July. : LARKSPUR
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Load. : ARMFUL
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Pointed arch. : OGEE
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Quixote's foes. : EVILS
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Princess in myth. : IOLE
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Tolerate. : BEAR
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Writer for Friday. : DEFOE
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English composer. : ARNE
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Advantage. : ODDS
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Ferments. : STEWS
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Stingy. : NEAR
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Story. : SAGA
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Spree. : TOOT
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College subj. : ANAT
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Scheherazade and others. : RELATERS
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Kind of truck. : PICKUP
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Collection of quotes. : ANA
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___ the wrong way. : RUBS
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Eastern faith. : ISLAM
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Leaks. : SEEPAGES
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Lady's-slipper. : ORCHID
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Fairy. : PERI
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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Box. : LOGE
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Down: Prefix : CATA
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Drawing. : PLAN
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Memberships. : SEATS
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Sinful place. : SODOM
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In good health. : WHOLE
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Used. : EATEN
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Palm tree. : ARECA
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Silly. : GOOFY
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Sea eagles. : ERNES
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Skoal. : TOAST
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High action. : DRAMA
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Single-hoofed animals. : SOLIPEDS
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Native of an island vacation spot. : BAHAMIAN
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Some people's headgear. : TAMS
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Enliven. : STIR
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Participants in a wager. : TAKERS
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Uses a pencil top. : ERASES
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Bedquilt of down. : DUVET
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Wolf. : LOBO
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Like good wine. : AGED
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Interpret. : READ
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Prevalent. : RIFE
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Golf word. : FORE
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Arm bone. : ULNA
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Be the vlllain. : LEER
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Beneath contempt. : LOW

Answer summary: 1 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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