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New York Times, Friday, March 8, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,782
Across
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Teutonic god. : WOTAN
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Foremost. : CHIEF
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Joker. : WAG
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High quality fig. : ELEME
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Part of a poem. : CANTO
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Prayer. : AVE
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Goat antelope. : SEROW
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Curios. : VIRTU
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Letter. : VEE
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Port in Spain. : TARIFA
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Leland Stanford, Sophia Smith, etc. : FOUNDERS
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Killer whale. : ORCA
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Beatrice ___. : DESTE
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Hand ___. : TOMOUTH
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Fashion name. : DIOR
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Low: Poet. : ADOWN
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Jewish prayer. : ALENU
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Old or middle. : AGE
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Franklin, Jefferson, et al. : FOUNDINGFATHERS
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Three: It. : TRE
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Shoestring. : LACET
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Golden. : AURIC
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Facet. : PANE
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Nautical term. : EBBTIDE
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Ski center. : ASPEN
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Small group. : TRIO
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___ the defendant. : FOUNDFOR
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Drink greedily. : GUZZLE
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Boat. : TUG
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West Indian native. : CARIB
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Golf term. : TEEUP
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Full of: Suffix. : OSE
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Part of a Dickens title. : ATALE
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Take effect. : INURE
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Styron's Turner. : NAT
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Nice ___ (prude). : NELLY
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" . . . ___ the Queen." : TOSEE
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Bridge position. : WEST
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Tree genus. : OLEA
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
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French possessive. : AMOI
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Where St. Johns is. : NEWFOUNDLANDCAN
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3rd-cen. date. : CCV
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Port of Israel. : HAIFA
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Japanese box. : INRO
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Caesar's words. : ETTU
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Discovered something. : FOUNDOUTABOUTIT
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Combers. : WAVES
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Turn away. : AVERT
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Birds. : GEESE
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Skill. : ART
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German article. : DER
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Opportunity. : CHANCE
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American sculptor. : TAFT
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Flavor. : ODOR
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Little grimace. : MOUE
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Have. : OWN
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More adept. : DEFTER
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___ way. : INA
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Big: Abbr. : LGE
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Gas: Prefix. : AERI
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Ridged plate. : GRID
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Verb suffix. : ESCE
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Fleming. : IAN
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Shelter. : HUT
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Indite. : PEN
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Important. : BIG
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River of song. : AFTON
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March king. : SOUSA
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Sound in the West. : PUGET
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Warble. : TRILL
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Inevitability. : FATE
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Unwritten. : ORAL
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Stoic. : ZENO
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Hebe's father. : ZEUS
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Draw. : LURE
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Weapon. : EPEE
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Tunisian VIP. : BEY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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