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New York Times, Monday, April 1, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.59, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,806
Across
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Meadowsweet. : SPIREA
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Falls in drops. : SHEDS
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"___of thought." : ATRAIN
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Pauses between showers. : LETUPS
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Granular. : GRAINY
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Deluge forerunner. : RAINDROP
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Educ. group. : NEA
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Tolstoy heroine. : ANNA
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From ___ Z. : ATO
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Prepares for a rainy day. : SAVES
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Widow's coin. : MITE
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In ___. : SITU
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Augustan poet. : OVID
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Handy items for leaking roofs. : PANS
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Kind of house. : MANOR
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Agreed! : YES
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Othello's "friend." : IAGO
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Fish. : GAR
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Flighty ones. : SCATTERBRAINS
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Pronoun. : HIS
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City problem. : SLUM
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___ told. : ALL
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Nahuatl. : AZTEC
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Fallfish. : CHUB
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Graf ___. : SPEE
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Seed. : GERM
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Coconut fiber. : COIR
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Dishes. : STEWS
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Make money. : EARN
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Pluvial time: Abbr. : APR
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County, in a book title. : RAINTREE
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Certain pipes. : DRAINS
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Trapper. : SNARER
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Actress Ella. : RAINES
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Proofreading orders. : STETS
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Akin. : AGNATE
Down
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Sink down. : SAG
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Artist: Abbr. : PTR
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Man's name. : IRA
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Precipitated. : RAINED
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___ Tages (one day): Ger. : EINES
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Novelist Seton. : ANYA
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Directions of driving rains. : SLANTS
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German poet. : HEINE
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Volcano. : ETNA
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Washout. : DUD
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Joint wrench. : SPRAIN
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___ voce. : SOTTO
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Regardless of weather. : RAINORSHINE
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Come down. : POUR
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Kind of bean. : SOY
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Prayers. : AVES
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Nobleman: Abbr. : VISC
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Merlin, for one. : MAGE
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Graceful gown. : SARI
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Butter portions. : PATS
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Term of address. : MAAM
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Adjective suffix. : ITIC
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Larva. : GRUB
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Throaty sound. : AHEM
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Fuzzy look. : BLUR
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Nucha. : NAPE
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Oodles. : SLEW
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French article. : LES
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Field: Lat. : AGER
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Greek letters. : ZETAS
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Prepares. : TRAINS
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Excavators, in a way. : CORERS
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Bit of music. : STRAIN
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Left-out mark. : CARET
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Wheel chock. : SPRAG
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To be, in Paris. : ETRE
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Seaport of Spain. : ADRA
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Ballplayer. : NAT
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___ tizzy. : INA
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Seine. : NET
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Compass point. : SSE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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