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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,172
Across
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Volcanic rock. : TRASS
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Secular. : LAIC
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River of Poland. : RABA
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A vocal style: Abbr. : RECIT
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Pelion's companion. : OSSA
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Noble: Ger. : EDEL
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City in Turkey. : ADANA
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Wedding music of sorts. : CHARIVARI
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British system, for one. : MONARCHY
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Historic French river. : AISNE
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Kind of pickle. : DILL
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Western plains bird. : SAGEHEN
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Name for Henry V. : HAL
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Backs down. : EATSCROW
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Pub item. : ALE
32
Figures of speech. : TROPES
33
Danube tributary. : ENNS
37
Ball club. : METS
39
Hole ___. : INONE
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God: Fr. : DIEU
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Dundee man. : SCOT
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Railroad spur. : SIDING
44
"___ a drop to drink." : NOR
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Paperhanger's receptacle. : PASTECAN
47
Objective. : END
48
Man in the ring. : REFEREE
51
Home for a jinni. : LAMP
53
Bring together. : UNITE
54
Victoria's Prime Minister. : DISRAELI
58
Store employee. : SALESGIRL
61
Actor's part. : LINES
62
Cuchulainn's wife. : EMER
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Sheep genus. : OVIS
64
Canal Zone city. : ANCON
65
Gielgud and others. : SIRS
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Newcastle's river. : TYNE
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Small anvil. : TEEST
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Mine vehicle. : TRAM
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Renovate. : REDO
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Not hold ___. : ACANDLETO
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Biblical mountain. : SINAI
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Hollywood hopeful. : STARLET
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Lomond or Katrine. : LOCH
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Ghastly. : ASHY
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O.T. book: Abbr. : ISA
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Sedan. : CAR
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Inspected, as troops. : REVIEWED
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Make ___ for it. : ADASH
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Canton of the Jungfrau. : BERNE
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Outsider. : ALIEN
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"Othello" character. : IAGO
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French Franciscan nun. : CLARISSE
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Picturesque. : SCENIC
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Ordnance depots. : ARSENALS
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Radio buffs. : HAMS
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Writer Waugh. : ALEC
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Word on a marquee. : TONITE
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English pottery. : SPODE
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Old Irish shilling. : NINEPENCE
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A kind of sign. : NEON
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Voiceless, in phonetics. : SURD
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Historic church. : STPETERS
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Greet warily, dog style. : GNARLAT
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Olympian god. : ARES
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Hoaxes. : RUSES
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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Office worker. : FILER
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Historic ship. : MAINE
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Albania's longest river. : DRIN
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German girl's name. : ILSE
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Zodiac sign and others. : LEOS
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"There ___ any more." : ISNT
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Achieved. : GOT
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Campus vine. : IVY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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