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New York Times, Saturday, April 26, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Across
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Johnny Appleseed’s name. : CHAPMAN
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De ___ (in reality). : FACTO
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Halo. : AUREOLE
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Strands. : MAROONS
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Mistake of a sort. : SLIPOFTHETONGUE
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Ach! : ALAS
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River through Lake Geneva. : RHONE
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Dramatis personae. : CAST
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Suffix with press or moist. : URE
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Charlotte ___. : RUSSE
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Pops the question. : PROPOSES
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Hayseeds. : HICKS
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L. P. for one: Abbr. : REC
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Emulated O’Toole. : ACTED
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City near Lisbon. : EVORA
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Antony’s phrase for Brutus. : ANHONOURABLEMAN
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Polo. : MARCO
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“Olympia” painter. : MANET
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First word of “Home, Sweet Home.” : MID
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Quarterback play. : SNEAK
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Set apart solemnly. : DEDICATE
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Straight muscles. : RECTI
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Car of the ’20’s. : REO
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Jai ___. : ALAI
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___ mañana. : HASTA
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U.S. agency: Abbr. : USIS
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Very special. : BORNTOTHEPURPLE
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Fred from Omaha. : ASTAIRE
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Not so neat. : MESSIER
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Sample. : TASTE
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Goes up. : ASCENDS
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Señora’s place. : CASA
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Pea pod. : HULL
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“Un bel di,” for one. : ARIA
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Invigorates. : PEPSUP
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Barn sound. : MOO
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Open-air. : ALFRESCO
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Where Haarlem is: Abbr. : NETH
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Gruesome threesome. : FATES
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Nigerian native. : ARO
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Fancy. : CONCEIVE
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Forum garb. : TOGA
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Obligation. : ONUS
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Cafe card. : MENU
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Term in new math. : SET
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Condiment. : HORSERADISH
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Raleigh’s island: 1585. : ROANOKE
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Pony. : SHELTIE
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Hyde Park vehicles. : PRAMS
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French author: 1823–92. : RENAN
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Artist’s pigment. : OCHRE
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Garden: Suffix. : ETUM
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Slight pause. : COMMA
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Cobra’s cousin. : KRAIT
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Earl of Derby fame. : SANDE
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Hamlet. : DANE
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Cousins of harmonicas. : OCARINAS
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Clothes. : BEDRAPES
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Links. : COURSE
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Milking, for one. : CHORE
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London gallery. : TATE
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Desert coat. : ABA
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All at sea. : LOST
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City in N. W. Greece. : ARTA
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Melodic subject. : TEMA
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Ballet maneuver. : SPIN
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“___ Three Lives.” : ILED
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Pulpit talks: Abbr. : SERS
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Small bird. : TIT
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Alma mater of O. J. Simpson. : USC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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