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New York Times, Wednesday, April 3, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Church title. : ABBE
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Nautical spar. : GAFF
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Ale. : BREW
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Place to shop. : MART
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Corolla part. : PETAL
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Moderate. : EASY
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One's own: Prefix. : IDIO
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Play ___. : HOOKY
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Food staple. : RICE
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Saskatchewan's capital. : REGINA
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Wondrous things. : MIRACLES
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In the course of. : ALONG
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Sweetbrier. : ROSE
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State nickname. : LONESTAR
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Confounded. : DEUCED
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Neighbor of Que. : ONT
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Rose red dye. : EOSIN
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Italian resort favored by Duse. : ASOLO
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Eye: Fr. : OEIL
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One of the Cyclades. : MELOS
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Writer Bagnold. : ENID
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N. African city. : TUNIS
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Attack. : SETON
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Weather word. : FOG
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Spots. : SPECKS
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Arab. : YEMENITE
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Diamond trio. : OUTS
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Challenged. : DARED
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Kings of old. : PHARAOHS
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Spring blooms. : LILACS
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Romanian city. : IASI
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Part of India. : DELHI
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One kind of judgment. : SNAP
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Sevareid. : ERIC
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Persona ___. : GRATA
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Teutonic name. : OTTO
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Gallic name. : RENE
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Trees. : YEWS
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One kind of egg. : NEST
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Moslem prince. : AMIR
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Commanded. : BADE
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Sailing vessel. : BRIGANTINE
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Place de l'___. : ETOILE
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The earth: Prefix. : GEO
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Source of power. : ATOM
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Hindu ascetic. : FAKIR
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Fisherman's purchase. : FLYROD
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Cradlesong: Fr. : BERCEUSE
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Kind of fence. : RAIL
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Suffix of verbs. : ESCE
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Letters. : WYES
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Specter. : PHANTOM
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Sniff. : NOSE
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On a voyage. : ASEA
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Fumes. : GASES
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Plunders. : LOOTS
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Ahead, in a game. : ONEUP
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American poet. : RILEY
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Close friend, perhaps. : CONFIDANTE
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Well-known poet. : ELIOT
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Shifty trick. : DODGE
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Distinguished. : NOTED
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"Shoestring" candy. : LICORICE
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African country. : SOMALIA
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Sea bird. : SKUA
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St. Philip ___. : NERI
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Stuck in the past. : STODGY
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First name in New York. : NELSON
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___ Khan. : SHERE
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Bridge support. : PIER
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Hounds' prey. : HARE
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Hindu month. : ASIN
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Vegetable dish. : SLAW
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Siamese. : CATS
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Catch sight of. : SPOT
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Uplands: Abbr. : HTS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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