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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 47, Avg Word Len: 4.94, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 44, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,809

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Across
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Symbolic bird. : HAWK
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Crocus plant. : IRID
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Legendary French hero. : ROLAND
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Conqueror of Rome, 410 A.D. : ALARIC
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Trampoline artist. : TUMBLER
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Gridiron term. : TIMEOUT
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Pub potation. : ALE
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Maintains. : KEEPSUP
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___-Magnon. : CRO
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Money in Livorno. : LIRE
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Early Ottoman sultan. : SELIM
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Chow ___. : MEIN
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Knots in wood. : KNURS
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Red or White. : SOX
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Mudville man. : CASEY
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Very large bill: Slang. : GNOTE
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Century units. : DECADES
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Threshold. : SILL
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Flavoring herb. : SAGE
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Game dating from 1700's. : CRICKET
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Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
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Take ___ at. : ALOOK
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___ et labora (pray and work): Lat. : ORA
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American journalist-novelist. : RUARK
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Football play. : DOWN
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Wading bird. : STILT
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Occasion. : TIME
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Curtain material: Abbr. : ASB
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Having big trouble. : INASPOT
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Take forty winks. : NAP
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Salesman's concern. : REORDER
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Man of magic. : HOUDINI
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Postponed for future consideration. : TABLED
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In league. : ALLIED
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Stadium feature. : TIER
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Clairvoyant. : SEER
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Score of a kind. : HOMERUN
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Linen vestment. : ALB
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Constitutional. : WALK
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Bent pieces of wood. : KNEES
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Ancient Troy. : ILIUM
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Station passageway. : RAMP
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Infuriation. : IRE
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See. : DIOCESE
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Referee's decision. : RULING
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Suffers: Scot. : DREES
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___ and sevens. : ATSIXES
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Great scientists. : CURIES
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Discussion. : TALK
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Theater award. : TONY
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Work doggedly. : PLOD
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Agricultural problem. : EROSION
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Got by. : MADEOUT
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Puzzle: Colloq. : STICK
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Basketball player: Colloq. : CAGER
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Member of a brotherhood. : ELK
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Presidential nickname. : CAL
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Acrobat's costume. : LEOTARD
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Armoire. : CLOSET
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Dinghy. : ROWBOAT
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Thrice: Prefix. : TRIS
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Cascade peak. : RAINIER
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M. Duval, Camille's admirer. : ARMAND
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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Constellation's brightest star. : ALPHA
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Legionnaire's headgear. : KEPI
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Cynical look. : SNEER
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Workman's kit. : TOOLS
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Unfounded. : IDLE
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Marsh plant. : TULE
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Baseball abbreviation. : RBI
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Coining mold. : DIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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