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New York Times, Friday, May 16, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,216

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Military planning. : STRATEGY
9
Carroll or Josephine. : BAKER
14
Current film. : THEFIXER
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Oscar-winning film. : OLIVER
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Snakes. : RATTLERS
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Shawl, south of the border. : TAPALO
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Cuckoo. : ANI
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Good advice. : TRY
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Ship: Abbr. : STR
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Military branch: Abbr. : CAV
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Common vetch. : TARE
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Drum. : TOMTOM
27
Shoshonean. : UTE
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Representative. : AGENT
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Standard. : NORM
31
___ Gynt. : PEER
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Reefs. : LEDGES
34
Western characters. : RUSTLERS
36
Fraud. : IMPOSTURE
38
Relative of a clarinet. : HORNPIPE
41
Soaked-bread dish. : PANADA
45
Mariner’s word. : ALEE
46
Blue or White. : NILE
48
Less adulterated. : PURER
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Highways: Abbr. : RDS
50
Head count. : CENSUS
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Noun suffix. : MENT
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Mother of 31 Across. : ASE
54
Partner of ’earty. : ALE
55
The pike: Scot. : GED
57
Sesame. : TIL
58
Step. : STRIDE
60
Make a sheriff’s aide. : DEPUTIZE
62
Fine porcelain. : SEVRES
63
Hospital personnel. : INTERNES
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Sleeps. : RESTS
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Eared seals. : SEALIONS
Down
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Of layers of rock. : STRATAL
2
Jurisdiction of Scottish baron. : THANAGE
3
In seclusion. : RETIRED
4
Fore’s partner. : AFT
5
Pinball expression. : TILT
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Put into action. : EXERT
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Monster with three bodies. : GERYON
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1969 et al.: Abbr. : YRS
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Toast. : BOTTOMSUP
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Fire ___. : ALARM
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Coin of Laos. : KIP
12
Person taken from a place. : EVACUEE
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Teller. : RELATER
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Wanderers. : ROVERS
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Framework brace. : STRUT
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Fire ___. : ENGINE
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Small amounts. : MORSELS
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Weather abbreviation. : TEMP
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Opposite of vacuum. : PLENUM
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Cowardly. : SPINELESS
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Catch. : TRAP
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Think: Colloq. : OPINE
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Torment. : HARASS
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Anyone over 30, to the new breed. : OLDSTER
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Reticence. : RESERVE
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Italian satirist, 1492–1556. : ARETINO
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Inhabitant. : DENIZEN
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Lacking skill. : ARTLESS
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City in Oregon. : EUGENE
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West Pointer. : CADET
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Coral partitions. : SEPTA
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“___ in the Sun.” : DUEL
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Tax form abbreviation. : IRS
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Apart: Prefix. : DIS
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Numerical prefix. : TRI

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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