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New York Times, Friday, May 17, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 332 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,852
Across
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Experts. : ACES
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Whiz. : SPEED
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Sensible. : SANE
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Stone: Suffix. : LITH
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Grit. : NERVE
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Opener. : KNOB
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Opposed. : ANTI
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Be in store. : AWAIT
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Preposition. : INTO
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Kind of baseball play. : SQUEEZE
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Citizen of Luang Prabang. : LAOTIAN
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Loafs. : LAZES
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Labor group. : ILO
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Meretricious. : TAWDRY
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Scene of many a movie. : WILDWEST
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U.S. novelist. : HURST
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Relinquish. : CEDE
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Arabian capital. : SANA
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Poetic work. : ODE
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Forerunners. : HERALDS
42
Org. : SOC
43
Speculate. : RISK
45
Charge. : DUTY
46
January, in Madrid. : ENERO
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Attest officially. : NOTARIZE
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Tournaments. : JOUSTS
51
Region of Morocco. : RIF
52
A cold, old style. : RHEUM
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Engages. : EMPLOYS
58
Staring. : OWLEYED
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Beginner: Var. : TIRO
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What "veni" means. : ICAME
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Demolish. : RAZE
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___ now (currently). : ASOF
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Kind of orange. : NAVEL
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Inter ___. : ALIA
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Page. : LEAF
70
Ground cover. : GRASS
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Author Edel. : LEON
Down
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Dear me! : ALAS
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French numerical. : CINQ
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Famous last words. : ETTU
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Protects. : SHIELDS
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Flashily attractive: Slang. : SNAZZY
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Tiny one. : PEWEE
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Historical period. : ERA
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Malefic. : EVIL
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Elaborate. : DETAILED
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Squaw Valley sights. : SKITOWS
11
Years: Lat. : ANNI
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___ bene. : NOTA
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Dark. : EBON
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Planet. : EARTH
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Seasoned. : OLD
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Outer wear. : SWEATER
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Prickle. : THORN
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TV term. : AUDIO
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Gain with difficulty. : WREST
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Vainly. : IDLY
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Simplifies. : EASES
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Sound of contempt. : SNORT
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Mexican sandwiches. : TACOS
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Santa ___. : CRUZ
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Enlightening. : EDIFYING
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Formerly Keijo. : SEOUL
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Name in Hollywood lore. : KARLOFF
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One or two. : NUMERAL
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___ Branco. : RIO
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Watch parts. : JEWELS
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Rooftrees. : HOMES
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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___ en scène. : MISE
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Indonesian craft. : PROA
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Protruding rock. : SCAR
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Eastern campus. : YALE
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Name in Broadway lore. : EZIO
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Cooperstown name. : DEAN
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A Gardner. : AVA

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

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