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New York Times, Saturday, May 17, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,217
Across
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Steak tartare, for one. : RAWMEAT
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Personnel manager. : STAFFER
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Intensify. : ENHANCE
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Taint. : POLLUTE
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Like some sardines. : SKINNEDANDBONED
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Jungfrau, for one. : ALP
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English gun. : STEN
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Lumberjacks. : SAWERS
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Slangy replies. : YEPS
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Detroit product. : AUTO
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Indian weight. : SER
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U.S. literary initials. : EAP
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Combined: Var. : MIXT
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Hindu deity. : RAMA
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Canyons. : GORGES
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Encounter. : MEET
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Slack. : LAX
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Ad agency instruction for printing. : INSERTIONNOTICE
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Author Deighton. : LEN
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Mountain pool. : TARN
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Rotated. : TURNED
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" . . . play a part, and mine ___ one." : ASAD
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Gershwin heroine. : BESS
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Flap. : TAB
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Pre-Penn Central initials. : PRR
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Accomplishes. : DOES
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Army meal. : MESS
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Money in Madras. : RUPEES
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Bauxite and fool's gold. : ORES
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Electronic initials. : RCA
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Jet age merchant of sorts. : USEDPLANEDEALER
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German chemist, 1884–1949. : BERGIUS
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Approaching. : NEARING
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Early ascetics. : ESSENES
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Furs. : ERMINES
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Iterate. : RESAY
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Leg joint. : ANKLE
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Upstarts. : WHIPPERSNAPPERS
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Isle of ___. : MAN
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Austrian river. : ENNS
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Vinegars. : ACETA
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___ laudamus. : TEDEUM
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Laboratory sample: Abbr. : SPN
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Ivy clumps. : TODS
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Spanish duke and family. : ALBAS
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Bloom. : FLOWER
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Book by 43 Across. : FUNERALINBERLIN
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Spanish poet's sky. : ETER
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Port and vermilion. : REDS
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Indian storm current. : ANTIMONSOON
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Western plant. : SAGE
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Draft animals. : OXEN
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Sassy. : PERT
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Camper's home. : TENT
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Ceremonial staff. : MACE
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Dismissed: Slang. : AXED
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River to the Colorado. : GILA
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Singles. : ONES
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Pierce. : STAB
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Racetrack figure. : TOUT
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Angered. : IRED
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Streetcar. : TRAM
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Sprinkle with flour. : DREDGE
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Placid. : SERENE
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Fasten again. : REPIN
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Passover festival. : SEDER
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Play part. : SCENE
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Marionette family. : SARGS
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Gullible one. : RUBE
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Consumes. : USES
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Swing around. : SLUE
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Stitching edge. : SEAM
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Beast. : ASS
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"Exodus" hero. : ARI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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