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New York Times, Tuesday, May 27, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,227

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Sports name. : BABE
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Exclamation. : ALAS
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Verse. : STAVE
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College in North Carolina. : ELON
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Jester. : MIME
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"South Pacific" or "Wayside Inn." : TALES
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Approach in a way. : CLOSEINON
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Migrant workers. : OKIES
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___ the collar. : HOTUNDER
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Della. : REESE
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Upper space. : ETHER
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___ band. : ONEMAN
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Producer, as of books. : ISSUER
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Mild oath. : DANG
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Grenoble item. : SKI
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Water, at cocktail time. : CHASER
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Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Hoity-toity. : HIGHHAT
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Arrange. : DISPOSE
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___ hejirae. : ANNO
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Johnson in-law. : NUGENT
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Norse goddess. : RAN
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Destiny. : DOOM
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Tramp. : TRUDGE
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Queen. : REGINA
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Insects. : WASPS
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Gielgud vehicle. : DRAMA
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Endures successfully. : RIDESOUT
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Do a cartographer's job. : REMAP
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Indicated. : ADDEDUPTO
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Musical piece. : ETUDE
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Ego. : SELF
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Ruffle. : ROIL
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German river. : WESER
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Hunted animal. : PREY
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Bird. : ERNE
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___-de-mer (a pidgin English). : BECHE
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Assign. : ALLOT
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Stall. : BOOTH
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Result. : ENSUE
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Among. : AMID
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Short message. : LINE
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Loving. : AMOROUS
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Capitol Hill man: Abbr. : SEN
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___ trooper. : STORM
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Use the pool. : TAKEADIP
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One who conveys property. : ALIENATOR
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Necklines. : VEES
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Sum, ___, ful. : ESSE
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Add value to. : ENRICH
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Required. : NEEDED
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Wrong. : ERRING
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Peace in Hinduism. : SHANTI
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Sixth planet from sun. : SATURN
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U. S. agency. : NASA
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Secluded valley. : GLEN
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Food fish. : SHAD
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The movies, in Europe. : KINO
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Dullard. : IGNORAMUS
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Domestic. : HOMEMADE
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Did the prunes. : STEWED
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Sentry. : GUARDER
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Curious one. : GAPER
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Bet on ___ thing. : ASURE
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Lethargy. : SOPOR
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Interpose. : PUTIN
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Embezzled. : STOLE
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Attracted. : DREW
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Network. : RETE
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Useless. : IDLE
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Flout. : DEFY
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Cobra. : ASP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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