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New York Times, Monday, May 6, 1968

51-Across : Sidestepped.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,841
Across
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Reflects. : MEDITATES
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Madrid's Fifth Avenue. : PRADO
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Free from blame. : EXONERATE
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T square. : RULER
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The Robert E. Lee. : RIVERBOAT
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___ sides. : ONALL
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___ de la Cité. : ILE
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Outlay. : COST
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Hard. : STEELY
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Bed canopy. : TESTER
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Surfeit. : SATE
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Moreover. : ALSO
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Shellfish. : LIMPETS
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Tries: Colloq. : STABS
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Occupy. : FILL
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Gumbo. : OKRA
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Pod or shell. : HULL
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Tab. : LABEL
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Athletic event. : MEET
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Skilled. : ABLE
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In a flutter. : AGOG
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De Mille ballet. : RODEO
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Spear-shaped. : HASTATE
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Land of Finn MacCool. : ERIN
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Small tuft. : WISP
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Sidestepped. : EVADED
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Cole Porter musical. : CANCAN
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Wife of a ruler. : RANI
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Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
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___ propre. : AMOUR
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Standard-bearers. : BANNERMEN
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Wandered. : ROVED
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Very positive. : ASSERTIVE
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Kind of volcanic rock. : TRASS
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Expert of a special kind. : TEATASTER
Down
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Excellence. : MERIT
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Banishment. : EXILE
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People of peace. : DOVES
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Noun suffix. : INE
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Male hawks. : TERCELS
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Bowers. : ARBORS
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Pueblo Indian. : TAOS
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Les ___ Unis. : ETATS
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Group. : SET
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For the time being. : PROTEM
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Finnish poem. : RUNE
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Wings: Bot. : ALAE
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Dingle. : DELL
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Place near Paris. : ORLY
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Hushed. : STILL
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Pad. : TABLET
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Assert without proof. : ALLEGE
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"Rock ___." : OFAGES
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City near Los Angeles. : POMONA
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Pieced (out). : EKED
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Peach or pear. : TREE
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Japanese diplomat. : SATO
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Title of a monarch. : SHAH
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Bass saxhorn. : TUBA
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"___ Well ... " : ALLS
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Nigerian tribesman. : IBO
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___ America. : LATIN
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Famous resort area. : RIVIERA
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Grants. : AWARDS
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Extract used in junket. : RENNET
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Kind of green quartz. : PRASE
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Resign from office. : DEMIT
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Lofty; high: Fr. : ELEVE
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Eating place. : DINER
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Jaunting car, for one. : CART
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Cupid. : AMOR
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___ Scotia. : NOVA
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Game gear. : CUES
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Handle: Lat. : ANSA
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Racket. : BAT
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Wall Street abbreviation. : RTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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