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New York Times, Monday, June 10, 1968

18-Across : Temptress of the Nile.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { F J Q V W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,876
Across
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Goneril's sister. : REGAN
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Today: It. : OGGI
10
Audience reaction. : BOOS
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Peace goddess. : IRENE
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Fat. : SUET
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Hence. : ERGO
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Wall decoration. : PINUP
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Temptress of the Nile. : CLEOPATRA
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Moreover. : AND
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Girasol. : OPAL
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Clear sky. : ETHER
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Starflower. : ASTER
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Puzzled. : ATALOSS
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Lady lawyer. : PORTIA
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Franciscan nun. : CLARE
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Torchiers. : LAMPS
32
Brewer's need. : MALT
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Resorts. : SPAS
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Before: Poet. : ERE
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Garden flower. : TEAROSE
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Groove. : RUT
42
Helper: Abbr. : ASST
44
Macbeth, for one. : SCOT
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Pirandello. : LUIGI
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Steel girder. : HBEAM
49
Guidon. : BANNER
50
Moor of drama. : OTHELLO
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Falstaff. : COMIC
54
Mrs. Arrowsmith. : LEORA
55
2nd-cen. date. : CLXI
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Hackberry tree. : ELM
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Quote from Caesar. : ETTUBRUTE
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Western lake. : TAHOE
64
Macaws. : ARAS
65
But: Ger. : ABER
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Ordain. : ENACT
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Beau ___ of Bath. : NASH
68
Garden flower. : PINK
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Samite, tabby, etc. : SILKS
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River bank. : RIPA
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Blarney land. : ERIN
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Policemen. : GENDARMES
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Babylonian sky god. : ANU
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One who employs relatives. : NEPOTIST
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Wilde. : OSCAR
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Bird. : GULL
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Turn to the right. : GEE
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Japanese name. : ITO
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Musical group. : BEATLES
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Right: Prefix. : ORTHO
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Hideous giants. : OGRES
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Takes wing. : SOARS
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Bartlett. : PEAR
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Shade of green. : PEA
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Gummed item: Abbr. : STP
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Assign. : ALLOT
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Makes lace. : TATS
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Appeal. : PLEA
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Galley power. : OARS
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Ricochet. : CAROM
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Island west of Hong Kong. : MACAO
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Henry V, à la Shakespeare. : PRINCEHAL
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Heroine of lost play by Euripedes. : AUGE
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Sensation. : STIR
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Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
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Persians of old. : ELAMITES
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"What's ___?" : THERUSH
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Numerical prefix. : UNI
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Reveal a secret. : BLAB
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Theater feature. : BOX
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N. Y. city : OLEAN
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Numerical prefix. : TETRA
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___ Hades. : HOTAS
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Hotel employe. : CLERK
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Comb: Prefix. : CTEN
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Part of a canal. : LOCK
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Ball club. : METS
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Smart blow. : RAP
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Where: Lat. : UBI
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Tropical cuckoo. : ANI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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