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New York Times, Monday, June 24, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,890
Across
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Pillowcase. : SHAM
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Star in Centaurus. : AGENA
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Where Provo is. : UTAH
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Leisure. : EASE
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Seasonal song. : CAROL
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___ Hills, in Assam and Burma. : NAGA
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Out of ___ (without basis). : WHOLECLOTH
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One of Menotti's names. : GIAN
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French philosopher. : SARTRE
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Water birds. : SEAGULLS
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Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
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Mountain rice from the Levant. : SMILO
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Blameless. : INNOCENT
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Sounded harshly. : BLARED
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Opinions. : VIEWS
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Boorish one. : CHURL
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Make or ___. : MAR
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Draft animals. : OXEN
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Santa ___. : CLARA
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Cover with concrete. : PAVE
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Shut (of). : RID
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Mortgages. : LIENS
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Fashions. : MODES
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Cried out sharply. : YELPED
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Not melodious. : TUNELESS
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Picnicker. : EATER
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Faction. : SIDE
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Repairs a garment. : REWEAVES
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Prickling sensation. : TINGLE
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Adored one. : IDOL
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Change made by modiste. : ALTERATION
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Sweetheart. : GIRL
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Artless. : NAIVE
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Of a continent: Prefix. : AFRO
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Island off Alaska. : ATKA
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Parts of British cars. : TYRES
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Ragout. : STEW
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Makes darts. : SEWS
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Sound of laughter. : HAHA
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Ancient Hebrew zither. : ASOR
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Render, as fat. : MELTDOWN
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Assent. : ACCEDE
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See 60 Across. : GAL
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Greek god. : EROS
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Memoranda. : NOTES
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Palace near Granada. : ALHAMBRA
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Hoof. : UNGULA
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Fitted to a particular use. : TAILORMADE
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Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
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Juvenile hero. : HANS
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Ambler and others. : ERICS
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Quarter of a pint. : GILL
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Tante's husband. : ONCLE
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Creamy shade. : IVORY
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Undeliverable piece of mail: Slang. : NIXIE
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Embroidery. : NEEDLEWORK
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U of the U.N. : THANT
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Roof edges. : EAVES
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Skimmer or tunic. : DRESS
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Bear: Lat. : URSUS
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Former: Fr. : CIDEVANT
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Italian porridges. : POLENTAS
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"___ Smile Be Your Umbrella." : LETA
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Channels of communication. : MEDIA
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Rice dish, Spanish style. : PAELLA
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Sodium nitrates. : NITRES
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Relief crew. : RELAY
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Latvian city. : RIGA
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Work on MSS. : EDIT
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Budge. : STIR
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Present. : GIFT
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Knowledge. : LORE
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Enough: Poet. : ENOW
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Time for vespers. : EVE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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