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New York Times, Tuesday, June 25, 1968

17-Across : Hire.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,891
Across
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Minute orifices, as in leaves. : STOMATA
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Caledonian. : SCOT
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Controversial discussion. : POLEMIC
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Warning bells. : ALARMS
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Detach. : SEPARATE
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Hire. : TAKEON
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Wise: Slang. : HEP
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Girl's nickname. : LIL
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School feature. : GYM
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Auxiliary verb. : ARE
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Western campus. : UCLA
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Lowest point. : NADIR
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Border. : EDGE
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"Some of ___ days ... " : THESE
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Outfit. : RIG
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Of the soft palate. : VELAR
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Satisfy. : SLAKE
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Catfish Row dweller. : SERENA
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Man's nickname. : MAC
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Kitchen need. : DISHPAN
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Was in session. : SAT
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In high spirits. : ELATED
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Watchful one. : ARGUS
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By and by. : LATER
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Marabou. : STORK
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Presage. : OMEN
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Lent a hand. : AIDED
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Mirth. : GLEE
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June bug. : DOR
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Ophidian. : ASP
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Swim. : DIP
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Chilling. : ICY
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High standards. : IDEALS
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Mussels. : BIVALVES
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Bright color. : CERISE
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Boys' caps. : BEANIES
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Keyway. : SLOT
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"___ Last Stand." : CUSTERS
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Address. : SPEECH
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Fall. : TOPPLE
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Wave: Sp. : OLA
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Blackbird. : MERL
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With full force: Poet. : AMAIN
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Pipits. : TITLARKS
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Top-notcher. : ACE
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Silenus, for one. : SATYR
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Quahog. : CLAM
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Hard wood. : OAK
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Pedals. : TREADLES
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Fata ___, a mirage. : MORGANA
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Be scornful of. : SNEERAT
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Closed. : SHUT
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Ship's boat. : GIG
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Beast of burden. : ASS
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Extreme conservative. : DIEHARD
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Noun suffix. : EER
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Church official. : ELDER
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Planet. : VENUS
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Govt. agency. : AID
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Droop. : SAG
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Tuneful. : MELODIC
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Menu entry. : ALAMODE
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Sandwich men, in a way. : CATERERS
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Kneeling bench. : PRIEDIEU
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Prime time. : TEN
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Silver: Abbr. : STG
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Bit of advice. : TIP
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Character in "As You Like It." : OLIVER
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Niche. : RECESS
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Islands. : KEYS
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Valuable thing. : ASSET
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Opera stars. : DIVAS
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In addition. : ALSO
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Gasp. : PANT
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Trouble. : AIL
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Telly initials. : BBC
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Golf term. : LIE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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