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New York Times, Friday, June 28, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,894
Across
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Recently popular dance. : TWIST
6
Directions in music. : FFFS
10
Tabula ___ (clean slate): Lat. : RASA
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Elephant, in Kipling. : HATHI
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Salon. : ROOM
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Ardor. : ELAN
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Piece of steel. : IBEAM
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Piece of music. : ARIA
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French pronoun. : NOUS
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Police officers. : SERGEANTS
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Parry. : FENCE
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Quantity or number. : BATCH
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Oil field worker. : RIGGER
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Learned one. : PEDANT
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High: Fr. : ELEVE
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"___ in the hand . . . " : ABIRD
31
One of the Allens. : STEVE
32
Bone. : RIB
35
Hurry to finish. : WORKAGAINSTTIME
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Direction. : NNE
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Third of a series. : GAMMA
40
"And ___ the only boy . . . " : IWERE
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Carpet color. : TAUPE
42
Happy expressions. : SMILES
43
Disclose. : UNVEIL
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Discloses. : BARES
48
Song of praise. : PAEAN
49
Viola's twin. : SEBASTIAN
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Swear: Colloq. : CUSS
54
Seaport on Upolu Island. : APIA
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Title akin to Mikado. : TENNO
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"Vissi d'___," Tosca aria. : ARTE
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Now: Lat. : NUNC
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Extort (from). : WRING
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Shade of red. : RUST
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Girl's name. : INGA
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Bone: Prefix. : OSTEO
Down
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"___ England." : THIS
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Jabberwocky word. : WABE
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Roman road. : ITER
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Hickory tree. : SHAGBARK
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Repeatedly. : TIMEANDAGAIN
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Swiss coin. : FRANC
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Temporarily. : FORTHETIMEBEING
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Time: Fr. : FOIS
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Little: Scot. : SMA
10
Revoke. : RENEGE
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Forward. : ALONG
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Chef's specialty. : SAUCE
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Goose genus. : ANSER
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Professional man: Abbr. : ATT
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Part of a certain table. : FIVETIMESTWO
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Churchmen: Abbr. : REVS
25
Dupe. : PAWN
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Black. : EBON
27
Calamitous. : DIRE
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Siberian river. : LENA
31
Indian corn. : SAMP
32
Monetary unit of Cambodia. : RIEL
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Nagy of Hungary. : IMRE
34
Symbols of busyness. : BEES
36
France. : GAUL
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Storms. : TWISTERS
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Cups, saucers, etc. : TEASET
42
Title akin to Mme. : SRA
43
Elevator. : UPCAR
44
Formerly Pleasant Island. : NAURU
45
Clothing. : VESTS
47
Fiber plant. : ABACA
49
Woven. : SPUN
50
First letter: Abbr. : INIT
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Actress Baxter. : ANNE
52
Not possible: Colloq. : NOGO
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Cuckoo bird. : ANI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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