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THE YEAR'S AT THE SPRING

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 1968

Author:
S. Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.27, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 155, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,875
Across
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Close. : FOLDUP
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Plugs or taps. : SPILES
13
Gallivant. : ROAM
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Score, in hockey. : CAGE
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Pique. : AROUSE
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Beach sight. : CABANA
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Wise about. : ONTO
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"This was ___!" : AMAN
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Commonplace. : GARDENVARIETY
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Culled rejects. : WEEDEDOUT
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Natives of: Suffix. : OTES
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Stool pigeons. : NARKS
31
River into the Fulda. : EDER
33
Rise from. : EMERGE
34
Number. : TEN
35
Declines. : WANES
36
Quebec city. : SOREL
38
Small cake. : FRITTER
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Illustrious. : FAMED
40
Wood. : BALSA
41
Coppers. : CENTS
42
___ of information. : AMINE
44
Wildcat. : EYRA
45
Diminutive suffixes. : CULES
46
Experienced. : HAD
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Instill distrust. : PLANTSEEDSOFDOUBT
54
Vine holder. : POLE
55
They: Fr. : ELLES
56
Imperfect. : AMISS
57
"To ___ human . . . " : ERRIS
58
Makeshift. : CRUDE
59
Attic salt. : WIT
60
Incensed. : WROTH
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Up, in a game. : ATBAT
62
Undid. : LOOSED
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False friend. : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
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Angles. : CORNERS
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Correspond. : AGREE
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Asian. : LAI
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Inclination. : SLANT
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Transmuted. : CHANGED
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In ___ (under 21). : THEBLOOMOFYOUTH
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Carried on. : RANTED
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Dour. : MOODY
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Volcanic stuff. : TRASS
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Educ. assn. : NEA
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Legal phrase. : ANDOR
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Succinct. : TERSE
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Epithet for Clemenceau. : TIGRE
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Agoutis' cousins. : PACAS
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River into the Elbe. : ISER
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Hems and haws. : BEATSABOUTTHEBUSH
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Illuminant. : GAS
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Pledged faith. : TROTH
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Table decor. : VASE
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Upper crust. : ELITE
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Eschews. : SHUNS
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French sibling. : FRERE
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Fish. : SMELT
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___ Madonna. : SISTINE
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Decants. : POURS
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Globular. : BEADY
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Flower, for short. : MUM
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Serves. : AVAILS
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Belgrade man. : SERB
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___ code. : PENAL
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Indeed!, old style. : GOTO
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Historic craft. : MAYFLOWER
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Grew up to be. : BLOSSOMEDINTO
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Coxcombs. : FOPS
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Chilean island. : EASTER
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Damp. : SODDEN
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Observance. : RITE
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Holiday. : FETE
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Perches. : ROOSTS
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Directs. : STEERS
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Bundle of twigs. : FAGOT
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Declaim. : ORATE
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Film star. : LOREN
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Contents of 67 Down. : DUDS
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Application. : USE
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Saki, et al. : PENNAMES
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___ up (found). : SCARED
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Stadiums. : PARKS
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Wading bird. : IBIS
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Huon Gulf port. : LAE
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Noun suffix. : ENT
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English novelist. : SAYERS
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Spiked wheel. : ROWEL
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Crackajack. : ONER
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Snacked. : ATE
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Up-to-date: Fr. : MODERNE
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Students. : CADETS
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Lifeless, old style. : AMORT
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Micrometer. : GAUGE
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Matriculate. : ENTER
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Feather part. : VANE
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Throws off. : EMITS
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Goddess: Lat. : DEA
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Falls short of. : WANTS
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Turkish gulf. : SAROS
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Norse name. : OLAF
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Hats. : FELTS
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Peachy. : FINE
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Middle name in poetry. : BYSSHE
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Anc. measure. : CUBIT
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Bushed. : ALLIN
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Gozo's neighbor. : MALTA
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Wharton. : EDITH
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Priests: Sp. : CURAS
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Place for a planter. : HOUSE
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Tree. : ALDER
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Acts. : DEEDS
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Seating compartments. : PEWS
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Got. : EARNED
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Theatricalize. : EMOTE
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Particular. : DETAIL
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Planets. : ORBS
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Instanter. : PRONTO
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Like Kansas in August. : CORNY
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Telegraphed. : WIRED
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Desert realm. : ARABY
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Kills time. : LOAFS
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U. S. novelist. : KANTOR
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Moth. : EGGER
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Birds of prey. : GLEDES
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Wardrobe. : CLOSET
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Soigné. : SMART
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Man's name. : CRAIG
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Merchant guild. : HANSA
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Where ocas grow. : ANDES
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Pentateuch. : TORAH
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Boniface. : HOST
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Ineffective. : OTIOSE
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Wind instrument: Fr. : ORGUE
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Not abridged. : UNCUT
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Harass. : TEASE
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Red flannel ___. : HASH
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Congregates. : MEETS
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Cut of meat. : TBONE
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Ski lifts. : TBARS
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Yukon river. : PELLY
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___ of all right. : ABIT
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Declare. : AVER
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Inattentive. : HEEDLESS
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Wagon shaft. : THILL
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Prints. : RUNSOFF
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Repress. : STIFLE
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On behalf of. : FOR
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Bridge term. : RUBBER
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Masculine titles. : SENORS
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Polite term of address. : MAAM
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Visayan isle. : SAMAR
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Grand Duke of the 1300's. : IVANI
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___ with flowers. : SAYIT
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Grayish blue. : PERSE
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Surround. : BESET
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World: Fr. : MONDE
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Absolute. : UTTER
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Satellites. : MOONS
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Month: Abbr. : SEPT
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Sibilant sounds. : PSTS
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French writer. : GIDE
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Grief. : WOE
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Asian. : LAO
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Bear: Sp. : OSO
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Precise point. : DOT

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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