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New York Times, Friday, July 11, 1969

Author:
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Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Across
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Kind of watch. : STOP
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Met head on. : DARED
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Birthplace of Eng and Chang. : SIAM
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Prefix for mate or graph. : AUTO
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Shun. : ELUDE
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Mediterranean island. : ELBA
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Very little. : DROPINTHEBUCKET
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Compass point. : ENE
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Gallery. : TIER
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Slope. : GRADE
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Look in a way. : PEER
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Yarn. : TALE
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General in Michigan. : MOTORS
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Judge. : ARBITER
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Flower. : IRIS
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Mona Lisa characteristic. : SMILE
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Zodiac sign. : LEO
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Execute a ploy. : GETTHEUPPERHAND
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Cape Verde island. : SAL
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Priestly vestment. : ORALE
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Stake. : ANTE
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Take away. : DEPRIVE
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Drinking spree: Slang. : BENDER
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Girl's name. : ANNE
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Ah, me. : ALAS
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Gladden. : ELATE
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Harem rooms. : ODAS
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Chinese pagoda. : TAA
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Unevenly. : BYFITSANDSTARTS
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Type of muffin. : BRAN
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Mature. : ADULT
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Small spring. : SEEP
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Mrs. Roosevelt. : SARA
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U.S. artist. : MOSES
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Poultry. : HENS
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Notorious marquis. : SADE
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Variety act. : TURN
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Indian. : OTOE
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Kind of music. : POP
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Withholds. : DENIES
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Do a dressmaker's job. : ALTER
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European region. : RUHR
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Dutch town. : EDE
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Social gal. : DEB
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Something to keep. : SECRET
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Chase. : ILKA
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Retired. : ABED
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South American beverage. : MATE
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Old road. : ITER
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More disagreeable. : UGLIER
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Keep informed. : POST
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Pepper pot ingredient. : TRIPE
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Grade of seaman. : ABLE
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Russian planes. : MIGS
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Nymph. : OREAD
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Sir or dame. : TITLE
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Enough. : AMPLE
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Antelope. : ELAND
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French income. : RENTE
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Polished. : SUAVE
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German river. : ODER
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Wasp. : HORNET
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___ go bragh. : ERIN
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Brinker. : HANS
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Film produced by oxidation. : PATINA
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Wild parties: Slang. : BLASTS
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Direction. : EAST
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Confuse. : ADDLE
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Dies down. : EBBS
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Vega's constellation. : LYRA
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Remote. : AFAR
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Burden. : ONUS
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Shoe preserver. : TREE
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Solar disk. : ATEN
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Vipers. : ASPS
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Spade. : SAM
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Fuss. : ADO
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Residue. : ASH

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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