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New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,920
Across
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Greek island. : SAMOS
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Foundation. : BASIS
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Keel-shaped structure. : CARINA
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Demonstrate. : EVINCE
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False statements. : CANARDS
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Chute opener. : RIPCORD
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Presidential monogram. : HST
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Corridors. : AISLES
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___ sapiens. : HOMO
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Abbreviation akin to etc. : ETAL
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"___ the show . . . " : TWOFOR
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Solder ingredient. : TIN
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European capital. : SOFIA
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Where Toronto is: Abbr. : ONT
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Willow spikelet. : AMENT
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Arboreal amphibian. : TREEFROG
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Provisions. : STORES
34
Figure in 1857 Supreme Court decision. : DREDSCOTT
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Nursery rhyme favorite. : BOPEEP
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Magic potions. : PHILTERS
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Sandarac trees. : ARARS
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___ generis. : SUI
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Particularly: Abbr. : ESPEC
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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Not in good voice. : HOARSE
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Flood waters. : TIDE
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All excited. : AGOG
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Oil well. : GUSHER
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Preserve. : CAN
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Like some primitive tribes. : NOMADIC
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Resonant. : OROTUND
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First settler. : NATIVE
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Metric measures. : LITERS
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Cowboy. : ROPER
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Middle: Law. : MESNE
Down
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Trade trail of the old West. : SANTAFE
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Altar constellation. : ARA
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Star in Cetus. : MIRA
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Bit of gossip: Fr. : ONDIT
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African hardwood tree. : SASSWOOD
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Left desolate. : BEREFT
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Dispatch boat. : AVISO
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Taste. : SIP
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Precipitation measure. : INCH
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Child's vehicle. : SCOOTER
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Brother of Pollux. : CASTOR
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Royal fur. : ERMINE
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Footlocker. : CHEST
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Words of admonishment. : DONTS
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Arctic birds. : LONGSPURS
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German songs. : LIEDER
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Infant's toy. : RATTLE
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Again. : AFRESH
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Sign on a Bowery thoroughfare. : MOTTST
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Legislator: Abbr. : REP
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___-disant. : SOI
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Texas–Kansas frontier trail. : CHISHOLM
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Island group of the Philippines. : BATAN
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Old trail to the Northwest. : OREGON
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Observatory of Cal. Tech. : PALOMAR
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Fastidious diner. : EPICURE
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V-shaped ramparts. : REDANS
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Lift of a wave. : SCEND
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UFO. : SAUCER
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Rib of a Gothic arch. : OGIVE
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Unearthly. : EERIE
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Cat: Sp. : GATO
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Deteriorates. : ROTS
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Quick swim. : DIP
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Midmorning. : TEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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