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New York Times, Thursday, July 25, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,921

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Across
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Killebrew's forte. : SWAT
5
Esse ___ videri, North Carolina's motto. : QUAM
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Tar. : SALT
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Peninsula of Murmansk. : KOLA
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Cadets' campus. : USMA
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One who facilitates. : EASER
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Where Mosul is. : IRAK
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Deficient. : INADEQUATE
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Forsake. : DESERT
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What most people want. : SECURITY
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Stiffens. : SETS
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Biblical lion. : ARI
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Track lines: Abbr. : RYS
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Iota. : JOT
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Marmalade ingredient. : PEEL
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Diminutive ending. : ULE
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Rushing. : INAHURRY
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Emerge. : ARISE
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Spasmodically. : BYFITSANDSTARTS
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Actor of a kind. : EXTRA
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Emerges. : COMESOUT
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Catchall abbreviation. : ETC
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Pay attention. : HEAR
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Helmsman's course. : NBE
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Certain legislators. : MPS
51
Noun ending. : IOR
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Strike. : SLAP
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Crossed. : CAMEOVER
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Andean denizens. : LLAMAS
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Erased the blackboard. : CLEANEDOFF
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Mideast seaport. : GAZA
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African grasslands. : VELDS
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Munich's river. : ISAR
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Egyptian god. : AMON
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Map abbreviations. : ISLS
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Contradict. : DENY
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Wheel hub. : NAVE
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Sideslip. : SKID
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Donned. : WORE
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Dear me! : ALAS
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Captures. : TAKES
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Dropouts. : QUITTERS
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Sea-going initials. : USN
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You love: Lat. : AMAS
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___ face (grimaced). : MADEA
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Lizard: Prefix. : SAUR
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Free ___. : ASAIR
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Girl's nickname. : LETTY
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Canasta cards. : TREYS
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Of a geometrical figure. : EQUILATERAL
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Unbleached. : ECRU
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Names. : REPUTATIONS
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Evening, in Roma. : SERA
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Agree: Colloq. : JIBE
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Anc. birthstone for July. : ONYX
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White House name. : TAFT
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___ law (mob law). : LYNCH
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Time periods. : ERAS
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Put on the payroll. : HIRE
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Golf bag item. : IRON
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Rain check. : STUB
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Villa d'___. : ESTE
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Accomplishes. : DOES
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Kids. : SMALLFRY
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Inlet. : COVE
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13th-cen. date. : MCCVI
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Blanches. : PALES
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A sense. : SMELL
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Made over. : REDID
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Irreligious one. : PAGAN
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U.S. inventor. : EADS
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Girl of song. : ROSE
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Family member. : MAMA
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Sea of Europe. : AZOV
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Reasoned. : SANE
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Hot-weather need. : FAN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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