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New York Times, Saturday, July 27, 1968

9-Down : Interfere with.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,923
Across
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Main clue in this puzzle. : MAN
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French painter. : MANET
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Mother, in Midi. : MAMAN
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Tokyo, some time ago. : EDO
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Convex molding. : OVOLO
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Suppress. : ELIDE
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Body builders, perhaps. : MUSCLEMEN
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Family man. : DADDY
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Mixture. : OLIO
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Sent back. : REMANDED
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Belts. : STRAPS
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Jewish month. : ELUL
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Cover. : LID
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Sanitize. : CLEAN
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Slope backward. : RECEDE
33
Supply. : CACHE
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Residents: Suffix. : ITES
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Sign. : OMEN
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Firm. : ADAMANT
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Persian rugs. : KERMANS
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Incarnation of Vishnu. : RAMA
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Gallic relative. : TANTE
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Available for. : OPENTO
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Commercial creators. : ADMEN
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Piece of mail: Abbr. : LTR
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Black: Poet. : EBON
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Avoid. : ESCHEW
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City legislator. : ALDERMAN
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Wahine dance. : HULA
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Acted, in a way. : MIMED
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Mechanic. : GARAGEMAN
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Discourse. : ORATE
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Idolize. : ADORE
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Had brunch. : ATE
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Kind of house. : MANOR
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Stair post. : NEWEL
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Man's nickname. : NED
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Informal records. : MEMOS
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Man. : ADULT
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Polite refusal. : NOSIR
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Small particle: Abbr. : MOL
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Reluctant. : AVERSE
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Gold rush town, 1899. : NOME
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Lead, for one. : ELEMENT
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Musical term. : TONAL
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Interfere with. : MEDDLE
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Side petals: Bot. : ALAE
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Agent. : MIDDLEMAN
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Annex. : ADD
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Officer at Waterloo. : NEY
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Driver. : COACHMAN
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Tend. : NURSE
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Request. : PLEA
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Evidence of a sort, for short. : IDENT
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Packed. : DENSE
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Islets. : AITS
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Shoshone. : COMANCHE
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Sing. : CAROL
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Suit (to). : ADAPT
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Television VIP. : CAMERAMAN
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Supplemented (with "out"). : EKED
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Weeping mother. : NIOBE
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U.S. 1 and others. : RTES
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Like some satellites. : MANMADE
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Hay spreader. : TEDDER
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"All ___ created equal." : MENARE
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Harmonium. : ORGAN
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___ being. : HUMAN
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Inspire. : ELATE
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Dwindled. : WANED
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Mother of Apollo. : LETO
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In ___ (lined up). : AROW
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Family member. : MOM
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Man's name. : IRA
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Lab term. : GEL

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

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