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New York Times, Friday, July 5, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 348 (avg 1.84)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,901

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Talent. : GIFT
5
Singing group. : CHOIR
10
Subjoins. : ADDS
14
Girl of song. : LOLA
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Touchy. : HUFFY
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Shipshape. : NEAT
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Variety of agate. : ONYX
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Pop-up. : INFIELDFLY
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Network. : WEB
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Formicary occupants. : ANTS
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Up and doing. : ASTIR
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Pairs up. : YOKES
25
Illustration. : CASE
27
Yule symbols. : SANTAS
29
Indoor pest. : HOUSEFLY
33
Combo. : TRIO
34
Go by. : ELAPSE
36
___ Fail, Ireland's Coronation Stone. : LIA
37
Creeps (up on). : EDGES
39
Light switch signs. : ONS
40
Drink greedily. : SWILL
42
O.T. Book: Abbr. : NEH
43
Discoursed. : TALKED
46
Calefaction. : HEAT
47
While moving rapidly. : ONTHEFLY
49
Source of the Mississippi. : ITASCA
51
Flats, for short. : APTS
52
Pore in a plant. : STOMA
53
National Leaguer. : ASTRO
56
Spice. : MACE
57
___ Gardens. : KEW
60
Sea robins. : FLYINGFISH
63
In the place of. : VICE
64
Solid. : FIRM
65
Percheron. : HORSE
66
Live ___. : ITUP
67
Portico. : STOA
68
Landings. : QUAYS
69
Enjoyment. : ZEST
Down
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Flush. : GLOW
2
Bulwer-Lytton heroine. : IONE
3
Shifty. : FLYBYNIGHT
4
Assessment. : TAX
5
Asian. : CHINESE
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Pursues. : HUNTS
7
See 39 Across. : OFFS
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"___ were you ... " : IFI
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Farmer's crop. : RYE
10
Wait ___. : ANDSEE
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Sure-handed. : DEFT
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Name in art. : DALI
13
River of the Ukraine. : STYR
19
The girls. : LASSES
21
Language of Assam. : AKA
24
Siouan. : OTOE
25
Thicket. : COPSE
26
Out: Ger. : AUS
27
Office help. : STENO
28
Forest on stage. : ARDEN
29
___-panky. : HANKY
30
Emulates Franklin. : FLIESAKITE
31
Purplish color. : LILAC
32
Crimean resort. : YALTA
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Takes it easy. : LOLLS
38
Squelch. : STEPON
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Thwack. : WHAM
44
Nautical locale. : AFT
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Excavations. : DITCHES
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Sea off Honshu. : HARIMA
50
Sock part. : TOE
52
Impudent: Colloq. : SASSY
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Yeses: Abbr. : AFFS
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Skirt feature. : SLIT
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Tenderfoot. : TYRO
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Star in Cetus. : MIRA
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Old French coins. : ECUS
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Cried. : WEPT
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Military base: Abbr. : GHQ
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Succès ___ (smash hit): Fr. : FOU
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Namely: Abbr. : VIZ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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