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New York Times, Friday, August 1, 1969

15-Across : Fine.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,293
Across
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Uninteresting. : DRAB
5
Tree of the laurel family. : SASSAFRAS
14
Black tea. : BOHEA
15
Fine. : EXCELLENT
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Vegetable liquid. : OLEIN
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Musician of a special talent. : PIEDPIPER
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Heliotrope. : BLOODSTONE
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Cutting instrument: Suffix. : TOME
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Pacific sea. : SULU
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Marseilles relative. : MERE
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Family member. : SIS
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Anti-Prohibitionist. : WET
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Rulers: Abbr. : EMPS
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Localities. : AREAS
31
Home of Wilson Dam. : ALABAMA
33
Word: Prefix. : LOGO
35
Fortress. : CITADEL
36
Plastic used for film. : ACETATE
40
Shelf along a bank. : BERM
41
Twists. : STRANDS
42
Willow tree. : OSIER
45
King of Israel. : AHAB
46
Invite. : ASK
47
Post season basketball tourney: Abbr. : NIT
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Easy. : SOFT
51
___-ce pas. : NEST
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Asian shrubs. : TEAS
55
Raise funds. : FLOATALOAN
59
Disturbing. : AGITATING
61
Utility. : VALUE
62
Contrition. : PENITENCE
63
Outcome. : EVENT
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Disaffected. : ESTRANGED
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Relax. : REST
Down
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Puppet. : DOLL
2
Electrical circuit resistor. : RHEOSTAT
3
The vowels. : AEIOU
4
Sousa and others. : BANDLEADERS
5
Calendar abbreviation. : SEPT
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Truths. : AXIOMS
7
Locality. : SCENE
8
Religious feast. : SEDER
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Place on high. : ALP
10
Dart. : FLIT
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Calmness. : REPOSE
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Lack of vigor. : ANEMIA
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Importance. : STRESS
14
Hairdo. : BOB
19
Season. : SUMMER
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Diligent one. : EAGERBEAVER
25
Army member. : WAC
26
Wallach. : ELI
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Tree. : PALM
30
Ecclesiastical court. : ROTA
32
Ruth. : BABE
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Tie. : LASH
34
Part of a circle. : OCTANT
37
Director Litvak and others. : ANATOLES
38
Gridiron plays: Abbr. : TDS
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Northern native: Abbr. : ESK
42
Recorded. : ONTAPE
43
Prolonged troubles. : SIEGES
44
"___ Necessarily So." : ITAINT
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Now. : ATONCE
49
Repeatedly. : OFTEN
50
Carefree time. : FLING
52
Drudge. : SLAVE
54
Disturb. : STIR
56
Up in years. : AGED
57
Family member. : AUNT
58
Part of the court scene. : NET
60
One ___ time. : ATA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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