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New York Times, Thursday, August 14, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,306
Across
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Seaver, Jones et al. : METS
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Sampling implement. : TRIER
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Feudal land. : FIEF
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Big-league name. : ALOU
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Precipitateness. : HASTE
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Spanish pot. : OLLA
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Tale. : YARN
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Issues. : EMITS
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What's left. : REST
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Emulates a bloodhound. : SNIFFS
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Indian chief. : TECUMSEH
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Money getters: Abbr. : IOUS
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___ bene. : NOTA
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French boites. : TAVERNES
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Engage, as a lawyer. : RETAIN
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Glassy silicas. : OPALS
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Sticks. : GLUES
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Army man: Abbr. : NCO
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French direction. : NORD
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Fountain items, in Rome. : COINS
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Genesis name. : ENOS
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Sea bird. : ERN
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Desk for Picasso. : EASEL
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Soil. : GRIME
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___-eyed. : STARRY
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People on pension. : RETIREES
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Kind of school: Abbr. : ELEM
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Poon tree. : DILO
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Former Mexican President. : CARDENAS
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Parking place. : GARAGE
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Ludwig. : EMIL
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Weeping Greek mother. : NIOBE
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Hurried home, in baseball. : SLID
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Daily grind. : ROTE
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Bitter ___. : ENDER
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Today: It. : OGGI
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Western state: Abbr. : OREG
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Establishes. : SEATS
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Firmly fixed. : FAST
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Giant star. : MAYS
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___ vital. : ELAN
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Convex moldings. : TORI
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Baseball playing area. : SUNFIELD
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"___ Also Rises." : THESUN
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Zodiac sign. : RAM
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What ___? : ISIT
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Nick ___, one-time Yankee. : ETTEN
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Revises, as music. : RESCORES
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Book dimensions. : FORMAT
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Islands, in France. : ILES
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Other. : ELSE
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Name in fashion. : FATH
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Pros. : FORS
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Western Indians. : UTES
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Lilies. : SEGOS
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Sounds. : TONES
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Captain's word. : APORT
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Black Sea resort. : VARNA
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More furtive. : SLIER
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Orphan. : ANNIE
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Here ___. : ICOME
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Margins of some victories. : NOSES
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Lacking guidance. : UNLED
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Peppers. : CAYENNES
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___ judgment. : ERRORSOF
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Whodunit name. : ERLE
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Colorado tributary. : GILA
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Cincinnati player. : REDLEG
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Detroiters. : TIGERS
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Lobster source. : MAINE
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Game fish. : CERO
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Love: Lat. : AMOR
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Liturgy. : RITE
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Pop. : SODA
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Seaweed. : ALGA
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Light carriages. : GIGS
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Work on papers. : EDIT
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Pari-mutuel item. : BET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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