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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 1967

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,579

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Across
1
Skill. : FINESSE
8
Tie for a boxer. : LEASH
13
Pacific port, winter resort. : ACAPULCO
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Host of 1968 Olympics. : MEXICO
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Work to be done on a manuscript. : REVISION
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Ball team. : ASTROS
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Isle and city of England. : ELYS
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Choose. : ELECT
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Part of the overhead. : RENT
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Name akin to 36 Across. : TESS
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Organic soils. : HUMUSES
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___ as a pancake. : ASFLAT
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Was concerned. : CARED
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Current heroes, in fact or fiction. : SPIES
31
Bargain centers. : BASEMENTS
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Possessive. : HIS
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Girl's name, French style. : THERESE
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Cinnabar. : ORE
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Beseeched. : ENTREATED
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Belgian city. : NAMUR
43
Slang. : ARGOT
44
Main, for one. : STREET
45
Santo ___. : DOMINGO
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Contour of Italy. : BOOT
49
Time periods. : ERAS
50
City of Soap Box Derby. : AKRON
52
Gambling game. : FARO
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More industrious. : BUSIER
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Downing Street resident. : LONDONER
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Smoothed. : IRONED
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Gibing. : SNEERING
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One of the fire irons. : TONGS
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Roosevelt's Secretary of War. : STIMSON
Down
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Going-up item. : FARE
2
Island country: Abbr. : ICEL
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Defense group. : NAVY
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Communication. : EPISTLE
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Genus of swine. : SUS
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Most roguish. : SLIEST
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Divisions of biology: Abbr. : ECOLS
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French article. : LES
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Throw out. : EXTRUDE
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Buenos ___. : AIRES
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Something to eat. : SCONE
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Party men. : HOSTS
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Willkie's "World." : ONE
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Comes of age. : MATURES
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Ran after. : CHASED
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Oriental. : EASTERN
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Souvenir. : MEMENTO
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North Carolina name. : ASHE
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Go around. : SPIN
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Mailed item. : FIST
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Omission sign. : CARET
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___ oneself (went). : BETOOK
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Alaskan cape. : NOME
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Affirmative answer. : TRUE
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Spanish painter. : SERT
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Rider of fiction. : HAGGARD
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Escalating. : RAISING
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Creative endeavor. : ARTFORM
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Poem. : SONNET
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Bookkeeping entry. : DEBIT
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Bolivian city, tin-mining center. : ORURO
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Builder of walls. : MASON
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Favors. : BOONS
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Author's initials. : RLS
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Cuckoo's cousins. : ANIS
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City north of Carson City. : RENO
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Unified group: Mil. abbr. : ORGN
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Diminutive suffixes. : EES
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___ gratia. : DEI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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