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New York Times, Monday, August 18, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,310
Across
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Screen. : SIFT
5
Moslem priest. : IMAM
9
The 7-10 is a tough one. : SPLIT
14
Olaf's capital. : OSLO
15
Half of N.B. : NOTA
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Comb in a way. : TEASE
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Take a trip of sorts. : FLYOFFTHEHANDLE
20
"Must'a been somethin' ___." : IET
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Wish one hadn't. : RUE
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Get in good graces. : ENDEAR
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Palest. : ASHIEST
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Word with Shoppe. : OLDE
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Ending meaning small. : ETTE
27
Le dernier ___. : CRI
28
Fragment. : DRIB
32
Quechuan Indians. : INCAS
34
Kind of anesthetic. : LOCAL
36
I, in Latin. : EGO
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Self-possessed. : COOLASACUCUMBER
40
Old name for Tokyo. : EDO
41
Flirts' ploys. : WINKS
42
Track events. : MEETS
43
Old World lizard. : SEPS
45
Phone book abbreviation. : RES
46
Flavoring. : DILL
47
Echoes. : APES
49
Intimate dining décor. : CANDLES
52
Clean-___. : SHAVEN
55
Writer Wolfert. : IRA
56
Banking abbreviation. : INT
57
Fall short, socially. : HAVEASCREWLOOSE
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Then: Fr. : ALORS
62
Modern painter. : DALI
63
Piece of hardware. : TNUT
64
Use a certain stick. : DOWSE
65
Town on the Thames. : ETON
66
Chemical suffixes. : OSES
Down
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Balkan capital. : SOFIA
2
Holms. : ISLES
3
Take it on the lam. : FLYTHECOOP
4
Superfluously. : TOO
5
Steep. : INFUSE
6
Church song. : MOTET
7
Belgian town. : ATH
8
West. : MAE
9
Taboret. : STAND
10
Hung fire. : PENDED
11
Put on cargo. : LADE
12
Island, in Spain. : ISLA
13
Golfer preparing to drive. : TEER
18
Woodcutter for pattern work. : FRETSAW
19
Near the sun: Astron. : HELIAC
24
Typesetting instruction. : ITAL
25
Roman Hades. : ORCUS
27
Tilts. : COCKS
29
Boxer and others. : REBELLIONS
30
"___ a kick out of . . . " : IGET
31
Lancelot's uncle. : BORS
32
Chills. : ICES
33
Joint of a stem. : NODE
34
Bowlers' milieu. : LANES
35
Of a light unit. : LUMINAL
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Loreleis. : SIRENS
39
Pinochle play. : MELD
44
Some relief pitchers. : SAVERS
46
Evolutionist. : DARWIN
48
Nursery-rhyme porridge. : PEASE
49
Venetian sky. : CIELO
50
Result. : ENSUE
51
Proofreaders' words. : STETS
52
Food fish. : SHAD
53
Nimbus. : HALO
54
Confess. : AVOW
58
After A B. : CDE
59
Slum problem. : RAT
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Siouan Indian. : OTO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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