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New York Times, Friday, August 2, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,929
Across
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Bundling machine. : BALER
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Ship's rigging support. : FOREMAST
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Pimola. : OLIVE
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Chicle source. : SAPODILLA
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Glossy black. : RAVEN
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Member of a primitive group. : TRIBESMAN
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Improve textually. : EMEND
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Tried for office. : RAN
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Stable gear. : TACK
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Surface blemish. : DENT
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Unpretentious. : MODEST
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New Zealand vine. : AKA
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Erato-inspired piece. : ODE
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Rich cake. : BABA
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Diamond woodsman. : HITTER
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Cash reserve of a kind. : MADMONEY
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___ all. : ONEAND
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She-bears. : OSAS
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Linen fabric of Spain. : CREA
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Over. : ACROSS
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Service club member. : ROTARIAN
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Site of the Colossus. : RHODES
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Pub sign. : ALES
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Actor's concern. : CUE
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Vault feature. : RIB
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Modern fabric. : DACRON
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Possessive. : HERS
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Frosted. : ICED
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Sen's tenth. : RIN
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Jewish month. : TEBET
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Dapple. : VARIEGATE
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Of a surface. : AREAL
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Occurring before birth. : ANTENATAL
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French door. : PORTE
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Takers of soundings: Naut. : LEADSMEN
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Advanced slowly. : EDGED
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Ennui. : BOREDOM
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City in California. : ALAMEDA
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Inspirited. : LIVENED
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Happening. : EVENT
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Wrest (from). : REND
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First dynamo developer. : FARADAY
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Give one's view. : OPINE
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Withhold unjustly. : ROB
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Dutch commune. : EDE
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Hair spray form. : MIST
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Kazakh Republic's capital. : ALMAATA
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Slow down. : SLACKEN
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Pewter or pottery piece. : TANKARD
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Vibration measuring devices: Colloq. : STROBES
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"___ Mauler," epithet for Dempsey. : MANASSA
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Take a tuck in. : SHORTEN
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Fungous diseases. : TINEAS
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Gave out orders. : BOSSED
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Saline drop. : TEAR
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Temper. : MOOD
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Army officer. : COLONEL
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Advent. : ARRIVAL
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Get by mean means. : CHICANE
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Kern musical. : ROBERTA
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River or bay of New Jersey. : RARITAN
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Kind of lettuce. : ICEBERG
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Golden in color. : AUREATE
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Got comfy. : NESTLED
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Jalopy. : CRATE
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Tenor role in "Salome." : HEROD
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Languished. : DIED
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Measure. : TAPE
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Existing thing. : ENS
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Herd of whales. : GAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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