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New York Times, Tuesday, August 27, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { G X Y }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,954
Across
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Hat part. : BRIM
5
Hindu month. : JETH
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Composer's key. : AFLAT
14
Betsy's cousin. : LISA
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Reverberation. : ECHO
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Bird. : CRANE
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Of grandparents. : AVAL
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River into the Moselle. : SAAR
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Britisher's agreement. : QUITE
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Enthusiast. : ZEALOT
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Answered an ad. : INQUIRED
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Made a getaway. : ESCAPED
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Do. : SUIT
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TV term. : RERUN
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Per se, with "by." : ITSELF
33
Slides. : SKIDS
36
Breadstuffs. : ROLLS
38
Waterproofer. : TAR
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Name in opera. : PONS
40
Uniform. : LEVEL
41
Malay canoe. : PROA
42
Nurses' group. : ANC
43
Flat cap. : BERET
44
Extort (from). : WREST
45
Foreign Legion locale. : SAHARA
47
Dickens heroine. : LUCIE
49
Measure of Latin America. : VARA
51
Governor's prerogative. : PARDONS
55
Enter. : COMEINTO
59
Yeast. : LEAVEN
60
Affirms. : AVERS
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Term in science. : ATOM
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Bandage. : TAPE
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Import. : SENSE
65
Unaccompanied. : LONE
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And elsewhere: Abbr. : ETAL
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Over. : ENDED
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Guide. : LEAD
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Farmer's home. : DELL
Down
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Trail marker. : BLAZE
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Splits. : RIVES
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Newton. : ISAAC
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Duck hunters' bag. : MALLARDS
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Yorick, for one. : JESTER
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Govt. agency, circa 1950. : ECA
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Asian. : THAI
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Noise-makers. : HORNS
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Exculpates. : ACQUITS
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Dates. : FRUITS
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Haunt. : LAIR
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Before: Prefix. : ANTE
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Golf term. : TEED
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Poetically arranges entry. : OPES
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Wing feature. : QUILL
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Great name in art. : DURER
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Reader's choice. : NOVEL
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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Asian country. : LAOS
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Certain club, for short. : FRAT
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Springs. : SPAS
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Coffee region of Hawaii. : KONA
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Foot part. : INCH
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Ease. : LETUP
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Ascertain. : LEARN
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Came before. : PREDATED
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Term in cookery. : BRAISED
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Cable material. : WIRE
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Unwilling. : AVERSE
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Soothed. : CALMED
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In the least. : ATALL
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Like an egg. : OVATE
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Its capital is Katmandu. : NEPAL
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Fishhook leader. : SNELL
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State of affairs. : CASE
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Range part. : OVEN
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Patch. : MEND
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Indian. : OTOE
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Three ___ match. : ONA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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