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New York Times, Wednesday, August 7, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,934
Across
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Semiclassical orchestra. : POPS
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Costume. : HABIT
10
Soapstone. : TALC
14
Eye part. : UVEA
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"Eadie was ___ . . . " : ALADY
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Moffo offering. : ARIA
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Home of a kind. : NEST
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Memento. : RELIC
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Fort ___, formerly Duquesne. : PITT
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Lobby. : GROUNDFLOOR
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Haggard novel. : SHE
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Granary pest. : RAT
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Kitchen appliance. : TOASTER
27
Crossroads feature. : SIGNPOST
32
Boy: Sp. : NINO
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Heart: Lat. : COR
34
Steeple. : SPIRE
36
Canal features. : LOCKS
39
State. : UTAH
41
Playlets. : SKITS
43
Ready for shipping. : WRAP
44
Wall section. : PANEL
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Its port is Haiphong. : HANOI
48
State: Abbr. : ALA
49
Piece of candy : DROP
51
Family member. : DAUGHTER
53
Central American capital. : MANAGUA
56
Gallic ruler. : ROI
57
Man's name. : ELI
58
Energy of a kind. : ELBOWGREASE
64
Queenly name. : CLEO
66
Polynesian wraparound skirt. : PAREU
67
Ponder (with "over"). : MULL
68
Andean plant. : COCA
69
Religious faith. : ISLAM
70
Believer in 69 Across. : ARAB
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Words of approval. : AYES
72
U.S. missiles. : THORS
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Product of 35 Down. : LAVA
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Box sleigh. : PUNG
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Completed. : OVER
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Monetary unit : PESO
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Unmanned moon rocket. : SATURN
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Cars. : HARDTOPS
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Hebrew letter. : ALEF
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Goldberg's successor at the U.N. : BALL
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___ board, TV prompter. : IDIOT
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Bigwig in industry. : TYCOON
10
Spigot. : TAP
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Noble. : ARISTOCRAT
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Svelte. : LITHE
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Purvey (to). : CATER
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Is off guard. : NAPS
22
Bird. : RAIL
26
Whiteness. : SNOW
27
Porgy. : SCUP
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Jot. : IOTA
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Family member. : GRANDNIECE
30
Guru follower. : SIKH
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Common chord. : TRIAD
35
Sicilian sight. : ETNA
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Collard. : KALE
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Gaff. : SPAR
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Greek goddess. : HERA
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Tupelos. : SOURGUMS
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Theater section. : LOGE
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Slavic name. : IGOR
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Ministry. : PULPIT
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Wintry. : HIEMAL
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Spiritual center of 69 Across. : MECCA
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Amalgam. : ALLOY
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Disconcert. : ABASH
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Flat plinth. : ORLO
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Have on. : WEAR
61
Luminous radiation. : AURA
62
European. : SLAV
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Historic isle off Tuscany. : ELBA
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Hemispheric combine. : OAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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