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New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,975
Across
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Gully, in Africa. : WADI
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Lake formed by Hoover Dam. : MEAD
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Potherb. : CHARD
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Hear ___ drop. : APIN
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Wave: Fr. : ONDE
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Eagles' milieu. : AERIE
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Garment. : VEST
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Relative of a swatch. : SNIP
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Right of legal ownership. : TITLE
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Treasury. : EXCHEQUER
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Profession of faith. : CREED
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Ornamental case. : ETUI
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Old verb endlng. : ETH
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River in Belgium. : LYS
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Creator of Uncle Toby. : STERNE
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Stand ___ (stand a chance). : ASHOW
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Callas. : MARIA
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Firebugs. : ARSONISTS
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Ribbon copy: Abbr. : ORIG
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Unfounded report. : RUMOR
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Port on the Adriatic. : ZARA
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Stove of a kind. : GASHEATER
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Dickens villain. : FAGIN
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Fates and Graces. : TRIOS
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Tender touch. : CARESS
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Faux ___. : PAS
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Law degree. : LLM
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Skidded. : SLID
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Vertical: Naut. : APEAK
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Versatile. : ALLAROUND
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Welsh breed of dog. : CORGI
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Junket, perhaps. : TOUR
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Arctic sight. : FLOE
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Entourage. : TRAIN
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"This one's ___." : ONME
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River of Siberia. : ONON
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Smart. : STING
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See 16 Across. : NEST
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Clown. : ZANY
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Comber. : WAVE
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Zenith. : APEX
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Saucer, perhaps. : DISC
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Correct. : INTHERIGHT
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Temple. : MOSQUE
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Tedium. : ENNUI
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Straight as ___. : ADIE
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Muscle of a certain kind. : DEPRESSOR
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Become popular. : CATCHON
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Successor. : HEIR
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Russian craft guild. : ARTEL
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Hoosier poet. : RILEY
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Exploits. : DEEDS
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Sicilian sight. : ETNA
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Norse name. : THOR
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Atmospheric condition. : SMOG
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Fictional plantation. : TARA
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Discordia. : ERIS
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"Aux ___, citoyens!" : ARMES
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Juvenile favorite. : WIZARDOFOZ
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Man, in a way. : AUTOMATON
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Shrubby plant. : SAGE
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Speaker of baseball fame. : TRIS
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Destitute of: Fr. : SANS
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Crake. : RAIL
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Mischievous elf of German folklore. : ERLKING
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Country festival. : FAIR
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Bordeaux. : CLARET
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Agreements. : PACTS
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To larboard. : APORT
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Oriental inn. : SERAI
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Certain city sections. : SLUMS
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Opposed to: Dial. : AGIN
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Unfrequented. : LONE
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Radial bone. : ULNA
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Mealtime. : NOON
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Gainsay. : DENY

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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