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New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,343

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Across
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Coffee additive, in Paris. : LAIT
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Houses in Ponce. : CASAS
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Ready. : RIPE
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Girl's name, for short. : ETTA
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On high. : ALOFT
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Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
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Noted explorer. : ERIC
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Yogi. : BERRA
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Nonproductive. : IDLE
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Scores in a game. : KICKSAFIELDGOAL
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Unicorns of Chinese myth. : LINS
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Verve. : ELAN
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Type of sherry. : SOLERA
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Desired strongly. : THIRSTED
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"___ gold in them . . . " : THARS
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Eccentric. : CRANK
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Food fish of Europe. : IDE
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Wild or rolled items. : OATS
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In operation. : GOING
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Today, in Naples. : OGGI
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Underground asset. : ORE
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Like a horse or lion. : MANED
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Fathers. : SIRES
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Becomes stubborn. : PERSISTS
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Most unsound. : ILLEST
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"___ want for Christmas is . . . " : ALLI
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Wear away. : GNAW
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Common fall fever. : PIGSKINHYSTERIA
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Some bills. : ONES
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Modern, in Spain. : NUEVO
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Diving bird. : LOON
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Cattle, to poets. : KINE
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Atelier fixture. : EASEL
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Hot ___. : LINE
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Warm times: Fr. : ETES
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Sole of a plow. : SLADE
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Menu item. : SLAW
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Onion's relative. : LEEK
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Town in Italy. : ATRI
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Adjective ending. : ITIC
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Stoppers, gridiron variety. : TACKLERS
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Beach sight. : CABANA
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Hebrew letters. : ALEFS
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Fruit dots on ferns. : SORI
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Give ___ to (be permissive). : AFREEHAND
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Tactic used by teams in the lead. : STALLING
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Periods of power. : REIGNS
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Prefix for an Asian land. : INDO
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Silent screen name. : POLA
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Pack animal: Ger. : ESEL
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Raleigh and others. : SIRS
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Gloomy. : DARK
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Entranceway. : STOOP
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Chicago counterpart of Kennedy. : OHARE
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Anon. : LATER
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Makes an effort. : TRIES
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Clemenceau. : TIGRE
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Wins narrowly. : EDGES
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Follower of a certain belief. : DEIST
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On and on. : CONTINUAL
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Auto parts. : GASLINES
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Texas features. : OILWELLS
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Drain strength from. : MILK
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Thin strip. : SLAT
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Talks back to. : SASSES
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Shoe part. : INSOLE
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Shackled. : GYVED
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Bonnet brim. : POKE
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Part of a monogram: Abbr. : INIT
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Heredity factor. : GENE
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"For ___ jolly . . . " : HESA
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Stir up. : ROIL
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Hebrides island. : IONA
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Over. : ANEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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