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THINK PIECE

New York Times, Sunday, September 22, 1968

Author:
William A. Lewis Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 607 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
William A. Lewis Jr. has 45 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,980
Across
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En ___ : MASSE
6
Girls : SHES
10
Kiss: Slang : SMOOCH
16
Box : CARTON
17
See 66 Down : HEAT
18
Quantity : CARLOAD
20
Evasive talk : SONGANDDANCE
22
Protective material : ASBESTOS
24
Audible : ALOUD
25
Korean : ROK
26
Feather barb (in fly tying) : HERL
28
Mighty one : SAMSON
29
A question on Mars : LIFE
30
Footgear : MULES
32
Finnic : LAPP
34
Salt : NITRE
35
Figure: Abbr. : AMT
36
In the head : MENTAL
37
Stimulates : WHETS
39
Bar of a kind : CAKE
40
Flowers : DAHLIAS
42
Foreign resort : LIDO
44
Room item : LAMP
46
Nose: Fr. : NEZ
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Eternity : EONS
48
Forest group : CEDARS
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Means of disguise : HAIRDYE
52
Pupil's item : SCHOOLBAG
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Card game : SKAT
57
Feminine title : SRA
58
Mush : GOO
59
Track star : RYUN
60
Dazed : SHELLSHOCKED
65
Stretched : TAUT
67
Alone: Mus. : SOLI
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Cut : REAP
70
Hawk : KITE
71
Popular garb : STRETCHPANTS
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Tinge : CAST
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Single out : TAB
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Asian name : MAO
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Middle English letter : YOGH
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Business doings : CONTRACTS
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Sterile : ASEPTIC
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Allays by satisfying : SLAKES
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Series of reoccurrences : RASH
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Darjeeling : TEA
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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Pitcher : EWER
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Best off : RICHEST
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Fasten : LASH
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Belt hole : NOTCH
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Seize upon : ATTACK
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Born : NEE
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Out to get : AFTER
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"Proud" one : PAPA
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Mark : SAINT
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Federal officer : TMAN
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Wretched : SORDID
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Light : LAND
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Co.'s partner : INC
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Say over and over : CHANT
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So long: Br. : TOODLEOO
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Toast : DOWNTHEHATCH
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Money : DOLLARS
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Sin : EVIL
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Show : EVINCE
123
Old English lords : MESNES
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Withhold from : DENY
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Dimension : DEPTH
Down
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One toasted : MANOFTHEHOUR
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What lawyers do : ARGUE
3
Village of a kind : STAD
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See 106 Across : SON
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Evasive moves : ENDRUNS
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Hurry up : SHAKEALEG
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Bird : HEN
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Respectively : EACH
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"United" group : STEELWORKERS
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Something keen : SCALPEL
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Degrees : MAS
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Circles : ORBS
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New York city : OLEAN
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Of a great magnitude : COSMIC
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Hall item : HATSTAND
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State in Mexico : COLIMA
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Purse item : DOORKEY
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Fruit concoction : SALAD
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Slow one : DOLT
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Allergic response : SNEEZE
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Attaboy! : RAH
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Petty : MEASLY
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Went downhill : SLID
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Memphis god : PTAH
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Unimportant : MINOR
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Tennis return : SMASH
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Old card game : LOO
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Little bit : DASH
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Tanoan Indian : PIRO
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Cover : CANOPY
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Demand : SALE
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Frame used in pool : RACK
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Army men : SGTS
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Tunic : COAT
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Backcountry : BUSH
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Old Mexican coins : TLACOS
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Alone : SINGLEHANDED
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Extent : SPAN
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It'll strike anywhere : KITCHENMATCH
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France, for one: Fr. : ETAT
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Labor name : DEBS
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Weather abbreviation : TEMP
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Country of Asia : LAOS
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See 115 Across : TATA
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___ of vantage : COIGN
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Relent : THAW
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Not lax : STRICT
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Sport : TRACK
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Yes : CERTAINLY
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Gray shade : ASH
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After so much time : ATLAST
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Fare : SEAFOOD
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White House sight : EASTROOM
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Collection : CROP
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South Island parrots : KEAS
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Perplexed : ATALOSS
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Emulated LBJ : RANCHED
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Session : SEANCE
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Portion : TENTH
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Loom part : HEDDLE
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Figures expert : CPA
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See 50 Across : TINT
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Brooklets : RILLS
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U.N. name : THANT
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Senior one : DEAN
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Innocent : DOVE
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Fragment : CHIP
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State: Abbr. : ORE
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Optimist's motto : WIN
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Dusk : EVE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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