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New York Times, Tuesday, September 24, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,982

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Across
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Boom. : SPAR
5
Opera ___ (comic opera): It. : BUFFA
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Actress of a sort. : MIMA
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"Man Without a Country" author. : HALE
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Customary. : USUAL
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British writer. : AMIS
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Ah me! : ALAS
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Fad in men's styles. : TURTLENECK
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Government department. : MINISTRY
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Speaks rhetorically. : ORATES
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River in Scotland. : SPEY
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Drapery akin to a valance. : SWAG
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Comedian's lingo. : PATTER
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Alamo and others. : MISSIONS
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Fuss. : ADO
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Old European coin. : DUCAT
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Sign up. : ENROL
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Branch. : LIMB
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Europeans. : POLES
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Earth as a goddess. : GAIA
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Live coal. : EMBER
43
Seed coating. : TESTA
45
W. W. II vessel. : LST
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Feels contempt for. : DESPISES
48
Concurs. : AGREES
50
Precepts. : LAWS
51
Highland hill side. : BRAE
52
Shrewd. : ASTUTE
55
Rhombus. : TETRAGON
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White tie. : FORMALWEAR
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Cabbage. : COLE
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One of a colorful trio. : BLUE
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Fräulein's name. : LOTTE
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Reading matter. : TALE
65
Plant part. : SEED
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Kind of preview. : SNEAK
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Alcor or Altair. : STAR
Down
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Humbug. : SHAM
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Sacred language. : PALI
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Paton. : ALAN
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Withstand. : RESIST
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Flatter lavishly: Colloq. : BUTTERUP
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Overcharge of a kind. : USURY
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Alecto, for one. : FURY
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Prosperous. : FAT
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Permits. : ALLOWS
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Getting along. : MANAGING
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"___ a man . . . " : IMET
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Cartoon characters. : MICE
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Questions. : ASKS
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Obliterate. : ERASE
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Rushed. : SPED
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Locations. : SITES
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Sank into insignificance. : PALED
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___ a dozen. : ADIME
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Catacombs. : TOMBS
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Men. : MALES
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Scarflike vestment. : ORALE
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Health hazard, in cities. : NOISE
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Nickname for a thin man. : SLATS
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Snug homes. : COTES
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Sporting feathers. : BEPLUMED
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Out-of-this-world TV program. : STARTREK
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Lariat. : RIATA
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Seaweed substance. : AGAR
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Fashion plates. : SWELLS
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Responds to stimuli. : REACTS
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Blessed: Lat. : BEATA
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Military sites: Abbr. : AFBS
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Part of a pump. : SOLE
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Reliable. : TRUE
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Mal de ___. : TETE
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Victim: Slang. : GOAT
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Spanish jar. : OLLA
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Poetic contraction. : NEER
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Took a trick. : WON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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