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New York Times, Wednesday, September 24, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,347

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Across
1
Close tightly. : SEAL
5
Throat ailment, for short. : STREP
10
Melodrama characters. : CADS
14
Sailor's saint. : ELMO
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City in India. : POONA
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Buddhist sacred mountain. : OMEI
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Military formation. : CLOSEORDERDRILL
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Place of punishment. : TARTARUS
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Assault. : ONSET
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Card suit: Abbr. : HRTS
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Kind of brush. : SAGE
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Airfield holding areas. : APRONS
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Musical work. : CANTATA
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Radar image. : BLIP
32
___ Cruz. : SANTA
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Chop. : AXE
35
Familiar injunction. : LOVETHYNEIGHBOR
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Summer on the Seine. : ETE
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Kind of snake. : RACER
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Time divisions. : EONS
42
Court in London. : STJAMES
44
Meager. : SPARSE
46
Red Baron and others. : ACES
47
Expedited. : SPED
48
River to Adriatic. : ADIGE
51
Skid Row man. : DERELICT
55
Clementine's father. : MINERFORTYNINER
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Acidity. : ACOR
59
Choleric. : IRATE
60
Cubs, for instance. : NINE
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Honor cards. : TENS
62
Opposite of stator. : ROTOR
63
Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
Down
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Religious denomination. : SECT
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Fitzgerald. : ELLA
3
Love in Barcelona. : AMOR
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Despaired. : LOSTHOPE
5
Tennis, etc. : SPORTS
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Convex molding. : TORUS
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Fishing needs. : RODS
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Direction. : ENE
9
Wall St. word. : PAR
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Ophthalmologist's concern. : CORNEA
11
Parisian friends. : AMIS
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Proofreader's instruction. : DELE
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Loamy deposit. : SILT
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Deserve. : EARN
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G.I.'s I.D. : DOGTAG
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More reasonable. : SANER
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Opposed. : ANTI
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Cousin of willing. : ABLE
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Author's concerns. : PLOTS
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Fastener. : RIVET
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Whips. : CANES
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Kind of drum. : TABOR
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Nerve-cell processes. : AXONS
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Indian grooms. : SYCES
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Gaelic. : ERSE
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Certain troubleshooter. : TRACER
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Harness part. : HAME
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Newspaper come-on. : HEADLINE
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High-quality diamonds. : JAGERS
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More agile. : SPRYER
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Kind of hammer. : PEEN
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Melee. : SETTO
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Word in Latin lesson. : AMAT
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Cut into cubes. : DICE
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Having a piece of the action. : INON
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Mild expletive. : DRAT
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H.S.T. or F.D.R. : INIT
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Coin. : CENT
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Corner. : TREE
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Evergreen. : FIR
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Spanish gold. : ORO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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