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New York Times, Saturday, September 27, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,350

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Across
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Building pier. : ANTA
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Word with land or sea. : SCAPE
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Style. : FAD
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Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
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Stock, in cards. : TALON
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Father. : SIRE
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Field: Prefix. : AGRO
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Gather. : AMASS
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Algerian port. : ORAN
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Azaleas, etc. : SHRUBBERY
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Andy and family. : GUMPS
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Giant petrel. : NELLY
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Container. : POT
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Fusses around. : FIDDLES
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Something for the little lady. : BIGHAND
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Monad. : UNIT
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Stockholder. : SHAREOWNER
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Lacy trimming. : RUCHE
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Arab caliph. : ALI
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Release. : LETGO
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To all appearances. : OSTENSIBLY
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Sidestep. : SHUN
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Atomic device. : REACTOR
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Milk sugar. : LACTOSE
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Showed the way. : LED
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Scorch. : SINGE
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Be attracted to. : GOFOR
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Medicinal plant. : SNAKEROOT
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___ plaisir. : AVEC
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Agreed. : ATONE
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Cape Kennedy failure. : NOGO
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Speech. : TALK
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"Odyssey" figure. : CIRCE
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Biblical book. : EZRA
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Room shape. : ELL
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Bay and others. : TREES
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Cattail. : REED
Down
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Exclamations. : AHAS
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Almost. : NIGH
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Region: Abbr. : TERR
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24 hours. : AROUNDTHECLOCK
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Racetrack areas. : STABLES
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Soft cloth. : CAMELSHAIR
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Winglike. : ALARY
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Flower. : POSY
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Navy officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Business place. : FIRM
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Not care ___. : ARAP
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Scout groups. : DENS
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Man from Houston. : SOUTHWESTERNER
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___ canto. : BEL
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Russian dramatist. : GOGOL
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Pecan, for one. : PIE
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Rage. : FUROR
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Occupied. : INUSE
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Statements. : DICTA
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Luster. : BRILLIANCE
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Flower: Prefix. : ANTHO
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Wine toddy. : NEGUS
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Hive dweller. : DRONE
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Vestment. : ALB
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Stage direction. : ENTER
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Turf. : SOD
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Ball team. : YANKEES
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Baby buggy: Abbr. : CGE
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Certain sound. : SNORE
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Receipts. : GATE
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Racetrack. : OVAL
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Cut down. : FELL
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Recipe advice. : STIR
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Seep. : OOZE
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Monster. : OGRE
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Tree creature. : TOAD
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Behave. : ACT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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