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New York Times, Thursday, September 4, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,327
Across
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Dorsal surfaces. : NOTA
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Parcel out. : ALLOT
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Six tricks, in bridge. : BOOK
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Part of a fairy tale intro. : UPON
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French soldier. : POILU
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Wash. : LAVE
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Hops' friend. : MALT
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Trained pigeon. : HOMER
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Algerian porrt. : ORAN
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Victor's reward. : BLUERIBBON
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Nordic city. : OSLO
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Certain one in waiting. : LADY
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Flower plot. : BED
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Can't stand. : ABHORS
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Had fun in the pool. : SPLASHED
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Crinkly fabric. : CREPE
35
Scorn. : FLOUT
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Sky altar. : ARA
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Zestless. : TAME
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Trumpet. : BLARE
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Inkspot. : BLOT
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Stowe heroine. : EVA
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Blue-___ special. : PLATE
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By a nose. : CLOSE
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Slump. : DOLDRUMS
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Drenched. : DOUSED
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Scan. : EYE
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Nothing more. : MERE
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Knife: Slang. : SHIV
51
Implement for frustrating writers. : BLUEPENCIL
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Hara-___. : KIRI
58
Heart link. : AORTA
59
Spanish jar. : OLLA
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Seed covering. : ARIL
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Corona. : CIGAR
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Short-story writer. : SAKI
63
Hardy heroine. : TESS
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Prepared to be dubbed. : KNELT
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Nestling. : EYAS
Down
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Insensitive. : NUMB
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Chameleonlike stone. : OPAL
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Tropical balsam. : TOLU
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Western play animal. : ANTELOPE
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Plant insects. : APHIDS
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Clumsy fellow. : LOOBY
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Branch. : LIMB
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Spread. : OLEO
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React to the cold. : TURNBLUE
10
Blue ___. : BLOODS
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Rowboat adjuncts. : OARS
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Racetrack. : OVAL
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Gambling game. : KENO
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Hard to find. : RARE
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Erode. : EAT
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Took steps. : ACTED
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First nighter's cheer. : BRAVO
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Of blood. : HEMAL
29
Name for a thin man. : SLATS
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Meditate. : PORE
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Headwear of a sort. : HALOS
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Uneven. : EROSE
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Old-fashioned. : DATED
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Humbug. : FLAM
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Salmon variety. : BLUEBACK
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Puritan. : BLUENOSE
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Be a quidnunc. : PRY
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Heart. : CORE
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Annoys. : DEVILS
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Take off. : DEPART
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Gold or copper. : METAL
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Card game. : SKAT
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Engage. : HIRE
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Eye part. : IRIS
52
Cut of meat. : LOIN
53
Strong desire. : URGE
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"Great Pacificator." : CLAY
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Chase. : ILKA
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Medieval poems. : LAIS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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