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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,963
Across
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Run-of-the-mill. : USUAL
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Youth group. : BSA
9
Secret hiding place. : CACHE
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Very friendly: Colloq. : PALLY
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Massachusetts cape. : ANN
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Powdered lava. : ASHES
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Headwear of a kind. : SUNBONNET
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Cowpony. : PAINT
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Greek letter. : ETA
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Aircraft housing. : NACELLE
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___-Magnon. : CRO
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Plastic gadgets for golfers. : TEES
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Peninsula of Asia. : KOREA
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Jump rope. : SKIP
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Originator in the field of fiction. : POE
30
Misprints. : ERRATA
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Inn of the Canterbury pilgrims. : TABARD
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Humbled. : DEGRADED
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Retired professors. : EMERITI
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Scholars' concern. : DEGREES
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Medieval guitars. : GITTERNS
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Most positive. : SUREST
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Dip the colors. : SALUTE
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Average grade. : CEE
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"Give a ___." : DAMN
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Tuneful refrain. : TRALA
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Flourish. : DASH
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I: Lat. : EGO
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Hymn tune. : CHORALE
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Affliction. : WOE
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Flower. : CANNA
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Very important. : MOMENTOUS
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Take ___ at. : APEEK
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Honshu bay. : ISE
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Popular game. : DARTS
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Historic isle of the Philippines. : LEYTE
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Realm: Abbr. : TER
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Hebrew letter: Var. : SADHE
Down
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Unexpected defeat. : UPSET
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Pan-fry. : SAUTE
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Radial bones. : ULNAE
4
Priestly robe. : ALB
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French city on the Rhone. : LYON
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Venetian house of finance. : BANCO
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Showed disdain. : SNEERED
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Like a moose. : ANTLERED
9
Mantle. : CAPE
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Brown ___ berry. : ASA
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Titmouse. : CHICKADEE
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Toulouse-Lautrec. : HENRI
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Bar by law. : ESTOP
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Plain facts. : NAKEDTRUTH
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Extensive. : LARGESCALE
25
One of great endurance. : SPARTAN
27
Featured. : STARRED
29
Bay window. : ORIEL
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Have words. : ARGUE
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Sheep in its second year. : TEG
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Parisian's friend. : AMI
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___ on (wagers). : BETSMONEY
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Noun suffixes. : EES
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Time abbreviation. : DST
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Insert. : INTROMIT
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Maritime herb. : SEAROSE
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Decorative sticker. : DECAL
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Open-mouthed. : AGAPE
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Debussy opus. : LAMER
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"___ to the wise . . . " : AWORD
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Dixie. : SOUTH
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Part of West Germany. : HESSE
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Edible of adage. : CAKE
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Football players. : ENDS
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Snood. : NET
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Chinese pagoda. : TAA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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