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New York Times, Friday, September 6, 1968

39-Across : Series of six.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,964
Across
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Octagonal sign. : STOP
5
Water bird. : SORA
9
Drugstore: Abbr. : PHARM
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___ sure. : TOBE
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Ring. : PEAL
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Eldritch. : EERIE
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___ Saint Lawrence, Shaw's home. : AYOT
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Church calendar. : ORDO
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Bordelaise. : SAUCE
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Lottery game, Spanish style. : BOLITO
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Put in. : INSERTED
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Garb for El Cordobés. : SUITOFLIGHTS
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___ many words. : INSO
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Confirm. : RATIFY
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Former Guildhall statue. : MAGOG
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Gads about. : ROVES
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Song syllable. : TRA
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Like ___ of bricks. : ATON
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Series of six. : HEXAD
40
Twist. : COIL
41
Depot: Abbr. : STA
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Plastic ingredient. : VINYL
43
Cake: Ger. : TORTE
44
Cavalryman. : HUSSAR
46
A cross, to some. : IDOL
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Bull ring. : PLAZADETOROS
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"The sky's ___." : THELIMIT
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Man in 48 Across. : TORERO
58
Entreés on French menus. : ROTIS
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See 39 Down. : NAME
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Rent ___. : ACAR
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Unassisted. : ALONE
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Group. : CLAN
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Bell sound. : DING
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Stretch ___, popular garb. : PANTS
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Cut. : SLIT
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Eight, in Italia. : OTTO
Down
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Tries (with "at"): Colloq. : STABS
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More power ___. : TOYOU
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Greek coins of old. : OBOLI
4
Suit. : PETITION
5
Parodies. : SPOOFS
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Poetic contraction. : OER
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Wheel spokes. : RADII
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With. : ALONG
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Madrid money. : PESETAS
10
Newspaper name. : HEARST
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In ___ (habituated). : ARUT
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Food. : RICE
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Reward: Poet. : MEED
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Chinese group. : TONG
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Scrap. : SHRED
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Movie queen. : LOREN
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Believe ___ not. : ITOR
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Mixture for glass. : FRIT
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University. : YALE
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Beer ingredient. : MASH
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Alaska outpost. : ATTU
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Asian antelopes. : GOAS
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Prefix in chemistry. : OXY
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True. : VALID
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Solomon's ally. : HIRAM
40
Red, Spanish style. : COLORADO
42
Travel gear. : VALISES
43
Young animal. : TOTO
45
First aid need. : SPLINT
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Clock catch. : DETENT
49
White metals. : ZINCS
50
In any way. : ATALL
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Opera feature: Abbr. : RECIT
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Art figure. : ORANT
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Fodder grass. : SORGO
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Golfer's hazard. : TRAP
55
Hi, amigo! : HOLA
56
Kind of jacket. : ETON
60
Juin's partner. : MAI

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

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