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New York Times, Sunday, September 8, 1968

36-Down : Weed cutters

Author:
Sara V. Tuckerman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Sara V. Tuckerman has 40 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,966
Across
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Birthplace of a saint : ASSISI
7
City near Pont du Gard : NIMES
12
Palm tree : RAFFIA
18
Jewish greeting : SHALOM
19
Paris school : ECOLE
20
World area : ORIENT
21
Baking dish : SCALLOP
22
RAF member : WINGCOMMANDER
25
Rebecca and others : WESTS
26
Block letters : ABC
28
Ceylon palm : TALIPOT
29
He has: Fr. : ILA
30
___-bitty : ITTY
31
Skirt feature : PLEAT
33
Straightedge : RULER
34
Be unavailing : FAIL
35
Salutation : SIR
36
Lily plant : SHALLOT
38
___ Tag : DER
39
Alloy : MONEL
40
Shrimp dish : SCAMPI
42
Manchester or Yorkshire : TERRIER
44
Dual : BINARY
45
Worship : CULT
47
Buenos ___ : DIAS
48
Lift of a wave : SCEND
50
53
Edits : REDACTS
57
Abundant : FAT
58
Whistle : SIREN
59
Excelled : SHONE
62
Nonsense word : SNARK
63
Celtic name : LIAM
65
Feature of the Midwest : PRAIRIELAND
68
Display item : TRAY
69
Word on air mail : AVION
71
Cry of the Ancient Mariner : ASAIL
72
Endures: Scot. : DREES
74
'Arry's place : OME
75
Blue flower : GENTIAN
77
Geological phenomenon : DISMALSWAMP
80
Name for the Peloponnesus : MOREA
82
Japanese clogs : GETA
83
Gaff : SPAR
84
Men of means : NABOBS
87
Show what happened : REENACT
90
Dense : OBTUSE
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___ to eat : ABITE
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French party : BAL
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Delicacies : TIDBITS
98
Cask : KEG
99
Wearies : IRKS
100
Heaps of wood : PYRES
102
Horses : ROANS
103
Talk big : BRAG
104
Floral gift : LEI
105
Turkish candy: Var. : HALAVAH
107
1933 initials : NRA
108
Jena's river : SAALE
109
California island resort : SANTACATALINA
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Movie name : POITIER
114
Dakota Indian : SIOUAN
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Of sound : TONAL
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Letting up : EASING
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Insect : TSETSE
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Over : ENDED
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Vehicles, for short : TRIKES
Down
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Austere : ASCETIC
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Hindu scripture : SHASTRA
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Piquant : SALTY
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Poverty et al. : ILLS
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___ Canals : SOO
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African antelope : IMPALA
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South Pacific island : NEWCALEDONIA
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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___ Cenis : MONT
10
British composer. : ELGAR
11
Shutoff : SECLUDE
12
Playful one : ROMPER
13
Protection : ARMOR
14
Order : FIAT
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Bog : FEN
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Where the Tippecanoe flows : INDIANA
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Workshop : ATELIER
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Sheer muslin : SWISS
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Naval vessels : OILERS
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Banter : RALLY
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Dress décor : BELT
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Man's name : PHILLIP
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Temple gateway : TORII
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Sugar paste : FONDANT
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Weed cutters : SPUDS
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Leaping from one thing to another : TRANSILIENT
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Watches out : MINDS
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Engineering degree : MCE
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"Now ___ time ... " : ISTHE
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Social : BEE
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Geological formation : TERRANE
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Battlement features : CRENELS
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Ingenuous : NAIVE
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Pewter: Fr. : ETAIN
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Food : PEAS
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Game term : CAROM
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March : TRAMP
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Hebrides isle : SKYE
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Gonfalon : FLAG
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Well-known country man : OLDMACDONALD
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Honshu city : NARA
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Kingfishers' cousins : MOTMOTS
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Crest : RIDGE
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Oppressors : DESPOTS
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Daughter of Tantalus : NIOBE
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Deck cleaners : SWABS
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Skill: Lat. : ARS
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Way up : STAIR
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Poet's verb : ART
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Famous landfall : ARARAT
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Hardware : NAILS
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Side by side : ABREAST
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Beach wear : BIKINIS
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Enhance : ELEVATE
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Type of ski lift : TBAR
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Kiev's region : UKRAINE
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Sailor's asset : SEALEGS
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Moth : EGGER
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Type of road : BYLANE
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Sulking: Colloq. : INAPET
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So. American rodents : PACAS
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Exhibition room : SALON
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Colorful fabric : BATIK
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___ monde : HAUT
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Red deer : HIND
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Way of saying yes : SISI
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Pump part : TOE
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Not, in Oban : NAE
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Stroke, for one : OAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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