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New York Times, Monday, September 8, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,331
Across
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Young oyster. : SPAT
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Blue ___. : LAWS
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Prussian family. : HESSE
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Famous beach. : COPA
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Famous nom de plume. : ELIA
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Walking ___. : ONAIR
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Shaky container. : APPLECART
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Simian. : ORANG
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Soften. : RELENT
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Some billboards. : EYESORES
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Asian river. : INDUS
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Scold. : RAIL
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Organisms. : BACTERIA
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Of a tissue. : TELAR
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Suffix with pay. : OLA
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Dingles. : DELLS
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Push back. : REPEL
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Fish. : LING
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Mechanical part. : ROTOR
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Peace symbol. : DOVE
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Functioned. : ACTED
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Soupy. : SALES
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Former object of worship. : SUN
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Chemical compound. : ESTER
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Went back. : REVERTED
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Chalices. : AMAS
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Check. : DETER
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Unseemly. : IMPROPER
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Erase. : RUBOFF
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___ badge. : MERIT
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One of the media. : NEWSPAPER
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Literary form. : PROSE
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American Indian. : OTOE
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Quaker pronoun. : THEE
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Cinched, with "up." : SEWED
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Grass. : REED
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Slippery. : EELY
Down
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Precipice. : SCAR
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Paul or Leo. : POPE
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Job seekers. : APPLICANTS
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Flair. : TALENT
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Platform personality. : LECTURER
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State: Abbr. : ALA
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Footing for a circus act. : WIRE
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Silenus. : SATYR
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Poet Riley, for one. : HOOSIER
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Signed up. : ENROLLED
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European region. : SAAR
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Math term. : SINE
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Work units. : ERGS
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Over. : ENDED
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Erode. : EAT
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Storage places. : SILOS
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Weapon of the pampas. : BOLA
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Old Vincennes girl. : ALICE
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Church area. : ALTAR
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Rhetorical device. : APOSTROPHE
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Broadway show. : REVUE
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Repaired shoes. : SOLED
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Impart. : LEND
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___ out of. : GETARISE
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Went into a gear. : REVERSED
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Lowered. : DEMOTED
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Arrangement. : SETUP
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Criticize: Informal. : RAP
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Discount. : REBATE
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Title. : SENOR
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Mischievous ones. : IMPS
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French parent. : MERE
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Stem. : PROW
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Network. : RETE
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Grope. : FEEL
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Norse god. : FREY
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Trouble. : WOE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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