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New York Times, Tuesday, September 9, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,332
Across
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Whodunit deed. : STAB
5
Went to the prom. : DATED
10
Talented. : ABLE
14
Lackluster. : TAME
15
Hide-and-seek word. : READY
16
Wild hog. : BOAR
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Submit. : OBEY
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Step ___. : ASIDE
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Passable. : SOSO
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Prevailed. : WON
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Dramatic conflict. : AGON
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Tricks. : STUNTS
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Cold drink. : SODAPOP
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Rigel. : STAR
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Séance sound. : MOAN
28
Kind of sail. : STUDDING
32
Intimation. : SCENT
34
Cooks. : CHEFS
35
Faith: Abbr. : REL
36
Sheet of stamps. : PANE
37
Half ___. : ALOAF
38
Shore: Fr. : RIVE
39
Adjective suffix. : ANT
40
Orally. : ALOUD
41
___ wee. : BIDEA
42
Confine. : RESTRICT
44
Current. : MODERN
45
Fume. : REEK
46
Customs. : MORES
47
Middle. : MEDIAN
50
Abrupt. : RUDE
51
Kind of lettuce. : COS
54
League formed in 1945. : ARAB
55
Keep occupied. : AMUSE
57
Kept in. : PENT
58
Opera. : AIDA
59
Ancient city of Egypt. : TANIS
60
Pay in a way. : ANTE
61
Grain. : MEAL
62
Construct. : ERECT
63
Telegram punctuation. : STOP
Down
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Packs. : STOWS
2
Prohibition. : TABOO
3
Changes. : AMENDMENTS
4
Old Turkish title. : BEY
5
Feature of a Chinese parade. : DRAGON
6
Greek writer. : AESOP
7
Mirror foil. : TAIN
8
Graduate degree. : EDD
9
Textile factory need. : DYESTUFF
10
Illogical. : ABSURD
11
Kind of companion. : BOON
12
Endure. : LAST
13
Greek god. : EROS
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___ on the back. : APAT
23
Young ones. : TADS
25
Tops. : AONE
26
Word with farm. : STEAD
28
Outcry. : SHOUT
29
Brilliant. : IRIDESCENT
30
"___ give a sucker ... " : NEVER
31
Collect. : GLEAN
32
Mineral. : SPAR
33
Rattan. : CANE
34
Air-terminal fixture. : CLOCK
37
Turn away. : ALIENATE
38
Harass: Colloq. : RIDE
40
Field of study. : AREA
41
Endured. : BORE
43
Kind of warfare. : TRIBAL
44
Simple. : MODEST
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Euphony. : MUSIC
47
Polite term. : MAAM
48
Canal. : ERIE
49
Baby words. : DADA
50
Poem. : RUNE
52
Aware of. : ONTO
53
Gait. : STEP
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Month: Abbr. : MAR
57
Step, in France. : PAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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