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New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,438
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1. Sharp blow. : SWAT
5. Speak falteringly. : LISP
9. ___ which way. : EVERY
14. Hawaiian precipice. : PALI
15. Division word. : INTO
16. Relationship. : RATIO
17. Puts into practice. : EXERCISES
19. Ship's funnel. : STACK
20. Steno, for one. : TYPER
21. Take care of. : TREAT
23. Turn right. : GEE
24. Duck and O'Connor. : DONALDS
26. Blackbird. : MERL
27. Presidential nickname. : ABE
30. Animal home. : COTE
31. Spanish wife. : SRA
33. Household pet. : PARAKEET
35. Indian nurse. : AYAH
38. Compensate. : REDRESS
39. One whose future is past. : HASBEEN
42. Carry on. : RANT
43. Coddler. : PAMPERER
44. Initials on an airline board. : ETA
46. Wife, in Munich. : FRAU
47. Harem room. : ODA
48. Active place. : HIVE
51. Faces up to. : BREASTS
54. Numeral. : ONE
55. Why the pen won't write. : NOINK
56. Ancient Greek colony. : IONIA
60. Roam. : RANGE
62. Companion to a hamburger. : ONIONRING
64. Celestial being. : ANGEL
65. Small dagger. : DIRK
66. Opposed. : ANTI
67. Malicious glances. : LEERS
68. Auspices. : EGIS
69. Shortly. : SOON
1. Small barracuda. : SPET
2. Like bees' work. : WAXY
3. French name for Syrian city. : ALEP
4. Spent. : TIRED
5. First-century date. : LII
6. Puts in office. : INSTATES
7. Small sturgeon. : STERLET
8. Artificial. : POSED
9. Formerly, old style. : ERST
10. Brewing receptacle. : VAT
11. Floor: Fr. : ETAGE
12. Kitchen device. : RICER
13. Clodhopper. : YOKEL
18. American frontiersman. : CROCKETT
22. Blockhead. : ASS
25. Certain votes. : NOES
26. Conditional word. : MAYBE
27. Spring month: Abbr. : APR
28. Buddy or Max. : BAER
29. Earth goddess. : ERDA
32. Man behind Nicholas II. : RASPUTIN
34. Buffalo of India. : ARNEE
36. Prefix with dynamics. : AERO
37. Listen to. : HEED
39. Japanese ritual. : HARAKIRI
40. Tropical trees. : AMAS
41. New Deal agency: Abbr. : NRA
43. German coin. : PFENNIG
45. Cameroon tribe. : ABO
48. At certain regular times. : HORAL
49. Empty. : INANE
50. Vindicate, old style. : VENGE
52. ___ Oro. : RIODE
53. Rail birds. : SORAS
55. Scandinavian name. : NELS
57. Spanish boy. : NINO
58. Inwardly. : INTO
59. Opposed: Colloq. : AGIN
61. Neighbor of Belg. : GER
63. Letters of approval. : OKS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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