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New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,080
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1. Pundit. : SWAMI
6. Counterfoil. : STUB
10. Multitude. : HOST
14. S. A. Indian. : CARIB
15. Israeli dance. : HORA
16. Nichols hero. : ABIE
17. Storyteller. : UNCLEREMUS
19. Message. : NOTE
20. Kind of coal or coat. : PEA
21. Character. : ROLE
22. Hymn of praise. : TEDEUM
24. Layer of rocks. : SIAL
25. Ends. : AIMS
26. Evangelist. : GRAHAM
29. Pimento. : ALLSPICE
33. Parrot fish. : LORO
34. "See no ___." : EVIL
35. Surf sound. : ROAR
36. Roman road. : ITER
37. Outline. : TRACE
38. ___ time. : INNO
39. Wedding: Fr. : NOCE
40. Fade. : WANE
41. Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
42. Cistercian. : TRAPPIST
44. Delight. : REGALE
46. English composer. : ARNE
47. Glass. : LENS
48. Hungarian composer. : BARTOK
51. Opera role. : AIDA
52. Reverence. : AWE
55. Scent. : ODOR
56. What love laughs at. : LOCKSMITHS
59. Plinth. : ORLO
60. Heraldic term. : ENTE
61. Mrs. Berlin. : ELLIN
62. Promenade. : MALL
63. Martin. : DEAN
64. Nantes's river. : LOIRE
1. Porgy's cousin. : SCUP
2. Decrease. : WANE
3. Altar box. : ARCA
4. Wire measure. : MIL
5. Michener title. : IBERIA
6. Framework. : SHELL
7. Volume. : TOME
8. Neighbor of Arg. : URU
9. Old Paris landmark. : BASTILLE
10. Exuberant feats. : HANDSPRINGS
11. Reed. : OBOE
12. In ___ (in place). : SITU
13. Pour out. : TEEM
18. Travel idly. : ROAM
23. Letters. : EMS
24. Navy group. : SHOREPATROL
25. Rabbit's follower. : ALICE
26. Flash. : GLINT
27. Machine part. : ROTOR
28. Malay palm. : ARECA
29. ___-garde. : AVANT
30. Old region of Asia Minor. : IONIA
31. Waterway. : CANAL
32. Uneven. : EROSE
34. Efface. : ERASE
37. Sparkled. : TWINKLED
43. For. : PRO
44. Colors. : REDS
45. Glossy surface. : ENAMEL
47. Compare. : LIKEN
48. Spar. : BOOM
49. Spanish seaport. : ADRA
50. Sway. : ROLL
51. ___ part. : ACTA
52. Brother of Brynhild. : ATLI
53. Buzz. : WHIR
54. Slave. : ESNE
57. Pronoun. : ONE
58. Labor group. : ILO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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