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New York Times, Monday, January 20, 1969

20-Across : Free.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 30-Down clue had "Shakespearian"; changed it to "Shakespearean."

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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,100
Across
1
Humbug. : FLAM
5
Power source. : STEAM
10
Party disciplinarian. : WHIP
14
Seine tributary. : EURE
15
Range of Utah. : UINTA
16
Screen. : HIDE
17
Student's concern. : EXAM
18
Dimmed. : FADED
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Winnie ___ Pu. : ILLE
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Free. : LETOFF
22
Baby transit. : STROLLER
24
Bankruptcy. : RUIN
26
Before zwei. : EINS
27
Le Roi Soleil. : LOUISXIV
31
Alit. : GOTOFF
35
"___ moi, le deluge." : APRES
36
Claro, for one. : CIGAR
38
New Zealand parrot. : KEA
39
V.I.P.'s. : BIGS
40
Halloween get-up. : GHOUL
41
Improbable. : TALL
42
Pronoun. : ONE
43
Suppress. : QUELL
44
Pumpkin and squash. : PEPOS
45
Deliverance. : RESCUE
47
Detroit Tiger star. : ALKALINE
49
Publicizes. : AIRS
51
Kennel sound. : YIPE
52
Unused. : BRANDNEW
56
Dawdled. : LAGGED
60
Eastern V.I.P. : RANI
61
Big bargain: Colloq. : STEAL
63
Level. : RAZE
64
Not touch with ___ foot pole. : ATEN
65
French house feature. : ETAGE
66
Tilted. : ATIP
67
With 8 Down, cozy meeting. : TETE
68
Teamed up. : YOKED
69
Not settled. : MOOT
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Sense. : FEEL
2
De ___. : LUXE
3
Smell ___. : ARAT
4
Computer parts. : MEMORIES
5
Word adjunct. : SUFFIX
6
Spanish aunt. : TIA
7
Closes. : ENDS
8
See 67 Across. : ATETE
9
Vocal piece. : MADRIGAL
10
During, of old. : WHILST
11
Feature of Rome. : HILL
12
Not in use. : IDLE
13
Viscount. : PEER
21
Uproar. : FUSS
23
___ about. : ONOR
25
Statue spot. : NICHE
27
Item on a repair bill. : LABOR
28
Allow as how. : OPINE
29
Presses. : URGES
30
Shakespearean role. : VIOLA
32
Giraffe's cousin. : OKAPI
33
Wrongdoer. : FELON
34
Spurious. : FALSE
37
Erosion product. : GULLY
40
Dairy cow. : GUERNSEY
41
Wire. : TELEGRAM
43
Chaw. : QUID
44
One of the Bears. : PAPA
46
Tooth. : CANINE
48
Vetoed. : KILLED
50
Brawl. : SETTO
52
Neighbor's child. : BRAT
53
Appraise. : RATE
54
French writer. : ANET
55
Ineffectual. : WEAK
57
Cat: Sp. : GATO
58
Pinza. : EZIO
59
Gov't. branch. : DEPT
62
Vital statistic. : AGE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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