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New York Times, Thursday, January 25, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,739
Across
1. Loved one. : DEAR
5. South Seas port. : APIA
9. Part of India. : ASSAM
14. Being: Lat. : ESSE
15. Accomplished. : DONE
16. Malice. : SPITE
17. Important documents. : PASSPORTS
19. Ottoman government. : PORTE
20. Miniskirts, on stage. : TUTUS
21. Norse god. : THOR
23. Understand. : READ
24. Spreaders of false rumors. : MISREPORTERS
27. Dudeen. : PIPE
30. Experiences. : HAS
31. Me, in Marseilles. : MOI
32. Spanish gold. : ORO
33. Did a farm job. : HAYED
35. Briefly. : INSUM
39. Canoe-toting. : PORTAGE
41. Used up. : ALLGONE
43. Join. : ENTER
44. Critiques of some shows. : RAVES
46. Single, for one. : HIT
47. Vital fluid. : SAP
49. Dress size. : TEN
50. Office VIP. : BOSS
51. Laredo and others. : PORTSOFENTRY
56. Pindar's forte. : ODE
57. Drop. : SLUMP
58. On the left side. : APORT
62. Gather in. : REAP
64. Weight. : IMPORTANCE
66. All, in Aragon. : TODO
67. Crystal gazers. : SEERS
68. The Man. : STAN
69. United. : ONED
70. Short for a shire W of Essex. : HERTS
71. Kind of sell. : SOFT
Down
1. Sect. : DEPT
2. Son of Rebekah. : ESAU
3. Aide: Abbr. : ASST
4. Account of one's career. : RESUME
5. Bustle. : ADO
6. Enactor. : PORTRAYER
7. ___ days. : INTHESE
8. Fabulist. : AESOP
9. Queen killer. : ASP
10. Kind of chance. : SPORTING
11. Yes, ___! : SIREE
12. Rose product. : ATTAR
13. Rewards: Poet. : MEEDS
18. Greek letter. : PSI
22. Gypsy man. : ROM
25. Practice at catching flies. : SHAG
26. Muddies. : ROILS
27. English poet. : POPE
28. Kind of fist. : IRON
29. ___ Arthur. : PORT
33. Badger. : HARASS
34. Iowa city. : DAVENPORT
36. London sector. : SOHO
37. Part of EUA. : UNIS
38. Ball team. : METS
40. Try out. : TEST
42. Fast days. : LENT
45. In ___ (enraged). : ATEMPER
48. Shine. : POLISH
50. Circumvent. : BYPASS
51. City on the Douro. : PORTO
52. Music hall. : ODEON
53. English writer. : READE
54. Smoke: Fr. : FUMEE
55. Kind of fink. : RAT
59. Hep. : ONTO
60. Canadian air group. : RCAF
61. Big top. : TENT
63. Seed capsule. : POD
65. Fellow of Royal Soc.: Abbr. : RSS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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