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New York Times, Saturday, January 27, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,741
Across
1. Ophidians. : ASPS
5. Metric unit. : GRAM
9. Gray with age. : HOAR
13. Dodge, for one. : FORT
14. York's river. : OUSE
15. ___ Castle. : MORRO
16. Kitchen staple, for short. : OLEO
17. In the time of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." : ANTEBELLUM
19. Restorations of water to dehydrated foods. : RECONSTITUTIONS
21. Roman official. : EDILE
22. Coaster. : SLED
23. Sioux. : OSAGES
27. City on the Vistula. : KRAKOW
31. Too popular malady. : FLU
33. C'est ___. : LAVIE
35. American locksmith. : YALE
36. How Alice and the Red Queen ran. : FASTERANDFASTER
40. Dossier. : FILE
41. City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
42. Item "in the ring." : HAT
43. Father Time's accessory. : SCYTHE
46. Type of writing. : SATIRE
48. Disservice. : HARM
50. Spanish cake. : TORTA
53. Not an exact rendering. : FREETRANSLATION
59. Holding in check. : REPRESSIVE
60. Theatrical group. : ANTA
61. "___ Thee every hour . . . " : INEED
62. Summers, in Guadeloupe. : ETES
63. Rain hard. : TEEM
64. ___ the line. : TOED
65. Tear. : RENT
66. Girl's name. : ESME
Down
1. In front: Dial. : AFORE
2. Like shoes. : SOLED
3. Dearly. : PRECIOUSLY
4. Counter seats. : STOOLS
5. Asian gazelles. : GOAS
6. Peewee. : RUNT
7. Wine city of Italy. : ASTI
8. Contests. : MEETS
9. Times for good times. : HOLIDAYS
10. Flat plinth. : ORLO
11. ___ for one's money. : ARUN
12. Gypsy boys. : ROMS
15. Unit of length. : METER
18. Mass. : BULK
20. English hymnologist. : NEALE
24. Fish. : GAR
25. Namesakes or Miss St. Clare. : EVAS
26. Trigonometric functions. : SINES
28. Kitty's namesakes. : KATHERINES
29. Olive genus. : OLEA
30. "Bird thou never ___." : WERT
31. Musical directions. : FFFS
32. Not of the clergy. : LAIC
34. Norse work. : EDDA
37. Fastened with rope. : TETHERED
38. Prosperous. : FAT
39. Santa ___. : ANITA
44. Detested. : HATED
45. Makes a slip. : ERRS
47. What the planets do. : ROTATE
49. Acronym in modern science. : MASER
51. Kind of pole. : TOTEM
52. Make ___ for oneself. : ANAME
53. Material for glass. : FRIT
54. City on the Truckee. : RENO
55. Foil's cousin. : EPEE
56. Marquee word. : NITE
57. Swedish name. : SVEN
58. In case. : LEST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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