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New York Times, Tuesday, January 28, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,108
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1. Assurance. : APLOMB
7. Talk freely. : SPEAKUP
14. Men, grammatically. : PLURAL
15. Savage. : CANNIBAL
17. Salad ingredient. : POTATO
18. Speedy animal. : ANTELOPE
19. Nautical rope. : TYE
20. Against. : COUNTER
22. Of age: Latin abbr. : AET
23. Large barrels or casks: Abbr. : HHDS
24. Stages. : ROSTRA
26. Wildly enthusiastic: Slang. : GAGA
29. Lands a fish. : REELSIN
32. Outstanding thing: Slang. : LULU
33. Island near Corsica. : ELBA
34. Dress alterations. : DARTS
38. Soviet river. : URAL
39. Actor's big day. : DEBUT
41. Go into bankruptcy. : FAIL
42. Term of address. : MADAM
44. Withered. : SERE
45. Word with "trial offer." : FREE
46. Diplomat of 1853 purchase. : GADSDEN
48. Enrich. : LARD
49. Bright. : CHEERY
52. Bail. : LADE
54. ___-les-Bains. : AIX
55. Famous theater name. : BELASCO
58. A kind of drop. : DEW
61. Unusual. : PECULIAR
63. Paderewski. : IGNACE
65. False show, British style. : PRETENCE
66. Old cask. : TIERCE
67. Hammers. : SLEDGES
68. Bore young, as a sheep. : YEANED
1. Date: Abbr. : APPT
2. Oneupmanship word. : PLOY
3. Guitar's ancestor. : LUTE
4. ___ pro nobis. : ORA
5. Lighter of a sort. : MATCH
6. Color. : BLOODRED
7. Analyze verse. : SCAN
8. Pulsate. : PANT
9. Makes an appearance. : ENTERS
10. Type of barometer. : ANEROID
11. Metric distance: Abbr. : KIL
12. Sea marauder. : UBOAT
13. Kind of tiger. : PAPER
16. "___ man do it." : LETA
21. Ineffectual. : USELESS
23. Transportation charge. : HAULAGE
25. Part of a bridle. : SNAFFLE
26. Depressed. : GLUM
27. Emanation. : AURA
28. Pleased. : GLAD
30. Declined. : EBBED
31. Victor's reward. : LAURELS
35. ___ avis. : RARA
36. Row. : TIER
37. Vehicle. : SLED
40. Persistence. : TENACITY
43. Like prime beef. : MARBLED
47. Textile process. : DYEING
49. Creator of the schmoo. : CAPP
50. French yesterdays. : HIERS
51. Outdo. : EXCEL
53. Orphan calf. : DOGIE
56. Product of Alençon. : LACE
57. Son of Zeus. : ARES
58. Mild oath. : DARN
59. "___ homo." : ECCE
60. Do a garden task. : WEED
62. Western Indian. : UTE
64. Teacher's org. : NEA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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