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New York Times, Wednesday, January 29, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,109
Across
1. Champion of a cause. : PALADIN
8. Biblical mountain. : ARARAT
14. Chill excessively. : OVERICE
15. Defensive wall. : PARAPET
17. Daydream. : REVERIE
18. Platinum alloy. : PLATINA
19. Overused. : TRITE
20. Swinging time: Slang. : BALL
21. Container. : CAN
22. With solicitude. : MATERNALLY
25. Twinge. : PANG
26. Moslem V.I.P. : AGA
27. Viva voce. : ORAL
28. Like a brewing ingredient. : MALTY
29. One's real wealth. : NETWORTH
32. Vapid writing. : PAP
33. Originate. : DERIVE
34. Arden or Sherwood. : FOREST
37. Kyushu park. : ASO
38. Prudent. : DISCREET
40. Babble. : PRATE
43. Fail. : MISS
44. ___ green. : PEA
45. Hurt sound. : OUCH
46. Prize seeker. : CONTESTANT
49. Illuminated. : LIT
50. Outburst. : GALE
51. City in Afghanistan. : HERAT
52. Believer in a doctrine. : ANIMIST
54. Servitude. : PEONAGE
56. Auto gear. : REVERSE
57. Speak haltingly. : STUTTER
58. Make soundproof. : DEADEN
59. Restraining cords. : TETHERS
Down
1. Eric ___, British actor. : PORTMAN
2. Found a mean. : AVERAGED
3. Float in air. : LEVITATE
4. Mountain ridge. : ARETE
5. More serious. : DIRER
6. Here: Fr. : ICI
7. Born. : NEE
8. Dismay. : APPALL
9. Tennis exchange. : RALLY
10. Asian sea. : ARAL
11. Coiffure gadget. : RAT
12. At a summit. : APICAL
13. Renter. : TENANT
16. Flavorful. : TANGY
20. Empty talk. : BLAH
23. Red ___, jazz musician. : NORVO
24. Commedia dell'___. : ARTE
25. Document. : PAPER
28. ___ Antony. : MARC
30. Anger. : WRATH
31. French river. : OISE
32. Sheriff's men. : POSSE
34. Louis's weapon. : FIST
35. Part. : SEPARATE
36. Member of the go-go set. : TEENAGER
38. Break bread. : DINE
39. Rags. : TATTERS
40. Pivotal. : POLAR
41. Done in. : RUINED
42. On the go. : ACTIVE
43. Liquefied. : MOLTEN
46. Breakage: Fr. : CASSE
47. Yell. : SHOUT
48. Tithe. : TENTH
50. Encircle. : GIRD
53. ___ culpa. : MEA
54. Sound to catch attention. : PST
55. French summer. : ETE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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