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New York Times, Friday, January 3, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,083
Across Down
1. Furtiveness. : STEALTH
8. Ionian Sea inlet. : ARTA
12. Halting in words. : STAMMERING
15. Southern whisky. : CORN
16. Typesetter. : COMPOSITOR
17. Give out. : EMIT
18. U. S. S. R. water body. : ARALSEA
19. Atlas item. : MAP
21. Political group. : ADA
22. Song refrain. : LALA
23. Drowse. : NOD
25. Batted ball. : LINER
27. Term in rocketry. : AGENA
29. Open weave fabric. : GRENADINE
31. Look like. : RESEMBLE
33. Legislates. : ENACTS
34. Shade. : HUE
35. Shem's father: Var. : NOE
36. Summon. : MUSTER
40. British peerage name. : MONTROSE
45. Construe. : INTERPRET
47. Finch. : SERIN
48. Cardinals' Marion. : SLATS
49. Earlier. : AGO
50. Valley. : DALE
51. San Francisco hill. : NOB
52. Number. : TEN
54. Discompose. : FLUSTER
57. Rara ___. : AVIS
59. Giving one's best effort. : UNSTINTING
61. Honey: Prefix. : MELI
62. Domination. : ASCENDANCY
63. German river. : EDER
64. Glut. : ENGORGE
1. Cold ___. : STORAGE
2. Mexican delicacy. : TAMALES
3. Get aboard at Kennedy. : EMPLANE
4. Biblical prophet. : AMOS
5. ___ majesty. : LESE
6. Lovers' entanglement. : TRIANGLE
7. Success. : HIT
8. Hotshot. : ACE
9. Of certain languages. : ROMANIC
10. Retiarius's weapon. : TRIDENT
11. Scorpio star. : ANTARES
12. Graduated. : SCALAR
13. ___ plume. : NOMDE
14. Irishman's sweetheart. : GRA
20. Space-age tourist spots? : PLANETS
24. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
26. Landmark on Crete. : IDA
28. Lord Jeffrey. : AMHERST
30. Illuminant. : NEON
32. ___ gun. : BURP
35. Rarely. : NOTOFTEN
36. Designate wrongly. : MISNAME
37. Neglected. : UNLOVED
38. Abstract sculpture. : STABILE
39. Vietnamese holiday. : TET
40. Nickname of a princess. : MEG
41. See 11 Down. : REDSTAR
42. Speechifying. : ORATING
43. Sign in a library. : SILENCE
44. Vitality. : ENERGY
46. Stanzas of old Irish songs. : RANNS
53. French version of USA. : EUA
55. Cod family fish. : LING
56. Upset. : UNDO
58. Word of respect. : SIR
60. Engineering group: Abbr. : SCE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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