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New York Times, Friday, January 5, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,719
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1. Certain fans. : BUFFS
6. Coins: Abbr. : CTS
9. Drums. : BEATS
14. Lowest deck. : ORLOP
15. Exclamation. : OHO
16. "Song of ___." : INDIA
17. Market place. : AGORA
18. Symphony conductor. : LEINSDORF
20. Stock of musical offerings. : REPERTOIRE
22. Fish dish. : ROE
23. Ringo's name. : STARR
24. Amma. : ABBESS
27. Serenata. : CANTATA
30. Indian. : CREE
31. Prevaricate. : LIE
32. Of birth. : NATAL
34. Debussy sea piece. : LAMER
38. Mine entrance. : ADIT
40. Precepts. : RULES
42. Opera heroine. : MIMI
43. Opera heroine. : MANON
45. Forgive. : REMIT
47. Marble: Dial. : MIB
48. Vincent Lopez theme tune. : NOLA
50. Paints. : ENAMELS
52. Ravel favorite. : BOLERO
55. Spanish fruit. : ANANA
56. Constellation. : ARA
57. Introductory. : INITIATIVE
62. Maestro of fame. : TOSCANINI
65. Object of classic quest. : GRAIL
66. Start. : ONSET
67. "Sound of Music" role. : NUN
68. Floral tribute. : ROSES
69. Not a soul. : NOONE
70. Compass point. : ESE
71. Flavoring. : ANISE
1. Wild animal. : BOAR
2. Press. : URGE
3. Failure: Collaq. : FLOP
4. Arden. : FOREST
5. Stoic. : SPARTAN
6. Soprano. : COLORATURA
7. Possessive pronoun. : THEIR
8. Evening: Fr. : SOIR
9. Repeat: Mus. : BIS
10. Coda. : END
11. Worship. : ADORE
12. One of the satellites. : TIROS
13. Vaults. : SAFES
19. Approximating. : NEAR
21. Man of the steppes. : TATAR
25. ___ canto. : BEL
26. Smile. : BEAM
27. Solen. : CLAM
28. Opera heroine. : AIDA
29. Familiar negative. : NEIN
30. "Darling" of old song. : CLEMENTINE
33. Beverage. : ALE
35. Dwarf in Wagner's "Ring." : MIME
36. German name. : EMIL
37. Umbrella parts. : RIBS
39. Musical note. : TONE
41. Biblical peak. : SINAI
44. Conjunction. : NOR
46. Greek site of famed figurines. : TANAGRA
49. Cut of meat. : LOIN
51. Dowager. : MATRON
52. Leader's wand. : BATON
53. Maine town. : ORONO
54. Rope. : LASSO
55. Early Japanese. : AINUS
58. Nonet group. : NINE
59. Rumanian city. : IASI
60. Competes (with). : VIES
61. Otherwise. : ELSE
63. Time period: Abbr. : CEN
64. Supped. : ATE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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