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New York Times, Saturday, January 6, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,720
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1. Flower arrangement. : SPRAY
6. Aphorisms. : ADAGES
12. Pardon, old style. : SHRIVE
13. Garment. : SLIPOVER
15. French name for German city. : TREVES
16. Crowned. : CORONATE
17. Ceremonies. : RITES
18. Long and slender. : LANK
19. Fictional canine. : ASTA
20. Fini. : OVER
21. Word with gold or silver. : WARE
22. Tranquil. : STILL
23. Corruptness. : VENALITY
25. Turning device. : SWIVEL
26. Days of yore, of yore. : ELD
27. United. : ONE
28. Tremulous. : SHIVERY
29. Trick. : RUSE
30. Rhode Island's motto. : HOPE
31. Showed nosiness towards. : SPIEDON
34. Wonderment. : AWE
35. Apprentice demon. : IMP
38. Meddle (with). : TAMPER
39. Finance man. : CREDITOR
41. Mature. : RIPEN
42. Root ___. : BEER
43. M. Coty. : RENE
44. Cantatrice's offering. : ARIA
45. Building expansion units. : ELLS
46. Typographical embellishment. : SERIF
47. King Arthur's birthplace. : TINTAGEL
49. Contribute. : DONATE
50. Girl's name. : ANGELINA
51. Man of letters. : EDITOR
52. Hero of "Lakme." : GERALD
53. Sudden difficulty: Colloq. : FACER
1. Wither. : SHRIVEL
2. Make believe. : PRETEND
3. Mexican painter. : RIVERA
4. Park and others: Abbr. : AVES
5. "I do." : YES
6. Unassisted. : ALONE
7. Side arm. : DIRK
8. Mount ___, Mindanao. : APO
9. Revert to type. : GONATIVE
10. Hard to pin down. : EVASIVE
11. Pioneer. : SETTLER
12. Tried hard. : STROVE
13. Frightening. : SCARY
14. You mean it? : REALLY
18. Type of sail. : LATEEN
21. Amber's creator. : WINSOR
22. Lifted. : SWIPED
24. Increase in volume. : LOUDEN
25. Party of a kind. : SHOWER
28. Takes part in. : SHARES
29. Habitual scofflaw. : REPEATER
31. Layers of rock. : STRATA
32. Matching. : PAIRING
33. Encroach (on). : IMPINGE
35. Repeat. : ITERATE
36. Watch; check. : MONITOR
37. Choose. : PREFER
39. Inner part of ancient temple. : CELLA
40. Conducive to peace. : IRENIC
42. Tobacconist's specialty. : BLEND
45. Mythological Norse hero. : EGIL
46. Fountain order. : SODA
48. ___ king. : ALA
49. Crossword item: Abbr. : DEF

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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