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New York Times, Monday, January 6, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,086
Across
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Candy purchases. : BARS
5
Gentle blow. : DAB
8
Kind of diver. : SCUBA
13
Got down. : ALIT
14
Bee: Prefix. : API
15
Garlic units. : CLOVES
16
Won back. : REGAINED
18
Pencil-box items. : RULERS
19
This year. : MCMLXIX
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Elaborate show. : PAGEANT
21
"I cannot tell ___." : ALIE
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Recital number. : SONG
23
Fin on a fish's back. : DORSAL
25
Intertwines. : WREATHES
30
Ab ___ (from the egg). : OVO
31
Barracuda. : SPET
33
Smiling. : RIANT
34
Jut out. : BULGE
37
Pasture. : LEA
38
Nile feature. : DELTA
39
Ewe cry. : BLEAT
40
Gudrun's spouse. : ATLI
42
Three of a kind. : III
43
Old Roman coin. : SESTERCE
45
Mountain lion. : COUGAR
48
Control. : REIN
49
Tuscany river. : ARNO
50
Worked with dye. : STAINED
54
Student of a sort. : TRAINEE
57
Hot. : TORRID
58
Lively parties. : SHINDIGS
59
Existence. : ENTITY
60
Parrot of N. Z. : KEA
61
Burma people. : LAIS
62
Not shipshape. : MESSY
63
Gaelic name. : IAN
64
Otherwise: Scot. : ENSE
Down
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Leaven. : BARM
2
Guinness. : ALEC
3
Complicated procedures. : RIGMAROLES
4
Plays for time. : STALLS
5
Lion's friend and others. : DANIELS
6
Peak. : APEX
7
Bridge word. : BID
8
Lazybones. : SLUGGARD
9
Porter. : COLE
10
Part of the iris. : UVEA
11
European capital. : BERN
12
Helper: Abbr. : ASST
15
Whooping ___. : CRANE
17
Corn lily. : IXIA
20
Entrance. : PORTAL
22
Add calories. : SWEETEN
23
___ Ferry, N. Y. : DOBBS
24
Seedlet. : OVULE
26
Secure. : TIE
27
Certain Nova Scotian. : HALIGONIAN
28
Abstract beings. : ENTIA
29
Step. : STAIR
32
N. Y. lake. : PLACID
35
Hood's weapon. : GAT
36
Long time. : ETERNITY
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Foolhardy. : ICARIAN
44
Long and slender. : REEDY
46
Algerian city. : ORAN
47
Busy. : UNIDLE
50
Arrest. : STEM
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Prevailing style. : TONE
52
Liberal ___. : ARTS
53
Author Murdoch. : IRIS
54
Camelia shrub. : THEA
55
Sponsorship. : EGIS
56
Cousin of 59 Across. : ESSE
58
Do the schuss. : SKI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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