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New York Times, Tuesday, October 1, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F G H K X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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1. Pharmacy solution. : AQUA
5. Retards the action. : DAMPS
10. Speak, in a way. : RAVE
14. Sign of affection, old style. : BUSS
15. ___ Valley, California. : SQUAW
16. Man's name. : EMIL
17. Golfers' concerns. : LIES
18. Thin material. : TULLE
19. Opera role. : JOSE
20. Icelandic epic. : EDDA
21. Suddenly. : ALLATONCE
23. Wound grievously. : MAIM
26. Ruler of a kind. : ROI
27. Seer's gift, for short. : ESP
30. ___ Unis. : ETATS
33. Where Hué is. : ANNAM
37. Math term. : SQUAREROOT
40. Spanish title. : DONA
41. Math term. : SURD
42. Bishop's headdress. : MITRE
43. Greek letters. : ETAS
44. Leisure. : EASE
45. Band instruments. : SNAREDRUMS
47. Watch parts. : STEMS
49. Varnish ingredient. : ELEMI
50. Understand. : SEE
51. Experienced one. : PRO
53. Wartime vessels. : LSTS
55. Map feature. : CONTINENT
60. College court. : QUAD
64. Asian range. : ALAI
65. Crown jewel. : TIARA
67. Wavy: Her. : UNDE
68. European VIP. : TITO
69. Goose genus. : ANSER
70. Impression. : IDEA
71. Word of postponement. : SOON
72. Sellers. : PETER
73. Fictional agent. : BOND
1. Partner of ready. : ABLE
2. Tobacco portion. : QUID
3. Secondhand. : USED
4. Where Shillong is. : ASSAM
5. Timetable inits. : DST
6. Variety of beryl. : AQUAMARINE
7. Ponder (over). : MULL
8. Cloy. : PALL
9. Affirm with emphasis. : SWEAR
10. Answer. : REJOINDER
11. Theban deity. : AMON
12. Nobleman: Abbr. : VISC
13. Robert ___. : ELEE
22. ___ fault (excessively). : TOA
24. Of gases: Prefix. : AER
25. Agenda units. : ITEMS
27. Feminine endings. : ESSES
28. Catcher's posture. : SQUAT
29. Pucker. : PURSE
31. Sum. : TOTAL
32. N. American plant. : SORRELTREE
34. South wind. : NOTUS
35. Make ___ for oneself. : ANAME
36. Billiards shot. : MASSE
38. Revocation of a legacy. : ADEMPTION
39. Pours. : TEEMS
46. On ___. : DIT
48. Hindu title. : SRI
52. Ready for use. : ONTAP
54. Lampoon. : SQUIB
55. Circus performers. : CATS
56. Potpourri. : OLIO
57. International group. : NATO
58. German "one." : EINE
59. Influential cartoonist. : NAST
61. Unfasten. : UNDO
62. Asian region. : ADEN
63. Dull or flat. : DEAD
66. Timetable entry. : ARR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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