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New York Times, Monday, October 14, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,002
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1. Lively dance. : GALOP
6. Protection. : EGIS
10. Subject of great devotion. : IDOL
14. Shopping center of old. : AGORA
15. Water plant. : ALGA
16. Onion: Lat. : CEPA
17. Speculative purchase of stock. : FLIER
18. Prosperity. : GOODTIMES
20. Because. : FOR
21. Articles. : THES
23. Respectable. : DECENT
24. Items in fashion. : SWEATERS
26. Flighty exclamation. : LALA
27. Ice hockey team. : SIX
28. Mercury et al. : ELEMENTS
32. Briefly. : INSUM
35. River into the Fulda. : EDER
36. Man's name. : IRA
37. Ordained. : DECREED
39. Sect of the year one. : ESSENES
42. Epoch. : ERA
43. Old German coin. : MARK
45. Stipend. : WAGES
46. Sooner or later. : SOMETIME
49. Wall Street term. : PAR
50. Make provision for. : PLAN
51. Most unsubstantial. : THINNEST
56. Chemical salt. : OLEATE
58. Shoe part. : RAND
59. From ___ Z. : ATO
60. Differences. : VARIANCES
62. Drive by force. : IMPEL
64. Choir's forte. : AMEN
65. Overlay. : COAT
66. Sebastian's twin. : VIOLA
67. Bail. : LADE
68. Vortex. : EDDY
69. Epic hero: Var. : ENEAS
1. Hooks. : GAFFS
2. Shining. : AGLOW
3. River into the Bay of Biscay. : LOIRE
4. Galena. : ORE
5. Kind of worker. : PARTTIME
6. Keen. : EAGER
7. Smoothed (over). : GLOSSED
8. "But ___ on forever." : IGO
9. Stablemen. : SADDLERS
10. Winter sight. : ICICLE
11. Humbling. : DEMEANING
12. Accessible. : OPEN
13. Endure. : LAST
19. Work group. : TEAM
22. Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
25. Assyrian war god. : ASUR
29. Vegetable. : LEEK
30. Pear or peach. : TREE
31. Back talk. : SASS
32. Suffixes in chemistry. : IDES
33. Figure in "Quo Vadis?" : NERO
34. Raced. : SCAMPERED
35. Cheese. : EDAM
38. Superiority. : EMINENCE
40. Spectacular plunge. : SWANDIVE
41. Merit. : EARN
44. Type of tire. : RETREAD
47. Camelot name. : ELAINE
48. So long. : TATA
49. Piece of jewelry. : PIN
52. Kind of pudding. : HASTY
53. Literary signature. : EAPOE
54. Anc. stone slab. : STELA
55. Small weights of India. : TOLAS
56. Football field. : OVAL
57. User of a prayer wheel. : LAMA
61. Trawler's catch. : COD
63. Opposite of max. : MIN

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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