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New York Times, Tuesday, October 15, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,003
Across
1. Shot and shell. : AMMO
5. Angel and Victoria. : FALLS
10. Nob, for one. : HILL
14. Two pages. : LEAF
15. Poetic name for Troy. : ILIUM
16. Plains Indian. : OTOE
17. Declined. : FELL
18. Juvenile sobriquet. : SONNY
19. Baltic port. : RIGA
20. Chargé d'affaires. : ATTACHE
22. Hoosier novelist and journalist. : DREISER
24. Surpasses. : TOPS
25. Spanish form of Agnes. : YNEZ
26. British dramatist. : PINERO
29. Conversation. : DIALOGUE
33. M.D.'s group. : AMA
34. Recognizes. : KNOWS
36. Symbol of lethargy. : SNAIL
37. Comedian's forte. : GAGS
39. Fights. : DUELS
41. Part of Pakistan. : SIND
42. Bedouin headbands. : AGALS
44. Cheerless. : BLEAK
46. Shoshonean. : UTE
47. By no means. : NOTATALL
49. New York college. : VASSAR
51. Sun helmet. : TOPI
52. Wife: Law. : FEME
53. Symbol of delay or inaction. : REDTAPE
56. "___ meet a body . . . " : IFABODY
60. Well, well! : ISEE
61. Babylonian hero. : ETANA
63. Astringent. : ALUM
64. Marshal's badge. : STAR
65. House part. : ATTIC
66. Yawn. : GAPE
67. Memorable composer. : KERN
68. Name in baseball lore. : REESE
69. Done with. : OVER
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1. Esparto grass. : ALFA
2. Conform to. : MEET
3. Fountain treat. : MALT
4. Recently. : OFLATE
5. Charity bazaar attraction. : FISHPOND
6. Bitter drugs. : ALOES
7. Author Yutang. : LIN
8. Lighthouse sits off coast of Devon. : LUNDYISLE
9. Turkish port on the Aegean. : SMYRNA
10. Skylines. : HORIZONS
11. Id est. : ITIS
12. Theater area. : LOGE
13. Limerick man. : LEAR
21. Irish county. : CORK
23. Fish. : EELS
26. Nonbeliever. : PAGAN
27. Adult insect. : IMAGO
28. Find fault with continually. : NAGAT
29. Linger (on). : DWELL
30. Caesar. : GAIUS
31. Range of the Rockies. : UINTA
32. Senior. : ELDER
35. Type of dungeon. : OUBLIETTE
38. Cousin of Doll Tearsheet. : SLATTERN
40. Preserve prestige. : SAVEFACE
43. Ancient promenade. : STOA
45. Volga tributary. : KAMA
48. Emerge. : APPEAR
50. Maine lake. : SEBAGO
52. Conclusion. : FINIS
53. Gamble. : RISK
54. Punta del ___. : ESTE
55. Cherished. : DEAR
57. King of Norway. : OLAV
58. Victim. : DUPE
59. Giant slain by Odin. : YMER
62. Swallowed up. : ATE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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