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New York Times, Thursday, October 16, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,369
Across
1. Animal mothers. : DAMS
5. Problem. : POSER
10. Lost no time. : SPED
14. Sioux. : OTOE
15. Bring together. : UNITE
16. European. : POLE
17. Heating vessel. : ETNA
18. Air squadron. : ESCADRILLE
20. Provisioner to an army post. : SUTLER
22. Journeyed. : TREKKED
23. Devilfish. : MANTAS
26. Cockney's house. : OME
27. Straight-A student. : STANDOUT
29. Hindu deity. : VISHNU
33. Civil wrong. : TORT
34. Change. : DIMES
36. Ref. book. : OED
37. Poetic verb. : ART
38. Certain vessels. : SAILERS
40. 2001, in old Rome. : MMI
41. Me, in Berlin. : MIR
42. Jogs. : TROTS
43. Incline. : LEAN
44. Joined. : PIECED
46. Intermission music. : ENTRACTE
49. Bauxite. : ORE
50. ___ the world (sound asleep). : DEADTO
51. Lofty. : EMINENT
55. Restless one. : ROAMER
58. Timekeepers. : METRONOMES
61. Keyholder for Ben. : KITE
62. Willow genus. : ITEA
63. ___ Gay of W. W. II. : ENOLA
64. Division word. : INTO
65. Fat. : LARD
66. Flower part. : SEPAL
67. Long times. : AGES
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1. Suffices. : DOES
2. Island off Alaska. : ATTU
3. Section of Paris. : MONTMARTRE
4. Adhesive. : SEALANT
5. Harbor: Sp. : PUERTO
6. Positions in cricket. : ONS
7. First word of Virginia's motto. : SIC
8. French state. : ETAT
9. Children's game. : REDROVER
10. Thwarts. : SPIKES
11. U. S. President. : POLK
12. French pronoun. : ELLE
13. Achievement. : DEED
19. Careless. : REMISS
21. Fade out. : END
24. TV term. : AUDIO
25. Pompous. : STILTED
27. Imprint. : STAMP
28. Temple gateway. : TORII
30. College event. : HOMECOMING
31. Thread: Prefix. : NEMAT
32. City northeast of Venice. : UDINE
35. Intermediate, in law. : MESNE
38. Sound system. : STEREO
39. Forest in Belgium. : ARDENNES
43. Turkish tobacco. : LATAKIA
45. Lord Jim's creator. : CONRAD
47. Of the ankle. : TARSAL
48. Receiving set: Abbr. : RDO
51. Gilels. : EMIL
52. Prefix for physics. : META
53. Road to Rome. : ITER
54. Elegance. : TONE
56. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
57. Old autos. : REOS
59. Unruly hair. : MOP
60. High note. : ELA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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