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New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,005
Across
1. Guy, usually good. : SCOUT
6. Centers of interest. : FOCI
10. Listen! : HIST
14. March. : MONTH
15. Permitting access. : OPEN
16. Palindromic name. : OTTO
17. Become a contestant in. : ENTER
18. Near winners. : RUNNERSUP
20. Flight formation: Abbr. : ECH
21. Javanese tree. : UPAS
23. Actress Stritch. : ELAINE
24. Written instrument. : LEASE
26. Joins. : CEMENTS
27. Requisite of 45 Across. : PULCHRITUDE
30. Revise. : EDIT
31. Ornamental stud. : KNOP
32. Microwave device. : RADAR
37. Western city. : RENO
38. Go hastily: Colloq. : SCOOT
40. Moselle. : WINE
41. Paradise and Utopia. : EDENS
43. Husband of Gudrun. : ATLI
44. Farm animals. : OXEN
45. Coveted title. : MISSAMERICA
48. One kind of hunter. : FORTUNE
52. Closed. : ENDED
53. Warns. : ALERTS
54. Sward. : TURF
56. Toss underhand. : LOB
58. Food assimilation. : DIGESTION
60. Describing Humpty Dumpty. : OVATE
62. Welshman's name. : EVAN
63. Oklahoma city. : ENID
64. Ship. : LINER
65. Fender scar. : DENT
66. ___ Alto. : PALO
67. Poetic verb form. : DIDST
Down
1. Pintail. : SMEE
2. Closed. : CONCLUDED
3. Immediately. : ONTHELINE
4. Indian. : UTE
5. Bluebird. : THRUSH
6. ___ song. : FORA
7. Musical work. : OPUS
8. Time: Abbr. : CEN
9. Wanting. : INNEED
10. The Hours of Greek myth. : HORAE
11. ___ the bag. : ITSIN
12. Thrilling feat: Colloq. : STUNT
13. Buddhist shrines. : TOPES
19. Man's name. : ELMER
22. Seeps, for short. : PERKS
25. Obey. : ACTON
26. Dome. : CUPOLA
27. Partner of mère. : PERE
28. If. : INCASE
29. Short blasts. : TOOTS
33. In ___ (briefly). : AWORD
34. The South. : DIXIELAND
35. Stories. : ANECDOTES
36. California rockfish. : RENA
39. Stopwatch. : TIMER
42. S. African statesman. : SMUTS
46. Keep ___ (conform). : INSTEP
47. Hug. : ENFOLD
48. Dull. : FADED
49. Girl's name. : OLIVE
50. Goneril's sister. : REGAN
51. Nottingham's river. : TRENT
54. Drudgery. : TOIL
55. Free. : UNDO
57. Parks. : BERT
59. Feminine suffix. : INA
61. Clock number. : VII

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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