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New York Times, Friday, October 18, 1968

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.36)
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Exhortation from early Maxwell days. : GETAHORSE
10. Levant. : OSCAR
15. "___ of the Magi." : ADORATION
16. A-frame. : HOUSE
17. Shopper's choice. : DIMESTORE
18. Red seaweed. : DULSE
19. Of: Suffix. : INE
20. Ordeal. : TEST
21. Like some coats. : BELTED
22. Temper: Colloq. : DANDER
24. Portico. : STOA
26. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
28. Fish. : HERRING
33. Fish and ___. : CHIPS
36. Four, in Bonn. : VIER
38. City on a lake. : ERIE
39. Fastener. : HASP
40. Cubicles. : CELLS
41. Baptismal bowl. : FONT
42. Nautical term. : ALEE
43. Saroyan's "My Name Is ___." : ARAM
44. Magic verses. : RUNES
45. Downpour. : TORRENT
47. Minor prophet. : AMOS
49. Muzzle. : NOSE
51. Last ones. : OMEGAS
55. Mark. : DENOTE
59. One of Hera's rivals. : LEDA
61. Senator Ribicoff. : ABE
62. Escape from. : EVADE
63. Tarkington work. : SEVENTEEN
65. Metric measure. : LITER
66. Bridge bids. : OVERCALLS
67. Kind of thread. : FLOSS
68. Virginia's neighbor. : TENNESSEE
Down
1. Codfish. : GADID
2. Poetic name for Scots' city. : EDINA
3. "Good will ___." : TOMEN
4. Exist. : ARE
5. Speeds up. : HASTENS
6. Mink's cousins. : OTTERS
7. Spanish rivers. : RIOS
8. Kinds. : SORTS
9. Direction. : ENE
10. Cry of dismay. : OHDEAR
11. Person. : SOUL
12. Group of followers. : CULT
13. S. African fox. : ASSE
14. Cattail. : REED
21. Transvaal settlers. : BOERS
23. Spruce. : DAPPER
25. Girl's name. : THELMA
27. Wards off. : AVERTS
29. Deny. : REFUSE
30. Ferrum. : IRON
31. Prime time. : NINE
32. Acquires. : GETS
33. Talk. : CHAT
34. Nimbus. : HALO
35. River into the Elbe. : ISER
37. He has: Fr. : ILA
40. Dugout. : CANOE
44. Novel of a kind. : ROMANCE
46. Matriculates. : ENTERS
48. Furniture style. : MODERN
50. Etudiant. : ELEVE
52. The Irish. : GAELS
53. Poplar. : ABELE
54. Common asset. : SENSE
55. Glazed pottery: Var. : DELF
56. Badness. : EVIL
57. Acronym in the news. : NATO
58. Reading matter. : ODES
60. Smooth. : EVEN
63. Stubborn: Dial. : SOT
64. Traffic officials: Abbr. : TAS

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