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New York Times, Saturday, October 18, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 99, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,371

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Occurs. : COMESABOUT
11. Elec. units. : AMPS
15. Artistic leaders. : AVANTGARDE
16. Polynesian loincloth. : MARO
17. Makes a sudden attack. : DESCENDSON
18. Seaweed product. : AGAR
19. Writing fluid. : INK
20. Ceremonies. : RITES
21. Penalized, as for speeding. : FINED
22. Wisdom: Sp. : SESO
23. Italian astronomer. : DONATI
24. Prefix for part of the U. K. : SCOTO
27. Grass or Merry. : WIDOW
30. Atlantic fish. : COD
31. Cornbreads. : PONES
32. Pursue studies unnecessarily. : OVERLEARN
34. Sheltered. : ALEE
35. Kind of cord. : RIP
36. French cheese. : BRIE
37. Electrical device. : CONDENSER
40. Greek letters. : IOTAS
41. Silkworm. : ERI
42. Della. : REESE
43. Wherewithal. : MEANS
44. Italian river. : PAGLIA
46. Ammo for Junior's pistol. : CAPS
48. Norse god: Var. : OTHIN
49. Skate part. : BLADE
51. Latin-lesson word. : AMO
54. Road hazards. : RUTS
55. ___ own horn. : TOOTEDONES
57. Waste allowance. : TRET
58. Speed up. : ACCELERATE
59. Certain guns: Abbr. : SARS
60. Menu items. : CASSEROLES
Down
1. Moslem judge. : CADI
2. Stove part. : OVEN
3. Halloween gear. : MASK
4. Ref. book. : ENC
5. Sound systems. : STEREOS
6. West African people. : AGNIS
7. Go from ___ (deteriorate). : BADTOWORSE
8. Cockney's steed. : ORSE
9. Japanese herbs. : UDOS
10. Four bells. : TEN
11. Forcibly. : AMAIN
12. One symbol of liberty. : MAGNACARTA
13. ___ Guard of ancient Rome. : PRAETORIAN
14. Squalor. : SORDIDNESS
21. Hen. : FOWL
22. Charger. : STEED
23. Beetle. : DOR
24. Milieu for astronauts. : SPACEPORTS
25. Type of soprano. : COLORATURA
26. Traveling troupe's routine. : ONENIGHTER
28. Plants on college halls. : IVIES
29. Belittles. : DEPRECATES
33. People of Niger area: Var. : EBOES
38. Lynch's country. : ERIN
39. Teacher's org. : NEA
40. One who obstructs. : IMPEDER
45. Itemizes. : LISTS
47. An Astaire. : ADELE
49. ___ Raton. : BOCA
50. Sites: Abbr. : LOCS
51. Detailed study: Abbr. : ANAL
52. Distribute. : METE
53. Suffixes denoting sugar. : OSES
55. Between tic and toe. : TAC
56. Rio de ___. : ORO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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