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New York Times, Saturday, October 19, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,007
Across
1. Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
8. Subsequently. : AFTER
13. Put zest into the festivities. : ENLIVEN
14. Buzzed. : DRONED
16. In insipid manner. : STALELY
17. Theatrical performance. : MATINEE
19. Cleave. : SEVER
20. Caprice. : WHIM
22. Enter. : GOIN
23. March time. : IDES
24. Participate (in). : SHARE
25. Haze. : MIST
26. Near: Scot. : NAR
27. Subject. : THEME
28. Francis Brett ___. : HARTE
29. Couture settings. : ATELIERS
31. Contrived. : PAT
32. Good to munch on. : EDIBLE
33. City on the Po: It. : TORINO
36. ___ Parnell, sportscaster. : MEL
37. Shape of some rolls. : CRESCENT
39. Additional. : OTHER
42. Cut in price. : SLASH
43. Letter. : GEE
44. Asian country. : LAOS
45. Pluvious. : RAINY
46. Healthy. : HALE
47. Spirited tune. : LILT
48. Jungfrau's site. : ALPS
49. ___ ride (take no action). : LETIT
50. Spain's neighbor. : ANDORRA
52. Girl of song. : ADELINE
54. Smaller. : TINIER
55. Like some timber areas. : CUTOVER
56. Lachrymose. : TEARY
57. Bed canopies. : TESTERS
Down
1. Sicilian port. : MESSINA
2. Come earlier than. : ANTEDATE
3. Drooled. : SLAVERED
4. Tesserae. : TILES
5. Declare. : AVER
6. ___ esprit. : BEL
7. Unspecified place. : ANYWHERE
8. Think the world of. : ADMIRE
9. Construct. : FRAME
10. Little one. : TOT
11. Hard to figure out. : ENIGMATIC
12. French painter. : RENOIR
15. Adherent of natural religion. : DEIST
18. Being: Sp. : ENTE
21. Radio zealots: Slang. : HAMS
24. Conch. : SHELL
27. Romans call it Tevere. : TIBER
28. Stringent. : HARSH
30. Sedimentary rock. : LIMESTONE
31. Bard's creation. : POESY
33. Carry on. : TRANSACT
34. No deal. : NEGATIVE
35. Kind of joke. : ONELINER
37. Rapid pace. : CLIP
38. Vacillates. : TEETERS
39. ___ podrida. : OLLA
40. Corrupt. : TAINT
41. Just a minute! : HOLDIT
42. Earnings. : SALARY
45. Less frequent. : RARER
46. Slave. : HELOT
49. Why not? : LETS
51. Inlet: Sp. : RIA
53. Proper. : DUE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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