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New York Times, Monday, October 21, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,009
Across
1. Canvass of a kind. : POLL
5. Baseball miscues. : BALKS
10. Factory. : SHOP
14. Asian mountain range. : ALAI
15. Pyrenees peak. : ANETO
16. Nut tree. : KOLA
17. Inferior. : LESS
18. Western weapon. : SIXSHOOTER
20. Sandwich filling. : PASTRAMI
22. Byran, for one. : ORATOR
23. Signs of spring. : LILACS
25. Wave: Sp. : OLA
26. Percolate. : SEEP
28. In ___ parentis. : LOCO
30. Complacent. : SMUG
33. Dance step. : CHASSE
35. Zola heroine. : NANA
37. Stir. : ADO
38. Cavalrymen. : HUSSARS
40. Finery. : REGALIA
42. Busy creature. : ANT
43. Legal document. : WRIT
45. Isle of Wight channel. : SOLENT
46. Greek letters. : PSIS
48. Difficulty. : SNAG
50. Trojan horse. : RUSE
51. Nothing. : NIL
53. Sound of distress. : SCREAM
55. Alpine feature. : YODLER
58. Ship's surfaces above the waterline. : TOPSIDES
62. "___ Rose." : ABIESIRISH
64. Honshu city. : NARA
65. Kind of horse. : ROAN
66. Mistaken. : FALSE
67. Language of Lahore. : URDU
68. Gearwheel tooth. : DENT
69. Piping notes. : TWEES
70. Refection. : MEAL
Down
1. Feeler. : PALP
2. Olive genus. : OLEA
3. Sweetheart. : LASS
4. Lethargic. : LISTLESS
5. Fundamental. : BASAL
6. One of the kingdoms. : ANIMAL
7. Philologist's need. : LEXICON
8. Chess abbreviation. : KTS
9. London locale. : SOHO
10. Toasts. : SKOALS
11. Tasty dish. : HOTTAMALES
12. Fatty stuff. : OLEO
13. Young salmon. : PARR
19. Spanish gold. : ORO
21. Lumberman's tool. : RIPSAW
24. Mark. : SCAR
26. Avoids. : SHUNS
27. Malayan. : EASTINDIAN
29. Pronoun. : ONES
31. Italian city. : UDINE
32. Capricorn. : GOAT
33. Fellow. : CHAP
34. Bobbles. : ERRS
36. Market places. : AGORAS
39. Trespasses. : SINS
41. Element. : ALUMINUM
44. Tangible. : TACTILE
47. Quiet. : SILENT
49. ___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
52. French article. : LES
54. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : EPHES
55. Scotland ___. : YARD
56. One of the reeds. : OBOE
57. Schism. : RIFT
59. Venture. : DARE
60. Wagner role. : ERDA
61. First king of Israel. : SAUL
63. Weather word. : RAW

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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