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New York Times, Tuesday, October 28, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,381
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1. Delicate person. : WISP
5. Abandon. : CEDE
9. Radiant. : AGLOW
14. Thought. : IDEA
15. Stormy weather. : HAIL
16. Chef, ranch style. : COOKY
17. Mélange. : POTPOURRI
19. Old French coin. : OBOLE
20. Snarl. : ENTANGLE
21. Does lawn work. : RAKES
22. Wrap. : STOLE
23. European money. : FRANCS
26. Asian trees. : MAHUAS
29. 61-mile canal. : KIEL
32. Give a ___ up. : LEG
35. Imperfective. : ATELIC
36. Hep. : ONTO
37. Measurements. : AMOUNTS
39. Carports. : LEANTOS
41. German possessive. : MEIN
42. Colorful trees. : ASPENS
44. Horse-count for a town. : ONE
45. Plateau of Andes. : PUNA
46. Goes over sums. : READDS
47. Like a pond on a still day. : GLASSY
49. Assuaged. : EASED
54. Put up. : BUILT
56. Hothead. : SPITFIRE
59. Pyle. : ERNIE
60. Pays a visit. : LOOKSINON
61. Corroded. : EATEN
62. Noel. : YULE
63. Take five. : REST
64. Trudges. : PLODS
65. Greek letters. : ETAS
66. Farm animals. : EWES
1. Helps with the dishes. : WIPES
2. "___ want to set the world . . . " : IDONT
3. Scuffle. : SETTO
4. Of a church office. : PAPAL
5. Sound in an old roundhouse. : CHUG
6. British title. : EARL
7. Terrible. : DIREFUL
8. Wallach. : ELI
9. Kind of squash. : ACORN
10. Betray. : GOBACKON
11. Examines. : LOOKSINTO
12. ___ dokle. : OKLE
13. Letters. : WYES
18. Kind of small venture. : ONEMAN
24. Complained. : RAILED
25. Mount. : ASCEND
27. Perfumes. : ATTARS
28. Famous prisoner of W. W. II, and others. : HESSES
30. Collar. : ETON
31. Forfeit. : LOSE
32. Side-table décor. : LAMP
33. Flightless bird. : EMEU
34. Investigating. : GOINGINTO
38. Going it alone. : UNALLIED
40. Resources. : ASSETS
43. Expends. : PAYSOUT
48. Solar disks. : ATENS
50. In flames. : AFIRE
51. Tendon. : SINEW
52. Uneven. : EROSE
53. Damages slightly. : DENTS
54. Horn sound. : BEEP
55. Russian river. : URAL
57. Negri. : POLA
58. D.D.E. and others. : IKES
60. Caustic. : LYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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