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New York Times, Friday, October 4, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,992
Across Down
1. Czech leader. : DUBCEK
7. Serfs. : HELOTS
13. Weave. : ENLACE
14. Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands capital. : AMALIE
15. Accompanies. : ESCORTS
16. Not limited. : GENERAL
18. Quickly. : APACE
19. Kind of boat. : TUG
21. Eucalyptus eater. : KOALA
22. Gear. : RIGS
23. Birdlife of a region. : ORNIS
25. State: Abbr. : SDAK
26. French season. : ETE
27. American novelist. : DREISER
29. Direction. : ENE
30. Robs. : DESPOILS
32. Bang-bang et al. : NOISES
34. Certain votes. : PROS
35. False friend. : IAGO
36. Neighbor of the larynx. : TONSIL
39. Pacts. : ENTENTES
43. Naval intelligence group. : ONI
44. Have a specified price. : SELLFOR
46. Professional assn. : AMA
47. Name in a slangy phrase. : PETE
49. Temperate. : SOBER
50. Related. : AKIN
51. Nautical term. : ATRIP
53. Road surface. : TAR
54. Evening: Ger. : ABEND
55. Henrietta Szold, for example. : ZIONIST
57. Retributions. : NEMESES
59. Name in the news. : MUSKIE
60. Celtic island of myth. : AVALON
61. Organic compounds. : ESTERS
62. Hidden. : LATENT
1. Notwithstanding. : DESPITE
2. Releases. : UNCAGES
3. Cartels, in Europe. : BLOCS
4. Give a damn. : CARE
5. Outer: Prefix. : ECT
6. European falcons. : KESTRELS
7. Pudding popular in Perth. : HAGGIS
8. Friend: Scot. : EME
9. Lean. : LANK
10. Grocery items. : OLEOS
11. Philippics. : TIRADES
12. Route of a kind. : SEALANE
15. Word with long or lop. : EARED
17. Victoria and Louise. : LAKES
20. Part of EUA. : UNIS
23. Ball team. : ORIOLES
24. McGovern. : SENATOR
27. Ancient region of Greece. : DORIS
28. Relative of OK. : ROGER
31. Letter addition, for short. : PPS
33. Particle. : ION
35. Fiendish. : INFERNAL
36. Current best seller. : TOPAZ
37. Former. : ONETIME
38. Containing a certain salt. : NITROUS
39. Historic isle. : ELBA
40. Tangles with. : TAKESON
41. Noted. : EMINENT
42. Beaches. : SANDS
45. Fräuleins' names. : LOTTES
48. Once: Ger. : EINST
50. Poplar. : ABELE
52. Toll road. : PIKE
54. "I ___ my wit's end." : AMAT
56. Letter opener. : SIR
58. Stowe character. : EVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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