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New York Times, Wednesday, October 9, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,997
Across
1
Incline. : RAMP
5
Sound. : PUGET
10
Eating place. : CAFE
14
Concert selection. : ARIA
15
Spenser's name for Ireland. : IRENA
16
Building yard. : AREA
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Dark cloud. : PALL
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Honesty. : CANDIDNESS
20
Band instruments. : TROMBONES
22
Latin phrase, usually abbreviated. : IDEST
23
King Arthur's foster father. : ECTOR
24
Wings: Fr. : AILES
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Dumas character. : DANTES
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Plowed land: Sp. : ARADA
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Put one's foot ___. : INIT
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Word with up or down. : CLOSE
33
Son of 23 Across. : KAY
36
Dancing, singing, et al. : ACCOMPLISHMENTS
40
Soap ingredient. : LYE
41
Astound. : AMAZE
42
Not at all. : NONE
43
Greek letter. : SIGMA
44
Agent. : FACTOR
46
Hammer. : GAVEL
49
Straggle. : TRAIL
51
Pointed arch. : OGIVE
52
Familiar sounds. : DIALTONES
56
Dock section. : WATERFRONT
58
Room, in Acapulco. : SALA
59
Muezzin's call to prayer. : AZAN
60
Door part. : HINGE
61
State: Fr. : ETAT
62
Scandinavian name. : NELS
63
Goose genus. : ANSER
64
Major-___. : DOMO
Down
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Engrossed. : RAPT
2
Sandarac tree. : ARAR
3
One of the Cyclades: It. name. : MILO
4
South Carolina's symbol. : PALMETTO
5
Thread loops. : PICOTS
6
The heavens: Prefix. : URANO
7
Some statements. : GENERALIZATIONS
8
Fades out. : ENDS
9
Asian people. : TAI
10
City in Crete. : CANDIA
11
Whirling. : AREEL
12
Heraldic band. : FESSE
13
Bridge players. : EASTS
19
Headpiece. : DIADEM
21
Engineering degree. : BCE
25
Circular device. : DIAL
26
Noun suffix. : ANCY
27
Agreeable. : NICE
29
Sweetbrier. : ROSE
30
Wood. : ASH
32
Quahog. : CLAM
33
Granny, for one. : KNOT
34
Abbreviation in physics. : ATNO
35
Belgian river. : YSER
37
American writer. : MAILER
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Cabinet member: Abbr. : PMG
39
Contained. : ENCLOSED
43
Cards. : SEVENS
44
Hesitate. : FALTER
45
River island. : AIT
46
English daisy. : GOWAN
47
Staring. : AGAZE
48
Essential. : VITAL
50
Grazing ground. : RANGE
52
Albanian river. : DRIN
53
Alliance of states. : NATO
54
Ancient Asian country. : ELAM
55
Premier of Japan. : SATO
57
Initials of 1934. : FHA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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