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New York Times, Wednesday, November 13, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 348 (avg 1.84)
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Issue. : FLOW
5. Plant pest. : BORER
10. Spiders. : PANS
14. Timber wolf. : LOBO
15. Deport. : EXILE
16. Newspaper item. : OBIT
17. Thereabouts. : ORSO
18. Be startled: Colloq. : SITUP
19. Alpine sled. : LUGE
20. Hoosier writer. : ADE
21. Hardy character. : JUDE
22. Tempo. : RHYTHM
24. Draftsman's adjunct. : TSQUARE
26. Bottle (up). : COOP
27. Austrian weight. : UNZE
28. Preferring. : CHOOSING
32. Heavy-coated dog. : SPITZ
34. Depart. : GOOFF
35. Correlative. : NOR
36. Slangy ending. : EROO
37. Kennel noises. : BARKS
38. Anc. Irish city. : TARA
39. Gehrig. : LOU
40. Cumbersome. : BULKY
41. Now. : TODAY
42. Where the action really is. : LASVEGAS
44. Auxiliary. : AIDE
45. Cleo's maid. : IRAS
46. Bad repute. : OBLOQUY
49. One's "cool." : APLOMB
52. Water bird. : GULL
53. Capitalize on. : USE
54. Kettle handle. : BAIL
55. Egg-shaped. : OVATE
57. Cheerleader's cries. : RAHS
58. Cheese. : BRIE
59. Wells (out). : OOZES
60. To ___ (precisely). : ATEE
61. ___ were (so to speak). : ASIT
62. Dark-complected. : SWART
63. Employes: Abbr. : PERS
Down
1. Parade feature. : FLOAT
2. British House. : LORDS
3. Sycophantic. : OBSEQUIOUS
4. Seek. : WOO
5. To ___ (certainly). : BESURE
6. Chemlcal compound. : OXIDE
7. Baptism. : RITE
8. Elected: Fr. : ELU
9. Criticisms. : REPROOFS
10. Marine life. : POLYPS
11. Verge on. : ABUT
12. Close: Dial. : NIGH
13. Pipe part. : STEM
21. Musical style. : JAZZ
23. Dance: Slang. : HOOF
25. Preposition. : UNTO
26. Like smog. : CHOKY
28. Stoppers. : CORKS
29. Not enough. : INADEQUATE
30. Ibsen role. : NORA
31. Hoary. : GRAY
32. Merchandise. : SELL
33. Indonesian craft. : PROA
34. Festive occasions. : GALAS
37. Scary things. : BUGABOOS
38. Contretemps's cousin. : TODO
40. Edge of a paved road. : BERM
41. Cultivate. : TILL
43. Sign of spring. : VIOLET
44. Most skillful. : ABLEST
46. What "ecto" means. : OUTER
47. Conduct (in or out). : USHER
48. Assents. : YESES
49. Rhyme scheme. : ABBA
50. Sections of a chapter: Abbr. : PARS
51. 1st-cen. date. : LIII
52. City of Palestine. : GAZA
56. Affirm. : VOW
57. Censure: Colloq. : RAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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