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New York Times, Friday, November 21, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,405
Across Down
1. Trim, as a photo. : CROP
5. Bellow. : SAUL
9. Aisle worker. : USHER
14. Slope: Sp. : LOMA
15. Body of Kaffir workers. : IMPI
16. Animal of Australia. : KOALA
17. Sweetsop. : ATES
18. Chess piece. : ROOK
19. Ant. : EMMET
20. Union soldier. : NORTHERNER
23. Shot and shells, for short. : AMMO
24. Atoms. : IONS
25. Without purpose. : AIMLESS
27. Teacake. : SCONE
30. Happening. : AFFAIR
31. Broken-down horses. : PLUGS
32. Grudge. : SPITE
33. ___ polloi. : HOI
36. Grain. : OATS
37. High rank. : CLASS
38. Dispatched. : SENT
39. Dana's years before the mast. : TWO
40. Urban problem. : TRASH
41. NASA milieu. : SPACE
42. "___ always good weather when . . . " : FORITS
44. Sequence. : ORDER
45. Elongated ray. : SAWFISH
47. Gudrun's husband. : ATLI
49. Norwegian king. : OLAF
50. Situated atop : PERCHINGON
55. School course. : LATIN
57. Habitual course. : ROTE
58. Kind of fish. : GAME
59. Form of Helen. : ELENA
60. Slaughter. : ENOS
61. Do a newspaper job. : EDIT
62. Beetle Bailey character. : SARGE
63. Borge. : DANE
64. Soaks. : RETS
1. Family. : CLAN
2. Prefix for gravure. : ROTO
3. Tenth of an ephah. : OMER
4. Severe defeats, informally. : PASTINGS
5. Allurer. : SIREN
6. Cupids. : AMORS
7. Informed. : UPON
8. With 29 Down, uncomfortable. : LIKEAFISH
9. Hula accompaniment. : UKE
10. Republic of Africa. : SOMALI
11. Shark. : HAMMERHEAD
12. Basic parts: Abbr. : ELEMS
13. Short times: Sp. : RATOS
21. Lawn tools. : HOES
22. Schisms. : RIFTS
26. West. : MAE
27. Pick out. : SPOT
28. Scratch. : CLAW
29. See 8 Down. : OUTOFWATER
30. Make ___ at. : APASS
32. Spread thickly. : SLATHERED
34. Formerly. : ONCE
35. Roman road. : ITER
37. Adjective for lettuce. : CRISP
38. Kind of spaniel. : SPRINGER
40. Numerical prefix. : TRI
41. Musical offerings. : SOLI
43. Future. : OFFING
45. Plow parts. : SOLES
46. Ancient Greek war cry. : ALALA
47. Take steps. : ACTON
48. Pronoun. : THESE
51. Writer Jaffe. : RONA
52. Danish composer. : GADE
53. Neglect. : OMIT
54. Fishing items. : NETS
56. Scottish denial. : NAE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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