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New York Times, Monday, November 25, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,044
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1. Melton. : CLOTH
6. Partition of a kind. : SEPTUM
12. French term of endearment. : CHERIE
13. Conciliate. : APPEASE
14. Get in the way of. : HINDER
15. Whispered. : BREATHED
17. "What a good boy ___!" : AMI
18. File. : DOSSIER
20. Old ending of verbs. : ETH
21. Bird food. : SEED
23. Food lists. : DIETS
24. Wynken, Blynken and Nod. : TRIO
25. Birds. : ERNES
27. Compass point. : NNE
28. East Flanders city. : GHENT
29. Remained stoically (through something boring). : SATITOUT
31. Popular game. : BRIDGE
32. Casks. : TUNS
33. Gaelic name. : SEAN
34. Close to. : BESIDE
37. Well pleased. : THANKFUL
41. American Indians. : ERIES
42. Greek letter. : PSI
43. American Revolutionary diplomat. : DEANE
44. College course. : ARTS
45. Wide-awake. : ALERT
47. River bank. : RIPA
48. Shape of a cross. : TAU
49. Worn away. : FRETTED
51. ___ Angeles. : LOS
52. Branch post offices. : STATIONS
54. Cause of obsolescence. : NONUSE
56. Repeat. : ITERATE
57. Went sky-high. : SOARED
58. Salad vegetable. : CELERY
59. Fix firmly. : EMBED
1. Foolish fancy. : CHIMERA
2. Permissive. : LENIENT
3. Fort in California. : ORD
4. Bound. : TIED
5. Ruler of Galilee, 4 B.C–A.D. 39. : HEROD
6. Elfish person. : SPRITE
7. Fencing weapons. : EPEES
8. Anjou, for one. : PEAR
9. Make lace. : TAT
10. Escorted. : USHERED
11. Convention. : MEETING
12. Follows (after). : CHASES
13. Not attentive. : ABSENT
16. Table ___. : DHOTE
19. Cavity: Anat. : SINUS
22. Pantheon members. : DEITIES
24. Plato, for one. : THINKER
26. Decorative nailheads. : STUDS
28. Majestic. : GRAND
30. Pronoun. : ONE
31. Nickname in the theater. : BEA
33. Jersey. : SHIRT
34. Defeats. : BEATS
35. Eccentric. : ERRATIC
36. Locate. : SITUATE
37. Fly. : TSETSE
38. Dud. : FAILURE
39. Best kind of photograph. : UNPOSED
40. Rented. : LEASED
42. Abundance. : PLENTY
45. Bursting with tumultuous acclaim. : AROAR
46. Verb form. : TENSE
49. Enthusiasm. : FIRE
50. Last judgment. : DOOM
53. Communication system: Abbr. : TEL
55. Snatch: Colloq. : NAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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