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New York Times, Friday, November 29, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,048
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1. Illuminating device. : LAMP
5. Bubbling sound. : GLUB
9. One's strong point. : FORTE
14. Chill. : AGUE
15. Wine: Prefix. : OENO
16. Alaskan. : ALEUT
17. Propriety personified. : MRSGRUNDY
19. Printer's term. : RESET
20. Spelling ___. : BEE
21. Otherwise. : ELSE
22. Brown and simmer. : BRAISE
23. Dignified. : SEDATE
25. Charlemagne's nephew. : ROLAND
27. Proper. : FIT
28. Romanov. : TSAR
29. Japanese food plant. : UDO
32. Natural ability. : FLAIR
35. Early Chinese dynasty. : HAN
36. King of Arabia, 1953–64. : SAUD
37. Brushup of a kind. : REFRESHERCOURSE
41. Poker term. : ANTE
42. R.L.S. character. : PEW
43. Hen. : LAYER
44. First name in stage lore. : MAE
45. Resentful: Colloq. : SORE
46. Stock exchange abbreviation. : DIV
47. Fish that travels with sharks. : REMORA
49. Made level. : EVENED
53. Enmity. : RANCOR
55. Ran swiftly. : TORE
57. Wave: Sp. : OLA
58. Take ___ (peek). : ALOOK
59. Ski slope feature. : CHAIRLIFT
61. Purloined. : STOLE
62. Ride ___ on. : HERD
63. Commodore Perry's base. : ERIE
64. Sharpens, in a way. : HONES
65. Gaelic. : ERSE
66. Go (one's way). : WEND
1. Dears. : LAMBS
2. Concur. : AGREE
3. Meditated. : MUSED
4. Count cribbage score. : PEG
5. Singing star. : GOULET
6. Burning glass. : LENS
7. Not in the pink. : UNDERTHEWEATHER
8. Youth. : BOY
9. Met's famous Carmen. : FARRAR
10. City on the Allegheny. : OLEAN
11. Kind of legatee. : RESIDUARY
12. Calendar abbreviation. : TUES
13. Feminine diminutive. : ETTE
18. Withdraw. : RETIRE
22. Alpine peak. : BLANC
24. Full of ardor. : AFIRE
26. Glacial ridges. : OSAR
30. Great tragedienne. : DUSE
31. Stettin's river. : ODER
32. Nansen's ship. : FRAM
33. Girl's name. : LENA
34. Day time. : AFTERNOON
36. Urbane. : SUAVE
38. Wild animal's track. : SPOOR
39. Man's title. : HERR
40. "As You Like It" character. : OLIVER
45. Cures, as meat. : SMOKES
46. Ridicule. : DERIDE
48. Haute ___ (dressage): Fr. : ECOLE
50. Black: Fr. : NOIRE
51. Puckish. : ELFIN
52. Old-fashioned. : DATED
53. Hasty. : RASH
54. Low-pitched voice. : ALTO
56. Boathouse gear. : OARS
59. ___ Guevara. : CHE
60. Actor Ayres. : LEW

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

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