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New York Times, Thursday, November 7, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 343 (avg 1.87)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,026
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1. Football play. : PASS
5. Yearn (for). : ACHE
9. Letters. : EFFS
13. Corn lily. : IXIA
14. Lean-to. : SHED
15. Hacienda features. : SALAS
17. Siding. : CLAPBOARD
19. Reptile. : SNAKE
20. Pace. : TEMPO
21. Jutted out. : PROJECTED
23. Bustle. : HUM
25. Chemical prefix. : OXY
26. Musical piece. : HUMORESQUE
32. Floats bait. : DAPS
36. 1944 initials. : ETO
37. Stood. : GOTUP
38. Take ___. : ABOW
39. De ___. : LUXE
41. Dress feature. : WAIST
43. Roman, for one. : NOSE
44. French award. : PRIX
45. Menu offering. : STEAK
47. Patriotic monogram. : USA
48. Snick and ___. : SNEE
49. Randy Matson, for one. : SHOTPUTTER
51. Louis XIV. : ROI
53. MSS. men. : EDS
54. Sense of loss. : EMPTINESS
60. Best-selling novelist. : OHARA
64. Adjustment of car wheels. : TOEIN
65. Like the original. : LIFESIZED
67. Shepherd's staff. : CROOK
68. Muscovite. : IVAN
69. Wrinkle. : RUGA
70. Danube tributary. : ENNS
71. ___-Coburg. : SAXE
72. N. Y. city. : TROY
1. Ancient Briton. : PICT
2. Car part. : AXLE
3. Asian gulf. : SIAM
4. "The Tenth Muse." : SAPPHO
5. Kyushu volcano. : ASO
6. Fellow. : CHAP
7. Berliner. : HERR
8. Poi ingredient. : EDDO
9. Carrier in Apollo 7 pickup. : ESSEX
10. Clever fellow: Slang. : FANCYDAN
11. Piece of scenery. : FLAT
12. Honshu beverage. : SAKE
16. But: Lat. : SED
18. Market town. : BOURG
22. Fellow: Slang. : JOE
24. Tabby talk. : MEOW
26. Succors. : HELPS
27. Traffic maneuver. : UTURN
28. Grit: Slang. : MOXIE
29. Put (away): Colloq. : STASH
30. S. A. capital. : QUITO
31. On edge. : UPSET
33. Circa. : ABOUT
34. Western feature. : POSSE
35. Vow. : SWEAR
40. Effort. : EXERTION
42. Record. : TAPE
46. Fame: Colloq. : KUDOS
49. Do wrong. : SIN
50. Undergarment. : TSHIRT
52. Barnyard sounds. : OINKS
54. Catchall abbreviation. : ETC
55. Additional amount. : MORE
56. Laborer. : PEON
57. Collegians. : ELIS
58. Hindu god. : SIVA
59. City on Gulf of Gabes. : SFAX
61. Côte d'___. : AZUR
62. Guide: Lat. : REGO
63. Take ___ off. : ADAY
66. Compass point. : ENE

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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