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New York Times, Wednesday, November 8, 1967

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,661
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1. If. : WHEN
5. The ladies. : SHES
9. Wall-to-wall people. : MOB
12. Of flying. : AERO
13. Central axis. : SPINE
14. Sound. : SANE
15. Scene of recent coronation. : IRAN
16. Observe. : TAKENOTICE
18. Incur lowered prestige. : LOSEFACE
20. Suit. : SPADES
21. Mint plant. : SAGE
22. Abound. : TEEM
23. Public esteem. : REPUTE
26. Cooking items. : BEANPOTS
30. Garden plant. : ORACH
31. Country places. : BARNS
32. Girl's name. : RAE
33. Collegian's quest. : BACHELORSDEGREE
36. Direction. : ESE
37. English author. : READE
38. Family member. : CHILD
39. Heavenly bodies. : REDSTARS
41. Character in "Candida." : PROSSY
42. Deer. : HIND
43. Departs. : GOES
44. Punctual. : ONTIME
47. Con man's spiel. : FASTTALK
51. Effected a delay in an action. : GAINEDTIME
53. Three: Ger. : DREI
54. Prevalent. : RIFE
55. Confessed (to). : OWNED
56. Portent. : OMEN
57. Sprite. : ELF
58. Negatives. : NOES
59. Importance. : MARK
1. Mourn. : WAIL
2. Medal of Honor man. : HERO
3. Some times. : ERAS
4. Paragon. : NONESUCH
5. Frontier of the 1960's. : SPACE
6. Tramp. : HIKE
7. Direction. : ENE
8. "___ Sensibility." : SENSEAND
9. Yum-Yum or Peep-Bo. : MAID
10. Formerly. : ONCE
11. Purposive get-togethers. : BEES
13. Put on. : STAGE
14. Sign. : STAMP
17. What everybody knows. : OPENSECRET
19. Dec. 31 figure. : FATHERTIME
22. Concise. : TERSE
23. Valet of a kind. : ROBER
24. Blot out. : ERASE
25. Walked the floor. : PACED
26. Singers of songs. : BARDS
27. Iris plant. : ORRIS
28. Asiatic weights. : TAELS
29. Shabby. : SEEDY
31. Council. : BOARD
34. Put one's trust in. : LEANEDON
35. Spirit world. : GHOSTDOM
40. Excel. : SHINE
41. Sat. : POSED
43. Means of relaxation. : GAMES
44. Folklore menace. : OGRE
45. Secure. : NAIL
46. Spat. : TIFF
47. Dandy's partner. : FINE
48. "___ virumque cano." : ARMA
49. Sly look. : LEER
50. Crick. : KINK
52. Pair. : TWO

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

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