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New York Times, Friday, November 8, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,027
Across Down
1. California desert. : MOHAVE
7. Ascended. : RISEN
12. Reclusive. : ASOCIAL
14. Silver-tongued one. : ORATOR
16. Albanian city. : SCUTARI
17. Chain store employe. : MANAGER
19. Fellow: Colloq. : CUSS
20. Capital of Sarthe department, France. : LEMANS
22. Give: Scot. : GIE
23. Old Norfolk nog. : ALE
24. Led off. : BEGAN
25. Movie, in Spain. : CINE
26. Relating to a branch. : RAMAL
28. "Clinton's Big Ditch." : ERIECANAL
31. Moorish tabor. : ATABAL
33. Auto style. : SEDAN
34. Vitreous composition. : ENAMEL
36. Sandwich choice. : SALAMI
39. Morning hour. : TENAM
41. Matronly titles. : MADAMS
43. Precedes in time. : ANTEDATES
47. First name of stage fame. : SAMMY
48. Student of a kind. : COED
49. Obstacle. : HITCH
51. Spoil. : MAR
52. Ragweed genus. : IVA
53. Music lover's choice. : STEREO
55. Rumanian coins. : BANI
56. Tripolitan War hero. : DECATUR
58. Surveyors. : POLEMEN
60. Whitish mark at base of a fingernail. : LUNULE
61. Putting away. : STORING
62. Yearned (for). : PINED
63. Concert piece. : SONATA
1. Cosmetic preparation. : MASCARA
2. Kiss. : OSCULATE
3. Maintenance employe. : HOUSEMAN
4. Treads the boards. : ACTS
5. Rome's ___ Veneto. : VIA
6. American painter. : EARLE
7. Gypsies. : ROMANIES
8. Pakistan's neighbor. : IRAN
9. Without. : SANS
10. Seventh Greek letter. : ETA
11. Head: Colloq. : NOGGIN
13. Belgian province. : LIEGE
15. Queen: Sp. : REINA
18. Be in a whirl. : REEL
21. Father of Romulus. : MARS
24. Held responsible. : BLAMED
25. Northern neighbor. : CANADA
27. Let up. : ABATED
29. Provolone's Dutch cousin. : EDAM
30. Carriage style. : CALASH
32. Siberian river. : LENA
35. Soaped. : LATHERED
37. "Good heavens!" Italian style. : MAMMAMIA
38. Subjective. : IMMANENT
40. Golda of Israel. : MEIR
42. Flowering plant. : SYRINGA
43. Chemical. : ACID
44. Fresh. : NOVEL
45. Wedgwood piece. : TEACUP
46. Degrees. : STEPS
50. Water birds. : COOTS
53. Overwhelm. : STUN
54. Bulrush. : TULE
55. City on the Aar. : BERN
57. Black bird. : ANI
59. Old card game. : LOO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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