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New York Times, Tuesday, December 10, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 333 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,059
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1. Tell all. : BLAB
5. ___ California. : BAJA
9. Phenomenon of early movies. : VAMP
13. Air of distinction. : AURA
14. Toaster type. : POPUP
15. Rose's beloved. : ABIE
16. Showy. : FLAMBOYANT
18. Kind. : SORT
19. Mishandle. : FUMBLE
20. Certain publications. : REISSUES
22. Metrical foot. : IAMB
24. Portico. : STOA
25. Unnamed one. : SOANDSO
28. In the hills. : UPLAND
32. Birchbark. : CANOE
33. Parts of a lock. : WARDS
36. Neckwear. : BOA
37. ___ out (makes do). : EKES
38. Smooth transition: Mus. : SEGUE
39. Cap's companion. : GOWN
40. Teachers' outfit. : NEA
41. Rawboned one. : SCRAG
42. Flower clusters. : CYMES
43. Increase the value of. : ENRICH
45. Blackberry. : BRAMBLE
47. Christen. : NAME
49. City on the Ouse. : YORK
50. Altitude finder. : QUADRANT
54. Available. : ATHAND
58. Impulse. : URGE
59. Double-parker, for one. : LAWBREAKER
61. Words of understanding. : ISEE
62. French numeral. : TROIS
63. Undeliverable letter, in P. O. parlance. : NIXY
64. Sidekick. : PARD
65. Enjoyment. : ZEST
66. Formic acid source. : ANTS
1. Golf stroke. : BAFF
2. Humdinger. : LULU
3. Ancient Syria. : ARAM
4. Small fry, in Venice. : BAMBINOS
5. Stripling. : BOY
6. On ___ with. : APAR
7. Spring times. : JUNES
8. Flair. : APTITUDE
9. Subservient one. : VASSAL
10. Eastern name. : ABOU
11. Ooze. : MIRE
12. Dear ones. : PETS
14. Ballads. : POEMS
17. Sword. : BLADE
21. Douceurs. : SOPS
23. Attractive retreat. : BOWER
25. Movie unit. : SCENE
26. Like a certain bucket. : OAKEN
27. Lend ___ (heed). : ANEAR
29. Weapon. : ABOMB
30. Christmas, old style. : NOWEL
31. Valse, for one. : DANSE
34. Eastern VIP. : AGA
35. Popular sport. : RUGBY
38. Oversentimentalism: Slang. : SCHMALTZ
39. Athletic meet. : GYMKHANA
41. Imperfection. : SCAR
42. Menu. : CARTE
44. Very much. : INDEED
46. Loud sounds. : ROARS
48. Finnish lake. : ENARE
50. Wisecrack. : QUIP
51. Minor or Major. : URSA
52. Teen ___. : AGER
53. Pairs. : TWOS
55. Analogous. : AKIN
56. Upcoming. : NEXT
57. Teetotalers. : DRYS
60. Morsel. : BIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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