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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,060
Across Down
1. Certain performances. : SOLOS
6. Golfer's lie. : TRAP
10. Flounder. : DAB
13. Peculiarity. : QUIRK
14. Of ___ (of old). : YORE
15. Architectural feature. : DOME
16. Release. : UNTIE
17. Southern food. : PONE
18. Poet Lazarus. : EMMA
19. German exclamation. : ACH
20. Master of telling phrases. : RHETORICIAN
23. American linden. : BEETREE
25. Historic school. : ETON
26. Robert Burns's shire. : AYR
27. Narrate. : DESCRIBE
31. Packet. : DECK
34. Cousin of tennis. : SQUASH
36. ___ de sac. : CUL
37. Bitter drug. : ALOES
39. Navy abbreviation. : USS
40. Nobel Prize winner, 1923. : YEATS
42. Chief, in India. : MIR
43. See 40 Across. : WRITER
46. Kind of bet. : ANTE
47. Certain floors. : PARQUETS
49. Govt. group. : AID
51. Feminine title. : AUNT
52. Supple. : LISSOME
56. Convention groups. : DELEGATIONS
60. Gubernatorial nickname. : RON
61. Brook. : RILL
62. Cleave. : REND
63. Inappropriate. : UNAPT
65. Soviet city. : OREL
66. Boy-meets-girl. : DATE
67. Fisherman. : EELER
68. Base: Abbr. : PED
69. Hit signs. : SROS
70. European. : SWEDE
1. Menu delicacy. : SQUAB
2. Small amount. : OUNCE
3. See 52 Across. : LITHE
4. Mouth: Prefix. : ORI
5. Rocky isle. : SKERRY
6. Melville novel. : TYPEE
7. Source. : ROOT
8. Florence's river. : ARNO
9. Lady, for one. : PEERESS
10. Black Friar. : DOMINICAN
11. Church title. : AMMA
12. ___ bag. : BEAN
15. Scenery. : DECOR
21. Possessive. : HERS
22. Restive. : ITCHY
24. Receipts: Colloq. : TAKE
27. Cleans. : DUSTS
28. Facility. : EASE
29. Target. : BUTT
30. Otherwise. : ELSE
31. Weather word. : DAMP
32. Lamb. : ELIA
33. Brought together in one place. : CORRALLED
35. Desist. : QUIT
38. Waved. : SWUNG
41. Famous engineer. : EADS
44. Holds back. : RETARDS
45. Sadie Thompson play. : RAIN
48. Subdue. : QUELL
50. Disputed points. : ISSUES
52. Miners' concerns. : LODES
53. Church cape. : ORALE
54. Acted listlessly. : MOPED
55. ___ nous. : ENTRE
56. Tiny amount. : DROP
57. Green land. : EIRE
58. Sign of sorrow. : TEAR
59. Word used in division. : INTO
64. Fresh. : NEW

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

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