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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1967

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1967, The New York TimesNo. 6,696
Across Down
1. Rumor personified. : FAMA
5. Symbol of victory. : PALM
9. Manila hemp. : ABACA
14. Part of Arabia. : ADEN
15. Rose's mate. : ABIE
16. Breed of hogs. : DUROC
17. Hibernian. : CELT
18. Some homework. : SUMS
19. A Ford. : ERNIE
20. Certain senior citizens. : ELDERSTATESMEN
23. Small cup: Scot. : TASSIE
24. ___ boy! : ATTA
25. Fun and games. : PLAY
28. Proclaim. : HERALD
32. Social stratum. : CASTE
36. Middle: Prefix. : MESO
38. ___ about (a date). : ONOR
39. It "lightly turns" in spring. : AYOUNGMANSFANCY
42. Brace. : PAIR
43. Special knowledge. : LORE
44. Parting word. : ADIOS
45. From there. : THENCE
47. Come close to. : NEAR
49. Mars. : ARES
51. Hard to find. : SCARCE
56. Innocents. : BABESINTHEWOOD
60. Pacific island group. : SAMOA
61. Italian premier. : MORO
62. It's snug in a rug. : ABUG
63. Up's partner. : ABOUT
64. In charge of. : OVER
65. Anger: Dial. : RILE
66. Café list. : CARTE
67. Kind of dive. : NOSE
68. Results. : ENDS
1. Phase. : FACET
2. Writer St. John. : ADELA
3. Card plays. : MELDS
4. Pays, with "up." : ANTES
5. Large number, rural style. : PASSEL
6. Border on. : ABUT
7. Bean. : LIMA
8. Perle. : MESTA
9. Start of a carol. : ADESTE
10. Supply route of W.W. II. : BURMAROAD
11. Norse name. : ARNE
12. Zloty. : COIN
13. Good guy. : ACE
21. Become edible. : RIPEN
22. Group character. : ETHOS
26. Bullets or bombs. : AMMO
27. Pine. : YEARN
29. Years: Lat. : ANNI
30. From place to place: Prefix. : LOCO
31. W.C.T.U. : DRYS
32. Leader's title: Abbr. : CAPT
33. Indian maid. : AYAH
34. French fabric. : SOIE
35. Fair play. : TURNABOUT
37. Koko's weapon, in part. : SNEE
40. Part songs. : GLEES
41. Mockery. : FARCE
46. Cause to be. : CREATE
48. On land. : ASHORE
50. Bolivar. : SIMON
52. Cognizant. : AWARE
53. Symbol of spring. : ROBIN
54. Was able. : COULD
55. Outer parts. : EDGES
56. Rich cake. : BABA
57. Winged god. : AMOR
58. De ___ (afresh): Lat. : NOVO
59. Very: Fr. : TRES
60. Fliers' group. : SAC

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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