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New York Times, Friday, December 13, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Y Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,062
Across Down
1. Robust. : HALE
5. Weather word. : COLD
9. Obstacle. : HITCH
14. Team members. : OXEN
15. Humorous suffix. : EROO
16. Missouri River port. : OMAHA
17. Schism. : RIFT
18. Subject of Leonardo da Vinci painting. : LASTSUPPER
20. Recognize. : NOTICE
22. Important imports. : TEAS
23. Merino of a kind. : EWE
24. Glum. : MOROSE
26. Gladly, old style. : LIEF
28. Beige and gray. : NEUTRALCOLORS
33. Dwindle. : EBB
35. Marsh bird. : RAIL
36. Roman holidays. : FERIA
37. Barbecue. : ROAST
39. ___ Harbor. : SAG
41. Stoop. : DEIGN
42. Part of India. : ASSAM
43. Household word. : MAMA
45. Suffix with Japan, Siam, etc. : ESE
46. Literary epithet. : THEBARDOFAVON
50. Foe of the Iroquois. : ERIE
51. Pieces of hard stone. : FLINTS
53. Sounds of delight. : AHS
56. Cargo units. : TONS
58. Think. : IDEATE
60. Not natural. : FACTITIOUS
63. Dear, dear! : ALAS
64. Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
65. As well. : ALSO
66. Five, in France. : CINQ
67. Spur part. : ROWEL
68. Diving bird. : LOON
69. Small fry. : TADS
1. Cornucopia. : HORN
2. Accepted truth. : AXIOM
3. Stranded, in baseball parlance. : LEFTONBASE
4. Undivided. : ENTIRE
5. Keyboard instrument. : CELESTA
6. A feast ___ famine. : ORA
7. Gone forever. : LOST
8. Is that so? : DOTELL
9. Religious colony at Benton Harbor, Mich. : HOUSEOFDAVID
10. Gremlin. : IMP
11. Recording ribbon. : TAPE
12. Enjoy chicle. : CHEW
13. Run swiftly. : HARE
19. Mediterranean boat. : SAIC
21. "Caine Mutiny" climax. : COURTMARTIAL
25. Ares's sister. : ERIS
27. Disappear. : FLEE
29. Historic mission. : ALAMO
30. Certain objets d'art. : ORIENTALIA
31. Costumes: Colloq. : RIGS
32. Sound. : SANE
33. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
34. Poppycock! : BOSH
38. ¿Quien ___? : SABE
40. Barbed spear. : GAFF
44. Curse, old style. : MALISON
47. Run ___ (run wild). : RIOT
48. Negation. : DENIAL
49. Type of play. : ONEACT
52. Opinion on an issue. : STAND
53. Way out yonder. : AFAR
54. Gloriole. : HALO
55. Barge. : SCOW
57. Pas seul. : SOLO
59. Men's titles: Abbr. : ESQS
61. Much-used article. : THE
62. G.I.'s favorite. : USO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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