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New York Times, Saturday, December 14, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,063
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1. Cheerful sound. : HAHA
5. On one's own. : ALONE
10. Deck post. : BITT
14. Greek coin. : OBOL
15. Greek of the wooden-horse tale. : SINON
16. Where Cedar Breaks is. : UTAH
17. Busy place in December. : DEPARTMENTSTORE
20. Assemblies. : SESSIONS
21. Criterion. : CANON
22. Feminine title. : MRS
23. A Karamazov. : IVAN
25. Dwarfish creatures. : GNOMES
29. Raised: Slang. : SCAREDUP
33. Alpine river. : AARE
34. African land. : GHANA
35. Strummer's instrument. : UKE
36. Dixie food. : SHORTENINGBREAD
40. Humorous remark. : PUN
41. Before: Fr. : AVANT
42. "___ deal." : ITSA
43. TV name. : SMOTHERS
45. Trimming of a kind. : TINSEL
47. Musical compositions. : AIRS
48. Flower, for short. : POM
49. Entire range. : GAMUT
52. Angels. : SERAPHIM
57. Herb with yellow flowers. : EVENINGPRIMROSE
60. Exactly. : TOAT
61. Carrot family plant. : ANISE
62. Term in music. : ARIA
63. Barley beards. : AWNS
64. Berlin's specialty. : TUNES
65. Crow's-nest support. : MAST
1. Bricklayers' carriers. : HODS
2. ___ in one's bonnet. : ABEE
3. Bounces. : HOPS
4. State: Abbr. : ALAS
5. New York family. : ASTORS
6. Portrays. : LIMNS
7. Pronoun. : ONES
8. Sine qua ___. : NON
9. Noun suffix. : ENT
10. Fuel gas. : BUTANE
11. Put ___ (exaggerate): Slang. : ITON
12. Pacific aroid. : TARO
13. Conjunction. : THEN
18. Hoarfrost. : RIME
19. Sacred beetle. : SCARAB
23. "___ do the sum." : ICANT
24. Nautical rope. : VANG
25. Sounds of surprise. : GASPS
26. Hebrew prophet. : NAHUM
27. Maine town. : ORONO
28. Sea: Fr. : MER
29. Climbs, in a way. : SHINS
30. Pieces of music. : DUETS
31. Decree. : UKASE
32. Operate a machine. : PEDAL
34. Growls. : GNARS
37. Where Papeete is. : TAHITI
38. Eternally. : EVER
39. Japanese coin. : RIN
44. Gibes. : TAUNTS
45. England's Old Guard. : TORIES
46. Moslem title. : IMAM
48. Grayish blue. : PERSE
49. Wooden clog of Japan. : GETA
50. Confess. : AVOW
51. Golden ___. : MEAN
52. Auto ride. : SPIN
53. Vehicle. : PRAM
54. Book of hours. : HORA
55. Egyptian deity. : ISIS
56. Turkey. : MEAT
58. Man's nickname. : NAT
59. African animal. : GNU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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