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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,430
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1. Commanded. : BADE
5. Indian. : OMAHA
10. Be unavailing. : FAIL
14. Same: Lat. : IDEM
15. ___ Lama. : DALAI
16. Preminger. : OTTO
17. Forest. : TIMBERLAND
19. Old Portuguese coins. : REIS
20. Flowering shrub. : SPIRAEA
21. Melt. : DEFROST
23. Rocky hill. : TOR
24. Surround. : GIRDLE
26. Asian. : THAI
28. River of Kenya. : TANA
29. Desert area. : OASIS
33. Name in baseball. : SISLER
35. Cover with an alloy. : TINPLATE
37. Skill: Lat. : ARS
38. Perfumery oils. : NEROLIS
40. Half a piece of candy. : BON
41. Leather. : DEERSKIN
43. "One if ___." : BYLAND
45. Japanese in U.S. : ISSEI
46. Enlivens, with "up." : PEPS
48. Fruit drinks. : ADES
49. Sweet Rosie. : OGRADY
51. ___ was saying. : ASI
52. Dairy worker. : CHURNER
55. Competed with. : RIVALED
59. Group. : HERD
60. Euphemistic. : NICENELLIE
62. French river. : ORNE
63. Corrupt. : TAINT
64. "Zhivago" character. : LARA
65. Above, in Bonn. : UBER
66. Be villainous. : SNEER
67. Donkey: Ger. : ESEL
1. Boring tools. : BITS
2. Take ___. : ADIP
3. Cups. : DEMITASSES
4. Involve. : EMBROIL
5. Wine-skin: Sp. : ODRE
6. Wine from Spain. : MALAGA
7. State: Abbr. : ALA
8. Part of an escalator. : HANDRAIL
9. Helped. : AIDED
10. In actuality. : FORREAL
11. Polynesian god. : ATEO
12. Tell it like ___. : ITIS
13. Bewildered. : LOST
18. Audience. : EAR
22. Storied rabbit. : FLOPSY
25. Sang in a way. : INTONED
26. Hebrew letter: Var. : TSADI
27. Takes on. : HIRES
28. Journey. : TREK
30. Mexican plants. : SABADILLAS
31. Try ___ more time. : ITONE
32. Delivers. : SENDS
34. Banner. : ENSIGN
36. His ___. : NIBS
39. Of the waterside. : RIPARIAN
42. Salesman's concern. : REORDER
44. Philadelphia college. : LASALLE
47. Fruit stone. : PYRENE
50. Lets. : RENTS
51. Salutation. : AVE
52. En-lai. : CHOU
53. Thyme or rue. : HERB
54. Vase: Fr. : URNE
56. Kind of verb: Abbr. : INTR
57. Island republic. : EIRE
58. Pass the cards : DEAL
61. French co. : CIE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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