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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,066
Across
1
Ditto. : SAME
5
Copy: Abbr. : FAC
8
Book of the Bible. : ACTS
12
Social unit. : TRIBE
14
Game of Persian origin. : POLO
15
Arguable. : MOOT
16
Bring upon oneself. : INCUR
17
Lounge indolently. : LOLL
18
Preposition. : INTO
19
Accomplishment. : REALIZATION
22
Air Force initials. : SAC
23
List of candidates: Scot. : LEET
24
Compass point. : ENE
25
Sort. : ILK
26
Museum piece. : MATISSE
29
Units of force. : DYNES
31
Piece of land. : ACRE
32
Philippine peasant. : TAO
34
Cave: Poet. : ANTRE
37
Restraining line. : REIN
38
Desert plant. : YUCCA
41
Pas de ___. : DEUX
42
Armistice. : TRUCE
44
Faucet. : TAP
45
Part of A.D. : ANNO
46
Compassion. : MERCY
49
Wrote, in a way. : PRINTED
51
Beverage. : POP
53
A Gershwin. : IRA
54
Chinese group. : TONG
55
Exclamation of a kind. : ACH
56
Thomas Paine work. : COMMONSENSE
61
Lee J. Cobb role. : LEAR
63
Eastern name. : OMAR
64
Eurasian range. : URALS
65
Of the Isle of Man. : MANX
66
Islands. : KEYS
67
Largest inland sea: Abbr. : MEDIT
68
Termites. : ANTS
69
Rialto sign. : SRO
70
Statistics. : DATA
Down
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Bustle. : STIR
2
English composer. : ARNE
3
Isinglass. : MICA
4
High spirits. : EBULLIENCE
5
Part of a yard. : FOOT
6
Closely related. : ALLIED
7
Settlement. : COLONY
8
"Where ___?" : AMI
9
In harmony. : CONSISTENT
10
Sum. : TOTAL
11
Gillyflower. : STOCK
13
Indians. : ERIES
14
Geographic feature. : PLATEAU
20
Piquant. : ZESTY
21
Baby girl: Sp. : NENA
26
Emporium. : MART
27
Genus of maples. : ACER
28
Winning. : TRIUMPHANT
30
Risked. : ENDANGERED
33
Month: Abbr. : OCT
35
Mystic inscription. : RUNE
36
Biblical book: Abbr. : EXOD
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Takers of prisoners. : CAPTORS
40
Garment. : APRON
43
Norse name. : ERIC
47
Bends. : CROOKS
48
Complain. : YAMMER
50
Briefly. : INSUM
51
Canary island. : PALMA
52
The deep. : OCEAN
57
County of Ireland. : MAYO
58
Nothing: Sp. : NADA
59
Narrow opening. : SLIT
60
This: Sp. : ESTA
62
M.D.'s concerns. : RXS

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

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