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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
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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
1. 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
39. 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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