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New York Times, Wednesday, December 17, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,431

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Across
1
Shrivel. : WIZEN
6
East Indian palm. : NIPA
10
Primrose routing. : PATH
14
Bull ring. : ARENA
15
Gemsbok. : ORYX
16
Pelvic bones. : ILIA
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Late movie star. : DONAT
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Ave atque ___. : VALE
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Mets and Cubs: Abbr. : NATS
20
Do a needle job. : INOCULATE
22
Entire range. : GAMUT
23
Moment. : TRICE
24
Sportively humorous. : JOCOSE
25
Like stolen gems. : HOT
28
Large bird. : EMU
29
Moderate. : BATE
30
Old oath. : EGAD
32
Washington residence. : BLAIRHOUSE
37
Greek island. : MELOS
39
Abbreviation on a letterhead. : INC
40
Of the calf. : SURAL
41
Common inside crime. : PECULATION
44
Fabric. : SILK
45
French river. : AUBE
46
Legal matter. : RES
48
Chinese V.I.P. : MAO
49
Car wheel part. : FLANGE
52
Sign up. : ENROL
54
Nocturnal mammal. : LORIS
55
Ambiguous. : EQUIVOCAL
59
Importune. : URGE
60
Spanish water. : AGUA
61
Turkish statesman. : INONU
62
Cicatrix. : SCAR
63
Castle area. : MOAT
64
Marsh bird. : EGRET
65
Dutch painter. : HALS
66
Wight, for one. : ISLE
67
Past or future. : TENSE
Down
1
African desert area. : WADI
2
Press. : IRON
3
Founder of Stoicism. : ZENO
4
Decree. : ENACT
5
Essential character. : NATURE
6
Rock used for whetstones. : NOVACULITE
7
Angry. : IRATE
8
W. W. II correspondent. : PYLE
9
Tree's nemesis. : AXE
10
Like a conifer. : PINACEOUS
11
U.S. shrine. : ALAMO
12
Paul's correspondent. : TITUS
13
Wasteful quality. : HASTE
21
Bough. : LIMB
22
Barbarians. : GOTHS
24
Vessel. : JAR
25
Fiber herb. : HEMP
26
Molding. : OGEE
27
Soft mineral. : TALC
29
Crescentlike. : BICORNUATE
31
French customs officials. : DOUANIERS
33
Blackbird. : ANI
34
Thummim's partners. : URIM
35
Part of a casa. : SALA
36
Nevada city. : ELKO
38
Slot-machine rejects. : SLUGS
42
Presidential nickname. : ABE
43
Italian saint. : NERI
47
World power. : SOVIET
49
Poker holding. : FLUSH
50
Spanish city. : LORCA
51
Deposit in wine casks: Var. : ARGAL
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Peer. : EQUAL
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Rope used in training horses. : LONGE
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Selves. : EGOS
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Trite stuff. : CORN
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French donkeys. : ANES
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Musical instrument. : LUTE
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Friend in Paris. : AMI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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