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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
Across Down
1. Shrivel. : WIZEN
6. East Indian palm. : NIPA
10. Primrose routing. : PATH
14. Bull ring. : ARENA
15. Gemsbok. : ORYX
16. Pelvic bones. : ILIA
17. Late movie star. : DONAT
18. Ave atque ___. : VALE
19. 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
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
52. Peer. : EQUAL
53. Rope used in training horses. : LONGE
55. Selves. : EGOS
56. Trite stuff. : CORN
57. French donkeys. : ANES
58. Musical instrument. : LUTE
60. 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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