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New York Times, Wednesday, December 18, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 352 (avg 1.87)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,067
Across Down
1. Cavalier poet. : CAREW
6. ___ accompli. : FAIT
10. Men on the beat. : COPS
14. Form of entertainment. : OPERA
15. "There ___ greater love . . . " : ISNO
16. One of an angler's trio. : HOOK
17. Garden flower. : PANSY
18. Famous fiddler. : JACKBENNY
20. "Rheingold" role. : ERDA
21. Neckwear. : BIB
22. Yes, sir! : AYEAYE
23. Raison d'___. : ETRE
25. So far. : ASYET
27. Theater section. : MEZZANINE
30. Popular color. : AQUA
34. Bill: Abbr. : INV
35. Trip of a kind. : JUNKET
37. Chase. : HUNT
38. Zodiac sign. : LEO
39. Times of day. : AMS
40. Ethan Allen's brother. : IRA
42. Verb ending. : IZE
43. Extol. : LAUD
45. Daniel and Pat. : BOONES
47. On ___ (piece of gossip): Fr. : DIT
48. Being: Lat. : ESSE
49. Present for a customer, New Orleans style. : LAGNIAPPE
51. Small stream. : CREEK
54. Atlas abbreviation. : TERR
55. Out ___ (not in custody). : ONBAIL
58. Letter. : TEE
60. Legal term. : TORT
63. Memorable pantomimist. : HARPOMARX
65. Ribbed fabric. : PIQUE
66. Cincinnati's river. : OHIO
67. Fencing gear. : EPEE
68. Test pilot's wear. : GSUIT
69. Beach feature. : SAND
70. Caviar and others. : ROES
71. Together. : ATONE
1. Contend (with). : COPE
2. Armadillo. : APAR
3. Meeting. : RENDEZVOUS
4. Synthetic. : ERSATZ
5. Procedure. : WAY
6. South Pacific islands. : FIJI
7. As safe ___. : ASABANK
8. Letterhead abbreviation. : INC
9. Wine. : TOKAY
10. Swift cat. : CHEETAH
11. One of the O'Neills. : OONA
12. Nag. : PONY
13. Terrier. : SKYE
19. Tournament procedure. : BYE
21. Desensitize. : BENUMB
24. Indian royalty. : RAJA
26. A sense. : SEEING
27. Thousand: Fr. : MILLE
28. Man's name. : ENEAS
29. Shoe part. : INSOLE
31. One thing in return for another. : QUIDPROQUO
32. Unfasten, in a way. : UNZIP
33. See 62 Down. : ATETE
36. Thirty: Fr. : TRENTE
41. Where La Chine is. : ASIE
44. Squid. : DECAPOD
46. Acorn product. : OAKTREE
50. Creative one. : ARTIST
52. ___ Branco. : RIO
53. Rice. : ELMER
55. Exclamations of surprise. : OHOS
56. Ryukyu seaport. : NAHA
57. Stick of a fan. : BRIN
59. Letters. : EXES
61. Demolish. : RUIN
62. With 33 Down, an intimate meeting. : TETE
64. G. I. address. : APO
65. Golfers' group. : PGA

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

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