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New York Times, Thursday, December 18, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,432
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1. Tethering rod. : STAKE
6. Spanish uncle. : TIO
9. Secure with ropes. : FRAP
13. Nun's garb. : HABIT
14. Annapolis campus. : USNA
16. College in New Rochelle. : IONA
17. Spot for fervent worshipers. : AMENCORNER
19. Furrows. : RUTS
20. ___ center, at camp. : REC
21. Posh lodge, in England. : HUNTINGSEAT
23. Working rule. : PRECEPT
25. Adroit. : NEAT
26. Site of Duke U. : DURHAM
28. Companionways. : STAIRS
32. Flat stone. : SLAB
34. Blacks. : EBONS
36. Arrow poison. : INEE
37. Good motor sound. : PURR
38. Old card game. : LOO
39. Twice CD. : DCCC
40. Tam Joad, for one. : OKIE
41. Take care of. : SEETO
43. Songstress Eartha. : KITT
44. Dome of fame. : TEAPOT
46. Keep waiting. : DETAIN
48. Pods used in soup. : OKRA
50. Pigeons. : POUTERS
53. 3-D pictures. : STEREOGRAMS
57. Rachel's nickname. : RAE
58. Veneer. : COAT
59. Appease : PROPITIATE
61. Part of a basilica. : APSE
62. Piece of realty. : SITE
63. Become enrolled. : ENTER
64. Layer. : TIER
65. Hide ___ hair. : NOR
66. Has to have. : NEEDS
1. Shrewd in dealing. : SHARP
2. Circus employe. : TAMER
3. Alphabet books. : ABECEDARIA
4. Relatives. : KIN
5. Certain artist : ETCHER
6. Lazy Susan. : TURNTABLE
7. "Say It ___ So." : ISNT
8. ___ a million. : ONEIN
9. Equipment for emergency care. : FIRSTAIDKIT
10. Gay blade. : ROUE
11. B'way group. : ANTA
12. Gone. : PAST
15. TV's Dillon. : ARNESS
18. Goblin. : OUPHE
22. Roscoe. : GAT
24. Young journalist. : CUBREPORTER
27. Lowed. : MOOED
29. Burn up. : INCINERATE
30. Straight: Prefix. : RECT
31. Zen, for one. : SECT
32. Mottle. : SPOT
33. Companion of Paul. : LUKE
35. Memo material. : NOTEPAPER
41. Sharpens. : STROPS
42. Mexican Indian. : OTOMI
45. Turkish weight. : OKE
47. Emma's creator. : AUSTEN
49. Smiling broadly. : AGRIN
51. Appraised. : RATED
52. Forecasters. : SEERS
53. Go! : SCAT
54. Pith hat. : TOPI
55. Life of Riley. : EASE
56. Newspaper section. : ROTO
60. Adjective suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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