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New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { G J Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,068
Across
1
Ohio city. : LIMA
5
Indonesian island. : BALI
9
Varnish ingredient. : COPAL
14
Seller's phrase. : ASIS
15
Elec. term. : AMPS
16
Israeli port. : HAIFA
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Jumble. : MESS
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___ least. : LASTBUTNOT
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Legal concern. : BEQUEST
22
"Mighty ___ a Rose." : LAK
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Pitchblende. : ORE
24
Major or Minor. : URSA
25
Signaler. : BECKONER
27
Ice formations. : FLOES
29
Score, in a game. : BASKET
30
___ wife. : LOTS
31
Cliburn. : VAN
32
Substitute. : ERSATZ
36
French island. : ILE
37
Generous ones. : LENDERS
39
Herb. : RUE
40
Get money for. : CASHIN
42
Twice, in music. : BIS
43
Artistic media. : OILS
44
Togetherness. : UNISON
46
Fitting piece. : INSET
47
Famous nine. : WHITESOX
50
Castle defense. : MOAT
51
Poetic time. : EEN
52
Long or short weight. : TON
53
Ruler's mate. : CONSORT
56
Certain delegates. : ALTERNATES
59
Julie Andrews film. : STAR
60
Partner of chapter. : VERSE
61
Air. : TUNE
62
Bones. : ILIA
63
Growing out. : ENATE
64
Hill dwellers. : ANTS
65
French cathedral city. : SENS
Down
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Gentle soul. : LAMB
2
Phrase of comprehension. : ISEE
3
Reporter's errors. : MISQUOTES
4
Promises. : ASSURES
5
Wood. : BALSA
6
Word in a Latin lesson. : AMAT
7
Records. : LPS
8
Rope fibers. : ISTLES
9
Game divisions. : CHUKKERS
10
Grain. : OAT
11
Nut pine. : PINON
12
In advance, old style. : AFORE
13
After a while. : LATER
19
Angels, à la Broadway. : BACKERS
21
Letter. : ESS
25
Symbolic container. : BANDBOX
26
Naval school: Abbr. : OTS
27
Parisian policeman. : FLIC
28
Girl of song. : LOLA
29
Forbid. : BAN
31
Hunter's feast. : VENISON
33
First name of 43 Down. : ARISTOTLE
34
Bulrush. : TULE
35
Gusto. : ZEST
37
Boundary marker of a kind. : LINETREE
38
German "one." : EIN
41
Dwelling. : HUT
43
Man in the news. : ONASSIS
45
Concert piece. : SONATA
46
Charged particle. : ION
47
Fabric. : WEAVE
48
Girl in a poem. : HELEN
49
Prefix with mural or state. : INTRA
50
Grandma of fame. : MOSES
53
Red ___. : CENT
54
Precipitation. : RAIN
55
Singing sounds. : TRAS
57
Founded: Abbr. : EST
58
Large container. : TUN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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