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New York Times, Friday, December 19, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, 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. 7,433
Across
1. Sibilant warning. : PSST
5. Pertaining to Troy. : ILIAC
10. Adjust, as sails. : TRIM
14. Salty word or two. : OATH
15. Nautical. : NAVAL
16. Aspire. : HOPE
17. "___ the sea to Skye." : OVER
18. Jeweled headpiece. : TIARA
19. Otherwise. : ELSE
20. Lover of a certain vegetable. : POPEYETHESAILOR
23. Weird. : EERY
24. Misdeed. : SIN
25. Jack Tar. : SEAMAN
28. Profoundly unhappy. : WRETCHED
33. Gluck. : ALMA
34. Jacob's brother : ESAU
36. Cleave. : SHEAR
37. Grassy plains. : LEAS
38. Channel swimmer's goal. : DOVER
40. Imprison. : CAGE
41. Leaves undone. : OMITS
43. ___ majesty. : LESE
44. Relatives of sts. : AVES
45. Gay years. : NINETIES
47. Seasoning for fish salads. : CAPERS
49. "And quiet flows the ___." : DON
50. Hebrides island. : SKYE
51. "___ the sailor." : SEZBARNACLEBILL
59. Name for Athena. : ALEA
60. Actor Jack. : OAKIE
61. Scene of Perry victory. : ERIE
62. Political epithet. : LIAR
63. So long. : ADIOS
64. Porsena. : LARS
65. Discourse. : TALK
66. Condemns. : DAMNS
67. Sheltered areas. : LEES
Down
1. Stern deck. : POOP
2. Late entertainer Jimmy. : SAVO
3. Short distance. : STEP
4. Type of sailing ship. : THREEMASTEDBARK
5. Confined, in wartime. : INTERNED
6. Professional outsiders. : LAITY
7. Biblical city. : IVAH
8. Swiss river. : AARE
9. Rank: Fr. : CLASSE
10. Missing sound in Southey poem. : THEINCHCAPEBELL
11. Sway, at sea. : ROLL
12. ___ facto. : IPSO
13. Sea: Ger. : MEER
21. Affirmative vote. : YEA
22. River islands. : AITS
25. Exhibit hall. : SALON
26. Fragrant resin. : ELEMI
27. With full force. : AMAIN
28. U.S parallel of Wrens. : WAVES
29. Regrets. : RUES
30. ___-ho. : HEAVE
31. Enthusiastic. : EAGER
32. Attire. : DRESS
35. Flatfish. : SOLE
39. Rash. : RECKLESS
42. Portico. : STOA
46. Encroachment. : INROAD
48. Sea version of 21 Down. : AYE
50. Descendant. : SCION
51. Seagoer. : SALT
52. Essayist. : ELIA
53. Enthusiasm. : ZEAL
54. Nothing, in Spain. : NADA
55. Tamiroff. : AKIM
56. Dies ___. : IRAE
57. Italian currency. : LIRE
58. Without: Suffix. : LESS

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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