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New York Times, Monday, December 2, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 336 (avg 1.78)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,051
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1. Dance music. : JAZZ
5. Kind of game. : SHELL
10. Advice to the wind. : BLOW
14. Bread spread. : OLEO
15. Strained pulp. : PUREE
16. Dear one. : LOVE
17. Being amused by. : LAUGHINGAT
19. Cards. : ACES
20. Poetic contraction. : TIS
21. Passed bills. : ACTS
22. Classify. : ASSORT
24. Spanish "three." : TRES
25. Novel thread. : PLOT
26. Sports groups. : SQUADS
29. Errs: Slang. : GOOFSOFF
33. Pet. : PUPPY
34. Flash. : GLINT
35. Mine: It. : MIA
36. Shine's partner. : RISE
37. Murmur. : DRONE
38. Plant. : MILL
39. Resident: Suffix. : ITE
40. Balkan native. : CROAT
41. Kind of nut. : BETEL
42. Misses a turn. : GETSLOST
44. Delights. : FEASTS
45. Trophies. : CUPS
46. College group. : FRAT
47. Takes alarm. : SCARES
50. Rubber stamp of a kind. : PAID
51. Baked dish. : PIE
54. Whale. : ORCA
55. Too hot for comfort. : OVERLYWARM
58. Jettison. : DUMP
59. Kind of exam. : FINAL
60. Stone. : OPAL
61. Tools. : AXES
62. Keeps (off). : FENDS
63. Like certain trees. : OAKY
1. Setback. : JOLT
2. ___ Mountains. : ALAI
3. Cronus's son. : ZEUS
4. Albania's one-time king. : ZOG
5. Basil and rosemary. : SPICES
6. Sports events. : HUNTS
7. Work units. : ERGS
8. Mead. : LEA
9. Not to mention. : LETALONE
10. Whistle sounds. : BLASTS
11. In ___ parentis. : LOCO
12. Finished. : OVER
13. Movie milieu. : WEST
18. Daring. : HARDY
23. Cuddly. : SOFT
24. Record. : TAPE
25. Cogency. : POINT
26. Spray. : SPRIG
27. Completely. : QUITE
28. Turn over. : UPSET
29. Crow (over). : GLOAT
30. Leaves undone. : OMITS
31. Fish dish. : FILET
32. Cascades. : FALLS
34. 144. : GROSS
37. Falls asleep. : DROPSOFF
38. In-a-nutshell item. : MEAT
40. Inkling. : CLUE
41. Kind of eye. : BEADY
43. Bits. : SCRAPS
44. Furbelows. : FRILLS
46. Electrical unit. : FARAD
47. Beverage. : SODA
48. Critical moment. : CRUX
49. Top. : ACME
50. Well-known Quaker. : PENN
51. Santa's aide. : PAPA
52. Asian land. : IRAK
53. Dickens girl. : EMLY
56. Contend (with). : VIE
57. Press one's suit. : WOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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