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New York Times, Saturday, December 20, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,434
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1. Cured. : MADEWELL
9. Dry, as champagne. : BRUT
13. Feigning process. : SIMULATION
15. Italian river. : RENO
16. Priority. : PRECEDENCE
17. Bohemian river. : ISER
18. Lean and gaunt. : LANK
19. Publisher Whitelaw. : REID
20. Three-banded armadillo. : APAR
21. Take steps. : ACT
22. Original sweater girl. : LANA
24. Compose. : WRITE
25. Easily donned garment. : SLIPON
27. Refrain in old songs. : LALA
30. Numeral. : TEN
31. U.S. newspaper chain. : HEARST
32. Agony. : TORMENT
34. German king. : OTHO
36. Not for. : ANTI
37. Tea-set piece. : CREAMER
40. Those breaking bread. : DINERS
44. Witch's forte. : HEX
45. Region. : AREA
47. Western, for example. : OMELET
48. Colorado resort. : ASPEN
50. Polynesian forest deity. : TANE
52. District of England. : ELY
53. Hurried. : SPED
54. Jewish month. : ADAR
56. Elliptical. : OVAL
57. High-pitched sound. : TING
58. Recompense. : REMUNERATE
61. Gaelic. : ERSE
62. Gave details. : ELABORATED
63. Requirement. : NEED
64. Painted in a way. : ENAMELED
1. Wondrous happening. : MIRACLE
2. Lack of intellectual development. : AMENTIA
3. Eider or teal. : DUCK
4. Eel: Old spelling. : ELE
5. Pocketful of money. : WAD
6. Endless, to poets. : ETERN
7. Hereditary. : LINEAL
8. Places. : LOCI
9. Tobacco pipe. : BRIAR
10. Interval of relief : RESPITE
11. Still on one's plate. : UNEATEN
12. Raging flood. : TORRENT
13. Ostentation. : SPLASH
14. Actor Sparks. : NED
22. Poitier's "The ___." : LOSTMAN
23. Part of a stamen. : ANTHER
24. Period of strife. : WARTIME
26. South Seas canoe. : PROA
28. Tell ___ glance. : ATA
29. Ontario city. : LONDON
33. Rich source. : MINE
35. Pay dirt. : ORE
37. Discipline. : CHASTEN
38. Breathe. : RESPIRE
39. Outlay. : EXPENSE
41. Raise. : ELEVATE
42. Consanguineous. : RELATED
43. Fashioned. : STYLED
46. Cossack leader. : ATAMAN
49. Advanced slowly. : EDGED
51. Island off Venezuela. : ARUBA
54. Common verb. : ARE
55. Printing mark. : DELE
56. Viva voce. : ORAL
59. ___ de guerre. : NOM
60. Before. : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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