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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.65, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,070
Across
1. Young man's fancy. : BEARD
6. Spade, and others. : SAMS
10. Past. : AGO
13. L'___, ballade's concluding stanza. : ENVOI
14. Discard. : SCRAP
15. Louis ___. : DOR
16. Peak in the Presidential Range. : ADAMS
17. Popular sandals. : HUARACHES
19. Auditoriums. : MUSICHALLS
21. Space prefix. : AERO
22. N.Y.C. or Bost. : SPT
23. Jerry West specialties. : JUMPSHOTS
25. Boycott of a kind. : NONUSE
26. Tableware. : CHINA
29. Cuts in half. : BISECTS
32. Nooks. : ALCOVES
34. Trembling. : ASHAKE
35. Ducks. : EIDERS
36. Workers on roofs. : TARRERS
38. Attacks a job: Colloq. : WADESIN
39. Foe. : ENEMY
40. Rubs out. : ERASES
42. Refuted. : DISPROVEN
44. Novel title. : SHE
47. Vegas term. : ODDS
49. Building materials. : LIMESTONES
51. Useful desk gadget. : MOISTENER
53. Leaning to one side. : ALIST
54. Posada. : INN
55. Starchy plants. : SAGOS
56. Run out. : LAPSE
57. Label. : TAG
58. Greek letters. : ETAS
59. Villain's look. : SNEER
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1. Smiles. : BEAMS
2. Finish. : ENDUP
3. Nautical call. : AVAST
4. Married gypsy woman. : ROMI
5. Radio phenomena. : DISCJOCKEYS
6. Certain works of art: Abbr. : SCULPS
7. Body of water in Asia. : ARALSEA
8. Swamp. : MARSH
9. Resort. : SPA
10. Mastics. : ADHESIVES
11. Word with concert ot theater. : GOER
12. Approximately. : ORSO
14. Detective: Slang. : SHAMUS
18. Battery terminals. : CATHODES
20. Sportsman. : HUNTER
24. Western peoples. : OCCIDENTALS
25. Not a direct hit. : NEARMISS
27. Saint Philip ___. : NERI
28. Part of N.C.A.A. : ASSN
29. Diminish. : BATE
30. This ___ order. : ISAN
31. Cutting into strips. : SHREDDING
33. Rental contracts. : LEASES
37. Brazilian rubber plant. : SERINGA
38. Hesitates. : WAVERS
41. Lover boys. : ROMEOS
43. Fold. : PLEAT
44. Wading bird. : SNIPE
45. German region. : HESSE
46. Glyceride. : ESTER
47. Leave out. : OMIT
48. Lady of Spain. : DONA
50. Novel heroine. : OLAN
52. Lao-___. : TSE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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