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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.75)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,072
Across
1. French bench. : BANC
5. Reprove. : CHIDE
10. Gershwin girl. : LIZA
14. Melville novel. : OMOO
15. Mosquito genus. : AEDES
16. Same: Lat. : IDEM
17. "Green Mansions" narrator. : ABEL
18. Lively: Dial. : PEART
19. Future. : TOBE
20. "Sing me ___ . . . " : TOSLEEP
22. European Customs Union. : BENELUX
24. Elastic wood. : ASH
25. Four seasons. : YEAR
26. Feature of the U.N. Plaza. : FLAGPOLE
31. Catty talk. : MIAOWS
35. Top-notch. : AONE
36. Famous Broadway name. : ROXY
38. Parcel out. : ALLOT
39. Actress Russell. : ROZ
40. Fencing phrase. : ONGUARD
42. Marsh elder. : IVA
43. Tree knot. : GNARL
45. Name meaning delight. : EDNA
46. More than. : OVER
47. Ancient Italians. : OSCANS
49. Purple color. : EGGPLANT
51. Dishes served. : MENU
53. Where Cain dwelt. : NOD
54. Keep at it, British style. : CARRYON
57. Bird. : WAXWING
61. Birthplace of seven Presidents. : OHIO
62. Congressional device. : RIDER
64. Hipbones. : ILIA
65. Walden, for one. : POND
66. Character in "Pagliacci." : TONIO
67. Nonwoven fabric. : FELT
68. Large cups with handles. : TYGS
69. Lewis Carroll hybrid. : SNARK
70. Letters. : EXES
Down
1. Dish of a kind. : BOAT
2. Pulpit, old style. : AMBO
3. Negatives. : NOES
4. Form of pop art. : COLLAGE
5. Famous headland. : CAPEHORN
6. Dickensian scoundrel. : HEEP
7. Gilbert and Sullivan princess. : IDA
8. Item associated with Al Smith. : DERBY
9. Value. : ESTEEM
10. Word-for-word. : LITERAL
11. Joss. : IDOL
12. Asian ox. : ZEBU
13. Wall St. market, for short. : AMEX
21. Dr. Rhine's forte. : ESP
23. Girl swimmer. : NAIAD
26. North Dakota city. : FARGO
27. Divers. : LOONS
28. Famous acronym of W. W. I. : ANZAC
29. Theater box. : LOGE
30. Ooze out. : EXUDE
32. Twin Cities swinger. : OLIVA
33. Interlaced. : WOVEN
34. Initiate. : START
37. Cry of the wild goose. : YANG
40. Cleveland's Secy. of State. : OLNEY
41. Destruction of the gods, in Norse myth. : RAGNAROK
44. Rifle cleaners. : RAMRODS
46. Fish. : OLDWIFE
48. Horse laughs. : SNORTS
50. Word with cow or chicken. : POX
52. Junction. : UNION
54. Egyptian Christian. : COPT
55. Nautical cry. : AHOY
56. Chime. : RING
57. Small dam. : WEIR
58. Holly. : ILEX
59. The White or the Blue. : NILE
60. Ship channels. : GATS
63. "Chain of Life" initials. : DNA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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