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New York Times, Wednesday, December 25, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,074
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1. Carried away with joy. : RAPT
5. Brace. : TWO
8. The "Meistersinger." : SACHS
13. Govt. agency. : USIA
14. Concha. : EAR
15. Grow rapidly. : SPROUT
16. Anthem's ending. : THEBRAVE
18. Heat: Prefix. : THERMO
19. Pronoun. : HER
20. A period in history. : AGEOFREASON
22. Jacksonville's bowl. : GATOR
24. One kind of castle. : AIR
25. Cinnabar. : ORE
26. Candle material. : TALLOW
28. Coadjutors. : AIDES
30. Just. : REASONABLE
32. Spring event. : THAW
36. Welles. : ORSON
37. Honey, in pharmacy. : MEL
38. Ten million rupees. : CRORE
39. Filmy piece. : WISP
40. Audacious tar of a kind. : ABLESEAMAN
42. Part of a château. : SALLE
44. Biblical verb. : TRIEST
45. "Just ___ am . . . " : ASI
48. View. : SEE
49. Add color to. : PAINT
50. Chinese. : MANCHURIANS
53. He wrote "Happy Thought." : RLS
56. Not sensed. : UNFELT
57. Refrain word of many a hymn. : ALLELUIA
59. Furry gifts. : STOLES
60. Feminine title. : MME
61. Give it ___. : ATRY
62. Partner of bright. : EARLY
63. Laurel. : BAY
64. Man's name: Abbr. : CHAS
1. Compassion, old style. : RUTH
2. Big name in tennis. : ASHE
3. Household item, on the wall. : PIERGLASS
4. Pull strap. : TAB
5. Gift for a lady fair. : TEAGOWN
6. Fluctuate. : WAVER
7. Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
8. Province. : SPHERE
9. Space. : AREA
10. Famous street in Rome. : CORSO
11. "Good" commodity. : HUMOR
12. Jewel. : STONE
15. Walk. : STRIDE
17. Plant shoot. : RATOON
21. Ribbed silk fabric. : FAILLE
23. Joseph and Stewart. : ALSOPS
26. Think, old style. : TROW
27. Of the atmosphere: Prefix. : AERI
28. Poplar. : ABELE
29. Tune or air. : STRAIN
31. Stroller. : AMBLER
33. Undisputed fact. : HOMETRUTH
34. Macaws. : ARAS
35. Departed. : WENT
38. Cherry-red. : CERISE
40. Certain islanders. : ALEUTS
41. Famous explorer of Africa. : STANLEY
43. Melanie's husband. : ASHLEY
45. Entertain. : AMUSE
46. Popular man about town. : SANTA
47. Be ___ it (be committed). : INFOR
49. Canary island. : PALMA
51. Cubicle. : CELL
52. Poetic foot. : IAMB
54. Coin of Calabria. : LIRA
55. Recites. : SAYS
58. Fond du ___. : LAC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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