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New York Times, Friday, December 27, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,076

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Mortal. : SOUL
5. Perfume base. : ATTAR
10. About. : ASTO
14. "La Douce" of the stage. : IRMA
15. Type of car. : COUPE
16. Unit of area: Abbr. : SQYD
17. TV set adjunct. : RABBITEARS
19. Near Easterner. : KURD
20. Treats with disdain: Colloq. : SNOOTS
21. Acquaints. : NOTIFIES
23. One-sided match. : ROUT
25. ___ never. : NOWOR
26. Encounter. : COMEUPON
30. Biennial plant. : CARROT
33. Nautical term. : APORT
34. Machinery. : WORKS
36. Gad's son. : ERI
37. Papal name. : PIUS
38. Largest asteroid. : CERES
39. Twirl. : FLIP
40. Navy man: Abbr. : ENS
41. Shocks. : JOLTS
42. Drop off, in a way. : SLEEP
43. Persevere. : KEEPON
45. In anger. : HEATEDLY
47. Touchstones. : TESTS
49. Unresolved situations. : TIES
50. Part of the face. : FOREHEAD
53. Globe. : SPHERE
57. "There ought to be ___." : ALAW
58. Is suspicious. : SMELLSARAT
60. Sponge off. : WIPE
61. "We're off ___ the wizard . . . " : TOSEE
62. Italian numeral. : NOVE
63. Spout. : NOSE
64. For both our ___. : SAKES
65. Is adequate. : DOES
Down
1. Gentlemen. : SIRS
2. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
3. Shield feature. : UMBO
4. Workmen. : LABORERS
5. Is difficult. : ACTSUP
6. Digit. : TOE
7. Sir, in Malaya. : TUAN
8. Stage part. : APRON
9. Replenishes. : RESTOCKS
10. Request. : ASKFOR
11. Stored up for future use: Colloq. : SQUIRRELED
12. Spare, in Soho. : TYRE
13. Chances. : ODDS
18. Cut ___ (stop): Colloq. : ITOUT
22. "As ___ saying . . . " : IWAS
24. Dry, in a way. : TOWEL
26. Author of "R.U.R." : CAPEK
27. Reckon. : OPINE
28. Football maneuvers. : MOUSETRAPS
29. Bridge hand. : NORTH
31. Bay window. : ORIEL
32. Unstable. : TIPPY
35. Adjust again. : RESET
38. Matches. : CONTESTS
39. ___ blood. : FLESHAND
41. Kid. : JOSH
42. Units of progress. : STEPS
44. Runt. : PEEWEE
46. Passageways. : AISLES
48. Where Apia is. : SAMOA
50. Bambi. : FAWN
51. Pastiche. : OLIO
52. Editor's place. : DESK
54. Slangy suffix. : EROO
55. Enthuse. : RAVE
56. Vous ___. : ETES
59. Civil War name. : LEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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