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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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Across
1
Mortal. : SOUL
5
Perfume base. : ATTAR
10
About. : ASTO
14
"La Douce" of the stage. : IRMA
15
Type of car. : COUPE
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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
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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
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Enthuse. : RAVE
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Vous ___. : ETES
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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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