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New York Times, Saturday, December 28, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,077
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1. Omar of the movies. : SHARIF
7. Tussaud and others. : MADAMES
14. Filled in for: Colloq. : COVERED
16. Picture. : IMAGINE
17. Indulged one's appetite. : OVERATE
18. Golden item. : SILENCE
19. Pay. : REMUNERATE
21. Grow drowsy. : NOD
22. Design. : PLAN
23. And not. : NOR
24. Flower: It. : FIORE
26. Comparative suffix. : IER
27. Girl of song. : DIANE
29. Single. : UNWED
30. Hateful. : ODIOUS
32. Memorable Met soprano. : EAMES
34. Pas-de-Calais city. : ARRAS
36. Rental sign. : TOLET
38. Challenged. : DARED
40. Snappy comeback. : RETORT
43. "Midnight dreary" visitor. : RAVEN
46. Pondered (over). : PORED
48. Relative of a half-truth. : LIE
49. Watchful. : ALERT
50. Rowan tree. : ASH
51. "La ___," aria from "Manon." : REVE
52. Peruvian city. : ICA
53. Contemporary military symbol. : GREENBERET
56. Sun rooms. : SOLARIA
59. Threefold. : TERNATE
60. Sir George ___, Indian surveyor. : EVEREST
61. Small hi-fi speaker. : TWEETER
62. Arranged in a series. : SERIATE
63. Like certain fabrics. : TWEEDY
1. Zodiacal sign. : SCORPIO
2. Sheltered, in a way. : HOVELED
3. Gounod composition. : AVEMARIA
4. Type of TV program. : RERUN
5. Empress Farah's land. : IRAN
6. Lavish party. : FETE
7. Handle badly. : MISTREAT
8. Parisienne friend. : AMIE
9. Decaliter: Abbr. : DAL
10. One, for one. : AGE
11. Little fish. : MINNOW
12. Musical treat. : ENCORE
13. Tennis tournament term. : SEEDED
15. Libyan city. : DERNA
20. First-rate. : AONE
24. Took on coal or oil. : FUELED
25. Map feature. : INSET
27. U.S. educator-writer. : DURANT
28. Munich's river. : ISAR
31. Law's partner. : ORDER
33. In addition. : MORE
35. Individual. : SEPARATE
37. Put up with. : TOLERATE
39. Potion. : DOSE
41. Fastened firmly. : RIVETED
42. Wobbling. : TEETERY
43. Cost of living increments. : RAISES
44. Niche. : ALCOVE
45. Calf. : VEALER
47. Famous Gable role. : RHETT
51. Name for 8 Down. : RENEE
53. Essence. : GIST
54. Small salamander. : NEWT
55. Concoct. : BREW
57. Nickname in the news. : ARI
58. Turmeric. : REA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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