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New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,052
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1. ___ facto. : IPSO
5. First name in Washington. : DEAN
9. Spanish houses. : CASAS
14. Lightweight helmet. : TOPI
15. Patron saint of sailors. : ELMO
16. Seaport in Chile. : ARICA
17. Biographer Leon. : EDEL
18. Wagon man. : WAINWRIGHT
20. X-ray man. : RONTGEN
22. Exclusive rights. : PATENTS
23. One of the Grants. : CARY
24. Galley mark. : CARET
25. Helen's cousin. : LENA
26. To a great degree. : FAR
27. Utterly. : STARK
31. New England mountain range. : BERKSHIRES
34. Kazan. : ELIA
35. Black bird. : ANI
36. Chief of the Ottawa tribe. : PONTIAC
38. Where movies are made. : LOT
39. Asian gulf. : SIAM
41. Like some suits. : TAILORMADE
43. Town in Texas. : ENNIS
45. French article. : LES
46. First-rate. : AONE
47. Cut. : SEVER
49. Nick Charles's dog. : ASTA
50. Netherlands princess. : BEATRIX
53. Plant parasites: Zool. : APHIDES
56. License to publish. : IMPRIMATUR
58. River in South Africa. : VAAL
59. Jewish month. : NISAN
60. Style. : MODE
61. Princess of Brabant. : ELSA
62. Stone pillar. : STELE
63. Comprehends. : SEES
64. Appear. : SEEM
1. Road that led to Rome. : ITER
2. Foot: Prefix. : PODO
3. Of a system of penmanship. : SPENCERIAN
4. Basement item. : OILTANK
5. Campaigner of 1948. : DEWEY
6. Dash. : ELAN
7. "Where ___?" : AMI
8. Unique things. : NONPAREILS
9. Menus. : CARTES
10. Song. : ARIETTE
11. Gesture. : SIGN
12. German numeral. : ACHT
13. Calendar abbreviations. : SATS
19. Hell. : WAR
21. Mental hold. : GRASP
24. 16th-cen. French navigator. : CARTIER
25. Red Square name. : LENIN
26. Student's concern. : FINALEXAMS
28. Character in "Ivanhoe." : ALLANADALE
29. ___ Oro. : RIODE
30. Girl of song. : KATE
31. Starting point. : BASE
32. Weather word. : HOT
33. ___ Paulo. : SAO
37. Toweling. : CRASH
40. Cold dry wind. : MISTRAL
42. Incentives. : MOTIVES
44. Amino acid. : SERINE
48. Lively spirit. : VIM
49. After: Fr. : APRES
50. Containers. : BINS
51. Issue. : EMIT
52. Building recess. : APSE
53. Department in France. : AUDE
54. Lessen. : EASE
55. Bridge term. : SLAM
57. ___ shoe. : TOE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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