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New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,080
Across
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Pundit. : SWAMI
6
Counterfoil. : STUB
10
Multitude. : HOST
14
S. A. Indian. : CARIB
15
Israeli dance. : HORA
16
Nichols hero. : ABIE
17
Storyteller. : UNCLEREMUS
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Message. : NOTE
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Kind of coal or coat. : PEA
21
Character. : ROLE
22
Hymn of praise. : TEDEUM
24
Layer of rocks. : SIAL
25
Ends. : AIMS
26
Evangelist. : GRAHAM
29
Pimento. : ALLSPICE
33
Parrot fish. : LORO
34
"See no ___." : EVIL
35
Surf sound. : ROAR
36
Roman road. : ITER
37
Outline. : TRACE
38
___ time. : INNO
39
Wedding: Fr. : NOCE
40
Fade. : WANE
41
Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
42
Cistercian. : TRAPPIST
44
Delight. : REGALE
46
English composer. : ARNE
47
Glass. : LENS
48
Hungarian composer. : BARTOK
51
Opera role. : AIDA
52
Reverence. : AWE
55
Scent. : ODOR
56
What love laughs at. : LOCKSMITHS
59
Plinth. : ORLO
60
Heraldic term. : ENTE
61
Mrs. Berlin. : ELLIN
62
Promenade. : MALL
63
Martin. : DEAN
64
Nantes's river. : LOIRE
Down
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Porgy's cousin. : SCUP
2
Decrease. : WANE
3
Altar box. : ARCA
4
Wire measure. : MIL
5
Michener title. : IBERIA
6
Framework. : SHELL
7
Volume. : TOME
8
Neighbor of Arg. : URU
9
Old Paris landmark. : BASTILLE
10
Exuberant feats. : HANDSPRINGS
11
Reed. : OBOE
12
In ___ (in place). : SITU
13
Pour out. : TEEM
18
Travel idly. : ROAM
23
Letters. : EMS
24
Navy group. : SHOREPATROL
25
Rabbit's follower. : ALICE
26
Flash. : GLINT
27
Machine part. : ROTOR
28
Malay palm. : ARECA
29
___-garde. : AVANT
30
Old region of Asia Minor. : IONIA
31
Waterway. : CANAL
32
Uneven. : EROSE
34
Efface. : ERASE
37
Sparkled. : TWINKLED
43
For. : PRO
44
Colors. : REDS
45
Glossy surface. : ENAMEL
47
Compare. : LIKEN
48
Spar. : BOOM
49
Spanish seaport. : ADRA
50
Sway. : ROLL
51
___ part. : ACTA
52
Brother of Brynhild. : ATLI
53
Buzz. : WHIR
54
Slave. : ESNE
57
Pronoun. : ONE
58
Labor group. : ILO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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