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New York Times, Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,445
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1. Exactly. : SPANG
6. French friends. : AMIS
10. Speed. : WING
14. Boat. : CANOE
15. Fluff. : LINT
16. Put ___ writing. : ITIN
17. Musical group. : OCTET
18. Sorts. : ILKS
19. Space org. : NASA
20. Pilots' delight. : TAILWINDS
22. Austrian psychologist. : ADLER
23. ___ with (support). : SIDE
24. Uproar. : TURMOIL
26. Follower: Suffix. : ITE
29. Man's nickname. : NED
30. Hawaiian royalty. : ALII
31. Pooped. : TIRED
33. Apparatus for hoisting. : WINDLASS
37. Lamb. : ELIA
38. Crockery. : CHINA
40. Hawaii event. : LUAU
41. Humans: Ger. : MENSCHEN
43. Army N.C.O.'s. : TSGTS
44. Tea source. : THEA
45. Greek letter. : TAU
47. Ross, for one. : SEA
48. Blower of value to some. : ILLWIND
51. Work units. : ERGS
53. ___ loft. : CHOIR
54. Rumble-seat hazards. : WINDBURNS
59. Mountain lake. : TARN
60. Tend. : MIND
61. Constellation. : ORION
62. Worn. : USED
63. Poker term. : ANTE
64. Lizard. : AGAMA
65. Lip. : SASS
66. Perfume. : ODOR
67. Cable: Abbr. : TELEG
1. Burns, for one. : SCOT
2. Rodent. : PACA
3. Against. : ANTI
4. Carols. : NOELS
5. ___ of (learn). : GETWIND
6. Brought into adjustment. : ALINED
7. Like a spring day. : MILD
8. Old newsman's trademark. : INKSTAIN
9. Thoroughfares: Abbr. : STS
10. Dutch sights. : WINDMILLS
11. Of a European country. : ITALO
12. U.S. Japanese. : NISEI
13. Contort. : GNARL
21. Chemical suffix. : IDE
22. Sere. : ARID
25. Arm bone. : ULNA
26. Entry. : ITEM
27. Flooring. : TILE
28. Island country. : ERIN
32. Certain blowers. : EASTWINDS
33. Get. : WIN
34. Months: Abbr. : AUGS
35. Fill. : SATE
36. Biblical city. : SUSA
38. Snow goose. : CHEN
39. Pilots' bane. : HEADWIND
42. Variety of pine. : CHIR
43. Harbor sight. : TUGBOAT
45. Railroad car. : TENDER
46. Overzealous one: Suffix. : ARD
48. Metrical stress. : ICTUS
49. Tibet's capital. : LHASA
50. Traditional learnings. : LORES
52. Billow. : SURGE
55. Preposition. : INTO
56. Iranian coin. : RIAL
57. Greek province. : NOME
58. Tear. : SNAG
60. Chinese leader. : MAO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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