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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,053
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1. Good Hope. : CAPE
5. Aleutian island. : ATTU
9. Resolute. : FIRM
13. Part of a range. : OVEN
14. Rely (on). : LEAN
15. ___ cropper. : COMEA
16. Majestic sight in the Alps. : MONTBLANC
18. Fortified against. : ARMED
19. Biblical treasure city. : PITHOM
20. Cupbearer of the gods. : GANYMEDE
22. Troublesome weed. : DARNEL
24. Philippine island. : SAMAR
25. Bother. : ANNOY
27. Certain pieces of music. : VALSES
30. Squamous. : SCALY
33. Song of joy. : PAEAN
35. Bay of Japan. : ISE
36. Catch in a fishnet. : HAUL
37. Punitive. : PENAL
38. About. : SOME
39. "___ in the stilly night . . . " : OFT
40. Firkins. : CASKS
41. Relative of a daisy cutter. : LINER
42. E. Indian cedar. : DEODAR
44. Assail. : SETON
46. Perfume with olibanum. : CENSE
48. Bounds. : LIMITS
51. Magnificent. : PALATIAL
54. Ornamental bands. : SASHES
56. To pray: It. : ORARE
57. Mold of meat served cold in aspic. : GALANTINE
59. Black-and-blue. : LIVID
60. Cut of meat. : LOIN
61. Sicilian city. : ENNA
62. Swiss artist. : KLEE
63. Latin infinitive. : ESSE
64. Not illusory. : REAL
1. Hyphenated word: Abbr. : COMP
2. Get out of. : AVOID
3. Five: Prefix. : PENTA
4. Charm. : ENTHRALL
5. "___ are created equal." : ALLMEN
6. Social gathering. : TEA
7. Zesty flavor. : TANG
8. Cooper's Indian warrior. : UNCAS
9. Evening dress: Colloq. : FORMAL
10. Dipping. : IMMERSION
11. Part of a clarinet. : REED
12. Invented. : MADE
15. Tropical alligator. : CAYMAN
17. Attractive: Dial. : BONNY
21. Part of U.S.N.A. : NAVAL
23. Easy gaits. : LOPES
26. Certain Americans. : YANKS
28. Girl's name. : ESME
29. Medium. : SEER
30. Booted. : SHOD
31. Divan, in a way. : CAFE
32. Relative of a pressure cooker. : AUTOCLAVE
34. Display rack. : EASEL
37. Fire worshiper. : PARSI
38. Ominous. : SINISTER
40. Not erect. : CANTED
41. Miller's salesman. : LOMAN
43. Honeyed word. : DEARIE
45. Mildly medicinal mixture. : TISANE
47. Better than a birdie. : EAGLE
49. Poetic possessive. : THINE
50. Plant of the pea family. : SENNA
51. White House name, 1845–49. : POLK
52. Part of a seed. : ARIL
53. Cambodia's neighbor. : LAOS
55. Christmas ___. : SEAL
58. Fleur. : LIS

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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