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New York Times, Thursday, December 4, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,418
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1. Smack. : BUSS
5. Church fixtures. : PEWS
9. Forward. : RELAY
14. Food fish. : OPAH
15. Give abundantly. : RAIN
16. Expatriate. : EXILE
17. Last word of "Mother Hubbard." : NONE
18. Color. : ECRU
19. Throng: It. : FOLLA
20. Illicit. : UNDERTHECOUNTER
23. Sonnet unit. : SESTET
24. Goldsmith's Miss Hardcastle. : KATE
25. Cousin of nein. : NYET
28. Antitoxins. : SERUMS
32. Subside. : ABATE
36. "I had ___ when I came in." : AHAT
38. Wenner-Gren. : AXEL
39. Indian V.I.P. : RAJA
40. Russian beer. : KVASS
41. Arena animal. : TORO
42. Homeric hero. : AJAX
43. Wine: Prefix. : OENO
44. Asian antelope. : SEROW
45. Anderson. : MARIAN
47. Kiesinger. : KURT
49. Elicited. : DREW
51. Gnaws. : EATSON
56. Grade B treatment. : ONCEOVERLIGHTLY
61. Strengthen again. : REARM
62. Victory: Ger. : SIEG
63. Cylinder. : ROLL
64. Where the Irrawaddy flows. : BURMA
65. Ardor. : ELAN
66. Miscellany. : OLIO
67. Emulates a boring guest. : STAYS
68. National Leaguers. : REDS
69. Common verb. : BEEN
1. Honorarium. : BONUS
2. Ahead, as in a competition. : UPONE
3. Does floor work. : SANDS
4. Philately term. : SHEET
5. Kind of penny. : PRETTY
6. Apiece. : EACH
7. Finish line. : WIRE
8. Skulked: Dial. : SNUCK
9. Show to be false. : REFUTE
10. Clear. : EXONERATE
11. Lively tune. : LILT
12. Every: Ger. : ALLE
13. Word with lunar or light. : YEAR
21. Frenchman's name. : RENE
22. Kilns. : OASTS
26. Roof part. : EAVE
27. Show gratitude. : THANK
29. Wife, in old Rome. : UXOR
30. Ocean fish. : MERO
31. Traffic sign. : SLOW
32. Ancient Syria. : ARAM
33. ___ California. : BAJA
34. At variance with. : AJAR
35. Stuffy business. : TAXIDERMY
37. Not worth ___. : ASOU
40. Russian general. : KONEV
44. Hart. : STAG
46. Bouquets. : AROMAS
48. Holds sway. : REIGNS
50. German river. : WESER
52. Vibrate. : THROB
53. Garment. : STOLE
54. Stan Laurel's friend. : OLLIE
55. Fishline material. : NYLON
56. Spheres. : ORBS
57. Noun gender: Abbr. : NEUT
58. Beloved, in Italy. : CARA
59. Vex, familiarly. : RILE
60. Example. : LEAD

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

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