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New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J K X Y }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,054
Across
1. Ketch of the Levant. : SAIC
5. Fiber plants. : HEMPS
10. Puff of wind. : GUST
14. Monument of a kind. : ARCH
15. Newton. : ISAAC
16. Preposition. : UNTO
17. Of a certain bridge bid. : PREEMPTIVE
19. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
20. Not on the qui vive. : ASLEEP
21. Mosque features. : MINARETS
23. Social climber. : SNOB
25. Girl's name. : DELIA
26. Know-it-all. : WISEACRE
30. "___ a summer day . . . " : ALLON
33. Words of consent. : IDO
34. Calm. : TRANQUILIZE
37. Parts of pens. : NIBS
39. Misbehave. : ACTUP
40. Russian sea. : AZOV
41. Follower of a Persian religion. : ZOROASTRIAN
44. Compass point. : ENE
45. Zola. : EMILE
46. Beget. : ENGENDER
48. Share. : QUOTA
51. Vetch seed. : TARE
52. Firm condition. : TAUTNESS
55. Bulgarian tsar, 13th century. : IVANII
59. "The ___ Love." : ONEI
60. "Tons of soil" for "sons of toil." : SPOONERISM
62. Cat: Sp. : GATO
63. Weather satellite. : TIROS
64. Catch. : TRAP
65. Org. : ASSN
66. Fragrance. : SCENT
67. Rows. : OARS
Down
1. Grape juice, in pharmacy. : SAPA
2. Timetable entries: Abbr. : ARRS
3. Northern island: Abbr. : ICEL
4. Pizza ingredient. : CHEESE
5. Spiced wine of yore. : HIPPOCRAS
6. Adjective ending. : EST
7. Disable. : MAIM
8. Fearful; timid. : PAVID
9. Movie unit. : SCENE
10. Soldier of a kind: Var. : GUERILLA
11. Not accomplished. : UNREALIZED
12. Office copy, for short. : STAT
13. Kindergartners. : TOTS
18. ___ arms. : MENAT
22. Mountains of Asia. : ALAI
24. Plant part. : BRACT
26. Mine passageway from one level to another. : WINZE
27. Expression. : IDIOM
28. Nicknames. : SOBRIQUETS
29. ___ nous. : ENTRE
31. Fresh air: Colloq. : OZONE
32. In a month of Sundays. : NEVER
35. Member of large family, for short. : QUINT
36. ___ it (in difficulty). : UPAGAINST
38. Key. : SOLUTION
42. Long, long time. : AEON
43. Grit. : NERVE
47. In close proximity with. : NEARTO
49. Criteria. : TESTS
50. Savory jelly. : ASPIC
52. Forum garment. : TOGA
53. Collections of table talk. : ANAS
54. Distressing. : SORE
56. Initials of 1933. : NIRA
57. Munich's river. : ISAR
58. Devilkins. : IMPS
61. Noun ending. : OON

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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