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New York Times, Saturday, December 6, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
PS notes: Original solution grid had BOOKNORMS at 35-Down instead of BOOKWORMS and BARTON at 55-Across instead of BARTOW; made corrections.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,420
Across Down
1. Jostle. : BUMP
5. Skills: Sp. : ARTES
10. Mournful sound. : MOAN
14. ___clock. : ONEO
15. Compositions. : DUETS
16. Military supplies, for short. : AMMO
17. Marriage counselor's concern. : STATEOFTHEUNION
20. Willow groves. : HOLTS
21. Sizzle. : FRY
22. French possessive. : NOTRE
23. Observation. : ESPIAL
25. Section of a map. : INSET
26. Kind of car. : GONDOLA
29. Met. : SAT
31. Northern outpost. : ETAH
32. Navy officer: Abbr. : ENS
34. Payment deduction. : REBATE
39. Old Greek weight. : MINA
40. Flower. : ASTER
42. Glacial ridge. : OSAR
43. Rascals. : SCAMPS
45. Gardner. : AVA
46. Other: Sp. : OTRA
47. Zodiac sign. : LEO
49. Puts in the heavens. : ENSKIES
51. Claw of a crustacean. : CHELA
55. County in Georgia. : BARTOW
57. Pigment from blue grapes. : OENIN
58. Rink-like. : ICY
59. Principled. : MORAL
63. Bedding. : BLANKETCOVERAGE
66. White cover. : RIME
67. European capital. : BERNE
68. Look! (Sp.). : MIRA
69. Pivotal shaft. : AXIS
70. Slopes in Scotland. : BRAES
71. Insult. : SLAP
1. Nonsense. : BOSH
2. Preposition. : UNTO
3. Repast. : MEAL
4. Tipsy thespian. : POTTEDHAM
5. Ruckus. : ADO
6. Cutthroats. : RUFFIANS
7. Numerical prefix. : TETRA
8. Antiknock fluids. : ETHYLS
9. Direction. : SSE
10. ___ horseback. : MANON
11. Neglects. : OMITS
12. Love, in Milano. : AMORE
13. Musical work. : NONET
18. He: It. : ESSO
19. Marry. : UNITE
24. Delight. : PLEASE
26. Stones. : GEMS
27. Aural. : OTIC
28. Pram pusher. : NANA
30. Out-and-out. : ARRANT
33. Law: Abbr. : STA
35. Literary beetles. : BOOKWORMS
36. City in Piedmont. : ASTI
37. Biblical weed. : TARE
38. Important times. : ERAS
41. You, we, they, etc. : EVERYONE
44. Board. : PLANK
48. In passing: Lat. : OBITER
50. A few. : SOME
51. Indian menace. : COBRA
52. Spiral. : HELIX
53. As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
54. Reins. : LINES
56. City of Ghana. : ACCRA
60. Scold. : RAIL
61. Indian city. : AGRA
62. Saltate. : LEAP
64. Decline. : EBB
65. Ship: Abbr. : VES

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

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