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

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