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New York Times, Monday, December 9, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 7,058
Across Down
1. White robes. : ALBS
5. European. : DANE
9. Look-alike. : TWIN
13. Theo's cousin. : DORA
14. Black. : EBON
15. Plowed land: Sp. : ARADA
16. Bedouin's head cord. : AGAL
17. London street. : PICCADILLY
19. Soften. : MODULATE
21. Some ducks. : DRAKES
22. Spare. : TIRE
23. Very thin sheet of metal. : FOIL
24. Carriage. : GOCART
27. Mexican state. : TABASCO
30. Australian cockatoo. : ARARA
31. Former state of SW Germany. : BADEN
32. Exclamation. : AHA
34. Clownish. : ZANY
35. Namesakes of Mrs. Rochester. : JANES
36. Ladies of Lisbon. : SRAS
37. Moreover. : AND
38. Teeth. : FANGS
39. Heaths. : MOORS
40. Plant of the nightshade family. : TOBACCO
42. Moth. : MILLER
43. Blackens. : INKS
44. Half: Prefix. : DEMI
45. Variety of daisy. : SHASTA
48. Ponder. : MEDITATE
52. Relish. : PICCALILLI
54. Sea E of the Caspian. : ARAL
55. New York city. : OLEAN
56. Girl of song. : NITA
57. Sports center. : RINK
58. Loyalist. : TORY
59. Disk. : DIAL
60. Long-haired oxen. : YAKS
1. One of the Smiths. : ADAM
2. Word: Prefix. : LOGO
3. Wire nail. : BRAD
4. Beneficial. : SALUTARY
5. Take leave. : DEPART
6. ___ to eat. : ABITE
7. Wedding, in Paris. : NOCE
8. Ref. book. : ENC
9. Experiments. : TRIALS
10. Street sign. : WALK
11. Empty. : IDLE
12. Votes. : NAYS
15. English Pope, 1154–59. : ADRIAN
18. Certain homes. : ADOBES
20. Turkish pound. : LIRA
23. Vanishes. : FADES
24. City in SW Palestine. : GAZA
25. Praying figure. : ORANT
26. The Seabees' motto. : CANDO
27. Dance. : TANGO
28. Former King of Rumania. : CAROL
29. Chicago's airport. : OHARE
31. French benches. : BANCS
33. Part of the Soviet: Abbr. : ASSR
35. Wild dog. : JACKAL
36. Hermit. : SOLITARY
38. Chinese card game. : FANTAN
39. Operatic role. : MIMI
41. Santander's bay. : BISCAY
42. In the middle. : MEDIAL
44. Greek letter. : DELTA
45. Locality. : SPOT
46. Port of Hawaii. : HILO
47. Maple genus. : ACER
48. 11th-cen. date. : MLII
49. Solo. : ARIA
50. Aquarium. : TANK
51. Lodge members. : ELKS
53. State: Abbr. : IND

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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