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New York Times, Friday, February 14, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,125
Across
1. Grape jelly. : SAPA
5. Nerve. : SPUNK
10. Kind of dog. : CHOW
14. Rounded hill. : KNOB
15. Do a kitchen chore. : PUREE
16. Certain quarry. : HARE
17. "How sweet ___." : ITIS
18. Stoutness. : EMBONPOINT
20. Chickens. : MINORCAS
22. U.S. observatory. : YERKES
23. Yonkers offering. : TROTS
24. Dress feature. : DART
25. Effervesce. : BUBBLE
27. Pulitzer winner, 1943. : SINCLAIR
31. Letter. : ELL
32. Misdid. : ERRED
34. Seven: Prefix. : HEPTA
35. Huntsman's quarry. : STAG
37. Cooking fats. : SUETS
39. New World area: Abbr. : SPAM
40. Alternative words. : ORNOT
42. Forestalls. : STOPS
44. Cheer. : OLE
45. Fawn on. : MAKEUPTO
47. Indexed. : ONFILE
49. Je ne ___ quoi. : SAIS
50. Gloat. : PREEN
51. Sweetening the pot. : UPPING
54. Inactivated. : ARRESTED
57. Showy plant. : POINTETTIA
59. Specify. : CITE
60. Racetrack pest. : TOUT
61. ___ a limb. : OUTON
62. Word on U.S. coins. : UNUM
63. Thereabouts. : ORSO
64. Approximates. : NEARS
65. Sponsorship. : EGIS
Down
1. Turn the pages. : SKIM
2. Opposed. : ANTI
3. Direct. : POINTBLANK
4. Soak up. : ABSORB
5. Wraiths. : SPECTERS
6. Western animals. : PUMAS
7. Roman city. : URBS
8. Modern: Prefix. : NEO
9. Citizen of Nairobi. : KENYAN
10. Utters gleefully. : CHORTLES
11. Arab's garment. : HAIK
12. Caen's river. : ORNE
13. Drizzles. : WETS
19. Common fish. : PERCH
21. Characterization. : ROLE
24. Had an effect. : DIDTO
25. Brush broom. : BESOM
26. Far out. : ULTRA
27. Take care of. : SEETO
28. Designating. : APPOINTING
29. With "know," a smarty. : ITALL
30. Alias Ouida. : RAMEE
33. Suffers disuse. : RUSTS
36. Enters. : GOESINTO
38. Highland purses. : SPORRANS
41. Malayan titles. : TUANT
43. Old dagger. : SNEE
46. Roller, for one. : PIGEON
48. Grass. : FESCUE
50. Previous. : PRIOR
51. Capable. : UPTO
52. Destitute. : POOR
53. Name of many Popes. : PIUS
54. ___ boy! : ATTA
55. Holder for small items. : ETUI
56. Certain voters: Abbr. : DEMS
58. Abbreviation used on calendars. : TUE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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