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New York Times, Saturday, February 15, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,126
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1. Bargains, familiarly. : BUYS
5. Was off guard. : SLEPT
10. Color. : ROSE
14. Ocean fish. : OPAH
15. Bird's abode. : AERIE
16. Essayist. : ELIA
17. Take a walk. : STRETCHONESLEGS
20. Western country. : HONDURAS
21. Showy flower. : PEONY
22. Sea god. : LER
23. Apparel item. : SUIT
25. Took off. : DOFFED
29. Type of seat. : RINGSIDE
33. Remaining. : OVER
34. Asian. : INDO
35. Conjunctions. : ORS
36. Get into hot water. : PUTONESFOOTINIT
41. Ivy Leaguer. : ELI
42. Of grandparents. : AVAL
43. Jackknife. : DIVE
44. Soothing. : SEDATIVE
46. Type of mining. : PLACER
48. Historic waterway. : NILE
49. Region of India. : GOA
50. Irish city. : SLIGO
53. Seasonings. : POTHERBS
58. Grieve. : EATONESHEARTOUT
61. Antiquing device. : AGER
62. Wasteland tracts. : MOORS
63. Renowned novel. : NANA
64. Marsh bird. : SORA
65. Flounder. : SLOSH
66. Call it ___. : ADAY
1. Empty talk. : BOSH
2. Doing. : UPTO
3. Narrative. : YARN
4. Structure. : SHED
5. Kind of cow. : SACRED
6. Operetta composer. : LEHAR
7. Greek god. : EROS
8. Golfer's target. : PIN
9. Golfer's aid. : TEE
10. Leases to another. : RELETS
11. Grocery item. : OLEO
12. "Keep Off," for one. : SIGN
13. Kind of mark. : EASY
18. Bulrush. : TULE
19. Vent stopper. : SPIGOT
23. Chinese: Prefix. : SINO
24. Ruin. : UNDO
25. Saps. : DOPES
26. Immature seed. : OVULE
27. Not fragrant. : FETID
28. Back. : FRO
29. Plunder. : RIFLE
30. Type style. : IONIC
31. Hunt. : DRIVE
32. Acid salt. : ESTER
37. Member of Iroquois union. : NATION
38. Offensive. : EVIL
39. Except. : SAVE
40. Mountain of Crete. : IDA
45. Woolen cloth. : ANGORA
46. Soap ingredient. : POTASH
47. Late comedian. : LAHR
49. Leavers. : GOERS
50. Waves. : SEAS
51. Italian lake. : LAGO
52. Chariot route. : ITER
53. Word of contempt. : PHOO
54. Vessel. : ETNA
55. Map line. : ROAD
56. New Guinea town. : BUNA
57. Check. : STAY
59. German river. : EMS
60. Peruvian coin. : SOL

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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