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New York Times, Friday, February 16, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
PS notes: Original 33-Across clue, "Diva Lucretia.", is incorrect—it should be "Diva Lucrezia." Left it as was.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,761
Across Down
1. She, in Italy. : ELLA
5. Sailors' saint. : ELMO
9. Fundamental. : BASAL
14. Put down. : LAID
15. Pillage. : LOOT
16. Beginning. : ALPHA
17. Friday steak. : SWORDFISH
19. ___ once. : ALLAT
20. A Laurie. : ANNIE
21. Scallop. : SHELLFISH
23. Mr. or Mrs. Bunker: Abbr. : AMB
25. Before. : ERE
26. Will-___-wisp. : OTHE
27. Tall-tale teller. : ANANIAS
31. Bern's river. : AAR
33. Diva Lucretia. : BORI
34. Mountain sides. : STEEPS
37. Midwest city, for short. : CHI
40. Miracle food. : LOAVESANDFISHES
43. Letters. : ENS
44. Beam. : GIRDER
45. Cotton fabric. : MULL
46. Age. : EON
47. Outstanding. : NOTABLE
49. Skip. : OMIT
52. Cockney's brave man. : ERO
55. 8 pts. : GAL
56. Tall tale. : FISHSTORY
59. ___ ease. : ILLAT
63. God. : ALLAH
64. Altruistic. : UNSELFISH
66. Plain in Spain. : LLANO
67. Proceeds. : GOES
68. U.S. highway. : RTEI
69. Whitewashed. : LIMED
70. Being, in Paris. : ETRE
71. Votes. : YEAS
1. "Born Free" heroine. : ELSA
2. Kind of tennis. : LAWN
3. See 1 Down. : LION
4. Only English Pope. : ADRIANIV
5. One of the "little people." : ELF
6. Girl's name. : LOIS
7. Dayan. : MOSHE
8. Different. : OTHER
9. False god. : BAAL
10. ___ the best. : ALLFOR
11. Crack. : SPLIT
12. Make ___ of. : AHASH
13. Turning tool. : LATHE
18. Part: Prefix. : DEMI
22. Children's game. : LEAPFROG
24. Cradle. : BASSINET
27. Competent. : ABLE
28. High time. : NOON
29. River of Armenia. : ARAS
30. Pearl Bailey, for one. : STAR
32. "Just ___ am . . . " : ASI
35. Result. : END
36. Man's first home. : EDEN
37. Tautog. : CHUB
38. Inferno. : HELL
39. Wight. : ISLE
41. Alter ___. : EGO
42. Some fish. : SMALLFRY
46. Refrigerant. : ETHANE
48. Shirt part. : TAIL
49. ___ things! : OFALL
50. Prefix for tiny things. : MILLI
51. Worshipers of 63 Across. : ISLAM
53. Source of rosy cheeks. : ROUGE
54. Whether ___. : ORNOT
57. Booted. : SHOD
58. Nieuport's river. : YSER
60. Stone: Suffix. : LITE
61. Cruising. : ASEA
62. Thing mentioned. : THIS
65. Direction. : ESE

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

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