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New York Times, Saturday, February 17, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
David Steinberg notes:

Clue was 18-Across is incorrect — the Braves were in Atlanta by 1968. Left clue as it was.

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M
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I
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S
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D
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O
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G
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A
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S
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B
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O
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A
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T
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S
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O
N
T
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P
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A
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C
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E
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M
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K
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E
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O
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P
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H
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D
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H
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P
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M
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A
R
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Y
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V
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A
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N
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D
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L
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K
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M
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M
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N
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S
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G
A
F
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A
© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,762

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Botch. : MISDO
6
Relatives of launches. : GASBOATS
14
In control (of). : ONTOP
15
Quarrel. : ALTERCATE
17
Rich cake. : TORTE
18
Home of the Braves. : MILWAUKEE
19
Soup choice. : ONION
20
City on the Arno. : PISA
21
Signify. : MEAN
22
Disdainful sound. : PAH
23
Goals. : IDEALS
25
Wised up. : HEPTO
27
The interior. : MIDLAND
30
Good-bye: Fr. : ADIEU
31
Ring-around-___. : AROSY
32
Truck. : VAN
35
___ fatui. : IGNES
36
Fleming. : IAN
37
Newspaper section. : DRAMA
39
Chair part. : LEG
40
Where Ephesus was. : IONIA
42
Break a rule, at cards. : RENIG
43
Dog track sight. : KENNELS
45
Kefauver. : ESTES
46
Get along. : MANAGE
48
Go ___ fast clip. : ATA
49
Protection. : EGIS
50
Canine of fiction. : ASTA
54
Merlin's forte. : MAGIC
57
Perfumes. : LAVENDERS
59
Spenser's Ireland. : IRENA
60
Exaggerates a ranking. : OVERRATES
61
Bright lights. : NEONS
62
Type of writer. : ESSAYIST
63
Scene of battle in Tunisian campaign, 1943. : GAFSA
Down
1
Marquand sleuth. : MOTO
2
Break ___ (interrupt). : INON
3
Blades of a kind. : STRIPPINGKNIVES
4
Follow precise instructions. : DOTOATEE
5
Government problem. : OPENHOUSING
6
Large umbrella. : GAMP
7
Et ___. : ALII
8
Theological degrees. : STLS
9
Deplores. : BEWAILS
10
Pray: Lat. : ORA
11
Shrewdness. : ACUMEN
12
Use. : TAKEADVANTAGEOF
13
Borrow, in a way. : STEAL
16
Poetic times of day. : EENS
24
In another world. : DAYDREAMING
25
Weather word. : HAIL
26
Ragged item. : EDGE
27
Muskie's state. : MAINE
28
Steel beam. : IRAIL
29
Spanish ladies. : DONAS
33
Confidante of a kind. : AMIE
34
The ponies. : NAGS
38
Motorist's place to pause. : RESTAREA
41
Dosage. : ONEADAY
44
Bars for slackening threads on a loom. : EASERS
46
Prefix for 37 Across. : MELO
47
Century plant. : AGAVE
51
Egyptian ruler, circa 1300 B.C. : SETI
52
Very: Fr. : TRES
53
Aide: Abbr. : ASST
55
Hostelries. : INNS
56
El Paso home. : CASA
58
Depression remedy. : NRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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