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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
PS notes: Clue was 18-Across is incorrect—the Braves were in Atlanta by 1968. Left clue as it was.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,762
Across Down
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
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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