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New York Times, Saturday, February 24, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,769
Across
1. Yearn (for). : WISH
5. Sign of winter. : RIME
9. Kind of hemp. : ABACA
14. Apropos of. : ASTO
15. Where Kerman is. : IRAN
16. Award. : MEDAL
17. Munich's river. : ISAR
18. 19th-cen. Canadian statesman. : GALT
19. Hindu god. : INDRA
20. Reverse conditions. : TURNTHETABLESON
23. ___ ease (comforts). : SETSAT
24. Italian girl's name. : ELENA
25. Reeds. : OBOES
27. Quick reply. : RETORT
31. Confused: Slang. : SNAFU
34. Zoo sight. : BEAR
36. Antipathy. : HATE
37. Mexican state. : TABASCO
39. Fastens. : LATCHES
41. Zestful. : AVID
42. Fervor. : HEAT
44. Drive (out). : ROUST
45. Withdraw. : RETIRE
47. Of morning. : MATIN
49. City on the Meuse. : LIEGE
51. "You're a pore benighted ___ . . . " : EATHEN
55. Depart, in a way. : TAKEFRENCHLEAVE
59. Subject of "South Pacific" song. : ADAME
60. Lose interest. : TIRE
61. The ladies, for short. : MMES
62. Stills. : CALMS
63. To ___. : ATEE
64. Shut up. : PENT
65. Delight. : TREAT
66. Nautical ropes. : TYES
67. Sibilant sounds. : TSTS
Down
1. Intervals. : WAITS
2. Cause. : ISSUE
3. Jump. : START
4. Quandary symbols. : HORNSOFADILEMMA
5. O.K. : RIGHTO
6. Dies ___. : IRAE
7. Kind of cat. : MALTESE
8. Inner: Anat. : ENTAL
9. A. ___, English writer. : AMILNE
10. Despicable. : BENEATHCONTEMPT
11. Goes on to say. : ADDS
12. Dear: It. : CARO
13. Paton. : ALAN
21. Bans. : TABUS
22. Yogi. : BERRA
26. African people. : EBOE
28. Pineapple territory. : OAHU
29. Hwys. : RTES
30. Put to the proof. : TEST
31. Principal. : STAR
32. Hub. : NAVE
33. ___ of all right. : ABIT
35. Ski resort in Utah. : ALTA
38. Conviviality. : CHEER
40. Scene in many a drama. : TRIAL
43. Pleasantness. : AMENITY
46. Most plentiful. : RIFEST
48. Snickers. : TEHEES
50. Apply oneself to. : GETAT
52. Harness parts. : HAMES
53. Happening. : EVENT
54. Retreats. : NESTS
55. Delicacy. : TACT
56. Hebrew month. : ADAR
57. Salad ingredient. : KALE
58. Indian. : CREE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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