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New York Times, Tuesday, February 25, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,136

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Across
1
Tech areas. : LABS
5
Air-race feature. : PYLON
10
N.F.L. team. : RAMS
14
Got off. : ALIT
15
Rhone tributary. : ISERE
16
Biblical character. : ESAU
17
Lake Lucerne's backdrop. : RIGI
18
Big. : LARGESCALE
20
Wet blanket. : KILLJOY
22
Tidbit. : DAINTY
23
Puff up. : ELATE
24
Flood, in a way. : GLUT
25
___ to say. : THATIS
27
___ eight. : PIECESOF
31
Vehicle. : WAGON
32
Illusory. : FALSE
33
Wall: Fr. : MUR
34
Babylonian god. : ANU
35
Laps. : FURLS
36
Plural suffix. : ATA
37
Noun suffix. : ISE
38
Disconcerts. : FAZES
39
Shut up like ___. : ACLAM
41
Talk in a certain way. : NASALIZE
43
Blue glasses. : SMALTS
44
City on Lake Michigan. : GARY
45
Son of Cain. : ENOCH
46
Tacit. : UNSAID
49
Small pit. : VARIOLE
52
Sky sight. : LITTLEBEAR
55
Depart. : QUIT
56
Protected. : ALEE
57
Take ___. : ARIDE
58
See 52 Across. : URSA
59
Sens' colleagues. : REPS
60
Like some highways. : LANED
61
Appraisals: Abbr. : ESTS
Down
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Bird. : LARK
2
Others, in Rome. : ALII
3
Pros' milieu. : BIGLEAGUES
4
___ come. : STILLTO
5
Men on the bridge. : PILOTS
6
Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
7
God. : LER
8
Assn. : ORG
9
Superfluous. : NEEDLESS
10
Declaim. : RECITE
11
___ example. : ASAN
12
Grain product. : MALT
13
Chop ___. : SUEY
19
Chef's concern. : SAUCE
21
Adherent of Indian faith. : JAIN
24
Breathing organs. : GILLS
25
Clemens. : TWAIN
26
Early guild. : HANSA
27
Gay ___. : PAREE
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Not prime time. : SMALLHOURS
29
___ the plate. : OUTAT
30
Beats: Colloq. : FRAMS
32
Unclear. : FUZZY
35
Truman slogan. : FAIRDEAL
38
Lambaste. : FLAIL
39
Cupid. : AMOR
40
Latin American political boss. : CACIQUE
42
Marbles. : AGATES
43
Caught in a way. : SNARED
45
Duck. : EVADE
46
Adjective ending. : ULAR
47
Giza's river. : NILE
48
Gait. : STEP
50
Tilt. : LIST
51
Greek letters. : ETAS
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Garment. : BRA
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German article. : EIN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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