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New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, 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. 6,772
Across Down
1. Of a continent: Poet. : AFRIC
6. ___ glance. : ATA
9. Get-together. : PARTY
14. Finnish steam bath. : SAUNA
15. Marsh. : FEN
16. Cupids, in art. : AMORS
17. Sausage. : WURST
18. Ingrid Bergman role. : ANASTASIA
20. Concert feature. : ARIA
21. Men's group. : FRATERNITY
22. Fisherman. : NETTER
24. Native of Sulu Archipelago. : MORO
25. Born. : NEE
26. Publicized. : AIRED
28. Cavalieri of opera. : LINA
30. Site of "HemisFair '68." : SANANTONIO
33. Fine: Scot. : BRAW
37. Tree yielding kapok. : CEIBA
38. ___ long way. : GOA
39. Not hesitant. : READY
40. Canaanite deity. : BAAL
41. Shock. : SCANDALIZE
43. City in Arizona. : YUMA
45. Take part at cards. : SITIN
46. Raises: Colloq. : UPS
49. Final dish at some meals. : NUTS
51. Villa's nickname. : PANCHO
54. Small birds. : NUTHATCHES
57. Kind of dance. : CLOG
58. Type of entertainment. : FLOORSHOW
59. Name in poetry. : MOORE
60. Moslem religion. : ISLAM
61. Eden dweller. : EVE
62. Keep clear of. : ELUDE
63. Niobe's symbol. : TEARS
64. In medias ___. : RES
65. Cradle of Titicaca. : ANDES
1. City on the Nile. : ASWAN
2. Former President of France. : FAURE
3. Setting of "Prisoner of Zenda." : RURITANIA
4. Greedily. : INSATIABLY
5. Small sailboat. : CAT
6. Churchill's "___ Country." : AFAR
7. Hour. : TENAM
8. Most Turks. : ANATOLIANS
9. Benefactor. : PATRON
10. "You'll be ___, my son!" : AMAN
11. Varnish ingredient. : ROSIN
12. Banal. : TRITE
13. Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
19. Prefix with comic or comedy. : SERIO
21. Eat away. : FRET
23. Singer Berger. : ERNA
27. Lowly political plum. : DOGCATCHER
29. Sherwood hero. : ABELINCOLN
30. Science degree. : SCB
31. Equity's initials. : AEA
32. Destroyer in astronaut pickup. : NOA
34. Weather portent. : RAINCLOUD
35. Cutting tool. : ADZ
36. Letter. : WYE
39. Pro ___. : RATA
41. S. African statesman. : SMUTS
42. Candles. : DIPS
44. Deprives of weapons. : UNARMS
46. Disqualify. : UNFIT
47. Throb. : PULSE
48. Roman garment. : STOLA
50. Start (off). : SHOVE
52. Throng. : HORDE
53. Pointed arches. : OGEES
55. White. : HOAR
56. Merinos. : EWES
59. ___ culpa. : MEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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