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New York Times, Thursday, February 27, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Original 7-Down clue had "Shakespearian"; changed it to "Shakespearean."

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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,138
Across
1. Rounded: Prefix. : SPHER
6. Skits. : ACTS
10. Household members. : PETS
14. Void. : INANE
15. Decorative wear. : SASH
16. Secular. : LAIC
17. Presidential nickname. : TEDDY
18. Early Colbert role. : CLEOPATRA
20. French river. : EURE
21. "Après ___ . . . " : MOI
22. Prayer. : ORISON
23. Stage villain. : IAGO
25. Wager. : BETON
27. Lovelace's friend and others. : CLARISSAS
30. Shred. : TEAR
34. One: Scot. : AIN
35. Moves furtively. : SLINKS
37. W. W. II battleground. : STLO
38. Hebrew letter. : VAV
39. Wire: Abbr. : TEL
40. Suffix for bleacher. : ITE
42. Part of a cheer. : HIP
43. Part of a monogram: Abbr. : INIT
45. Rodent. : MARMOT
47. Presidential nickname. : ABE
48. Hiding place. : LAIR
49. Don and others. : GIOVANNIS
51. Loosened. : EASED
54. Hebrew letter. : ELEF
55. Deep absorption. : TRANCE
58. German article. : DAS
60. Goad. : URGE
63. Operatic role. : BUTTERFLY
65. Supernatural being. : TROLL
66. Brisk, in music: Abbr. : ALLO
67. Sailor's call. : ALEE
68. Greek isle. : SAMOS
69. Part of a horseman's gear. : REIN
70. Chaps. : LADS
71. West Pointer. : PLEBE
Down
1. Position. : SITE
2. Of air pressure: Abbr. : PNEU
3. Current play. : HADRIANVII
4. Win over. : ENDEAR
5. King: Sp. : REY
6. Prefix in botany. : ASCO
7. Shakespearean slave. : CALIBAN
8. Lao-___. : TSE
9. Fire. : SHOOT
10. Legal grievances. : PLAINTS
11. Uses up. : EATS
12. Novice. : TIRO
13. Glance over. : SCAN
19. P. G. A. player. : PRO
21. Mohammedan. : MOSLEM
24. Pith. : GIST
26. Arctic dweller. : ESKIMO
27. Carp. : CAVIL
28. Climbing vine. : LIANA
29. Fodder. : SILAGE
31. Wharton character. : ETHANFROME
32. Legal excuse. : ALIBI
33. Inveigles (with "in"). : ROPES
36. Potbellies. : STOVES
41. Latin abbreviation. : ETAL
44. City on the Delaware. : TRENTON
46. Questioned in a way. : RIDDLED
50. Of a body system. : NEURAL
52. Card. : ACE
53. Of an ecological group. : SERAL
55. Skiers' lift. : TBAR
56. Sway. : RULE
57. King of the Huns. : ATLI
59. Some votes. : AYES
61. Shapeless mass. : GLOB
62. Other. : ELSE
64. State: Abbr. : FLA
65. Kitchen abbreviation. : TSP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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