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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

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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
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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
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Of an ecological group. : SERAL
55
Skiers' lift. : TBAR
56
Sway. : RULE
57
King of the Huns. : ATLI
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Some votes. : AYES
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Shapeless mass. : GLOB
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Other. : ELSE
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State: Abbr. : FLA
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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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