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New York Times, Friday, February 28, 1969

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,139

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Rebuff. : SNUB
5. Basic part. : CORE
9. Printing term. : STET
13. ___-my-thumb. : HOPO
14. Buzzing. : AHUM
15. Fulcrum pin. : THOLE
16. Designedly. : ONPURPOSE
18. Fanon. : ORALE
19. Waver. : TEETER
20. Barbara Frietchie and others. : HEROINES
22. Dire. : TRAGIC
24. ___-tikki-tavi. : RIKKI
25. Country house, in Russia. : DACHA
27. Patches. : PIECES
30. Porridge. : GRUEL
33. Days of yore. : OLDEN
35. River to English Channel. : EXE
36. Droops. : LOPS
37. Be in accord with. : FITIN
38. Be in motion. : STIR
39. Grape: Lat. : UVA
40. Magnate. : BARON
41. Historic island. : LEYTE
42. Friend of Odysseus. : MENTOR
44. Glacial ice. : SERAC
46. Meted out. : DOLED
48. Carrier stops. : DEPOTS
51. Mixes. : SHAKESUP
54. In direct succession. : LINEAL
56. By and by. : LATER
57. Prepared beforehand. : CUTANDDRY
59. Food acid. : AMINO
60. Bond. : KNOT
61. Cutting part. : EDGE
62. Gains. : GETS
63. Auld lang ___. : SYNE
64. Indigos. : DYES
Down
1. Ruined: Colloq. : SHOT
2. Three trios. : NONET
3. ___ Peninsula. : UPPER
4. Caprices. : BOUTADES
5. Goatlike. : CAPRIC
6. Exclamation. : OHO
7. Marsh grass. : RUSH
8. Eastern chieftain. : EMEER
9. Butcherbird. : SHRIKE
10. Precisely. : TOANICETY
11. French pronoun. : ELLE
12. Letters. : TEES
15. Amassed. : TOOKIN
17. Highborn. : REGAL
21. Bring to perfection. : RIPEN
23. Musical group. : CHOIR
26. Voices. : ALTOS
28. Familiar sign. : EXIT
29. Desertlike. : SERE
30. Frowning. : GLUM
31. Travel. : ROVE
32. Doing. : UPANDATIT
34. Feasted. : DINED
37. Passengers. : FARES
38. Supported. : SECONDED
40. Spanish dance. : BOLERO
41. Fur. : LAPIN
43. Emblems. : TOKENS
45. Describe. : RELATE
47. Smee and smew. : DUCKS
49. Man's nickname. : TEDDY
50. Army man, familiarly. : SARGE
51. Cinders. : SLAG
52. Part of a harness. : HAME
53. Unimportant. : PUNY
55. Caustics. : LYES
58. Short or long. : TON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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