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New York Times, Thursday, February 8, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,753
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1. Current cartoonist. : CAPP
5. Vise. : CLAMP
10. Practice an art. : ETCH
14. Dance. : HULA
15. City in headlines. : HANOI
16. Money in Livorno. : LIRE
17. Smell ___. : ARAT
18. Letdown of a kind. : ANTICLIMAX
20. Game. : PATIENCE
22. French writer. : RACINE
23. Silly. : INANE
24. Shared. : DIVIDED
25. Property. : ESTATE
27. Old coin. : DUCAT
28. Old coin. : SOU
29. Smooth and shiny. : SLEEK
31. Wreaths. : LEIS
34. Semilegendary seafarer. : KIDD
36. Cut. : SAWED
38. Part of FDA. : DRUG
40. Cattail. : REED
42. Amber compound. : RESIN
44. Wale. : RIB
45. Not well. : BADLY
47. Restricts. : LIMITS
49. Mexican dish. : TAMALES
52. Author of "John Brown's Body." : BENET
53. Macaws. : ARARAS
54. Refreshment. : LEMONADE
57. Love of country. : PATRIOTISM
59. Tasman. : ABEL
60. Girl's nickname. : EDIE
61. Genus of moth. : TINEA
62. Bivalve. : CLAM
63. Hosiery shade. : SAND
64. Memorable playwright. : ODETS
65. Smorgasbord specialty. : EELS
1. Fellow. : CHAP
2. Gentle breeze. : AURA
3. Insipid remark. : PLATITUDE
4. Film on copper. : PATINA
5. TV term. : CHANNELS
6. Ancient weapon. : LANCE
7. Stake. : ANTE
8. Chez ___ (at my house): Fr. : MOI
9. Kind of acid. : PICRIC
10. Drew forth. : ELICITED
11. Fainthearted. : TIMID
12. Gantry feature. : CRANE
13. Bewitched: Colloq. : HEXED
19. French figure of W.W. II. : LAVAL
21. Picnic provender. : EATS
24. Nobles. : DUKES
25. River of Scotland. : ESK
26. French time. : SOIR
27. Noted admiral. : DEWEY
30. Nobles. : EARLS
32. Testy. : IRRITABLE
33. Become. : SUIT
35. Excluded. : DEBARRED
37. Situations with horns. : DILEMMAS
39. Literary light. : GBS
41. ___ Lama. : DALAI
43. Child: Sp. : NINO
46. 16th century explorer. : DESOTO
48. Threat. : MENACE
49. Records of a kind. : TAPES
50. Tilled land: Sp. : ARADA
51. Morning song. : MATIN
52. Assail. : BESET
54. Salesman's wares. : LINE
55. Business transaction. : DEAL
56. Trees. : ELMS
58. Thrice a day: Lat. abbr. : TID

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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