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New York Times, Saturday, March 1, 1969

Author: Unknown
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1969, The New York TimesNo. 7,140
Across Down
1. Thoroughbred. : BLUEBLOOD
10. Takes on. : HIRES
15. Evasion. : RUNAROUND
16. Bouquet. : AROMA
17. Strips. : UNDRESSES
18. Round bands. : HOOPS
19. Scottish answer. : NAE
20. Dam. : WEIR
21. Parts of an epic. : CANTOS
22. Extra to a Highlander. : ORRA
24. French name. : RAOUL
26. ___ wild oat. : SOWA
27. Suffixes for bone. : OSTS
29. Asian evergreen. : UPAS
31. Wetland. : FEN
32. Paganini's birthplace. : GENOA
34. Prefix for gate or dome. : ASTRO
35. Three: Prefix. : TRI
36. Mordant. : ACERBIC
38. Concocted. : HATCHED
40. Enlistment places: Abbr. : RCS
41. Slack. : LOOSE
43. Listens to. : HEEDS
44. Johnny ___. : REB
45. Common French verb. : ETRE
46. Shape. : FORM
47. Apropos of. : INRE
49. A record, old style. : ANNAL
51. Hit in a way. : TAMP
54. Cooks. : STEAMS
56. Cuckoos. : ANIS
58. Excessively. : TOO
59. Do a political chore. : ORATE
60. Lure. : ATTRACTOR
62. Chilean export. : NITER
63. Most corpulent. : PORTLIEST
64. Boats: Abbr. : SCHRS
65. Mast support. : CROSSTREE
1. Italian philosopher. : BRUNO
2. Of the moon. : LUNAR
3. Privately. : UNDERONESBREATH
4. By ___. : EAR
5. Beer or ale. : BREW
6. Also-rans. : LOSERS
7. True being. : OUSIA
8. Oppressive. : ONEROUS
9. Dental degree. : DDS
10. Laughter. : HAHA
11. Handcuffs. : IRONS
12. Quintessence. : ROOTOFTHEMATTER
13. Enabled. : EMPOWERED
14. Ancient Persians. : SASSANIDS
21. Barton. : CLARA
23. Zither's ancestor. : ASOR
25. ___ river. : UPTHE
28. Postpone. : TABLE
30. Bantu tongue. : SOTHO
32. Military posts. : GARRISONS
33. Unconventional. : ECCENTRIC
34. Kind of squash. : ACORN
37. Particles. : IOTAS
39. Document: Abbr. : CERT
42. Long. : SENATOR
46. Flighty ones. : FLIRTS
48. Estaminet patron. : EATER
50. Cavity: Prefix. : ANTRO
52. Game animal. : MOOSE
53. French door. : PORTE
55. Celestial lines: Abbr. : MERS
57. East Indian trees. : SALS
60. Headache dosage: Abbr. : APC
61. Native of a sort: Abbr. : CIT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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