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New York Times, Tuesday, March 12, 1968

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 332 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,786
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1. Mirthful: Colloq. : JOKY
5. Father of David. : JESSE
10. Enjoy a pleasant situation. : BASK
14. Mussel. : UNIO
15. Absence permit, British style. : EXEAT
16. Image. : ICON
17. Smuts and Peerce. : JANS
18. Majestic. : STATUESQUE
20. Surf hazard. : UNDERTOW
22. Character. : NATURE
23. Deceived. : MISLED
25. Musical syllable. : TRA
26. Decorticate. : STRIP
29. Connery. : SEAN
31. Paintings. : OILS
34. Speechified. : ORATED
36. Colorless. : DRAB
38. New: Ger. : NEU
39. Shriveled. : WIZENED
41. Discipline. : CHASTEN
43. Nigerian native. : EBO
44. Citizen of Brno. : SERB
46. Nautical term. : ASTERN
47. Skin: Prefix. : DERM
49. Belem's river. : PARA
51. Lathering. : SUDSY
52. Ox, bison, etc. : BOS
54. Designated. : TERMED
56. Posture. : STANCE
59. Conceited ones. : EGOTISTS
63. Swindles. : VICTIMIZES
65. Where Diamond Head is. : OAHU
66. Egyptian cross. : ANKH
67. One of the Horae. : IRENE
68. Caesar's wife. : UXOR
69. Noun ending. : NESS
70. Does nothing. : RESTS
71. Slave. : SERF
1. Fetish of West Africa. : JUJU
2. ___ even keel. : ONAN
3. Benign. : KIND
4. Valley formed by Merced River. : YOSEMITE
5. Banters. : JESTS
6. Celebrates. : EXTOLS
7. Kelp. : SEAWEED
8. Had a session. : SAT
9. Vingt-___. : ETUN
10. Cafe. : BISTRO
11. Let know. : ACQUAINTED
12. Kind or cocktail. : SOUR
13. Crook in a branch. : KNEE
19. Break bread. : EAT
21. Develops. : RIPENS
24. Jeanne ___. : DARC
26. Did a farm job. : SOWED
27. Social group. : TRIBE
28. Arkansas U. eleven. : RAZORBACKS
30. Seaport of Okinawa. : NAHA
32. Goggles. : LEERS
33. Weather word. : SUNNY
35. Hard to understand. : DEEP
37. Popular dog. : BASSET
40. Mild expletive. : DRAT
42. Reflective. : STUDIOUS
45. Moves jauntily. : BREEZES
48. March and others. : MONTHS
50. Silvery. : ARGENT
53. School subj. : SCI
55. Famous Grandma. : MOSES
56. People of the Caucasus. : SVAN
57. Prong. : TINE
58. Asian title. : EMIR
60. ___-Gotha. : SAXE
61. U.S. missile. : THOR
62. Beach attraction. : SURF
64. Spleen. : IRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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