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New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 1968

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1968, The New York TimesNo. 6,787
Across
1. Baroque composer. : BACH
5. Picasso. : PABLO
10. Orchestral instrument. : HARP
14. Indian. : OTOE
15. Dome-shaped house. : IGLOO
16. Iroquois. : ERIE
17. Lab fluids. : SERA
18. Young mayfly. : NAIAD
19. Helper. : AIDE
20. High position. : HEADSHIP
22. Steps. : LADDER
24. Candid. : OPEN
25. Pleasing. : WELL
26. Eye part. : CORNEA
29. Throwaways. : CASTOFFS
33. Cassiterite. : ORE
34. Sidled. : EDGED
36. Popular garnish. : ONION
37. Spiders. : PANS
39. Locations. : SITES
41. Triangular piece. : GORE
42. Cut slightly. : SNICK
44. Careen. : LURCH
46. N.Y.C. bldg. : RCA
47. High-brows. : EGGHEADS
49. Directed. : HEADED
51. City of Sicily. : ENNA
52. Cluster. : TUFT
53. Stop! : HOLDON
56. Magazine staff listing. : MASTHEAD
60. Alas: Lat. : EHEU
61. Mideasterners. : ARABS
63. Place near Paris. : ORLY
64. Indigo. : ANIL
65. Kitchen item. : LADLE
66. Sorry sound. : MOAN
67. Doctor's order. : DOSE
68. Velocity. : SPEED
69. Being: Lat. : ESSE
Down
1. Nonsense! : BOSH
2. Suit one to ___. : ATEE
3. Girl's name. : CORA
4. Frontal. : HEADON
5. Mindless ones. : PINHEADS
6. In addition. : AGAIN
7. Radar flash. : BLIP
8. Mauna ___. : LOA
9. Gobs. : OODLES
10. Reckless. : HEADLONG
11. Sahara-like. : ARID
12. Go by bus. : RIDE
13. Equal. : PEER
21. Graf ___. : SPEE
23. Musical term. : ALTO
25. Long-legged bird. : WADER
26. Thicket. : COPSE
27. Ape, for short. : ORANG
28. Bridge term. : RENIG
29. Constellation. : CETUS
30. Narrow inlet. : FIORD
31. Energy. : FORCE
32. Golfer Sam. : SNEAD
35. Opera role. : GILDA
38. List. : SCHEDULE
40. Skied directly down a slope. : SCHUSSED
43. Gambling game. : KENO
45. Weight: Colloq. : HEFT
48. History. : ANNALS
50. In. : ATHOME
52. Eating place. : TABLE
53. Leader. : HEAD
54. Words of dismay. : OHNO
55. Floral wear. : LEIS
56. Created. : MADE
57. Greek god. : EROS
58. Oh, dear! : ALAS
59. See 31 Down. : DYNE
62. Knock. : RAP

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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